It is available now! Get the upgrade today. See more details on the “Upgrade” tab.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. It will be available starting July 29, 2015.
You have one year from the time that Windows 10 becomes available to take advantage of this offer. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
Yes, it’s free. This is a full version of Windows, not a trial or introductory version. It is available for a limited time: you have one year from the time Windows 10 is available to take advantage of this offer.
The only requirements are that a) your device is compatible and Windows Update is enabled, and b) you’re running genuine Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 (Update).
Windows 10 is designed to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. That means your device is likely compatible and will run Windows 10.1 See more details on the “Upgrade” tab where you can search for your device and see more detailed information.
See the full specifications here
Yes, new qualified PCs can run Windows 10. Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the Windows 8.1 laptop, tablet or desktop PCs that are for sale now. Some Windows 10 features may not be available on certain devices. See more details on the “Upgrade” tab where you can search for your device and see more detailed information.
Plan for about an hour. Newer devices may only take 20 minutes, and older devices may take more than an hour.
Get Windows 10 is an app from Microsoft that’s designed to make the upgrade process easy. It checks to make sure your device is compatible, and it reserves your free upgrade; it also has information to help you learn about the features in Windows 10.
If you don’t see the Get Windows 10 app on your PC (which would show up as a Windows icon in your system tray at the bottom right-hand side of your screen), it might be because:
Running Windows Update and installing any available updates will fix the first three issues.
You can easily check your PC’s compatibility by clicking on the Get Windows 10 app icon in the system tray. This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose.
If your device is managed as part of a school or business network, please check with your IT administrator about upgrading to Windows 10.
Enterprise customers with active agreements for Software Assurance through Microsoft volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this upgrade offer.
Some Windows 10 features will require advanced hardware and not all features and services are available on every device, nor in every market. For instance, Cortana2 is not available in all markets.
See the Specifications page for more details.
Check for device specific information on the “Upgrade” tab where you can search for your device.
Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the vast majority of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices -- so your device is most likely compatible.
When you upgrade, you’ll stay on like-to-like editions of Windows. For example, Windows 7 Home Premium will upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
|From Edition||To Edition|
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
|Windows 10 Home|
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
|Windows 10 Pro|
|From Edition||To Edition|
|Windows Phone 8.1****||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Windows 8.1***||Windows 10 Home|
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro for Students
|Windows 10 Pro|
“N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Pro N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro).
Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer.
*Must be running the latest version of Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.
**Must be running the latest version of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1 Update) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.
*** Also applies to Windows 8.1 country specific editions, Windows 8.1 Single Language, Windows 8.1 with Bing.
****The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier.
Windows Media Centre is not part of Windows 10 and won’t be available after upgrading to Windows 10. If you use Windows Media Centre, we will alert you during upgrade that Windows Media Centre is not available on Windows 10. We know that some users use Windows Media Centre to play DVDs, and we are providing a free DVD playback app in Windows 10 for Windows Media Centre users.