Check your System Specifications and Microsoft’s requirements for the free upgrade to Windows 10.
“Here’s an overview of requirements, editions and languages available for Windows 10.”
System Requirements for the Free Upgrade to Windows 10:
“Help with upgrading to Windows 10”
You can also use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download the Windows 10 ISO file and create the Windows 10 Installation Media to upgrade from your present Operating System
“Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool”
The media creation tool can be used to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 or to create a USB or DVD and install Windows 10 on a different PC.
- If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you need to use the Upgrade this PC now option.
Looking to upgrade this PC?: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Find the media creation tool on the Software download page.
Once at the above expand “Using the Media Creation Tool” and read this information completely.
1. “Upgrade to Windows 10 using the Tool”
If you’re currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, follow these instructions to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
Before you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, your current version of Windows must be activated with a genuine licence. To make sure that it’s activated, from Start, search for File Explorer and select it from the search results. Press and hold or right-click This PC and select Properties. Your Windows activation status is listed at the bottom.
2. “Perform a clean install using a USB or DVD.”
Follow these instructions to perform a clean installation of Windows 10. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, follow the instructions in the Upgrade to Windows 10 using the tool section. If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet and perform a clean installation, you’ll need to enter a qualifying product key for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, or buy a licence in order to activate Windows 10. Click here for info about qualified editions.