Many people are skeptical of a free offer, especially one from Microsoft. Yet the free update offer from Microsoft is the real deal. Here are the details.


Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. This offer will be good for one year after Windows 10’s official launch (until July 29, 2016). Microsoft also announced that it security updates and new features will be added for free for "the supported lifetime of the device". They later added that they will support Windows 10 for the next 10 years.

Although the upgrade for businesses who use the Windows Enterprise version will be different, this free offer will be good for almost all home users.