Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7 and some users are wondering how to upgrade their outdated operating system for free to the latest Windows 10? Our guide will help you officially and for free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 October 2020 Update version (20H2).
After more than a decade of maintenance and planned updates, Microsoft has ceased to support the Windows 7 operating system starting January 14, 2020. This means that Windows 7 will no longer receive security fixes and will eventually become an insecure operating system full of all sorts of vulnerabilities that Microsoft will never fix.
Another important point to keep in mind is that over time, even mainstream software will stop supporting Windows 7. For example, in Windows XP, major apps such as Dropbox, Spotify and Microsoft Office no longer work, including modern browsers.
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The old and well-known way to upgrade using the «Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant» tool still works but installs Windows 10 (version 1709).
Recently, a new method of upgrading to Windows 10 October 2020 Update version (20H2) with Media Creation Tool has appeared. In this case, the new system will also be automatically activated with a digital license.
Note. If you're a licensed user of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you won't be hard for free and will officially update to modern Windows 10. Let's get going:
Free update Windows 7 to Windows 10Important. To begin with, back up the system in case of various problems. For example, the incompatibility of outdated drivers or other troubles.
To avoid the common difficulties of transition, install all patches through the update center, check the free space on the disk, should be at least 32 gigabytes (for 64-bit systems and 16 GB on 32-bit OS), update the driver for all devices, disable the third-party antivirus, remove the flash drive if connected to the computer, go to BIOS and turn on UEFI Mode.
1. Download the new version of Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, run and accept the license agreement.
2. Next select Update this computer now.
3. Wait for the utility to download all the necessary files, check your computer for compatibility and download all the necessary updates. This may take some time depending on the speed of your internet connection.
4. Make sure to save personnel files and apps, and click Install.
5. Installation can take several hours, especially if your equipment is not powerful enough.
Once the update is complete, Windows 10 October 2020 Update version (20H2) will be installed.
I'd like to remind you that all Windows 7 OEM keys owners can do Clean Installation of Windows 10 and activate for free.
Follow the activation procedure in the application Settings > Update and Security > Activation > Change Product Key.