Microsoft’s free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last week, or did it? The software giant has introduced a “free upgrade offer extension” for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who use assistive technologies. While, technically, the free upgrade offer for the general public has ended, Microsoft has introduced a loophole with this extension that lets anyone get Windows 10 for free.
Microsoft isn’t checking who is using the upgrade extension
All you need to do is download an EXE file from Microsoft’s hidden away accessibility site, and the Windows 10 upgrade will commence without any checks. Microsoft says it has not announced an end date for the upgrade extension, and the company will make a public announcement when it plans to remove the free Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users.
Microsoft is now planning to distribute a free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 tomorrow. The software update will include Cortana improvements, Windows Ink, Microsoft Edge extensions, and a lot more tweaks and new features. Existing Windows 10 users will start receiving the update automatically from Windows Update tomorrow morning.