If you have not (yet) upgraded to Windows 10 from for example Windows 8 or Windows 7, then you are too late. Microsoft’s free upgrade offer has expired. From now on you have to pay if you want to upgrade to Windows 10. But there is still one possibility, at least, for now.
Microsoft has been offering a free upgrade for users working with so-called assistive technologies since 2016. Supporting technologies are no more than programs that help the disabled to use the computer. Think of the Screen Keyboard or the Storyteller. The difference with this upgrade method and the earlier mentioned is that you can only install it directly over an existing Windows 7 installation, and not as a clean version. Moreover, the tool does not check whether your supporting software was actually used.
Download tool via direct link
To perform the upgrade, you had to go to the dedicated Microsoft website and download the Windows10Upgrade24074.exe tool. The download button has now been removed, but the executable itself can still be downloaded. The Windows10Upgrade24074.exe file can still be downloaded via this direct link . This link refers to the original download location, the file (6 MB) is immediately downloaded.
Are you late and do you still want Windows 10? Then you have to pay. Windows 10 Pro officially costs € 259, while for Windows 10 Home you have to pay € 145, -.
Do you still use Windows 8.1? Even then you would be wise to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft stopped the basic support of Windows 8.1, so now only patches are released, but no new functions.
In Windows 10, many new features have been added in recent months, making it worthwhile to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.