Windows 10 Upgrade Information Page

Some useful Video Tutorials for New Windows 10 Users

How to Upgrade your Windows 7 or 8.1 PC to Windows 10 Manually
Clean up after a Windows 10 upgrades and regain loads of disk space

How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10
How to Disable OneDrive and Remove it From File Explorer on Windows 10
Restoring your Computer with 'Reset this PC Keep my files' option in Windows 10
Restoring your Computer with 'Reset this PC Remove Everything' option in Windows 10
How to tell which version & build of Windows 10 you are running
How to boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode

How to Create a Guest Account in Windows 10
How to Create a Administrator Account in Windows 10

FREE Upgrade Offer from Microsoft ended 29th July 2016
for information on how to get Windows 10 goto: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/


Get the Best Windows Ever
Windows 10 is coming 29th July 2015.

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as FREE Upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. It will be available starting 29th July 2015; people can reserve their FREE Upgrade today.

You only have until 29th July 2016 to take advantage of this offer on an eligible Windows 7 or 8.1 device. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for FREE on that device. 

You can upgrade all of your existing devices, providing they are already running Windows 7 or 8.1 and are eligible for the upgrade. 

FREE Upgrade Offer from Microsoft ended 29th July 2016
for information on how to get Windows 10 goto: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

This is a full version of Windows 10, not a trial or introductory version. It is available for a limited time:  you have one year from the time Windows 10 is available to take advantage of this offer on an existing eligible device. 

However, this FREE Upgrade is only valid for Electronic Delivery via Windows Update on your current Windows 7/8.1 installation, therefore you will have NO Restore Media.  Users who take up the FREE Upgrade offer will also need to be able to take a System Image Backup of their Upgraded Windows 10 System once it has installed to be able to restore their System to Windows 10 in the future in the event of a failure.

FREE Upgrade Offer from Microsoft ended 29th July 2016
for information on how to get Windows 10 goto: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

You can do one of two things:

a) Buy a new Windows 8.1 device and upgrade it to Windows 10 for FREE, or

b) Reserve a free upgrade for your existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC

FREE Upgrade Offer from Microsoft ended 29th July 2016
for information on how to get Windows 10 goto: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

When you reserve, you can confirm your device is compatible with Windows 10. Between reservation and when your upgrade is ready, the files you need for the upgrade will be downloaded to your PC to make the final installation go more quickly. Then, when your upgrade is ready on or after 29th July 2015, you'll get a notification that lets you get started with your FREE upgrade. 

When your existing system Upgrades to Windows 10 all of your Installed Programs and Personal files, Documents, Pictures, Music and Video's on your Computer will remain in place with the exception of some programs which may not be compatible. 

However, before proceeding with the Upgrade on or after 29th July 2015 it is advised that you take a backup of your Personal files to an External Drive or such like.

*Windows Offer Details

Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer's website and the Windows 10 Specifications page. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates. Security and features are kept automatically up-to-date which is always enabled.

Just open the Get Windows 10 app (description & video below) and click reserve.

  • Click on the small Windows icon located at the lower right side of the taskbar.
  • Click 'Reserve your free upgrade' when prompted.

There's no obligation and you can cancel your reservation at any time. After you reserve, Microsoft will automatically download Windows 10 to your device when it's available. Then Microsoft will notify you when your device is ready to install the upgrade.

FREE Upgrade Offer from Microsoft ended 29th July 2016
for information on how to get Windows 10 goto: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

Dealing with the Windows 10 FREE Upgrade App Notification Icon in Windows 7/8.1

Users spotted the new "Get Windows 10" message on their Windows 8 computers on 1st June 2015.

Other users, including those running Windows 7, confirmed they received the message too, here is a video explaining how to deal with it and make your FREE Upgrade Reservation.


Learn more about the great new features in Windows 10.

Want the Windows 10 Upgrade but cannot see the 'Get Windows 10' upgrade Icon on your System? See  How to get the Windows 10 upgrade icon.

FREE Upgrade Offer from Microsoft ended 29th July 2016
for information on how to get Windows 10 goto: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

Don't want to take the Upgrade, block the upgrade and remove the Icon?

How to block the Windows 10 upgrade