The free upgrade to Windows 10 offer from Microsoft expired on the 29th July, 2016. You will have to contact MS support and they may be able to assist you with a free upgrade to 10..
Also read this information:. Windows 10 media creation tool on the Software download page. "Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows 10". Windows 10 supported upgrade paths:. ✔ = Full upgrade is supported including personal data, settings, and applications. D = Edition downgrade; personal data is maintained, applications and settings are removed. First thing to do is to make sure that you have the correct system requirements and that your Computer Manufacturer supplies the correct Drivers for 10 for your Model Number.
Driver Downloads:. "Windows 10 System Requirements". If you read those Microsoft's system requirements for 10, you will find that if you only go on them you will be sadly disappointed in performance.
For reasonable performance should have at least:. 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. 4 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 8 GB for 64-bit. 500GB hard drive. DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver. Detailed information on Minimum hardware requirements:. Some Manufacturers have listed Model Numbers tested with 10 at their website:. If you do have to buy Windows 10:. How to buy Windows 10:. If you are go the upgrade path to 10 at least make a system image backup for two reasons.
Some people report they don't get the free upgrade and want to reinstall 7. If you don't do the system checks and 10 is incompatible with your device and it becomes inoperable.
These are quite good programs to use for Complete PC Backup and are free:. "EaseUS Todo Backup Free". "Welcome to EaseUS Todo Backup Manual". "AOMEI Backupper Standard". "Configure and automate AOMEI Backupper in Windows".
"Macrium Reflect Free". "Macrium Reflect Tutorial". Follow these steps to create installation media (USB flash drive or DVD) you can use to install a new copy of Windows 10, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10.
Before you download the tool make sure you have:. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply). Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download. A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media.
We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted. When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media. Check a few things on the PC where you want to install Windows 10:. 64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.