Update now Privacy. Create Windows 10 installation media To get started, you will first need to have a license to install Windows Download tool now Privacy. Select Download tool , and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool. On the License terms page, if you accept the license terms, select Accept.
On the What do you want to do? Your copy of Windows 10 will automatically activate later using your digital license. Select Change what to keep to set whether you would like to Keep personal files and apps , or Keep personal files only , or choose to keep Nothing during the upgrade.
It might take some time to install Windows 10, and your PC will restart a few times. 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. System requirements. Make sure the PC meets the system requirements for Windows We also recommend going to the PC manufacturer's website for additional info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
Language in Windows. You'll need to choose the same language when you install Windows Edition of Windows.
You should also choose the same edition of Windows. For more info, go to the Volume Licensing Service Center. Microsoft Office products. If you just purchased a new device that includes Office , we recommend redeeming installing Office before upgrading to Windows For more information, check How to upgrade to Windows 10 on new devices that include Office Using the tool to create installation media: Select Download tool now , and select Run.
If you agree to the license terms, select Accept. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted. ISO file. After the file is downloaded, you can go to location where the file is saved, or select Open DVD burner , and follow the instructions to burn the file to a DVD.
After the installation media is created, follow the steps below to use it. Restart your PC. On the Install Windows page, select your language, time, and keyboard preferences, and then select Next.
Select Install Windows. Right-click the ISO file and select Mount. Users who had the GWX app installed received priority status for free and automatic upgrades, but Microsoft officially discontinued free upgrades several years ago. However, as of this moment, you can still upgrade your Windows 8. Microsoft stopped the program on July 29, However, Windows 10 remained available free of charge for more than a year after that to those who rely on assistive technologies to use Windows.
At the end of the extension period, the page simply informed users that the offer was no longer available. Those who upgraded during the initial and extension periods needed a digital license to unlock their copy of Windows Users could obtain their license on Windows activation servers. Those who decide to upgrade now will also automatically get their digital licenses. Therefore, it is still possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free despite the expiration of the free upgrade period.
There are two ways to go about it, which are as follows. Both methods are effective, so you can use whichever works best for you.