Over 2 years ago, Microsoft offered users the ability to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free. A lot of users were happy with their Windows 7 experience and leery of jumping onto a new OS that could potentially still have bugs on it, so they opted to stick with Windows 7. Now, with Windows 7 scheduled to hit end of life on  January 14, 2020, many people are wondering if they missed their opportunity to upgrade for free. Did they?

Obviously Microsoft wants to make money from their products, but they also have a vested interest in keeping their customers utilizing the newest OS. This cuts down on programming, troubleshooting, and bug fixing for older software.  Since that free upgrade 2 years ago, there have continued to be persistent ways to continue upgrading for free, and it seems that still continues, even to this day.

A lot of your customers who are casual users might not want to upgrade to Windows 10, but it’s worth your time to inform them that when Win 7 hits end of life, they may find their programs unable to handle newer software, apps, and even web pages. Not to mention the security risks of using a system with an OS that is no longer getting patched. Letting them know there may be a way to upgrade for free will show them that you’re looking out for their bottom line as well.

Note: The link posted here is for informational purposes only, and use of the information contained therein is at the discretion of individual consumers and businesses.  As far as I can tell, nothing in the link constitutes theft or piracy, but I am not a legal expert.  CyberSpa in no way, shape, or form condones any form of theft of software piracy. -Graham Carssow, Director of Technical Support