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What exactly do I need to qualify for the Windows 10 upgrade. And until when will the free download be valid?

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Qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can upgrade for free, that means if your device have the windows 7 or 8.1 sticker' Windows 10 is free for them.

Not every device will run every feature of Windows 10. Be sure to check with your manufacturer before purchasing. Additional details on upgrade qualifications.  It is available for a limited time: you have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. Once you upgrade, you’ll have Windows 10 for free on that device

The only requirements for the free Windows 10 Upgrade are that your device is compatible, and you’re running genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.1

Windows 10 is designed to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. That means your device is likely compatible and will run Windows 10. Not every device will run every feature of Windows 10. To learn more about feature availability.

To upgrade

  1. Reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now in the Get Windows 10 app.
  2. Upgrade when you get the notification that Windows 10 has downloaded and is ready for your device

The Windows 10 is an app designed to make the upgrade process easy. It checks to make sure your device is compatible, has information to help you learn about the features in Windows 10, and allows you to begin your free upgrade to Windows 10.

For devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 Update with Windows Update enabled, the app shows up automatically as a Windows icon in your system tray at the bottom right-hand side of your screen

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