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[How to] Install Insiders Preview to Upgrade Windows7 or 8 to Free Windows 10 License

Windows 10 is releasing this July 29th as a free upgrade license to the current customers of Windows 7 and Windows 8. If you have a genuine Windows 7 or 8 OS installed on your computer, you can reserve your free copy of Windows 10 license now and install it when Windows 10 is available for your computer. However, if you can’t wait till Windows 10 is available for your computer, you can right away install Windows 10 free license. In this tutorial, we teach you how to upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to free Windows 10 and install the next generation OS of Microsoft instantly.

Microsoft says about 5 million Windows 10 beta testers are currently running Windows 10 on their machine, these testers are also called Insiders who will get free auto final Windows 10 version on July 29 (also called code access) and still use the Windows 10 seamlessly right now. If you want to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8, 8.1 computer to Windows 10 as described below, ensure you have installed all the latest available Windows updates from the control panel.

In this article, we share you step by step upgrading tips and tricks on how to install Windows 10 with its free license. or activation. Windows 10 can be upgraded freely from existing Windows 7/8 license of your machine. At least do so before July 29, 2015. The steps explained here for upgrading and installing Windows 10 is based on Windows 8.1 computer which is also equally valid for your Windows 7 machine.

Update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Ensuring latest build of Windows 8.1 Spring Update

Ensuring latest build of Windows 8.1 Spring Update

Ensure that you have the latest build of Windows 8.1 computer, the latest update is Windows 8.1 Spring Update, otherwise you will need to manually and download all the available Windows updates from the settings.

Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 from Control Panel installs available

Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 from Control Panel installs available

After downloading and installing all Windows updates, you will have the chance to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro) Insider Preview 10074 for free. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update > Select updates to install. Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 from Control Panel installs available for early installation of Windows 10.

Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 from Control Panel

Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 from Control Panel

Presentation of Upgrade to Windows 10 Insider Preview (installing a preview of the next version of Windows) is about 2 to 3 GB of download. Note that this installs Windows 10 and upgrades your machine to the latest Windows 10 build for free.

Windows 10 system check after upgrading from Windows 8.1

Windows 10 system check after upgrading from Windows 8.1

After complete download of Windows 10 version, you will be presented with Windows 10 system check getting prepared to installing Windows 10 build.

Windows 10 upgrade is ready to install

Windows 10 upgrade is ready to install

Your Windows 10 upgrade is ready to install. Save your work and leave your PC plugged in and turned on. The Windows 10 upgrade might take a while. You can also schedule the Windows 10 upgrade for later in case you are not ready at the moment.

Now that you proceed to install free Windows 10 upgrade and after a moment of background work – you will have a fully activated and licensed copy of Windows 10 right away. This insider preview edition of Windows 10 will automatically convert to the full license copy of Windows 10 when its released later this July.

Windows 10 home screen after installing Windows 10 upgrade

Windows 10 home screen after installing Windows 10 upgrade

Lastly, Is Windows 10 right for you and your PC? What about your organization?

USA Today recently writes about whether you should upgrade to Windows 10 right away, and whether your organization should opt Windows 10 – not just because its a hyper now but also because Windows 10 is the next generation OS from the Microsoft giant.

  • Do upgrade if you hate Windows 10
  • Do upgrade if you want better performance
  • Do upgrade if you are buying a new computer
  • Don’t upgrade if you need features Windows 10 doesn’t have
  • Don’t upgrade if your computer has old peripherals
  • Don’t upgrade if your computer is running Vista

Windows 10 is said to be a perfect blend of security and performance optimization so should run better than your Windows 7 and 8 machine. Windows 10 comes with better productivity for both work and personal usage, this is without any doubt because this is what Microsoft have been working for so long. So these performance and productivity feature of Windows 10 will heal Windows 8, as many believe.

Upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 computer to Windows 10 fore free today and install Windows 10 to get the latest in the OS, and share us your experience.

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