Follow the steps in this blog post, and you’ll be up and running with Windows 10 for free in no time! You don’t need to spend a fortune on a new operating system; there are plenty of ways to get a Windows 10 key for free. Read on to find out how.
Ways to get a Windows 10 product key for free.
First and foremost, let’s dispel any myths about getting Windows 10 for free. Contrary to what some people may tell you, there is no such thing as a “crack” or “hack” that will allow you to use Windows without a valid product key. However, there are legitimate ways to get a product key without having to spend any money. Here are three of the best:
1. The Microsoft Software Recovery Tool
The first place to start is the Microsoft Software Recovery Tool. This tool allows you to download Windows 10 and create your own installation media on either a USB drive or DVD. You can then use this media to install Windows 10 on any compatible PC. Even if you’re not planning on reinstalling Windows, the Microsoft Software Recovery Tool is still worth downloading as it comes with a handy product key finder tool that can be used to retrieve your product key from an existing installation of Windows.
2. Upgrade from an Earlier Version of Windows
If you’re running an eligible version of Windows 7 or 8, then you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. The free upgrade offer ended on July 29th, 2016, but Microsoft has been known to resurrect the offer from time to time, so it’s always worth checking whether it’s still available before spending money on a new license. Even if the upgrade offer has ended, you can still take advantage of Microsoft’s Assistive Technologies offer, which provides those with vision, hearing, and mobility impairments a free upgrade to Windows 10. All you need to do is head over to Microsoft’s Accessibility page and click the “Upgrade Now” button.
3. Use a Free Trial Version
Another way to get your hands on a free copy of Windows 10 is by signing up for a free trial version of the operating system. Unlike the other methods mentioned above, this will only give you access to Windows 10 for a limited time (usually around 30 days) after which you’ll need to purchase a license or revert back to your previous version of Windows. However, during that trial period, you’ll have full access to all of Windows 10’s features and functionality which makes it an ideal way of trying out the operating system before committing to buying it. Just bear in mind that you’ll need to enter payment details when signing up for the trial so make sure you cancel it before the end date if you don’t want to be charged.
In the end
There are plenty of ways that you can get your hands on a free copy of Windows 10 without resorting to illegal methods like cracks or pirated keys. By taking advantage of Microsoft’s various offers and programs, you can legitimately get hold of a free copy of the operating system that will last indefinitely—or at least until Microsoft decides to release another major update!