Why you should upgrade to Windows 10 right now
If you think you missed the cut off for to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, don’t stress. We’ll show you how to, but more importantly why you should.
We don’t always trust software developers when they upgrade systems that worked seemingly fine before. For this reason, a lot of us shy away from these upgrades, opting to stick with our previous systems. Whether it’s mobile games, apps or operating software, the mentality of “if it’s not broke. Don’t fix it” lingers with us. And for good reason.
As developers attempt to improve systems, they can often initially become worse due to bugs that need to be worked out after release.
We’ve seen our fair share of shoddy Windows updates (I’m looking at you Vista) to be sceptical of them. Long gone are the golden days of Windows XP’s simplicity and reliability.
That being said, finally it looks like Bill Gate’s brainchild has come full circle with an update that is genuinely worth getting your hands on.
Why you should upgrade to Windows 10
Easy to set up
Arguable one of the best things about the Windows 10 free upgrade is that it’s so easy to set up. Booting is super-fast and smooth, and they’ve eschewed with the hundreds of additional updates you would get with previous version of Windows. Now, you just have the odd driver update and a single system update when needed.
Now that they finally dropped their focus on Mixed Reality and 3D tech, Windows 10 is exceedingly less exciting but a lot more practical. Microsoft has placed a big focus on productivity enhancements, and we thank them for it
Fast version upgrades
Upgrading versions of Windows now, for the most part, happens while the PC is online. This massively saves on time, making the install process speedy and infinitely more convenient.
File explorer dark mode
We all love a bit of pitch-black browsing, and finally Windows rolled out a dark mode for the file explorer, which goes real easy on the eyes. There’s also a Night Light that that dims harmful blue light for those night owls working through to the morning.
While she does need some work, Cortana can actually be quite useful. Use her for searches, reminders, and other simple tasks. To get the most out of her, head to “Cortana Settings” and activate the “Hey Cortana” voice command.
We love Windows Defender, and Windows 10 has brought about even more improvements to this comprehensive security system backing up your account details with biometric data using Windows Hello.
These are just some of the features and benefits we think are worth mentioning, and that the average Joe can make good use of.
How to upgrade to Windows 10 free
Microsoft actually cut their free upgrade offer off for Windows 10 in 2016. But, as with anything on the internet, there’s always a loophole waiting to be jumped through. A legitimate, validated one at that.
To perform this, you’ll need to be running Windows 7 or 8.1.
First things first, go to the Windows 10 download page and click Download tool now.
If you have the Media Creation Tool downloaded on your device, you can go ahead and click Upgrade this PC now and you’ll be done. If not, choose the second option and save the files to a USB drive or ISO File.
The next step is to double click the file, mount it and open a file explorer window ad simply follow the prompts given to set up. With this method you shouldn’t be asked for a product key. After connecting to the internet, the process is done.
You now have a fully operational, valid digital license to Windows 10. You can double check this by heading to Settings > Update Security > Activation.
The bottom line
There are a ton of reasons for you to get with it and finally indulge in that sweet Windows 10 update. It’s fast, reliable, great for productivity and will keep you safe for the most part (regulating your shady activity online is up to you).
If you’ve tried this method and it didn’t work, leave us some feedback in the comments section. No method is full proof, however, from our experience this works for the majority of users.