For months Windows has been nagging its customers to upgrade to Windows 10 (for free!). A lot of us upgraded right away, especially if we had a second computer laying around that we could use if we hated Windows 10. Many of us pushed the upgrade out, putting it off until a work project was finished, we had come back from vacation or the semester was over. And some of us pushed this upgrade off indefinitely.
Unfortunately, your time to upgrade to Windows 10, for free, is over.
If you click on your upgrade icon at the lower right hand corner of your computer you’ll get notified that the free upgrade offer has ended.
If you haven’t already completed and activated the free upgrade you are out of luck with one exception. Assitive Technology Users!
If you use assistive technology, Windows has extended the free windows upgrade for you. You won’t be able to fake your way into the free assitive technology upgrade, trust us, it does a scan for your assitive devices and checks for driver compatibility. If you use assitive devices, visit Microsoft for more information by visiting Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies.
If you want to (or need to) purchase Windows 10 you should expect to pay $120 for Windows 10 Home and $200 for Windows 10 Professional.
The free offer to upgrade ended, as Microsoft promised, on July 29, 2016.