Microsoft Windows Support – Ends Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft Windows support by Microsoft Corporation has officially ended the free upgrade period for Windows 10 operating system. Initially, back in July of two thousand sixteen, Microsoft ended the ability to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. However, endusers with accessibility requirements were allowed to upgrade to Windows 10.

Now Microsoft Corporation has decided to end this free upgrade to Windows 10. Endusers with accessibility needs have until December 31st two thousand seventeen to upgrade to Windows 10. You must have either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to qualify for the free upgrade.

You must install assistive technology in order to qualify for this free upgrade to Windows 10.

“We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer. That said, it is not intended to be a workaround for people who don’t use assistive technology and who missed the deadline for the free offer.”

Microsoft Spokesperson

Microsoft does NOT want you to upgrade to Windows 10 unless you use assistive technologies. There are four categories of assistive technologies.

* vision
* learning
* dexterity and mobility
* language and communication

You must have software installed for one of these four categories in order to upgrade to Windows 10. However, Microsoft does NOT want you to go out and install one of these type(s) of software in order to just get the free upgrade. Basically, this assistive technology software is designed for people with disabilities.

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