After The release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft introduced a policy that allows Windows 7/8/8.1 genuine users to upgrade for free for a limited period of one year. This was followed by a lot of anecdotes, such as “piracy” and “disability loopholes”. Strictly speaking, win7 upgradewin win10 has been charged since July 2016, and Microsoft did, but users have found that a free upgrade still seems feasible.
For the reason, Microsoft employee u/CokeRobot said it was a loophole that the authorities intended not to fix. “Microsoft has long been not making money by selling Windows licenses, and the real profit is software like Office 365. Therefore, the giant is more concerned with upgrading the volume than setting a barrier for the update. In fact, the Win7 era piracy rampant Microsoft ‘open one eye and one eye’ is similar to the original intention.”
Win7’s official support will end on January 14, 2020, and it’s safe to convert as many Win7 users as possible to the Win10 platform over the next month and a half.
This is not to confirm the words, “free is the most expensive.”