Windows 10 Assistive Technologies Upgrade Ends in December
When Windows 10 was first launched back in 2015, Microsoft offered free upgrades to all users with licensed copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This was designed to encourage as many people as possible to embrace the latest version of Windows, and millions of people did just that.
Microsoft stopped the free upgrades back in 2016 but they continued to offer it to users who require assistive technologies to use their device. Windows 10 has much more support for users with extended needs so the tech giant was keen to still offer these users the chance to make the switch.
Now Microsoft has announced the end date for these free upgrades and it is December 31st 2017.
How do you still get the upgrade before the cut-off?
First you will need a machine running a fully licensed / activated copy of Windows 7 (any edition) or Windows 8.1 (any edition). Next you will need to visit the Windows 10 Assistive Technology Upgrade page and click the 'Upgrade Now' button.
This will download the upgrade assistant which will check license validity and your PC specs to make sure it can run Windows 10. After that you can sit back and let your PC handle the rest. Upgrades can take between 45 minutes and a couple of hours based on the performance of your PC and internet connection.
Microsoft does recommend that you check with your assistive technology provider(s) to learn more about their software compatibility with Windows 10 before you start.