How to get your free copy of Windows 10

Have you spotted a new icon on your computer this morning? A recent Windows Update has added a new icon in the notification tray of computers running Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 offering to reserve a free copy of Windows 10 upon its release.

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Sound too good to be true?

Well Windows 10 is going to be a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 & 8.1 within the first year of its release.

Clicking on the icon shows how the free upgrade process will work. This is just the reservation stage at the moment, you won’t be able to download it until it’s released, which is scheduled to be July 29th.

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All you have to do is click on the button to reserve your free upgrade. When it is released it will be downloaded to your device and you will get a notification letting you know it is ready to be installed. Entering your email address is optional but will allow you to get an email confirmation.

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