The Free Update To Windows 10 Ends On December 31
The free upgrade to Windows 10 using assistive technologies will end on December 31, 2017 , as announced by Microsoft .
The free update program from computers with a valid license of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that Microsoft launched to mark the launch of Windows 10, officially ended on July 29, 2016.
However, Microsoft announced an exception for users with sight or hearing problems who need assistive technologies . It deals with the "accessibility" functions such as narrator use and text to speech, high contrast and other visual options, the magnifying glass or special features for the keyboard and mouse.
Last week we commented that this exception has been maintained after the release of the new version of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and as in previous editions, without possible verification that the user who uses it will need these assistive technologies. Speaking clearly: a queue for anyone .
In addition and according to your own comments, the free upgrade to Windows 10 continues to work without even using these assistive technologies after the launch of Fall Creators Update. Confirmation of the idea extended in the industry that Microsoft allows it in the interest of winning users for a stagnant Windows 10 .
It would be better to have an open and transparent program so that any user with a valid Windows 7/8 license could upgrade to Windows 10 when he deemed it appropriate. Officially, there is not. Informally, it continues to function, through assistive technologies until December 31, 2017.