Windows 10: When will the free upgrade arrive?

Microsoft with an email alerts everyone who is waiting to install Windows 10. The message not only attempts to reassure, but all those who stand in the queue, but also answers some frequently asked questions of those who are directly concerned.windows 10 mobile lap

The company says:

You have already booked, so the free upgrade will be available shortly. This is the biggest software upgrading ever made and we manage it to ensure a great experience for everyone.

The upgrade notification could come in just a few days or weeks.

In the meantime, you can always check the status of the upgrade in Get Windows 10. You can find the app by clicking on the Windows icon at the bottom right of the taskbar.

Below are some common questions about the upgrade process.

When will I receive my free upgrade?

If you have booked your free upgrade, then you will receive it soon. Don't forget that you are part of one of the biggest software upgrades ever and we all want to have the best experience. Update for your upgrade will come in the coming days or weeks. Or, if you are a "tech fan" you can use it Media Creation Tool to install them directly on one or more of your devices.

And you can always check your updates in the app Get Windows 10.

How long does the upgrade last from when I receive the notification?

Upgrade time varies depending on your device's age and how it has been configured. On most devices, upgrading takes about an hour after the download is complete2. On older devices, this time may be longer, while on some newer and high-performance devices, upgrading can be faster.

What if I have more than one Windows device? Can I upgrade to all?

Yes, you can get a free upgrade1 for each of the appropriate Windows devices. All you need to do is open the application Get Windows 10 and click on "Subscribe" to each of your devices.

You can also upgrade more than one device using a USB storage drive. This only serves you if you want to download the installation files once and you have no trouble starting up your own upgrade to each device yourself. .

Which version of Windows will I receive as part of this free upgrade?

With your upgrading, you will remain in Windows versions of what you have. For example, from Windows 7 Home Premium you will upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

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From Version In Version
7 Windows Starter Windows 10 Home
7 Windows Home Basic
7 Windows Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional Windows 10 Pro
Windows Ultimate 7

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From Version In Version
Windows Phone 8.15 10 Windows Mobile
Windows 8.16 Windows 10 Home
Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro for Students

 The versions "N" and "KN" follow the upgrade path of the parent (eg Windows 7 Pro N upgraded to Windows 10 Pro).

Some versions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 / 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT / RT 8.1. Customers with Active Software Assurance with Bulk Licenses have the privilege of upgrading to Windows 10 corporate products beyond this offer.

Below are some explanations of the company, which are in small letters.

Windows Offer Details

Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full, not trial version of Windows 10. 3GB download is required and charges apply for Internet access. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Upgrading will give you free Windows 10 on this device.

The Windows 10 upgrade offer applies to appropriate Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices that you already own. Certain hardware / software requirements apply, and the availability of features may vary by device and market.

The availability of the Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary depending on the device manufacturer or the fixed or mobile network. Devices must be connected to the Internet and actively have Windows Update. Charges may apply from your Internet service provider. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update are required.

Some versions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 / 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT / RT 8.1.

Customers with Active Software Assurance with Bulk Licenses have the privilege of upgrading to Windows 10 corporate products beyond this offer. For compatibility information and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer's website and the Windows 10 Specification page. Windows 10 is automatically updated. Over time, other requirements for updates will apply. Please refer to the Windows 10 Upgrade page for details.

Download 3GB. Internet access charges may apply. In a mobile Internet connection, the service provider charges based on the amount of data sent and received from your computer. Windows 10 is a large file, its size is about 3 GB. Before you start downloading on a bulk Internet connection, be sure to:

(1) Check your current usage and then determine if this download involves additional charges.

(2) Take enough time to complete the download. Most Internet broadcaster owners complete the download in one to two hours, but the download times will vary depending on the connection speed and other factors.

You must have the latest version of Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) to get the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.

You must have the latest version of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1 Update) to get the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.

The availability of the upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary depending on the device manufacturer or the mobile network.

It also applies to Windows 8.1 versions for specific countries, Windows 8.1 for one language, and Windows 8.1 for Bing.

If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed. For a limited time ("selectable period"), a DVD player ("Windows DVD player") will be installed on systems upgraded to Windows 10 from one of these earlier versions of Windows ("appropriate system").

Note: the Windows DVD Player may not be installed immediately. It will be installed after the first successful Windows Update. The Windows DVD Player will be available for purchase from the Window Store for systems which

(i) are appropriate systems but the eligible period has elapsed,

(ii) are inadequate systems,

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(iii) were appropriate systems, but then a clean installation of Windows 10 (in which case Windows Update can not determine if the system was suitable earlier).

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