Many home users, however, won’t upgrade to Windows 10 simply because they don’t wish to abandon the standard Windows experience and embrace the modern version, which includes features like Cortana, the Microsoft Store, and modern apps.
Others, however, decided to stick to Windows 7 simply because they don’t want to purchase Windows 10.
But because as it happens, the disposable upgrades that have been around for thus long continue to be possible in February 2020, and it’s all possible because of the Media Creation Tool.
Technically, this Microsoft app allows upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without losing apps and files, by the looks of products, it can perform the whole magic with no charge, so long as the best Windows 7 is used.
Microsoft originally allowed the disposable upgrades for just one year following the launch of Windows 10, so according to this schedule, the promo was designed to end in July 2016. The company, however, still allowed the free upgrades following this date, and today users confirm that migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 doesn’t cost anything with an in-place upgrade.
The Redmond-based software continues to be tight-lipped about this loophole for several years already, and it’s unlikely to patch it anytime soon. The organization most likely wants everyone on Windows 10, especially now that Windows 7 has reached the end of support, so letting them upgrade at no cost is considered as an important incentive.
Windows 7 no longer receives updates since January 14, 2020, and going forward, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are the 3 operating systems that continue to be supported by Microsoft.