Microsoft is unlikely to be associated with a corporation that gives something for free. Initially, a free upgrade to Windows 10 was to be available for a year after the release of the new operating system. However, later it turned out that you can still use the update designed for people using ancillary technology, i.e. accessibility. Initially, this option was to be available until the end of last year, but Microsoft extended it until January 16.
The giant from Redmond is very keen on making it the most popular operating system. Therefore, if you still have not updated your Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to the latest version of the Microsoft system, then you can use the free update using this page. All you have to do is click the UPGRADE NOW button and run the downloaded exe file. Microsoft does not verify in any way whether you use support technologies.
Windows 10 is still not the most popular operating system.
According to NetMarketShare data, Windows 10 is currently installed on 32.92% of computers. At the same time the most popular is Windows 7, which has 43.08% of the market. At the same time, all versions of the Microsoft operating system have a share of 88.51%.
Data collected by StatCounter shows that all versions of Windows are installed on 82.68% of computers. At the same time Windows 7 (41.89%) and Windows 10 (41.69%) enjoy quite similar popularity. On the other hand, Windows 8.1 has a stable level of around 9%. The users of the old Windows XP (3.6%) are regularly losing.
The statistics collected by the Steam platform also look interesting. The most popular among players is Windows 7 64 bit version (68.80%). Windows 10 is far behind with the result of 24.77%, but it is 10 times more popular than Windows 8.1 (2.44%).