No, Windows 10 is not worse than XP. No, it’s not slower than Windows 7. And no, it’s not buggier than Windows 8.
Windows 10 is the cleanest, fastest, and most advanced Windows operating system of its line. Anybody who tells you otherwise is either lying, in denial, or wearing rose-tinted glasses.
Also can't wait to get home so I can work with a faster computer. I swear it moves slower after the upgrade to Windows 10 from XP
— Tori Gwathney (@danniebear87) August 17, 2017
Is it perfect? Of course not. But it’s a significant improvement on everything that’s gone before, mainly thanks to the two massive upgrades it’s received: the Anniversary Update and the Creators Update. The next big update is due this Fall.
Sadly, if you’re still using Windows 7 or 8, you’ve missed the initial free update and you’ll be stuck in the past forever… Or will you? Well, apparently not. It turns out you can still bag a free upgrade to Windows 10 using your old product key.
Really? Tell Me More!
Technically, the period for free upgrades closed more than 12 months ago.
However, there have always been ways around it. You’ve been able to update to Windows 10 for free using the “assistive tech” loophole method last year. We’ve covered it elsewhere on the site, but beware that it’s morally questionable.
Now you also have a morally-sound way of getting the free update.
Next, download a copy of Windows 10 from the Microsoft site and work through the installation process. A clean install is recommended, but it could take several hours.
Finally, when the installation process is complete and Windows asks for your product key, just enter your old Windows 7/8 code that you extracted earlier. It will work perfectly. Now you have a legitimate copy of Windows 10 installed.
Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, we’d love to know why. Let us know in the comments below.
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