How-To Geek: All the Ways You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

How-to Geek: All the Ways You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free. “Windows 10’s free upgrade offer is officially over. But, unofficially, free copies of Windows 10 are still available. There are a few ways you can still get Windows 10 for free, without using a pirated license: you can install Windows 10 with a 7 or 8 key, or install Windows without a key—it will work just fine, save for a small watermark reminding you to purchase a license.” This is an article from September 2016 but it’s been checked and updated.