Microsoft first mentioned its plans to end the Windows 10 free upgrade offer for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users who use assistive technologies. Following the first year of free Windows 10 upgrade offer, users were still able to get the new operating system for free by simply going with the assistive technology workaround. All that users need to do is head over to Microsoft’s accessibility website, say you use assistive technologies on your Windows 7 or 8 system, and download the new Windows version.
The eligible PCs would need minimum requirements to get Windows 10. These include:
- 1GHz or faster SoC.
- 1GB RAM for 32-bit devices and 2GB for 64-bit.
- 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit.
- DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
- Display resolution of 800x600.
It has been a couple of years since Microsoft released its Windows 10 OS version. According to an announcement made by company CEO Satya Nadella at the company's annual shareholders meeting, the OS version is running on around 600 million devices across the globe.