Yes, the Windows 10 PC free upgrade offer ends today
Microsoft's free offer for consumer Windows 7 and 8.1 PC owners to upgrade to Windows 10 for free ends later today. The exact time for the offer to end could actually spill over into Saturday, July 30 for most time zones.
Officially, Microsoft's fine print says the free upgrade offer ends at 11:59 a.m. on July 29 in your local time zone, which is what the "Get Windows 10" app says when users bring it up on their PC. However, according to what a Microsoft spokesperson told Tom's Hardware, the end of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer will occur at 11:59 p.m. UTC-10 on Friday, July 29. That means if you are in the Pacific time zone in the U.S., the offer will end on Saturday, July 30 at 2:59 a.m. If you are the Eastern zone, the offer ends at 5:59 a.m. on Saturday.
However, that's not a guarantee, according to the report:
If you need some extra time to get your Windows 7 or 8.1 PC updated to Windows 10, you can set your PCs clock back and you might be able to get that deadline extended, but again that's not for certain. If you want to check on when the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends in your local time zone, you can click below to Timeanddate.com; a page has been set up for that very purpose. The bottom line: if you want to avoid spending $120 for a Windows 10 upgrade, you might want to get going right now.
Check to see when the free Windows 10 upgrade offer might end in your time zone
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8.1 to 10 - Check 8 to 10 ?? Because a few of my friends who are still on 8 for some reason didn't see the upgrade even now. Weird. I know 8 to 8.1 was via store which isn't possible anymore.
They should hurry up else the offer is closing almost.
During the free upgrade, you can use a valid Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key to activate Windows 10 (Version 1511 or higher). The following types of product keys are supported:
Product keys included in the packaging or the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to your PC that came installed with Windows.
Product keys included in the confirmation email you received after buying Windows from an online retailer.
Product keys included in the box the Windows DVD came in.
Product keys you bought using Windows Anytime Upgrade or Get Genuine Windows.
If you bought a Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key, you can use it to activate Windows 10 Pro.
Some Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1product keys can't be used to activate Windows 10, such as product keys for volume licensing, including Generic Volume Licensing Keys (GVLK) and Multiple Activation Keys (MAK), and Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
To see if your device is running Windows 10 Version 1511 or higher, select the Start button, then selectSettings > System > About, and make sure that Version shows 1511 or higher.
To use your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key to activate Windows 10:
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
Select Change product key, and then enter the 25-character product key.
After Windows 10 is activated, a digital entitlement will be given to your device based on the product key you entered. This means that you’ll no longer need to enter a product key to activate Windows 10 on this device.
On some devices that came pre-installed with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, the product key is provisioned in the device firmware. On these devices the product key will be verified during setup, and then the appropriate edition of Windows 10 will be installed.
I know that version 1511 allows activation via a product key from 7/8.1 but laptops don't have that. Also does the upgrade actually install 10586.494 or the old 10240?
though some key may not work like they said volume licensing keys.
So better follow this link
from 8 it needs clean install then activate it with win 8 product key. or first 8.1.
for clean install you will get 10586.164
My guess is the activation will fail
The builds available as non-Windows Insider builds are VERY stable and have few bugs or no bugs at all.
I don't know what you're complaining about.