How to reserve the upgrade to Windows 10 so as not to lose it

Windows 10

Windows 10 It is very close to completing its first year in the market, since it was officially presented on July 29, 2015, and with this, the period that Microsoft offered us to a large number of users to update us is about to end. to the new version of the operating system completely free of charge. Today there are still many users who have not yet made the move to the new Windows, so this week is supposed to be moved in terms of updates.

However, everyone hopes that Microsoft will extend that free update period to Windows 10, but if it does not, do not worry because today we are going to tell you how to reserve the upgrade to Windows 10 so as not to lose it. With this you can upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to the new version of Windows, whenever you want and without having to rush unnecessarily these days.

What does it mean to reserve Windows 10 and what it entails

As we have already said on July 29, the period of free update to Windows 10 will end, for all users who have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on their device. As of that date, any user, who has the version of the software installed, must go to the cashier and pay a significant amount of money to be able to update.

Luckily Microsoft allows us to reserve a copy of Windows 10, being able to have an original license available at any time. This is because when we start the update, our device receives a digital license, which means that the Redmond-based company registers our equipment on their servers and also associates it with a valid Windows 10 license.

When this happens you can do whatever you want with your computer, format it or for example install another operating system, but you will not lose your Windows 10 digital license. This means that every time you install this version of the most used operating system worldwide, the Microsoft servers will recognize your computer and activate the corresponding license again.

Of course, it must be borne in mind that At the moment this digital license is linked to your computer and not to your Microsoft account, so if you change your motherboard or computer you will lose that license directly. Once again and luckily, the guys at Satya Nadella have already announced that they will soon link this digital license to the user account and not to the hardware.

Update and undo the update, the key to everything

In order to acquire the digital license for life of Windows 10, we can resort to several methods, but the safest is to update our device, checking that our copy of Windows 10 has been perfectly insured and then undo everything done to return to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Explained in detail, first of all we must download the Windows 10 update and install it by running it as administrator. From this moment on, we must wait for the new version of Windows to be fully installed. Once this happens we must check in the "Update and security" section of the control panel that everything is correct. For this to happen we must be able to read the message; "Windows 10 on this device is enabled with digital rights."

Sometimes this message does not appear as soon as the update is performed, but it takes a while so you will have to wait if you want everything to go as expected.

Once Windows 10 is activated on our device, you must go to "Recovery" menu where you will find the different existing options to be able to return to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, that reserving the possibility of returning to the new Windows 10 whenever we want.

Make a backup before installing Windows 10

If the method that we are telling you in this article does not convince you at all, due to the possible consequences it may have, losing files, important information or some programs, there is always the possibility of making a backup copy of our device, before installing Windows 10.

Making a backup in Windows 7 or Windows 8 is something really simple and the operating system itself offers us a wizard that will guide us to do it in a simple way. Of course, the only thing you have to keep in mind is that the support to perform the backup must have enough storage space, greater than 300 GB, to avoid problems in the middle of the entire process.

Once you install Windows 10, you can go back in a simple way and without any problems that may arise. You can also return to Windows 7 or Windows 8, through the official method and keep the backup safe in case a problem occurs and you have no problem restoring your device.

Opinion freely; Windows 10 now or whenever you want

At Microsoft they are still very determined that most users upgrade to Windows 10, and not only have they offered us the software for free for a year, but they also allow us to reserve a legal license so that we can install the new operating system anytime. Of course, without a doubt this is more than interesting and it will allow us to have Windows 10 now or whenever we want.

At the moment, and in my case, I have only updated my desktop computer to the new Windows 10, but I have already reserved a legal license of the new Microsoft operating system for the future, something that you should also do right now and before the 29th guiding you with the simple tutorial that we have shown you today.

Have you upgraded to the new Windows 10 or have you already reserved the legal license for the latest version of Microsoft's operating system?. Tell us in the space reserved for comments on this post or through one of the social networks where we are present where we will discuss this and many other topics.


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  1.   MA said

    I would like to know if, once the whole process is done and being already in Windows 10, it is possible to go back to Windows 7 32 bits (in the article it indicates that it is) and that the Windows Media Center remains (when upgrading to Windows 10 indicates that it is not available in the new version). Thank you!