Users have claimed to unearthed a simple trick that means you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
Following a year long promotional campaign, Microsoft pulled the plug on its offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29th.
Prior to the deadline, users had been able to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system free of charge.
However, from July 30th, Microsoft has begun charging users in Thailand from 4,390.00 Baht to upgrade.
But if you are reading this having missed the deadline and are seemingly faced with being charged in order upgrade – there could still a way you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
According to a video uploaded to YouTub, there is an incredibly simple trick that anyone can do if they still want to receive the free upgrade, despite the deadline having already passed.
All users need to do is to reset the system’s clock back to 28th of July.
This will reactive Microsoft’s prompt to upgrade and will start the process of downloading Windows 10.
As soon you have changed the date, the prompt should appear where you will see the option to upgrade.
Around 350 million computers worldwide are estimated to be running Microsoft’s new operating system.
Windows 10 currently has the fastest adoption rate of any version of Windows – thanks largely to the free upgrade program.
Anyone who upgrades to Windows 10 will automatically be eligible for the eagerly anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update which Microsoft started rolling out on August 2nd.
The Anniversary Update is said to include a host of new features, such as a redesigned Start Menu and enhancements to Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana.
Generally speaking, Windows 10 has been fairly well received, although some users with older machines have reported problems with boot up speeds, wi-fi connections and compatibility issues with some hardware.