Windows 10 was available to download free of charge until the 29th of July, 2016. Most pay the 119,99 price tag for the retail version every since, but some believe it is actually possible to still download Windows 10 for free.

How can you get your hands on a free Windows 10?

Those who have discovered the option are giving us some instructions to follow for a legal and free download of Windows 10.

The first step for the user is to verify if he/she owns a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license. If so, then there are changes to download legally Windows 10 for free.

The second step is to go to the Window 10 download page: microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10. Then, click on the Download tool now.

After the download is finished, it is necessary to run the Media Tool Creation and select Upgrade this PC now. Onscreen users will receive instructions and they will need to follow them.

A license key will be given and users need to write it down. To activate this license key a simple process needs to be followed. Users need to go to Settings and chose the Update& Security option and activate it.

Tech experts believe this is not so surprising

Even if most of us believe it is weird to be allowed to download Windows 10 free of charge and legally, tech experts believe that it is possible due to the fact that the deadline was just announced to make people hurry up and install the new Windows version. By bringing a sense of urgency into the users, Microsoft managed to reach their goal of having one billion user of Window 10 in just one year since the release of the new version. Now, all that we need to do is to follow the steps and benefit from our free of charge version.