How to get Windows 10 for Free: Legally
Microsoft’s Gabe Aul confirmed this method on Twitter yesterday as part of a new blog post detailing some new changes to the way the company tests Windows 10. “As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA (Microsoft Account) you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated,” says Aul. Microsoft will soon require testers to use a Microsoft Account to receive updated builds, and even when Windows 10 is finalized testers can opt-in and keep receiving future test versions in the coming months. So if you’re running Windows XP or Windows Vista and you’re looking to get a free copy of Windows 10, simply install the preview now and you’ll get the final copy free once it’s ready on July 29th.