How to Upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10 Without Data Loss? [2 Ways]

Can You Upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10 for Free

Can Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 freely? Of course, the answer is “Yes”. You can still upgrade from Windows 8 to 10 and use the digital license for free. This is because the license is still available even if the expiration date comes. So, it’s possible to upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10 for free despite the expiration of the free upgrade period.

Before You Do

There are 2 main ways to upgrade from Windows 8 to 10. You can download the Windows 10 media creation tool from Microsoft and run an in-place upgrade, or download the Windows 10 ISO for a clean install.

How to Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10? There are 2 available ways for that. You can choose one that works best for you.

Way 1. Upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10 via Control Panel

The first way for the Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade is to use the desktop version of Windows Update. Here’s how to do that.

Way 2. Upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10 via Media Creation Tool

Another way how to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 is to download the media creation tool from Microsoft and run an in-place upgrade. To do so, follow the steps below carefully.

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