January 25, 2021

Why You Have to Reserve Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade?

Starting today, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 users will get notification, let you to reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade. Many people wonder why?

This is not shrink wrapped software copy, when they make it available, it is available, everyone can download. What’s the point of reserving.

Here is my guess: they will prioritize you higher as to when the upgrade is available. You will eventually get it but a couple of days or weeks later. The number of people who would upgrade can be huge, so it is almost sure that not everyone get it same time. In other words, please do so.

In any case, if you haven’t received notification, you can always reserve it here.


Update: Microsoft posted Q&A about Windows 10 upgrade from previous versions. My guess was close. There are too things to add: 1. When you reserved, your machine is checked to be ready for upgrade to Windows 10. 2. Windows 10 will be downloaded to your machine before it is officially available, so when it announced officially, you can save the download time.