Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ

Here are some answers to questions you might have about the free upgrade to Windows 10.

For more info about upgrade qualifications, system requirements, and feature availability, see the Windows 10 specifications page.

What is the free upgrade to Windows 10?
How do I sign up to upgrade to Windows 10?
When will I receive my notification to upgrade?
How long will it take to upgrade my device?
What edition of Windows will I get as part of the free upgrade?
Will my apps and devices work with Windows 10?
How do I upgrade on a low storage device?
If I buy a new PC running Windows 8.1 today, can I upgrade it to Windows 10 for free?
Is Windows Media Center available in Windows 10?
Is the free upgrade offer available if I’m running Windows RT or an Enterprise edition of Windows?
Is the free upgrade offer available to Windows Phone 8.1 devices?
Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my PC after upgrading?
Can I go back to my old operating system?
How do I turn off notifications to upgrade to Windows 10?

Article ID: 12435 - Last Review: Jun 9, 2016 - Revision: 22

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