Microsoft offered free upgrades to the new version of its operating system for years As part of its goal to get Windows 10 onto people’s computers. 

Giving free upgrades was Microsoft’s ploy to hit the company’s goal of a billion-devices after the launch of the new operating system. the free upgrades program always had an expiration date. The program officially closed for most people in July but included an exception for those who have needs requiring “assistive technologies.”