Microsoft’s FREE upgrade to Windows 10 ended in July 2016. All upgrades must have completed and reached the “Welcome” screen for Windows 10 ahead of the 29th July 2016, to be entitled to the free upgrade.
You can still upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 10, however the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. Today’s computers are faster, more powerful, and come with Windows 10 already installed.
It is possible, that some PC’s might have been supplied with a Windows 10 license, but shipped from the manufacturer with Windows 7 pre-installed. This was due to businesses not wishing to early adopt Windows 10, due to concerns with stability and application support at the time. If a PC was supplied with a Windows 10 license, then you should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 without purchasing a new license.
Alternatively, a Windows 10 license which will allow an upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1 will cost around £160 (Ex. VAT). Please note that there will be a charge from Readycrest for completing such an upgrade.
If a computer is older than 3 or 4 years old, you might wish to replace the hardware rather than paying for an upgrade. A new PC will come with a Windows 10 license, and will benefit from advances in hardware performance. A PC that is 3+ years old, isn’t necessarily going to provide the desired performance that is needed for modern applications.