Q. Can I upgrade in-place from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10?
A. Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 8.1 and free for a year for Windows 7. There will also be a direct, in-place upgrade from those operating systems to Windows 10. The new operating system will be available through the Windows Update experience for Windows 7/Windows 8.1, making the upgrade a very simple process.