At the end of each year, I look back at the most trafficked stories on my "All About Microsoft" blog on ZDNet.
Interestingly, the same blog post that was my biggest in 2016 is also the biggest in 2017: How to get Windows 10 for free. And, yes, the technique outlined in 2016 still works as of today, Dec. 28. (I guess Microsoft has decided not to close this particular loophole for those who have legitimate Windows 7, 8 product keys.)
Beyond that, other Windows 10 updating and pricing stories remained popular, as were stories about Microsoft's big reorg and sales layoff in calendar 2017. Other top posts focused on what Microsoft is doing around Office/Office 365.
Here are the top 20 posts for this site in calendar 2017, with the most popular listed first.