Microsoft Clears Some Previous Doubts About the Windows 10 Upgrade
With Windows 10 official launch just around the corner, Microsoft clears some confusion about the new version of Windows. Good news, you won’t be paying a penny for the free upgrade followed by a 10 year of free support.
Regardless of the fact how you received your new Windows update, Microsoft will offer support for your Windows for the next 10 years. The company explained its lifecycle plan for Windows 10 earlier and its better this time around.
The first five year support phase will begin with the release of the new Windows on July 29th free of cost followed by an extended five year support program. The good thing is it won’t cost you anything either.
The Windows 10 will be available for Windows 7 or Windows 8 users free, they can install it for free within one year of the official release. The support will be free for all Windows 10 users, be it the ones who have purchased it or those who got it for free.
However, the free within one year update option won’t be available for enterprise customers. The company further explained that even if your device’s manufacturers stop delivering the firmware update, Microsoft will still be pushing the updates nonetheless.
There is a possibility that some of Windows 10 features won’t be compatible with your older devices/hardware. Although Microsoft claims that the security updates and patches won’t be stopped. Features such as Microsoft Hello won’t be available even if you have Windows 10. This feature requires a specialized hardware like Intel RealSense cameras.
But there’s no need to be sad. You still get the Windows 10 update and support for the next 10 years absolutely free!