Windows 10 Will No Longer Be Free After July 29th
Since July last year, Microsoft has offered the upgrade to Windows 10 operating system for free to all users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. However, after the first anniversary of Windows 10 on July 29, the free upgrade will cease to exist and it will cost consumers $119 in order to upgrade to Windows 10 Home Edition.
The free upgrade from Microsoft has met with mixed responses from the consumers. The company was praised for its bold move to offer their latest operating system for free, but the company also had to deal with angry consumers due to their forced upgrade to Windows 10, who wanted to keep their current operating system.
Well Microsoft can rest easy now, as their gambit has paid off, with Windows 10 installed on more than 300 million devices according to the Redmond based company. Which means, the operating system has been installed on almost 15% computers worldwide.
If you are one of those people who have not yet upgraded to Windows 10, now is your chance to take a plunge into the free upgrade. While the operating system was rocky at launch, both the community and Microsoft have worked together to fix the bugs and add new features to the operating system.
So if you are one of those who has been resisting the Microsoft`s efforts for you to upgrade, July 29 is the deadline to grab this opportunity because after that Microsoft is taking a step back in its efforts to increase its user base.