Windows 10 Won’t be Free After July 29th, Except For One Group
Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 free upgrade will end on July 30th. Windows 10 launched as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 owners on July 29th 2015, and starting from July 30th 2016, those who want to upgrade to Windows 10 will have to pay $119.
However, the OS will remain free for those people with accessibility needs. This was clarified by Microsoft on their Accessibility Blog:
As you may have heard, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer for customers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is set to end on July 29, but we want to clarify that that deadline will *not* apply to customers who use assistive technologies. We are continuing to deliver on our previously-shared vision for accessibility for Windows 10 and we are committed to ensuring that users of assistive technologies have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free as we do so.
The free upgrades are not the only thing that ends on July 30th 2016. Remember that annoying and persistent little notification that keeps popping up reminding you of Windows 10 free upgrade. Well, that notification will no longer bother you after July 30th, and this is a good news for those who for some reasons did not upgrade to Microsoft`s latest operating system.
The operating system has been in the spotlight for quite a while and not in a good way because of its automatic updates. Something like this happened to twitch streamer and passionate Counter Strike Global Offensive player Erik Flom. During his live stream game session, the operating system updated automatically and his live steam was disrupted.
What do you make of Microsoft`s this very strategy? Let us know in the comments section below.