In a major boost to all Windows OS lovers, Microsoft has affirmed that upgrading to Windows 10 OS will be completely free. The much hyped version of the OS which promises to be the best by far from Microsoft is all set to launch on July 29 worldwide.
Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Operating System Chief confirmed that the users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free of cost unless they claim the software within a year of the official launch of the OS. Once claimed, the upgrade is going to be permanent and Microsoft will also extend lifetime support to the device.
The world’s biggest tech company has redesigned the look of the OS and in a major respite to many, the start menu is back in its traditional style with huge design enhancement. The current OS is being launched across all platforms i.e. PCs, tablets and smartphones.
With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is looking to capture the smartphone users who have so far been away from using it, as Microsoft is sure to have packed all those features that makes it the best OS to use.
Here’s the fine print from the Windows 10 page on Microsoft’s site:
“It is our intent that most of these devices will qualify, but some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. ISP fees may apply. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise outside of this offer. We will be sharing more information and additional offer terms in coming months.”