Time is running out: Free Windows 10 upgrade will end in July

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If you are yet to upgrade to Windows 10 then you should probably mark July 29th in your calendar.

This is the last day that you can upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10 free of charge.

From July 30th, users will have to pay from $119 (approx 4,200 baht) to make the switch to Microsoft’s newest version of its famous operating system.

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 back in July 2015 it wanted to get as many users as possible using its new operating system and offered users the chance to upgrade for free.

On Thursday the company announced in a blog post that Windows 10 is now active on more than 300 million devices worldwide and has the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows.

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In the same post, Microsoft warned that the free Windows 10 upgrade will end in July.

“Time is running out,” wrote Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group.

“The free upgrade offer will end on July 29th and we want to make sure you don’t miss out”, he said.

After July 29th, Windows 10 will be available preinstalled on new devices or available to purchase separately for $119 for a version of Windows Home, he added.

The response from users to Windows 10 has generally been positive and it was seen a big improvement to the disastrous Windows 8.

With that being said, it remains to be seen if Windows 10 can help to reduce the slide in PC sales globally, which some analysts partly attributed to the failure of Windows 8 to prove a hit with users.

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Microsoft has said it will release an anniversary update for Windows 10 in July.

The new update is expected to see the release of a number of new features including some tweaks to the start menu, improvements when searching for apps, rearranging the position of the power settings and more options for a full screen start menu.

In April, Microsoft reported a 25 percent plunge in profits for the first three months of 2015.

Source: Microsoft

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  1. buck craig on

    Bite me, Microsoft. I have my copies of Win 7 pro, they work perfectly. 7 is the best consumer OS microsoft ever produced. It is reliable, clean, and easy to use. So, naturally, MS has to push “upgrades” down everybody’s throat. So that they will have to pay another couple hundred bucks to get a useful OS.