Windows 10 will be free for users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Windows 10 will be free for users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

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The Redmond giant, Microsoft announced at an event the next version of its operating system, Windows 10. Windows 10 is a new operating system which is released on 21st Jan 2015. Let’s see all the features of Windows 10 as follows.

Windows 10 is Free for?

In the event, before you even begin to show the new features that have the operating system, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be free for the first year since its launch for all devices with Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 7.

According to Microsoft, once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, you receive technical support for life on the device. “With Windows 10 think of Windows as a service. The question ‘what version you are running’ cease to have meaning. ”

It is still unknown how will this new business model compared to Windows. In the blog of Microsoft reaffirm that ” will be a free upgrade “,” no extra charge “(although for certain devices that support Windows 10, you must assume as the ‘fine print ‘), for those who update it during the first year since its launch.

They also claim that ” we will keep updated [Windows 10] over the lifetime of the device without additional charges “. Apparently, the only instance where someone will pay for Windows 10 will if you never bought another operating system Microsoft (or have licensed Windows Vista, XP or older), or buy a Windows 10 one year later its release.

With this, Microsoft seeks to solve the perennial problem of users of its operating system, who are not always upgrading to the newer, safer versions. The thing to remember is the recent controversy when finished delivering all types of media to Windows XP, even though the OS was originally released in the distant 2001. In fact, can still be found in 1 out of 10 computers around the world.