Microsoft will roll out the final Windows 10 Final Upgrade for free, including a Microsoft account running the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build.
Although Microsoft is not sure if it wants to give free Windows 10 to people using pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8, the company will provide its testers the final Windows 10 build for free. GM OS Obe of Microsoft OS Group posted on an official blog that all users running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10130 will get the final version of Windows 10 linked to a Microsoft account for free.
The blog post says:
“Windows Insiders who are running Windows 10 Insider Preview (Home and Pro version) connected to their PC with their registered MSA will get the final release build of Windows 10 from July 29th. It will come as another flight. I’ve got a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how it will work if they clear the installation from ISO. As long as you run an Insider Preview build and stay connected to the MSA you used to register, you’ll get the Windows 10 Final Release Build. Once you have successfully installed this build, you will also be able to clear the installation from the final media on that PC if you want to start over. “
Although there is a downside to this, the company has previously stated that “as long as you run an Insider Preview build and stay connected to the MSA that you registered, you will get the Windows 10 Final Release build and stay active.” Since then the word ” “Stay active” Removed and added “It is important to note that only genuine people running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 as part of the free upgrade offer.” This includes that users associated with the Windows Insider program will receive the final build but may have to pay for certain features or activate it at some point (or simply mean that Microsoft is trying to legitimately cover its foundations and view it It does not excuse people from upgrading to Windows 10 for free, it will not stop them from doing so).
Owl added that the Windows Insider program will continue after the final release of Windows 10, and users registered with the program will continue to receive future updates. The post also states that with the release of Windows 10, Microsoft will start working on the next iteration of Windows.
Source: Windows Blog