Microsoft started asking Windows 7 and 8 users to reserve their Windows 10 upgrade.
Microsoft has announced the release of its Windows 10 OS from July 29th. Software makers have started asking Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10 OS for free.
Many users have started getting the “Get Windows 10” prompt on their device. Redditt user p4block reported the message to his Windows 8 computer, and other users have since confirmed receiving the message for their Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices. Windows 10 brings back the Start menu from Windows 7. Microsoft Voice Support has preloaded Windows 10 OS with Cortana integration, a new browser – Microsoft Edge and Windows Defender anti-malware protection. Windows 10 also brings new photos, music, maps, mail, calendars and many more apps for users. “From the return to the Start menu to the various innovative features, Microsoft has created a more personal, fun and productive Windows experience,” Microsoft said in a press release.
Microsoft explains “how this free upgrade works”:
1. Users now need to save their free upgrade to Windows 10. It will be downloaded once available and users can cancel their reservation at any time.
2. Users will receive a notification after downloading Windows 10 on their device They can now install the upgrade or choose a time according to their convenience.
3. After installing, Windows 10 can use it now.
The asterisk below explains that the free upgrade requires a full version of Windows 10 and 3GB to download. The prompt also states that the free upgrade will be available for a limited time for one year, after which users will have to pay for Windows 10 OS updates. Earlier today, the Windows 10 price and release date were accidentally leaked by online retailer Newegg.com. The list reveals that Windows 10 OEM copies will be released on August 31 The professional version will cost 149 and the home version will cost 109 In 2012, Newegg.com began pre-ordering Windows 8 before its official launch. Microsoft plans to launch OS for all devices, from low-cost smartphones to desktops. The company said in a report that it plans to make Windows 10 OS available for one billion devices in the next two to three years.