Microsoft confirms that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the first year

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Just a few months ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be free upgrade within the first year for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. The company has been promoting the “free upgrade” for Windows 10 quite a lot recently – which confused a few people about how long the free upgrade offer will last. To clear all that up, Microsoft confirmed that the free upgrade offer will expire after 1 year. In a new post on the company’s Australian Partner Network, the company stated:

Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the first year. After the first year, upgrades will be paid via boxed product and VL Upgrades.

This means that if you own a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 device, you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free within the first year of the initial launch. After the one year, you’ll need to pay for the regular price to upgrade to Windows 10.

Are you planning to upgrade to Windows 10 within the first year of launch? Discuss in the comment section below!

Source: Microsoft – Via: Neowin

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