Microsoft today announced that the company will start charging users to upgrade to Windows 10 from July 30. The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 will be ending on July 29 as expected, and users who want to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Windows will need to pay $119 (for the Home edition). Now, as you may know, Microsoft released the Get Windows 10 app for Windows 7, 8/8.1 PCs via a cumulative update when the free Windows 10 upgrade offer launched. The app simply asked users to upgrade to Windows 10 and notified them about the free offer.
As the offer is about to end, Microsoft says it will start removing the Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 PCs after July 29th, stating:
“Details are still being finalized, but on July 29th the Get Windows 10 app that facilitates the easy upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled and eventually removed from PCs worldwide. Just as it took time to ramp up and roll out the Get Windows 10 app, it will take time to ramp it down.”
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is already on 300 million devices, and it’ll be certainly interesting to see if Microsoft sees an increase in the growth of the Windows 10 before July 29th. It’s likely that a lot of users will start upgrading to Windows 10 via the free offer which is available until July 29th, so that’ll definitely be pretty good for Microsoft.