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    Microsoft announces future free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows Phone 8.1

    Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

    "Among the information Microsoft revealed at today’s Windows 10 event is the good news many were waiting to hear: Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1...."

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...l-free-upgrade
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    ... for the First Year!

    As Paul Thurrott has commented...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Thurrott
    But let’s get to that free bit.

    As described by Microsoft, Windows 10 will be free for customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1, albeit only during the first year of Windows 10’s life cycle. So it’s a promotional offer designed to get as many people as possible upgraded to the new OS version.

    But consider this line: “Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge.” This suggests to me that keeping Windows 10 up-to-date going forward is not optional. That in order to get this offer—or perhaps just to get Windows 10 as a consumer, regardless—will require you to let Microsoft keep your system up to date.

    I’m further curious how this will work on phones, given the trouble Microsoft has had delivering updates on Windows Phone.
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    Paul Thurrott later explained on Twit TV that you have 1 year to decide to upgrade, for free, to Windows 10 after it is released. He said that Microsoft will then add Windows 10 updates to the phone or computer for free for the life of the hardware. There is no extra charge.

    http://twit.tv/show/windows-weekly/397

    Windows 10 may be released for general use this fall (2015).

    It looks like Microsoft is moving to the same business model as Apple or Google that offer their operating systems for free. Or at least Microsoft is doing this for Windows 10. It looks like Windows 8 was such a fiasco, Microsoft wants to get everyone on Windows 10 before moving to any future version of windows. Maybe Windows 11 or later will be subscription based on PC's, but that's just speculation.

    Windows 8.1 is currently free or almost free ($10) on devices with screens that are 9 inches or smaller.

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...cing-explained
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    Grertings.

    Thanks for the follow-up.

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