Microsoft has set a release date for Windows 10 to arrive in the summer.
The software maker announced Monday that it will begin offering its newest software to power PCs and tablets as a free upgrade on July 29. Windows 10 Mobile, the company's companion software designed to power smartphones, is expected to arrive later this year. Windows 10 will be free for users who have bought a computer in the past six years or so, powered by Windows 7 or later, or tablets running Windows 8.1.
For those with Windows 7 and Windows 8 you may notice a new icon near your system clock, it's a lovely ad for windows 10 and info on how to upgrade.
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Here is how I read it:
For those who have Windows 7,8 and 8.1, they will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. After the one year, if you want it still, you will have to pay. If you got it before the 1 year, you will never have to pay for it, it was free. It is good permanently.
Ah thank you for explaining! It makes sense now! Soon it will be time to debate on whether I should or want to "upgrade" or not.
Maybe you could reinstall your original Windows first, then upgrade again? Maybe they give you an installation/activation key after it's installed? Hmmm that's a good question for sure.
Upgrading is free for win7/8 1 year. No enterprise
After you upgrade, you may then do a fresh install (from what I understand, you windows KEY will then work for win10)
The retail version will not ship until late august (hence the Newegg listing)
New pcs will also not ship with win10 until later
I have also noticed new driving being released win10 certified, like AMD's new 15.7