Microsoft will not allow free Windows 10 Upgrade starting from 1st August.
If you’re a PC or Laptop user with Windows OS, then by now you would have seen windows upgrade notification. (Not the windows 10 users). Microsoft offered its free upgrade to Windows 10 for one year, that ends on 29th July depending on your location.
The free upgrade to Windows 10 officially ends July 29 11:59 PM UTC-10. That translates to 2:59 AM PDT and 5:59 AM EST July 30. According to a Microsoft representative, all upgrades must be completely finished prior to this time.
Although the OS will still be available for download after the upgrade offer ends, that’s will be just for the re-installation purposes and is only for new users who purchased Windows 10. The software will not detect your existing Windows 7 or 8/8.1 license and activate under the terms of the free upgrade after the upgrade period has ended.
There’s a way to keep your installation safe for re-installation without having to purchase or if you still don’t want to upgrade your present OS. Upgrade to Windows 10, and create a backup image of activated system and re-install it at any time. That way, you can easily switch between Windows 10 or your current OS at any time in the future without purchasing.
Microsoft will start charging $120 for its currently free Windows 10 upgrade (and $200 for its Windows 10 Pro upgrade) if you install after free upgrade ends.
Windows 10 has been successful for Microsoft since it was released last year. According to Microsoft 75 million people downloaded within a month after launch and 300 million users are now active users of Windows 10.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
- Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 800×600 or greater