Friday, 27 March 2015 14:40
Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 21:10
Microsoft announced that they will be giving free upgrade copies of Windows 10 when it is released and everyone got excited and jumped to conclusions as to who gets it.Â
Microsoft has been trying to clarify who gets it and who doesn't, here are the latest highlights:
Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8.1 users (if you don't have the updates you will have to update to those levels before you can upgraded to Windows 10 for free)
If your license of Windows is 'Non-Genuine' it appears you will be able to upgrade, however, your license will not become 'Genuine'Â
Enterprise users are not eligible for the free upgrade
If you want to do a fresh install of Windows 10, you are not eligible.
Windows 10 is not free for everyone, it is just free for some people.
There are more details over at Yahoo, and chances are good Microsoft will have to clarify this a bunch more times before Windows 10 arrives as people come up with crazy hypothetical situations where they aren't sure if they qualify or not.
To recap what weâve known since the Jan. 21 Windows 10 announcement: Microsoft will provide an upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10 for free, for a period of one year from the release of Windows 10. There are some important details to this deal that were revealed, and a few that werenât. In my talk with Woodman, I got what I think is the definitive take on who will have to pay for Windows 10 and when, and who will not.