Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will no longer be free to download after July 29th, 2016, exactly one year after it was launched.
Since it’s launch, users with any previous qualifying version of Windows including Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 got the new operating system for free.
In a blog post by Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows and devices Group wrote in a blog post: “As we near the one-year anniversary of the availability of Windows 10, we’re excited to share that windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices around the world. We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year.
“With the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows, we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10. We continue to see awesome new Windows 10 devices becoming available at a price point for everyone. And, today, we want to remind you that if you haven’t taken advantage of the Free Upgrade Offer
, now is the time. The free upgrade offer to windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than even before. And time is running out. The free upgrade offer will end on July 29
and we went to make sure you don’t miss out. After July 29th
, you will be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.”
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