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Microsoft is offering all users of Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 SP1 the Windows 10 upgrade for free until July 29, 2016. But what happens after the expiration date of the free Windows 10 upgrade?
When does the free Windows 10 upgrade expire?
The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 expires on July 29, 2016 at midnight. After that, if you decide to upgrade, you will have to pay.
What happens after the free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires?
If you are a user of Windows 8.1 Update or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and your device supports the new operating system, you have already received free upgrade notification via the Get Windows 10 application. Free upgrade is not available for devices running Windows RT or Windows RT 8.1. Enterprise customers with an active software assurance subscription for volume licensing have the advantage of switching to Windows 10 Enterprise offerings outside of this offering.
Most of you may already have upgraded to Windows 10, while some of you are unsure. If you’re sure you don’t want to take advantage of this free upgrade offer, Microsoft now offers you the ability to decline the free offer with a single click. Once you click this button, the free upgrade will no longer be available.
If you have upgraded to Windows 10, it’s good for you because Windows 10 has a lot to offer – and it’s always good to be on the latest version of any software.
If you are sure you don’t want to take advantage of this free upgrade offer, Microsoft now offers you the ability to decline the free offer with a single click. Once you click this button, the free upgrade will no longer be available.
Users who have not updated should now seriously consider whether or not to upgrade and make the appropriate decision before the time runs out.
The notifications of free upgrade offers will expire after 29 July. Microsoft will also release an update that removes the Get Windows 10 (GWX) application.
The Media Creation Tool and Windows 10 installation support (ISO files) are always available for Windows 10 installation. When you first install Windows, you need a product key. If Windows 10 is already installed on your device, you should have digital privileges and Windows 10 will be enabled without having to enter a product key.
If you update today, you can receive all future updates free of charge for the life of the device, including the anniversary update that will be available on August 2.
Read: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?
How much does Windows 10 cost?
The full version of Windows 10 Home costs 119 USD and Windows 10 Pro costs 199,99 USD. Users who want to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro can purchase the Windows 10 Pro Pack, which costs 99 USD.
These can be purchased on the Microsoft Store or from Microsoft business partners.
Can I keep my options open
After this period, the free offer is no longer available to you. If you want to continue using your existing version of Windows, but want to keep your options open for later use of Windows 10, this is a good option to upgrade and enable your computer to Windows 10 now. After that, your Windows 10 license is linked to the device by digital authorization. After doing this, you can go back to your previous version of Windows and use it. If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 in the future, you can upgrade this device for free because your activated Windows 10 license is linked to this device.
Users using Assistive Technologies can still upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29.
Where are you? Upgrade? A tie? Or you don’t want to update!