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Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" and notifications will end on July 30th

Windows 10 Free Upgrade and notifications will end on July 30th

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Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" and notifications will end on July 30th

 

Microsoft has announced that their Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" and their annoying notifications will end on July 30th, with the upgrade costing $120/£99.99 thereafter.   

This means that those who are currently running Windows 7 or 8.1 will only have around two more months to upgrade to the new OS for free, as if they decide to upgrade after it may cost them a lot more than expected. 

Below is a statement from Microsoft:

 

       Windows 10 is the best version of Windows yet, and is now running on 300 million active devices. Watch Bryan Roper from the Windows team run through the 10 top reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 – before the free upgrade offer ends on July 29th.

 

In a statement to WinBeta Microsoft stated that upgrade notifications will be disabled on systems with older systems after the free upgrade offer is over, though right now details are still yet to be finalised.

 

    Details are still being finalized, but on July 29th the Get Windows 10 app that facilitates the easy upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled and eventually removed from PCs worldwide. Just as it took time to ramp up and roll out the Get Windows 10 app, it will take time to ramp it down

 

 

After July 30th those who upgrade, will be forced to pay Microsoft a fairly hefty sum, which will no doubt anger a lot of people if they didn't upgrade in time. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Windows 10 Free Upgrade becoming a paid-for option after July 30th on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

07-05-2016, 15:34:27

NeverBackDown
Why would it anger people to pay for it? They put it on offer for free for 365 days. If you didn't get it within that large time span, then that's your own fault.Quote

07-05-2016, 18:20:08

RobM
privacy issues aside I really like win 10 even got mine looking more like win2k Quote

07-05-2016, 18:23:40

TPC
Hurr Durr Privacy is important, they said using Google Chrome, using Google search on a Website using Google Ads. Also how do you know they don't "Spy" on you on W7/8.1Quote

08-05-2016, 00:03:57

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPC View Post
Hurr Durr Privacy is important, they said using Google Chrome, using Google search on a Website using Google Ads. Also how do you know they don't "Spy" on you on W7/8.1
Privacy is a luxury unfortunately dude. Everything these days is focused on data and a lot of it comes from consumers.
Tbh, W10 "privacy" spying isn't that bad, especially when compared to say FB/Google/etcQuote

08-05-2016, 02:06:46

TalllPaul
I turned a ton load of privacy options off in Windows 10, probably still get some info though lolQuote
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