Windows 10: Free Or Not?

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Posted 2 years ago

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Windows_10_Logo.svgIt looks like Microsoft’s previous news concerning Windows 10 may have lacked a level of full disclosure.

Microsoft had made the announcement of Windows 10 being available to all without any charge this past Friday in a blog posting on their website.

Since that initial posting regarding the Insider program however, it appears that there have been some edits done on it which makes everything less clear concerning the pricing of Windows 10.

Specifically, the post explained that those users who signed up for the program would be able to get Windows 10 for free with activation.

The language regarding activation has since vanished, and in its place is a sentence clearly meant to clarify: “It’s important to note that only people running Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 as part of the free upgrade offer.”

The key issue at hand is the fact that Microsoft has changed the policy in place, possibly to keep down the number of non-genuine subscribers with Windows 8.1 and 7 looking to upgrade.

Users can probably still make the upgrade to the Genuine version of Windows 10, but they may need to keep referring back to the blog post to make sure there’s no catch that Microsoft will insert more language that may cost them.

Christopher A. Smith

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