As the final release of Windows 10 approaches, people are talking about it more and more. And everyone is delighted about Microsoft’s decision to give Windows 10 for free to eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, but people are not exactly sure how all this about free Windows 10 works. So, in this article, we’re going to make things a little more clearer for you.
Windows 10 will be available from July 29th, and Microsoft will start to roll out the free update to all users who have reserved a copy of Windows 10 through Get Windows 10 app. But before you get Windows 10 for free, Microsoft will test your machine in order to determine if it can run the OS smoothly. If you’re machine is not ready for Windows 10, due to an incompatibility issue, which could be caused by an incompatible app or driver, you won’t be able to receive Windows 10 until the issue is resolved, and you’ll have to contact your vendor for further help.
But, Microsoft’s worker, Terry Mayerson said that in some cases, even if there is a smaller compatibility problem, you’ll still be able to receive a free upgrade. Microsoft wants to help you to avoid buying incompatible PC, as it created a new sticker programs for OEMs which tells users that the computer they want to buy is compatible with Windows 10.
Windows 10 for regular users comes on July 29th, but for business customers, it will become available from August 1st, as well as Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions. So as we see, Windows 10 won’t be available to everyone on July 29th, and just users of Windows 10 Home edition will be able to use the new operating system from the day one.
But if you’re not eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10, you can always buy it, so check out the international prices for Windows 10 here.