Windows 10 Coming July 29
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available on July 29th. The upgrade will be free for most users if you choose to upgrade within the first year, so July 29, 2015 to July 29, 2016. I’ve been using it on multi-monitor desktop for some time and it really answers many of the issues with Windows 8.1 on the desktop, although I loved 8.1 on a tablet.
Here’s a preview of some of the features:
Most users will get the upgrade for free. The main guideline is if you are on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 and it came with your PC or you purchased it retail then you probably get it for free. If your business has a volume license agreement with Microsoft then the upgrade is handled through that contract.
The free upgrade paths are:
- Windows 7 Starter will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home
- Windows 7 Home Basic will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home
- Windows 7 Home Premium will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home
- Windows 7 Professional will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 7 Ultimate will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 8.1 will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home
- Windows 8.1 with Bing will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home
- Windows 8.1 Pro will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro
Windows RT is not being upgraded to Windows 10, sorry early adopters (me). Windows Enterprise is upgraded through your volume licensing agreement.
If you’ve been holding off on upgrading from Windows 7 or previous versions, this is the version you’ve been waiting for.