Windows 10 Gets Official Release Date In July

The fast release rumours were right.
This morning Microsoft formally announced the date we had all been waiting for: the global release for Windows 10 – a version the company claims is so important it skipped ‘Windows 9’ completely!
July 29th is the date to circle in your calendars and Microsoft did it in some style, letting new Windows 10 voice assistant Cortana read it out. What’s more a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the day represents a global release across 190 markets.
A truly free upgrade?
In addition to the launch date, Microsoft also issued a statement on free upgrades saying:
“Consumers will have one year from July 29th to take advantage of the free upgrade. Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device—at no cost.”
Windows 10 Is Coming Soon - Image credit Microsoft
Windows 10 Is Coming Soon – Image credit Microsoft
The company will also be operating a reservation program in place so eager users can have Windows 10 pre-installed on their PCs and ready to go on July 29th. I’ll get into how this works and how you can be first in line in my next post.
High Cost For Some
Sadly one area Microsoft chose not to expand upon today was the upgrade cost for those customers who aren’t eligible for the free upgrade.
This is actually fairly complicated with some versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 ineligible as well as older Windows platforms like Vista and XP. 

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