Microsoft has finally said when Windows 10, one of its biggest products in years will be available: July 29 existing Windows 7 and 8 users can “reserve” their free copy today.
The release of new operating systems are big milestones for Microsoft since they have the potential to affect so many people, but it’s especially important that the release of Windows 10 goes well. Roughly 1.5 billion people use Windows today, many of whom will be able to upgrade to the new software free. Many others, including those with aging PCs that need to be replaced, will buy new machines with Windows 10 on them.
Windows 10 will be free for windows 7 and 8 users although all editions arnt covered as per the terms on their website
“It is our intent that most of these devices will qualify, but some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. ISP fees may apply. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise outside of this offer. We will be sharing more information and additional offer terms in coming months.”