If you own a Windows 7 or Windows 8 license and you haven’t upgraded it to Windows 10 for free until now, we have some bad news for you: the offer has ended.
Owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8 license were able to upgrade for free to Windows 10 until July 29, 2016, but this offer has expired. It is good to know that Microsoft has tried to get as many Windows 7/Windows 8 users with licenses as possible to upgrade to Windows 10, but for some reason most of them have decided to just stick with their current operating system.
Now that the free upgrade has ended, you will need to pay for this operating system no matter if you already have a Windows 7/Windows 8 license or not. The Windows 10 OS costs $119, but if you want to get the “Pro” edition of the operating system, you will need to pay $80 more, which is a total of $199. The license can be purchased digitally, directly from the Microsoft’s webpage and you will be able to save the .iso file on your computer or just ask the company to send it via an USB with free shipping.
It is good to know that the free Windows 10 upgrade is still available for users of assistive technology. Microsoft didn’t announce when exactly this offer will end for these types of users, but it is good to know that if you are one of them and you own a Windows 7/Windows 8 license, you can upgrade to Windows 10 OS without any problems. In addition, Microsoft is not limiting any specific assistive technology, which means that if you use any assistive technology, you are eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 OS for free.
We also remind you that on August 2, 2016 the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be released for Windows 10 OS and it will come with a good amount of new features and improvements.
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