Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" to end on July 30th

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Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" to end on July 30th


The Windows 10 "Free Upgrade" for Windows 7 and 8.1 users will end on July 30th, costing $120 or £99.99 thereafter.   

This means that those who are currently running Windows 7 or 8.1 will only have around two more months to upgrade to the new OS for free, as if they decide to upgrade after it may cost them a lot more than expected. 

Below is a statement from Microsoft:


       Windows 10 is the best version of Windows yet, and is now running on 300 million active devices. Watch Bryan Roper from the Windows team run through the 10 top reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 – before the free upgrade offer ends on July 29th.



A lot of us thought that Microsoft would simply allow users of older versions of Window to continue to upgrade for free, even after the 1-year limit had passed after all, the OS upgrade options are literally now built into Windows 7 and 8.1 and many people have upgraded by accident in the past. After July 30th those how upgrade, by accident or intentionally will be forced to pay Microsoft a fairly hefty sum, 

After July 30th those how upgrade, by accident or intentionally will be forced to pay Microsoft a fairly hefty sum, which will no doubt anger a lot of people if they didn't upgrade in time. 


You can join the discussion on the Windows 10 Free Upgrade becoming a paid-for option after July 30th on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

05-05-2016, 13:16:29

Hmm think I'm still gonna stick with my Windows 7 it does all I need it to and plus Hogs of War on Steam doesn't work with Windows 10.Quote

05-05-2016, 13:35:35

They did say one year... it's almost been one. Inevitable wasn't it?

Although I still need to update a couple old devices that my family keeps asking me to do.. lazy side of me keeps forgettingQuote

05-05-2016, 16:43:16

I might remember wrong, but I think barnsley said that this wouldn't happen?... That Windows 10 would always be free?...Quote

05-05-2016, 17:09:40

thank god it's over soon, the sly updates forcing people to update are ridiculous.

That being said, I don't think anyone will want to pay for an OS that has ads, forces updates and mines their data. Sod thatQuote

05-05-2016, 18:40:09

TBH Ten has been pretty good from my experience. Couple of early driver issues with sound but aside from that and a boot loop of death that probably could happen on any version it's been as good as 7 ever was for me.

From memory I paid around AUD $120?? for a Win7 OS in 2011 and it's going to be fully supported (as Win 10 Pro) for another few years yet.

Doesn't really matter what OS you use - as soon as you have FB or Google your data and privacy is out the window anyways.

Also for whatever reason you choose to upgrade or if you've chosen not to - That's your choice and that's a good thing.

Please don't complain though that you weren't given enough opportunities to do it for free.

I do hope however that Win10 will not be part of the automatic Windows update package for older versions. To force people to pay by a sneaky install process would be wrong. Especially exploiting people that just click ok to everything without reading..Quote

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