Microsoft, an American multinational technology company unveiled Windows 10 to the world back in January and it also said the new version would be free.
The company has finally confirmed who exactly will get a free upgrade to Windows 10 so Normal Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 users will receive free upgrades to the new operating system and all enterprise users and business will have to pay for it.
But the major confusion basically revolves around those that are using the Windows “Insider” previews, which enables people to try out early versions of the software in return for giving feedback to Microsoft.
Microsoft has said that those on the Insider programme will get a free copy of Windows if they would have been eligible before they joined such as if they upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1.
According to the company, the insider programme “is not a path to attain a license for Windows XP or Windows Vista systems.”
The other way that members of the preview will be able to keep their new version of windows is to stay on the Insider Programme: “Since we’re continuing the Windows Insider Program you’ll be able to continue receiving builds and those builds will continue to be activated under the terms of the Windows Insider Program”, the company writes.
Microsoft says you’ll need to “roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license” if you clean installed the Windows 10 preview and opt-out of updates.
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