Windows 10 Reaches 300 Million Mark, Calls Time on Free Upgrades

WinZip is now a Universal Windows 10 app features Cortana support
Kareem Anderson Email @MindHead1

WinZip is now a Universal Windows 10 app features Cortana support Kareem Anderson Email @MindHead1

"This list includes a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and does not include some devices that are now running Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program".

Neither approach has come to pass, with Microsoft instead announcing today that after 29 July if you want to upgrade an existing version of Microsoft Windows to Windows 10 Home, you'll pay US$119 for the privilege.

Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella made the announcement at Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference, adding that Windows 10 is the "fastest growing version of Windows for both consumers and enterprises".

If you already upgraded to Windows 10, you don't have to worry. In an accompanying YouTube video, Microsoft marketing manager Bryan Roper says upgrading to Windows 10 means that all future updates are yours for the taking. This app also automatically downloaded bits and pieces of Windows 10 on compatible devices without user permission, something that annoyed hundreds of users.

Microsoft just announced on its Windows Experience Blog that over 300 million users have installed Microsoft Windows 10 on their devices.

You would need to ensure that your PC is compatible and eligible for the upgrade. The company started rolling out free upgrade in batches on July 29.

But with Microsoft aiming for one billion devices on Windows 10 within the next two years, it could struggle to maintain the same level of growth - especially when some customers are being asked to cough-up £130. Microsoft is offering you 30 days to downgrade to a previous Windows version and you can do it the minute after you activated the system.

So from October to January, a period of three months, 90 million people adopted the OS, and from January to May, in other words four months, 100 million people have taken the plunge. As such, we might see the free upgrade offer extended as we get closer to the current deadline of July 29. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.

Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch. However, according to a Neowin news post, I should be OK as the Windows 10 license will have been tied to my laptop.

You should move to Windows 10.

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