Microsoft talked about how Windows 10 upgrade
Recently, Microsoft introduced the world to all versions of Windows 10. They will be released during the second half of the year, and will begin with the desktop editions of Windows 10, which will appear on the market later this summer. Now using the official MSDN blog, the company outlined the way the free upgrade to Windows 10 from previous versions of the operating system. Here’s how they look:
- Microsoft will offer free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified devices with Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 for one year after the release of Windows 10. Users who will not upgrade your system in the first year, will be able to upgrade just by purchasing a boxed product or a VL license.
- To Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 Home basic, and Home premium will apply upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
- Windows 8/8.1 Professional and Windows 7 Professional and ultimate can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.
- If the update is made within the first 12 months after launch, the device will get Windows 10 upgrade for free for the entire life cycle of the device.
- Windows Enterprise does not fall under free upgrade.
- The free update will be distributed via Windows update; for computers joined to a domain, the update can be manually downloaded through Windows Update. The update cannot be deployed via WSUS.
The company will allow you to upgrade to Windows 10 as a genuine and pirated copies of Windows, but only the owners of licensed versions can take full advantage of the new operating system. After you upgrade a non-genuine copy of Windows 10 on the desktop will appear the watermark, informing about the necessity of activation. Those who happen to be part of this group of users, Microsoft promises the best offer on upgrading to a legal copy of the operating system.