Upgrade path to Windows 10
The debut of Windows 10 will become one of the largest (if not the largest) tech events of the year. Today, Microsoft has finally announced when we will be able to install the final version of Windows 10 on their computers. This will happen on 29 July, only two months, during which programmers will be busy eliminating the remaining errors, and other work to make the new platform fully ready to launch to the market.
A few weeks earlier the company also announced that all editions of Windows 10, and if you’re wondering which version of Windows 10, you can rely within the free updates, see table below.
- If you are using Windows 7 then you must have installed the latest service pack (Service Pack 1) to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows update. Otherwise, the updates will have to use the installation disk.
- If you have Windows 8, then you need to install the latest version (Windows 8.1 Update), to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows update. Otherwise, as in the case of Windows 7, to upgrade you need installation media with a copy of Windows 10.
- *** Also applies to the editions of Windows 8.1 country specific, Windows 8.1 Single Language, Windows 8.1 with Bing.
- **** Availability update to Windows 10 for smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1 may vary depending on the manufacturer or mobile operator.
- Edition N and KN will follow the path of renewal of the parent publication (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N needs to be updated to Windows 10 Pro).
- Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1.