Windows 10 Free Upgrade Is Ending on July 29, 2016

With the release of its latest operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft has offered a free time-limited upgrade for its Windows 8.1 users. Many have made the change; however, for those who have not yet made that decision, the offer expires on July 29th, 2016. Overall, reviews of the new operating system have been positive in comparison with its predecessor Windows 8.1. And after July 29th, users wanting to upgrade to windows 10 will have to pay to do so.

What people have been raving about is mainly the seamless switch from a difficult-to-use platform like Windows 8.1 to the new 10. Microsoft listened to its users and restored an extremely popular feature, namely the Start button/menu which brings back the familiarity of the operating system.

Windows 10 not only brings back valued features, it also offers new capabilities that make it easier for less technically inclined users to use a computer, broadening its user appeal. Also, Windows 10 brought the use of Cortana, the assistant, simulating Apple’s Siri. Ask Cortana namely the Start button/menu which brings back the familiarity of the operating system.

Windows 10 not only brings back valued features, it also offers new capabilities that make it easier for less technically inclined users to use a computer, broadening its user appeal. Also, Windows 10 brought the use of Cortana, the assistant, simulating Apple’s Siri. Ask Cortana anything, and it will do its best to provide the desired answer or at least browse the web and display the results.

In addition, Microsoft’s new operating system features the updated browser Edge, which replaces the outdated Internet Explorer.

For users with assistive technologies, Microsoft has announced that the free upgrade will not be affected by the July 29th deadline and that they will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 well after that date.

Microsoft has also confirmed that there will be neither a subscription nor update fees following the upgrade. Free updates and support will be available to all Windows 10 users, regardless of the installation date. However, Microsoft has not yet revealed the cost of the upgrade after the deadline, although experts speculate it will be comparable to the price of Windows 8.