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5 Reasons You Should Upgrade To Windows 10 While It's Still Free

When Windows 10 officially launched in 2015, Microsoft gave Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users one year to decide if they wanted to make the switch to the company’s new OS for free. Well, that year has almost passed and with just under a day till the July 29th deadline, you may still be finding yourself sitting on the fence about making the jump to Windows 10. While it is true that the OS has had somewhat of a troubling launch with compatibility issues and severe privacy issues, a year is a long time in computer-land though and during that time Microsoft has been slowly-but-surely tinkering with Windows 10, even prepping a huge Windows 10 Anniversary update that is slated to go live next week. The bottom line is that if you do not upgrade by the 29th of July, Windows 10 will come with a hefty $119 price tag. Personally, I was a staunch proponent of Windows 7 and resisted the change to Windows 10 for many months. However, in the time since switching to Microsoft’s latest OS, the sof

Microsoft Lumia 650: sophisticated, metal design and Windows 10 under $200 USD

As one of the leaders in our devices business, I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand transformation and progress across our Windows and Devices group. From Windows 10 to Surface Book to HoloLens, and PC-like productivity on Lumia 950 series, it is clearly now apparent that we have a portfolio of unique and productive Windows devices. One of the guiding principles of the devices vision is that it’s not just about the device itself, but what you’re able to get done with it. The simple fact is that the most personal device that we have to get things done is our phone. So the team and I are working tirelessly to make sure that we do our best to give you the most productive phones on the planet. At the end of 2015 we introduced the first Lumia devices running Windows 10 – Lumia 550,  Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL  – and  we’re thrilled at the response they’ve received . Now, here at the beginning of 2016, we’re excited to announce the new  Lumia 650  – our latest smartphone running

'Free' Windows 10 Has An Expensive Secret

Do you know what’s the single biggest driver in Windows 10 adoption? That it is Free.  Truly, completely, 100% free  as long as you own a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 Home or Professional. Do you know what’s the second biggest driver of Windows 10 adoption? That it won’t be free after its one year anniversary on July 28th 2016 – so the message is you must be quick. Except I’m willing to bet  Microsoft   MSFT -1.82%  is pulling a fast one and the whole ‘it’ll get expensive’ argument is a myth. Here’s why… The ‘Facts’ As it stands, what Microsoft is perpetuating is that after July 28th 2016, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro will cost $119 and $199 respectively. Reading the official Windows 10  home page  this also seems to be the case: “Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet access fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availabili

Windows 10 Upgrade to Become Automatic as a 'Recommended Update' in 2016

Microsoft is willing to go to great length to get you to upgrade to Windows 10. The company says that starting next year, every Windows 7 or Windows 8 user will see Windows 10 as a "recommended update" on their computer. The company also shared some changes it plans to make on how updates are sent to Windows 10 computers. Last month the company began to push Windows 10 to some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users as an "optional update". The company now says that starting in 2016, everyone using the aforementioned old versions of its software will see Windows 10 as a "recommended update". Depending on the user's Windows Update setting, the upgrade process will begin automatically, but the final switch between the new and old OS will only be flipped by the user, explains the blog post titled 'Making It Easier to Upgrade to Windows 10'. "A user will be presented with a choice to install Windows 10," Terry Myerson, Microsoft's hea

A New Era of Windows 10 Devices from Microsoft

We’ve been talking about Windows 10 for over a year now and today we started our next chapter, with new devices designed for Windows 10. Today I stood on stage in NYC along with members of my team and had the honor of unveiling a new era of Windows 10 devices from Microsoft. We introduced new Surface, Lumia, and Band devices and shared the latest from HoloLens, and Xbox. I’ve been using these devices for months and couldn’t wait to share them with you today. Windows 10: Off to the Hottest Start in History In just a few short months, it’s been incredible to see more than 110 million devices already running Windows 10. I’m personally humbled and excited to see people around the world loving Windows 10. Thank you for your feedback – the team and I love reading it and using it to help us shape the future of Windows. We’re seeing a  great response from IT professionals , with over 8 million business PCs already running Windows 10. I’ve also been thrilled to see the  res