Time’s almost up folks: Microsoft will end the Windows 10 free upgrade program on the 29th of July and after that, the operating system will be priced at RM630 (Home) and RM1,099 (Pro) – not something that most of us would be willing to pay for an operating system upgrade I presume.
Exactly one year ago, today, Microsoft released its newest operating system, Windows 10, to the masses. With it came a rather pleasant “surprise”: it’ll be a free upgrade (valid for one year) for consumers of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 – an offer that’s about to end today.
There are probably plenty of consumers that aren’t on Windows 10 yet, for various reasons. However, one has to remember that choosing to opt out of a free upgrade to Windows 10 means that one would be missing out on features such as: better multitasking, virtual desktops, Continuum, DirectX 12, and other new features coming in the Anniversary Update, which is due on the 2nd of August.
Fear not, should one were to dislike Windows 10 after using it for a period of 30 days, there will be an option that’ll allow users to revert back to their previous operating system. Best of all, the “free” Windows 10 licence will still remain valid should one choose to upgrade in the future.
Regardless, should you choose to upgrade to Windows 10, we strongly advice you to first back up all your important files and data, in case of an unexpected error occurring during the upgrading process.
Those who have been resisting and avoiding Microsoft’s occasionally sneaky methods for getting people to upgrade can also rest easy. By tomorrow, the reminders will have gone away; and the Windows 7 loyalists will be able to go about their business without being bothered by upgrade reminders.