Microsoft has reaffirmed the cut-off date for users looking to upgrade their Windows PC to Windows 10 for free.
The free upgrade to their newest operating system will be cut off effectively July 29th, afterwards you’ll need to fork up $119 to get a new copy of the OS.
“The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before. And time is running out. The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don’t miss out. After July 29th, you’ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119,” Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, said in a blog post.
It remains to be seen if Microsoft will offer free Windows operating systems in the future, however users who upgrade to Windows 10 will get all future updates to the operating system for free.
“If you upgrade today, not only will you get your hands on a ton of new awesome stuff that will work as soon as you upgrade, upgrading now means you’re going to get all future updates for free, like the Anniversary update that’s coming soon,” Microsoft marketing manager Bryan Roper said in the above video.
Finally, Microsoft has announced that over 300 million active devices are now running Windows 10 – putting them a third of the way to their goal of 1 billion within the first 2-3 years of release.