Published: Tue, May 10, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Windows 10 - Microsoft is going to stop bugging you to upgrade

Windows 10 - Microsoft is going to stop bugging you to upgrade

Additionally, this gets more users into the Windows Store and downloading content which is a key metric Microsoft has been trying to improve with users running Windows 10.

You might think Microsoft made Windows 10 free just to copy Apple, which has been offering free OS X upgrades for years.

Microsoft is yet to spill the beans on how users of assistive technologies (and who are on Windows 10) will be able to avail the continued free upgrade offer.

Microsoft also said, that it would introduce their anniversary update of the operating system to make it a more powerful educational tool in the classrooms.

But Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that the free upgrade offer will end on the 29th of July. As things stand, 29 July will see Windows 10 Home become a $120 paid-for service (we're still waiting for an official United Kingdom price).

Nevertheless, a similar method wouldn't work on iOS or Android because these operating systems only allow installations from known sources.

According to a last-week disclosure by Microsoft, the Windows Store blocking feature in Windows 10 Pro has been removed by the company.

This will enable you to keep your original version of Windows, but also reserve your free copy of a Windows 10 license for later use!

Once you've gotten yourself to the correct page within the Windows Store, do not hesitate to download either one of the extensions.

Roper said that apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV, he informed are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos. There might be other options too, including sending Joe Belfiore to your house to stare at you quizzically, but we'll leave the list of possibilities at free, upgrade SKU, and no promotion for now.

So is Microsoft on track for making their goal of 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in 2-3 years?

At the moment, the differences in the back end of these services mean, for example, Mac Outlook users cannot create shared calendars whereas Windows users can.

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