TECHNOLOGY : Windows 10: All You Wanted To Know…Free Upgrades, Availability, Price & More.

Windows 10 is the most anticipated Windows OS after the infamous Windows 8. We all have been waiting for it for quite a few months and many of us have even tried its official Insider Preview. I must say that the Windows 10 looks very promising indeed and the fact that all computers running Windows 7 SP1 and above will get a free upgrade to Windows 10 is the icing on the cake.

Microsoft also announced that Windows Phone 8.1 running devices will also get free upgrade to Windows 10, but the computers running on Windows 7/8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT8.1 running devices will get no free upgrade.

What Exactly Is Microsoft Offering?

Do you really think that Microsoft will give you all features of Windows 10 for free?
While Microsoft will let you upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you won’t get the most advanced version as you will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home. This version of Windows 10 is stripped of many features that you are used to on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
And if you are excited about Cortana, then know that it will be available only in U.S., Canada, China, France, U.K., Italy, Germany, and Spain during its initial launch. People living in other regions will get Cortana at some point later on.

Say Goodbye to Windows Media Centre & Your Control Over Windows Updates

One more issue that users on limited data plans will face once they upgrade to Windows 10 Home is automatic Windows Update.
Windows will install new updates whenever they are available without any user permission and intervention. While this might be good news for many, it certainly is not a good news for those like me who like to stay in control of their computer.

Windows 10 Home also doesn’t support Windows Media Center, Hearts (card game), Desktop gadgets (in Windows 7), Floppy disks (who uses it, anyway), and native DVD playback functionality. The lack of support for native DVD playback is not an issue as most of us already use some 3rd party video playback software and never play DVDs using the stock media player.
So, if you want control over Windows Update and want more features, then pay a few bucks and upgrade to either Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise.

How To Claim Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade?

Microsoft will allow all qualified devices to get free Windows 10 upgrade till one year from its official launch. The upgrade will be delivered to the devices via the Windows Update, but if you’re like me and don’t download every update for your devices then you should look for KB3035583 update and install it.

This update will let you reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade in a few simple steps.

This update will download the required files for the Windows 10 upgrade a few days ahead of its public launch so that you can experience your new version of Windows without any hassle.

Note: The whole upgrade will be download over the internet, so make sure that you’re on an unlimited internet plan.

Is It Only An Upgrade Or A Full Windows 10 OS?

If you are wondering whether you would be able to do a fresh install of Windows 10 at some point of time in near future, then you would be delighted to know that Microsoft will let you download an ISO of the full Windows 10 OS. You can burn that ISO file to a DVD or make a bootable flash drive for installing Windows quickly.

You can use the ISO file to either upgrade your existing Windows OS or do a clean reinstall on the computer in future.
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