Microsoft has announced the release of its new operating system Windows 10 from July 29th. The software maker has started prompting users with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 to reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10 OS.
Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7. Microsoft has preloaded Windows 10 OS with Voice assistance Cortana Integration, a new browser- Microsoft Edge and Windows Defender anti malware protection. Apart from this Windows 10 also brings new photos, music, maps, mail, calendar and more apps to users. Microsoft states in a press release,” From the return of the Start Menu to the variety of innovative features, Microsoft created a more personal, fun and productive Windows experience”.
Microsoft explains the “How this free upgrade works”:
1. Users have to reserve their FREE upgrade to Windows 10 now. It will download once available, and users can cancel their reservation at any time.
2. Users will get a notification after Windows 10 is downloaded to their device. They can choose to install the upgrade right away or choose a time according to their convenience.
3. After the install, Windows 10 can use it right away.
The asterisk at the bottom explains that the free upgrade is a full version of Windows 10 and requires 3GB for the download. The prompt also stated that the free upgrade will be available for a limited time period for a year and after that users will have to pay for the Windows 10 OS update. The Professional version will be priced at $149 and the Home edition will cost $109.