Upgrade to Windows 10 for free now or pay $119 after July 29th

The free upgrade to Windows 10 promotional offers for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 ends on July 29th, 2016.

New Start menu for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

It seems that the “Get Windows 10 app”, which many people feel is very intrusive, has paid off. Microsoft has announced that its new operating system is now running on over 350 million active devices, and it’s also reminding Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users that the free upgrade offer ends July 29, 2016.

Time is running out, as such you must upgrade your qualifying computer now. According to Microsoft announcement, Windows 10 has the “highest customer satisfaction of any version”. “The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before.”

While many people might have thought Microsoft will keep Windows 10 as a free upgrade, today we know that it won’t be the case as after July 29th, you will have to pay $119 for the full version of Windows 10 Home. Of course, the operating system will still come pre-loaded in new machines at no extra cost.

If you’re still doubtful, consider that the operating system has the highest rate adoption and customer satisfaction of any version of Windows ever.

Windows 10 is more secure than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. It even ships with a free antivirus that can easily compete head-to-head with all security software in the market.

The operating system also doesn’t have a learning curve like the case of Windows 8.x with a user interface that was hard to navigate, and it offers better backward compatibility for apps.

More and more apps are pouring into the Windows Store. Slowly but surely, Microsoft is getting big name apps. Now you can download official Windows 10 apps for Twitter, Vine, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Flipboard, Wunderlist, Dropbox, Box, Netflix, VLC, Hulu, Fitbit, Pandora, AMC, Roku, and the list goes on and on. Of course, this is in addition to the Microsoft Office apps, and all the built-in apps, such as Weather, News, Groove, Maps, and others.

Windows 10 also includes Cortana, your personal digital assistant that lives in the taskbar to help you with everyday tasks and even keep from missing any important meeting. In addition, Cortana is not tight to Windows 10, you can get the assistant on Android and iOS too.

You also get Continuum mode that makes Windows 10 a touch-friendly operating system for 2-in-1 devices — including phones.

Another reason to consider is the free upgrades. Starting Windows 10 and moving forward major upgrades are always free. Microsoft is already gearing up to release the Anniversary Update this summer that will bring even more improvements and features.

As you can see there are a lot of good reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. However, if you’re still not ready, I have previously published a trick to upgrade for free to the new operating system even after July 29th.

If you need help upgrading to Windows 10, here are some useful resources:

Are you running Windows 10 on your PC? Tell us your experience thus far in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].