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Microsoft ends its free offer of upgradation to Windows 10

Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 am

Quite recently on January 9, 2018, Microsoft officially declared its Windows 8.1 operating system as outdated and obsolete, and that it would not be updated with any new features. Only security patches will be granted to it. Therefore at the outset, the American corporation ensured the accessibility to a free system upgradation to Windows 10 to all its users.

But starting today January 16, 2018, every Microsoft user has to pay for installing Windows 10. As of late, it could be conveniently installed by users running their computers on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, the entire procedure is completely free and official, with the only condition of having a licensed and not a pirated version of the old Windows operating system on their PCs.

The basic version of Windows 10 upgrade with the prefix Home stands quite expensive at more than 8,000 rubles ($ 120). The advanced Pro model costs twice as much at around an exorbitantly high 14,000 rubles ($ 200). The Microsoft users of licensed Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 who somehow missed installing a new OS using a special utility from Microsoft’s official website, will soon be compelled to buy Windows 10.

Microsoft decided to extend the free installation of Windows 10 from December 31, 2017, to January 16, 2018, in an act of goodwill, giving a time extension of over 2 weeks. The user base of Microsoft around the globe including Russia could lap up this extended accessibility to get the latest OS for free, but today marks the end of that happy offer.

Even though the opportunity to install Windows 10 for free stands exhausted now onwards, but any user who wants to get the latest OS can buy an official license key for only 300 rubles ($5).

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