a presentation on January 21 revealed Windows boss Terry Myer son that users of Windows 7, 8 (.1) and Phone 8.1 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10.However, existing customers get only the first year ran free. The offer is obviously for all users from Windows 7: Both systems have bought yourself (retail or system builder) as well as per-installed OEM operating systems are upgrade eligible.
Free only for the first year …
Since Windows 10 appears on 29 July 2015. They ordered free of charge until the end of July 2016. The prerequisite is that you are not using Windows XP or Vista, the systems are left out. Speculation that their users get a particularly favorable migration offer, so far have not been realized. Who has only changed once, Windows may keep 10 and perform a clean installation by using the own product key even after a year. As part of a presentation Microsoft hinted that Windows 10 on ARM tablets will not run or restricted.
Afterwards Rates from 100 euros
Those who do not appropriate Windows for a free upgrade or failed to timely switch, a minimum deposit of 100 euros for Windows 10. Microsoft has official prices known in this country, where: The Home Edition proposes with 135 Euros to the price, the advanced Pro version costs 279 Euro. The prices refer to the ESD versions of Windows 10; the spread of vendors alike as 32- and 64-bit version via download. Who wants to save money, accesses a system builder version of Windows 8.1’s successor: telephone support, manual and two DVDs for various bit architectures fall away here. For the cost point of around 100 Euro for Windows 10 Home or 150 Euro for Windows 10 Pro is more affordable. A disadvantage of the download version: Windows 10 on ESD base is expected to only partially suitable for handicrafts. In previous Windows upgrade versions the installation image of the system lies instead in the “install.wim” file in the element “install.esd”. The content is encrypted and closed without costly conversion to be. It works with Windows 8, for example not, the installation data via Microsoft Deployment Toolkit adapt. This drawback is more relevant to professionals.
Price of 135 euro has long been known
Who installed Windows 8, though has a legitimate upgrade system, but you can not directly change hereby:. Neither by upgrading to a double-click on the EXE file to a Windows 10-DVD nor by special preparation tool succeeds It must necessarily be Windows 8.1 set to change to: its installation is obtained via Windows Update dialog after. In Windows 7, however, an a loaded Service Pack 1 is required. What you need to consider when upgrading to explain more counselors , The aforementioned preparation tool passes through the Windows Update feature on the PC and then on informed via icon in the task bar above functions and download of Windows 10. It initiates the installation, if desired. Even before the official price announcement was in the program of 135 euros for the home version of the question. This sum, according save windows users who complete the free exchange within one year. An approximate orientation offered previously the website Newegg , which offered the new Windows early to buy: The price of the home version of the initial amount was 109.99 US dollars, now it is lowered to 99.99 US dollars. Converted corresponds to the new price around 90 euros.
Ample: 7 versions and 111 languages
When it comes to Microsoft, a Windows comes out for all devices. What did not work with Windows 8 already does not work well with Windows 10. While the Redmond unify their system further, so as to store the software source, but there are more Windows 10 versions originally assumed. In 190 countries on 111 different languages come seven system versions. The expected turn in each case as 32-bit and 64-bit variant appear:
Which version should I use?
Confused You do not need to be given the many Windows-10 variants. Who PC or laptop used, has only two versions to choose from: Home and Pro. Mostly the cheap home version is sufficient, since one does not need the advanced capabilities of the Pro version. On a smartphone or tablet, it is often not easily possible to change the operating system, or it is connected with great effort. Here stands the upgrade willing to push it on via fingertip. Do you want to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, the work or the ultimately necessary activation using your Windows-7 or -8 license key. Whose input is not absolutely necessary for both new installation and upgrade, shippable if desired.Important during the upgrade procedure is that the architecture (32 or 64 bit) of both systems must be identical. Whoever performs the upgrade by preparatory tool instead via Setup DVD, need not worry because the bit number.
Updates included – yes, but with restrictions
New features and security patches distributed Microsoft also on Windows 10 users per (optically revised) Windows Update feature. At least for the Windows 10 Patch Tuesday is probably history: Get updates Win 10 PC then as soon as they are available. Some interpret this to mean that Microsoft plans to offer its system rather than as software service. Usually the patch day falls on the second Tuesday of the month and all supported Microsoft products is available here routinely their updates. Whether the date when Windows Vista is omitted to 8.1, shows up at the latest on 11 August 2015. Although Microsoft wants to offer updates “for the supported lifetime of the device”, called the seller got one end of the update Support: By 2020, there are security patches and function supplies, then by 2025 only security updates.