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Author: Ali Salman
Interest and confusion over who will be able to install Windows 10 keeps piling up as the release date nears in. As of the previous news, we know that Windows 10 will be available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users free of charge. The offer lasts within a 12 month time period after the arrival of the upgrade. As a prerequisite, you will have to reserve your copy which will be prompted on the Taskbar via an update from Microsoft.
While the confusion lasted, it was presumed that users running the Windows Vista and Windows XP will be left out without a free upgrade to Windows 10. Pity! This meant these users will have to buy a costly full genuine copy of the update and install it manually. The copy will probably cost $119, which by word is quite expensive as compared to a free upgrade. However, Maximum PC have spotted some good news for all those users who are not running Windows 7 or 8.1. So roll down for details.
Install The Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview And Get The Update For Free
Microsoft has introduced a new way for outdated users to install Windows 10 on their PCs. The big news being, if you install the Windows 10 Insider Preview on your system, you will get an official update from Microsoft to install Windows 10. The Insider Preview of Windows 10 should have a build number of (build 10130). Given that your system should support the hardware details to run the update. Secondly, you should use the Microsoft Account which is registered for the Insider Preview program for Windows 10. This is how the outdated users can install Windows 10 free of charge and your Windows will stay genuine and working.
The method has been confirmed yesterday on Twitter by Microsoft’s Gabe Aul. Aul states, “As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA (Microsoft Account) you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated,” In the forthcoming days, Microsoft will make use of Microsoft Accounts from tester to give away updated builds of Windows 10. By doing so, testers will be able to keep receiving future updates on the program even when the final version has been finalized.
So if you want your free copy of Windows 10 and you’re running a Windows XP or Vista, simply install the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview. Yes there will be a minor change in features as these users will not be getting games and widgets, stuff that mostly doesn’t make quite big of a difference. If you want the free copy, install the Insider Preview as soon as possible as there is no idea of when might Microsoft close the deal. As for now, let us know in the comments how you feel about the good news.
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