Microsoft finally stopped offering free upgrades from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
The "vacuum" that allowed upgrades of older systems to Windows 10, stopped working yesterday at noon, while in the morning the free page Upgrade still had download links.
For the July 2016 story, Microsoft officially completed the Get Windows 10 program, which allowed anyone who ran a supported version of Windows to a free upgrade to Windows 10.
However, the free upgrade offer remained open (in fact, like the fairy tale with Kapodistria's potatoes) for people using support technologies in Windows 7 and 8.1.
Of course, the company did not confirm whether all those who upgraded their systems were using support technologies.
Since yesterday, Microsoft has stopped offering free upgrade, and the official promo website he says:
Thank you for your interest in Windows 10. The extension of the free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who use support technologies expired on December 31, 2017. As an alternative, software and devices with Windows 10 are available for purchase from the retail store. ”
So from now on, those who use Windows 7, 8.1 and want to upgrade to Windows 10 have no choice but to buy a license, which of course costs. In the United States, Window 10 Home costs 119,99 dollars while the Pro version is sold for 199,99 dollars.
According to the latest statistics released by NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is the desktop operating system number one with a market share reaching 43,08%, followed by Window 10 with 32,93%.
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