The deadline for the free upgrade to Windows 10 that was supposedly due to July 29 seems to be over, since Windows 7 and 8.1 users continue to activate their upgrades without any charge.
Microsoft's free upgrade policy allowed Windows 7 and 8.1 users who had installed Windows 10 before 29 July to activate their copy without paying.
According to ZDNet, the free upgrade continues to exist until today and Microsoft has stated:
"Users upgrading their PC for the first time will need to enter a Windows 10 product key. Users who have already installed Windows 10 on their PC will be automatically activated when you reinstall Windows 10 on this PC."
Only it seems that activating Windows 10 with a legit key of Windows 7 or 8.1 continues to normally activate the new operating system even on computers that are upgraded for the first time.
Of course, such "errors" that extend the free upgrade we had predicted would exist before the end of the free offer. The goal of one billion Windows 10 devices was not achievable even when the company had the product for free, let alone now.
You should only think of this: Today's leader is the one who has the most information (or information), and the telemetry of the operating system perfectly serves this logic as well. Microsoft will continue to market its product in every way… remember the aggressive policy imposed by the new operating system on some computers.
The company already has two complaints about this behavior.
What do you say, will Microsoft so easily quit its target? How does the guy look at the picture above? Does he seem ready to give up?