Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Windows 10: Pre-Orders, Prices and Free Upgrades

Microsoft has said many times in the past that the release will be in the summer for PCs and then mobiles and tablets. But they have never revealed the exact release date.

It looks like that won’t be needed anymore, an online reseller has released the dates of two Windows 10 editions for OEMs alongside their pricing. Microsoft has not said anything about the dates or the pricing but their dates seem kind of legit.

The company behind this is Newegg.com, which sells all kinds of computers and software. They are now taking pre-orders for Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM System Builder packages at $149.99 and $109.99.

But no one is sure since they are a third-party store. Two months ago, AMD President and CEO Lisa Su surprised a lot of people by saying that Windows 10 would be made available in late July. Many believe she was referring to the release to manufacturing versions of Windows 10 and not the OEM. But if she’s right, the Win 10wait would be reduced by around a month.

They did announce that their new operating system will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Apart from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Enterprise, other editions include Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise. The company has also said in the past that it will not offer a free Windows 10 upgrade to those with pirated versions or non-genuine copies. Those people will be provided with a paid upgrade path. The good news is that if you’re running devices with non-genuine Windows you can upgrade to Windows 10 without any problems.

Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Back in January, the company announced that they would offer free Windows 10 upgrades for a year to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. The release is not coming yet but details about the easy process have surfaced.

A reddit user was one of the first to see the new “Get Windows 10″ message on Windows 8. Others running Windows 7 confirmed it too. The update behind this notification is KB3035583, which is part of the upcoming OS upgrade process.

If you spotted this message and do not want to get it, you can uninstall the update mentioned above. If you do want to get it and did not see the message, make sure you have this update installed.

Easy Install

The install is actually pretty easy and it explains that the upgrade is free, that it’s not a trial, and that it is a full version of Windows 10. Users need 3 GB of space for the download. KB3035583 requires Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to function correctly, if you don’t have that then you probably won’t get the message. There are other things that can make you not get the message, like your locale and language. If you do meet the requirements and haven’t gotten it yet, don’t worry. Microsoft is apparently releasing these things slowly so be patient.

The surprising message and free upgrade shows that Microsoft wants all of its users to have their latest operating system as soon as possible. The giant hopes to have 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in two or three years.

Sean Farlow
University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Big fan of sports teams from South FL.
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  1. No Windows 10 will be installed on MY computer. I recently picked up FREE software at http://TINYURL.COM/UPWINDOWSINFO and now my computer is running as though it’s brand new after doing a pretty fast scan, and at this time there is no point in getting and relearning an entirely new OS when I don’t have to. Even though Windows 10 is free (thanks for that one Microsoft) , it’s going to have to take up a ton of space on my computer to install an ENTIRELY new Operating System. I know how tiring it can be to use your computer system when you are loading slow on every website, but since I don’t have that problem anymore I don’t need windows 10.

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