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Windows 10 smallMicrosoft has yet to offer an official release date of Windows 10 but by all indication we can expect its launch as early as the summer. In the meantime, Microsoft recently made the upgrade path known. Microsoft will upgrade PCs and tablets already installed with either Windows 7 service pack 1 or Windows 8.1 via Windows Update utility located in the Control Panel. Also eligible for upgrade through Windows Update is Windows Phone 8.1.

The upgrade to Windows 10 comes at no cost as long as the upgrade is performed within the first year of release. What does this mean if you have a machine installed with an earlier version of Windows 7 and Windows 8? For earlier editions upgrades will require use of a DVD or USB drive for installation of Windows 10. Moreover, there will be no upgrade path available to Windows 10 from Windows Vista or Windows XP. Vista and XP users with compatible hardware can get Windows 10, however it is not free and only available through purchase. It will also require a clean install.


Upgrade Matrix: 

Windows 10 Upgrade Matrix

*Sources for part of this article were taken from:

Computer World Atrticle dated March 19, 2015 - Microsoft Reveals Who Gets Windows 10

PC World Article dated March 18, 2015 - Here's How Windows 10 Upgrade Path Will Work

 

 

 

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