Microsoft will give those who tested the next version of Windows through the Windows Insider program a free upgrade path to Windows 10 when the OS is released to manufacturing, meaning you will be able to upgrade to the final RTM version without the need of a clean install. Update: In light of the confusion caused by the ambiguity of some of Microsoft’s announcements, we have posted a new article explaining Windows 10’s free upgrade offer. When this news was first revealed by Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul through Twitter yesterday, there was a bit of confusion as to how the upgrade would work, with some people speculating that the free upgrade meant a free Windows 10 license, however that is not the case. Current Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 license holders will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge for the first year, meaning you do get a free upgrade. Those already using Windows 10 previews, will be able to upgrade to the final release code, but that won’t make it a valid license outright. Microsoft has yet to reveal how much Windows 10 will cost as standalone software. At the time of Windows 8’s launch, Microsoft offered a short-term deal that… Read full this story
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