Windows - Full Version Best of Work and Play Bring all the aspects of your Only 10 left in stock - order soon. Sold by Software Media. Add to Cart. Buy Now. Jan 16, - If you bought Windows 8, then the Windows or Windows 10 update is absolutely free, so it costs nothing! If you are running a preview. Sep 17, - While Windows is a free update for Windows 8 users, those running older versions of Microsoft's desktop operating system will have to purchase an upgrade to the latest edition. Microsoft is revealing today that the basic Windows upgrade edition will cost $, with the Pro version priced at $
Microsoft account login - Users can now utilize their Microsoft account to have access to the same Windows settings across multiple computers. More login options - Can now login to Windows using a Pin or picture password. USB 3. Internet Explorer 10 - Internet Explorer 10 is included. Windows 8. This free update added the features mentioned below to Windows 8. Start button on the desktop that opens the Start Screen. More customization to the Start screen including the ability to resize tiles, new backdrops, and the ability to use the desktop wallpaper as a backdrop to the Start Screen.
Improvements to the Apps screen. Improved Search box that activates by typing anywhere. New photo lock screen to show your photos when your computer is locked. So we asked Microsoft. When asked what the cost of upgrading post 29 July would be, a Microsoft spokesperson said: For those who decide not to upgrade for free within the first year beginning on July 29, you can purchase Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store or Microsoft retail partners.
Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current via Windows Update for the supported lifetime of the device. But if you decide to leave the upgrade until after this date, what will it cost you? In characteristic form, Microsoft is not entirely clear. A spokesperson said: Will these prices stay the same after the upgrade deadline?
That's not clear. Clearly Microsoft is eager to get as many people as possible to migrate away from Windows 7 and 8. This is precisely why we have seen such a push of the upgrade , and to all intents and purposes this has been a resounding success. Microsoft says: Since launch we've seen more than million active devices running Windows 10, we're very confident in the server and network infrastructure to continue to successfully upgrade more customers to Windows At this rate, it won't be long before we see Windows 10 on a billion devices, particularly after the launch of Windows 10 mobile and after the panic-upgrading before 29 July.
It's hard to imagine that Microsoft won't do one of two things when the end of July rolls around -- either extend the free upgrade period, or dramatically slash the price of buying the operating system.
Microsoft is keeping its cards close to its chest, and only time will tell. Maybe it's happy with the level of uptake we've seen of Windows 10 and is ready to start taking money from people for the software.
History[ edit ] Windows 8. In particular, the report detailed that Microsoft was planning to shift to a more "continuous" development model, which would see major revisions to its main software platforms released on a consistent yearly cycle to keep up with market demands. Lending credibility to the reports, Foley noted that a Microsoft staff member had listed experience with "Windows Blue" on his LinkedIn profile, and listed it as a separate operating system from 8. The build, which was believed to be of "Windows Blue", revealed a number of enhancements across Windows 8's interface, including additional size options for tiles, expanded color options on the Start screen, the expansion of PC Settings to include more options that were previously exclusive to the desktop Control Panel , the ability for apps to snap to half of the screen, the ability to take screenshots from the Share charm, additional stock apps, increased SkyDrive integration such as automatic device backups and Internet Explorer Shaw officially acknowledged the "Blue" project, stating that continuous development would be "the new normal" at Microsoft, and that "our product groups are also taking a unified planning approach so people get what they want—all of their devices, apps and services working together wherever they are and for whatever they are doing. Following a keynote presentation focusing on this version, the public beta of Windows 8.