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- Update 2: According to Microsoft themselves, they don't plan on introducing a subscription based system to the Windows model. They will simply only be offering Windows 7 users the free upgrade for one year. After that it will cost money.
- Updated (May Only be Free for one year, suggesting a subscription based system)
The first big part of the Windows 10 Briefing this morning is the announcement that Windows 10 will not only be free to Windows 8 users (which we already knew), but it will also be free for anyone who owns Windows 7 as well! This is phenomenal news for folks excited about the upgrade to Windows 10. There is a great deal to be excited about as a number of incredible features have been announced, including full Cortana support and much more.
There is one small caveat for owners of Windows 7 to upgrade to Windows 10, but it's an easy one. Windows 7 owners must upgrade within one year after Windows 10 hits retail stores. That time-frame is a small price to pay for folks to get one of Microsoft's hottest new products in decades!