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Microsoft have recently announced the date that the offer to upgrade to Windows 10 for free will end. As we have discussed in previous blogs, this was always a limited-time offer. As hinted previously, the offer will come to an end on July 29th - pretty much exactly a year after the initial release.

For those that have already upgraded, another important date follows hot on the heels of the end of the upgrade offer. It has also been announced that the big Windows 10 update that we have also discussed previously will be arriving on August 2nd. The most noticable change to most will be some tweaks to the start menu.

Updates like this are set to become the norm, as Microsoft moves to more Apple-like model of gradual improvements to the operating system rather than major releases every few years. In case you missed it, we wrote an in-depth article last month on Microsoft's possible motivations for their recent apparent generosity.

# Bryan Hoare 2016-07-01 14:20
Will Microsoft be contacting the users re the cost involved.
# threeait 2016-07-01 14:52
I don't think they've announced the upgrade prices to Windows 7 and 8 users once the offer ends yet, but they're generally about £100 for a Home upgrade and £200 for a Pro upgrade. The anniversary feature update will be free to everyone already running Windows 10.

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