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Windows 10 free upgrade ends July 29; now installed on 300M devices

by Todd Haselton | May 5, 2016May 5, 2016 4:00 pm PST

Microsoft made two quick announcements on Thursday morning. First, the company’s new Windows 10 operating system is installed on more than 300 million active devices around the world. That’s a pretty impressive feat, especially considering Microsoft has said various versions of Windows run on about 1 billion computers around the globe.

The company also offered up a brief reminder that the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends soon, on July 29. If you’ve been ignoring all of the alerts to upgrade, you should probably just give in and apply it now. So long as your system has the hardware muscle, you should enjoy plenty of the awesome features, including Cortana integration, a brand new smart menu, virtual desktops and more.

After July 29, you’ll need to cough up roughly $85 for a full version of Windows 10;┬áthe retail price is $119, but you can find it cheaper if you don’t buy it direct from Microsoft.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...