Windows 10 Will Cost up to $199 for Standalone Copies

/ 1 year ago

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Ok, so what do we know about Windows 10 so far? We know that it’s going to be a snappy, user-friendly OS that will feature DirectX 12 as well as a plethora of other interesting features. We also know that it’s going to be launched on July 29 and that it will cost up to $199 for standalone copies. Yes, it looks like the pricing for Windows 10 will remain the same as Windows 8.1’s current pricing in the US, which means that Windows 10 Home will cost about $119 while Windows 10 Pro will set you back about $199.

Those of you who will want to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to the Pro version will have to pay $99 in order to install the Pro Pack. However, since we’re talking about standalone prices here, many of you will find them irrelevant as long as you already own Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Microsoft is keeping its promise regarding limited time free upgrades, and we now know exactly what version of Windows 10 you’ll receive depending on what you already have installed. Here are the official upgrade pathways for Windows 7 and 8.1:

  • Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Premium and Windows 8.1 users will receive an upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
  • Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Windows 8.1 Pro users will receive an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
  • Windows Phone 8.1 users will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Windows Enterprise, Windows RT, and Windows 8 users will not receive a free upgrade.

Regarding that last bit, if you own Windows 8 you will not be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 directly, but if you can upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free in order to take Microsoft up on its limited-time offer.

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Thank you Techspot for providing us with this information.

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  • Alien Antler Farm

    Have the Insider Preview already installed, hope to just go from there rather than faffing around with re-installing Windows 8.1 just for the free licence.

    • TrickyDickie

      Me too lol