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Discus and support Is Windows 10 free for first year is it a free upgrade? OEM Verison in Windows 10 Support on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: five questions answered | Technology | The Guardian "I read somewhere that the free upgrade to Windows 10 will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TheBlackRussian, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. TheBlackRussian Win User

    Is Windows 10 free for first year is it a free upgrade? OEM Verison


    Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: five questions answered | Technology | The Guardian


    "I read somewhere that the free upgrade to Windows 10 will expire after one year and that the user will then have to pay for the upgrade. Is this so? AlasdairNo, that’s completely wrong. Once you have installed Windows 10 and made a note of your product key, it’s yours forever. Well, you can use it until Microsoftstops supporting it, which is usually 10 years."

    :)
     
    TheBlackRussian, Jul 29, 2015
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  2. Andre Da Costa Win User

    Is Windows 10 only free for the first year.

    Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users.

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    Wow, thats cool, but does that mean, I will have to pay for Windows 10 after the first year?

    No. Its a promotion to get as many users to upgrade their existing Windows 7 PCs and Windows 8.1 devices to Windows 10.
    Once you upgrade, its yours forever at no additional cost. As Microsoft Program Manager for Windows Terry Myerson described it:

    This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device
    at no additional charge.

    Source:
    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 29, 2015
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  3. Dilligaf6582 Win User
    Is Windows 10 only free for the first year.

    Original Title: Any Hidden Fees?

    I read that windows 10 is only free for the first year. is this true?
     
    Dilligaf6582, Jul 29, 2015
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  4. Atomic77 Win User

    Is Windows 10 free for first year is it a free upgrade? OEM Verison

    Yeah once you get windows 10 it is yours for the life of the product. The only time its not free is if you want to upgrade after the year is up if you have not upgraded before hand.
     
    Atomic77, Nov 14, 2015
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  5. Porthos Win User
    It is for the "life of the device". You do not get a reusable key it is tied to the device on Microsoft's servers and is no longer valid when your device (motherboard) dies.
     
    Porthos, Apr 4, 2018
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