Microsoft announced Windows 10 a while back, stating the upgrade would be free. Some of us were skeptical about it, but it actually happened! Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 users will receive free upgrades to the new and improved (hopefully) operating system. Those of you who are pirates will have to shell out some major monies for the upgrade; ranging from Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 12000/-

According to Microsoft, the strategy has been implemented to battle the corporations fight against piracy, but it is also to cover up for the unsatisfied users from the Windows 8/8.1 version. As of now, you can sign up to reserve the update when it comes out, after which the upgrade will be free for a year. Anyone who upgrades after a year, will have to pay the full price. To be able to be eligible for the update, your system must meet the minimum requirements, have either Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 on your system, and must have installed the update called KB3035583. Post which your taskbar will get a Windows icon on it. Clicking on this will open a window that allows you to reserve your free Windows 10 Upgrade.

This seems to be a smart move on Microsoft’s part, since it will help them recover the consumers they previously lost with the Windows 8/8.1 version. They say the Windows 10 OS is more focused on consumers, but only time will tell if it works.