One of the most frequent questions we get on this site is, how much will Windows 10 cost?
Will it be free? Will it be cheap? Will it be really expensive?
Well the good news is that Microsoft will be really invested in getting as many people to move to Windows 10 as possible s soon as possible.
Microsoft wants to quickly see this new operating system become its most successful ever.
Windows chief Terry Myerson has said that Microsoft wants to see Windows 10 on 1 billion devices within two or three years of its release.
“No other platform working in any ecosystem is available on 1 billion devices,” he said.
Microsoft believes that between its free upgrade offer for existing Windows customers, new devices, and plans for business users, it should be able to hit that target.
So how much will Windows 10 cost?
For the first 12 months after Windows 10 is released, genuine licensed users on Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Phone 8.1 can get Windows 10 as a free lifetime software upgrade.
This Offer will not apply to pirated software.
At this point, it’s really not clear what Windows XP, Vista and other users will have to pay.
It’s also not clear what Windows 10 will cost after the one year period.
Stay tuned to this page for more information about how much Windows 10 will cost.
Microsoft has provided a little more detailed pricing for Windows 10.
“The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.
Windows 10 Home is an estimated retail price of $119. Windows 10 Pro is an estimated retail price of $199. And Windows 10 Pro Pack, which enables you to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, is an estimated retail price of $99.
All these are available in stores or online.”
We’ll keep you updated if the prices change…