By Rotimi Olumide, Windows Lead for Microsoft West, East and Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands
The Count Down has begun – on July 29th, Microsoft will launch Windows 10, undoubtedly our most personal, interactive operating system yet. We designed Windows 10 to create a new generation of Windows for the 1.5 billion people using Windows today in 190 countries around the world.
Windows 10 is coming to you on the 29th July as a *FREE UPGRADE for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices
Yes, it’s a FREE UPGRADE to a full version of Windows 10 – you’ll find full details on our Windows Sites – here. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
So here’s how to reserve your upgrade today!
You can reserve your free upgrade in the Get Windows 10 App. The Get Windows 10 App is available on most PCs running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows 8.1 Update. Click on the small Windows icon found at the right end of the taskbar. If you don’t see it, visit our Q&A page for more info.
This app is designed to streamline your upgrade process by making sure your device is compatible, reserving your free upgrade and scheduling a convenient install time. It also has information to help you learn about the features in Windows 10.
Click “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window.
Enter your email if you want a confirmation of this reservation.
Once you reserve, Windows 10 will download when available, and you can cancel your reservation at any time.*
You’ll get a notification when your upgrade is ready later this year. This lets you schedule the installation for a time that’s convenient. NOTE: If you are on Windows 8.1, you can set your PC to only download updates when using a non-metered connection (for example tethering to a smartphone is a metered connection). The Windows 10 download file will be approximately 3GB in size.
After it’s installed, Windows 10 is yours to love.
We’ve got your back
*Windows Offer Details
Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates. Security and features are kept automatically up-to-date which is always enabled.