Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 to the testers
Microsoft is going big with its upgrade plans for the next major iteration of Windows dubbed Windows 10. While it was pretty much clear that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get a free upgrade to Windows 10 provided that that they installed their windows within a year of July 29th, Windows has something even more special in store for you.
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Those who install the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10130) on their machine and use a registered Microsoft Account for the Windows Insider program, they will be able to get the final version of Windows 10 for free. Furthermore, the Windows 10 will stay genuine, so you can even opt for a clean install of preview version right now and you will be able to upgrade to the final version for no charge at all.
In a new blog post explaining some of the new changes in the way the company tests Windows 10, Microsoft’s Gabe shared the following via Twitter, “ As long as you are running an insider Preview Build and connected with MSA (Microsoft Account) you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated.” Microsoft will soon need testers to use a Microsoft Account to receive their planned updated builds, and even after the finalization of Windows 10, testers will be allowed to opt-in and continue to receive future test version in the months to come.
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Those of you currently running Windows XP or Windows Vista and looking forward to get a free copy of Windows 10, simply install the preview version now and you shall get your final copy on July 29th.