Windows 10 will get free updates for 10 years
In the late June, Microsoft described a support timeline in a presentation aimed at Wall Street, saying there that Windows revenue would be deferred "over the estimated period the software upgrades are expected to be provided by estimated device life, which can range from two to four years."
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A Microsoft spokesman confirmed the two-to-four-year stretch, saying in an email exchange last week that, "The upgrades will be for [the] life of device, which we estimate to be 2 to 4 years." Now, Microsoft has now pledged free update for more than 2 to 4 years. Microsoft has declared a 10-year support for its new Windows 10 working framework, taking after its customary Support Lifecycle policy (MSL) for past Windows versions.
The organization has redesigned its official Windows lifecycle page with insights about the backing for Windows 10. It will give five years of standard support, which begins with the arrival of the OS on 29 July, 2015. The standard backing will end on 13 October, 2020. At that point Microsoft will offer broadened backing for an additional five years, which closes on 14 October, 2025.
Following is a note from the lifecycle site about Windows redesign and its backing: “Updates are cumulative, with each update built upon all of the updates that preceded it. A device needs to install the latest update to remain supported. Updates may include new features, fixes (security and/or non-security), or a combination of both. Not all features in an update will work on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEM") support period. Update availability may vary, for example by country, region, network connectivity, mobile operator (e.g., for cellular-capable devices), or hardware capabilities (including, e.g., free disk space).”
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Windows 10, as Microsoft has officially said, will be accessible as a free programming overhaul and with new PCs and tablets. There will be no charges for the upgrade amid the lifecycle or any membership expense.