Windows 9 To Be Free Upgrade For Windows 8 Users

Posted: Sep 28 2014, 4:45pm CDT | by , in News

 
Windows 9 To Be Free Upgrade for Windows 8 Users
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Microsoft May Allow Certain XP Users To Upgrade Also.

With Windows 9 debut less than a week away, more rumors have begun to surface about the upcoming OS platform for Microsoft.

According to reports Microsoft is considering releasing Windows 9 as a free download for certain Windows users. A report from the President of Microsoft Indonesia via Detik stated that Andreas Diantoro confirmed that Windows 8 users will be allowed to acquire a free upgrade, along with special offers for existing Windows XP users.

In a statement by Diantoro, the Windows 9 upgrade will be available free of charge to all existing Windows 8 users once it’s released. Apparently, users will be able to easily install the Windows 9 update after downloading it from Microsoft, which is how Apple’s OS X updates have been rolled out to Macs for a few years now. In some of the recent Windows 9 leaks did say that Microsoft already has a tool in place that will allow users to easily perform software updates.

The Windows 9 Beta allows users to upgrade their Windows version “with a single click of a button.” While there’s always a chance this is just an internal trick, allowing Microsoft employees to jump faster to a certain Windows 9 build, the report by Neowin says the feature is “fully built out, meaning that it is integrated into the UI and it is native part of Windows.”

This could be the most likely option for users who will be allowed to directly stream the new OS as a download to their computer, and easily install it, instead of reformatting the harddrive with a new version of the operating system.

With recent leaks and videos of the new operating system hitting the internet before the September 30th unveiling, consumers have been able to see major feature changes coming to Windows 9, including the return of the Start menu, the Cortana voice-based search assistant that’s currently available only on Windows Phone, the Notification Center, support for multiple desktops, and several other UI enhancements.

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