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PSA: Upgrade to Windows 10 now for free, or pay $119 to upgrade after July 29th

May 5th, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer

If you’ve been waiting until the last possible moment to decide whether or not you want to upgrade to Windows 10, that last possible moment is suddenly right around the corner. Microsoft reminded Windows users in a blog post today that the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends on July 30th, at which point the price for a full version of Windows 10 Home will jump to $119.

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Many users expected Microsoft to extend the offer as the deadline approached, but based on this blog post, it looks like the company is doubling down on the original date. That’s not to say that something couldn’t change over the course of the next few weeks, but if you were already thinking about upgrading, it’s probably not worth taking the risk to find out.

Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce that there are now 300 million active devices around the world running Windows 10. Cortana has answered over 6 billion questions, gamers have put in over 9 billion hours of gameplay and the first big update, dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, is scheduled to roll out over the summer, free of charge.

In order to convince users to take advantage of the offer before it expires, Microsoft had its own Bryan Roper make a list of the top 10 reasons to upgrade:

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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