I think most of us are pretty keen to make the upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible. If you have not been keeping up with news on this you may not be aware that you could potentially be eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 for the first year for free. If you are not eligible then this price structure will be useful to you.
Earlier today Microsoft released a statement to Neowin advising that:
The easiest way to get Windows 10 is to upgrade for free. You may also purchase a copy of Windows 10 if you decide not to upgrade, or if you need to purchase a copy for other reasons like installing on a PC you built yourself. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.
Windows 10 Home is an estimated retail price of $119. Windows 10 Pro is an estimated retail price of $199. And Windows 10 Pro Pack, which enables you to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, is an estimated retail price of $99. All these are available in stores or online.
So if you upgrade from Windows 7 Service Pack or Windows 8.1 you will get that first year for free. This starts on July 29th.
If you are not currently running either of those two systems you won’t be able to upgrade. In that case, you’ll be using the above price structure.