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Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained

July 29 is fast approaching and we know you still have a lot of questions about how to download and use Windows 10.
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So Does 'Free Upgrade' Actually Mean Free? 
We know what you're thinking: Free and Microsoft don't usually fall in the same sentence. The company has promised Windows 10 as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, but some customers are still wary. Will there be hidden charges? Will I have to pay an annual fee after the one-year 'free' upgrade window? In much of its messaging, Microsoft has left the question of annual fees open to interpretation.
Your answer: Yes, free means free. Microsoft GM Gabe Aul confirmed this via Twitter, as reported on WinBeta. If you're a consumer running a Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 license and upgrade between July 29, 2015 and July 29, 2016, Windows 10 is free for life.
Before July 29 rolls around, you'll want to reserve your upgrade through the Get Windows 10 app if you want to download on launch day.
(Image: Microsoft)

So Does "Free Upgrade" Actually Mean Free?

We know what you're thinking: Free and Microsoft don't usually fall in the same sentence. The company has promised Windows 10 as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, but some customers are still wary. Will there be hidden charges? Will I have to pay an annual fee after the one-year "free" upgrade window? In much of its messaging, Microsoft has left the question of annual fees open to interpretation.

Your answer: Yes, free means free. Microsoft GM Gabe Aul confirmed this via Twitter, as reported on WinBeta. If you're a consumer running a Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 license and upgrade between July 29, 2015 and July 29, 2016, Windows 10 is free for life.

Before July 29 rolls around, you'll want to reserve your upgrade through the Get Windows 10 app if you want to download on launch day.

(Image: Microsoft)

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Windows 10 Downgrade
While Windows 10 seems to be the way Microsoft wants us to go, they do say that it is possible that some programs and apps may not run on Windows 10. I use some legacy programs that run just fine on Windows 7. If after installing WIndows 10, if those do not work, is it possible to remove Windows 10 and downgrade to my previous version?
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