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Microsoft to Offer Free Windows 10 Upgrade to All

Microsoft made a series of low key announcements via the blog of a company executive regarding the future release of the Windows 10 operating system, USA Today reports. The news that the latest version of the Windows operating system would be available in the Summer sees a change in the regular release of software by Microsoft. In general, Microsoft has stuck to release dates in the Fall, but have moved this launch to the Summer to take advantage of the back to school shopping season.

Dan Newlin said that earlier announcements had already been made stating all users of Microsoft 7 and 8 would be able to upgrade for free to Windows 10 as long as the initial download was completed within one year of the release of Windows 7 and 8. No Windows 9 exists, but the latest release is designed to add to the growing market for PC’s. Microsoft saw a growth of just three percent during the last back to school Summer shopping period, a low amount compared to the 14 percent rise in sales of Apple computers and tablets during the same period.