Warren has a Windows 10 question. He writes: “When will the final version of Windows 10 be available and will it be part of the free upgrade?”


Warren, Windows 10 was released to the public on July 29 of 2015. The version of Windows 10 that people are getting for the free upgrade is the “final” version of Windows 10, in that the OS is out of beta testing and ready for general use.  However, using the term “final” probably isn’t accurate.  No OS is usually every final. Service packs were released for XP and Windows 7 and Windows 8 saw the the update to Windows 8.1.

Microsoft is taking a new strategy with Windows 10, opting for smaller more frequent updates to fix any reported bugs and to add new features. The version of Windows 10 users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade to for free is no different than the version of Windows 10 that you can purchase for full price.

Hope that clears up any confusion.

~ Cynthia