How much will Windows 10 cost?

Brodie Fogg 30 June 2015

Thinking of upgrading to Windows 10? Then the price will be a key consideration.

For many users the software upgrade will be free -- but there's a catch.

What’s the deal?

On July 29 2015, Windows 10 will be officially released after a lengthy preview period where consumers have been able to test it for free. Windows 10 will be released to the public, and how much you’ll pay will depend on the software that you’re currently running and the package that you want to sign up for.


I already have Windows 7 or 8.1…

You’re one of the lucky ones. Owners of Windows 7 or 8.1 will be eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge.

I don’t have Windows 7 or 8.1.

If you're using an older version of Windows and want to upgrade, you’re going to have to pay. If you download a full install copy of Windows 10 from the Microsoft store, you'll pay $179 for the Home version, or $299 for the Pro version. Our tip? Buy Windows 8.1 for $149 instead, and then score the free upgrade. Not sure which version you need? Check out our guide.

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