A day after Microsoft began to roll out Windows 10 globally, the India price of the operating system for all those who aren’t eligible for a free upgrade have been listed on the company’s online store. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series SAlso Read - How to disable Cortana on Windows 10 PC in a few simple steps
Microsoft’s official online store Microsoftstore.com lists the Home version for Rs 7,999 and the Pro version for Rs 14,999. Users who are using Windows XP and earlier versions, or are assembling new PCs or laptops need to buy the software. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
All those who have the original Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed, are eligible for a free upgrade. However there is a catch even here, if users do not upgrade within a year from today, they will then forfeit the right to a free upgrade and will have to purchase the software after that.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 in phases, and first the Insiders’ members will receive the update. After that people who put themselves on the reservation list, will receive the update and then the rest of the world will be notified gradually. However, if you can’t wait there is a way to get the update right away and you can read about it here.
Windows 10 for business environments will begin to be deployed from August 1, and both the software versions will be broadly available in retail stores between mid-August and September. The company also said that product pre-installed with Windows 10 will start to hit the market at sometime around the same time.
Microsoft is expecting over a billion devices running on Windows 10 in the next two to three years, with the Windows 10 support for smartphones coming later this year.
Windows 10 brings Cortana integration, the new Edge browser, a new Windows Store, Office 2016 suite, and redesigned Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail and Calendar apps among other upgrades. It also brings a new feature called Continuum Mode which is designed to help people who are using 2-in-1 computers.