PC World had what I would describe as a bizarre encounter with Microsoft this week, when asking about a new feature in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update.
Those of us that busted our rumps to get our fleets/dozens/hundreds of PCs upgraded to Windows 10 in time for July 29, may have some reason for temper at Microsoft. It turns out the deadline was mostly a myth.
Following up on my article yesterday, and beating a dead horse, this is a reminder that the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends on July 29th. I’ll also share a couple options to lock in your rights, in case you aren’t quite ready to upgrade.
If you have anything other than a BIOS key that activates Windows 10 on one of your computers, you will want to read this. This includes Pro upgrades and/or upgrades from previous retail versions of Windows.
Moral of the story: Sell items separately, and describe them properly.
Looks like Microsoft has made good on giving OEMs a workaround for the TPM 2.0 requirement… at least for now.
Microsoft has said that after July 29th, it will be $129 to upgrade to Windows 10. But even if you don’t want to upgrade right now, you can still lock in Windows 10 upgrade rights for life on each machine.
Putting tongue firmly in cheek, hopefully to accomplish something.
I’m a bit surprised Microsoft doesn’t have a guide for this one. It’s pretty easy to fix…
Windows 8.1 has been out there for awhile, and there are going to be people looking to clean install. If you got Windows Media Center upgrades for your Windows 8 Pro license, stop here and read this.