Last week Microsoft announced on their blog that they would be offering Windows 10 testers a free copy of the software when it launches next month, the company has now clarified its position on this.
Microsoft has updated its original blog post and has now explained that members of its Windows 10 testing program will not get a free copy of the software, unless the test version you installed was on an activated version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.
The confusion about the free software has apparently come from the Windows 10 Insider Program, members of this program will continue to get beta releases of the new Windows.
Microsoft cause similar confusion in the past when they implied that people using a pirated copy of Windows 10 would get a free update to the software, these uses will be offered an update to a legitimate copy of the new Windows for a cost.
So basically Windows 10 will be available for free to owners of Windows 7 or Windows 8, owners of pirated copies will have to pay for the software and people who want to install the software on a new machine will also have to pay for it.
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