We tell you exactly when the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends.
Have you already decided if you are going to upgrade to Windows 10? There are many reasons for and against, and ultimately it is up to each user to make the decision.
At Omicrono we have already explained to you on some occasion why you should seriously consider upgrading to Windows 10, but it all comes down to that, Although Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will continue to receive updates, they will not receive new features. which will be developed exclusively for Windows 10.
Should you upgrade to Windows 10?
It is not as if you have been abandoned, but almost. The anniversary update to be released on August 2 is a good demonstration of what will happen in the coming years.
This great update not only includes bug fixes, but new features for Cortana, Windows Hello, Edge and interface improvements. If you use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you will not be able to enjoy these improvements and you will basically stay with the same system as now until the end of support, with the consolation that security patches will continue to come out.
On the other hand, there are also reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10, such as Microsoft is turning towards becoming a service company. That means more advertising on the desktop, more proprietary applications with associated services, and who knows what else; there are many people who are not happy with the direction Microsoft has taken. Or you may just not like what Windows 10 is like.
When the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends
Whatever decision you make, you should hurry, because there are only a few days left until the end of the offer that allows us to upgrade for free to Windows 10 if we have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. After that date, we can update but with a cost of around 100 dollars.
But what is the deadline to update? Well next Friday, July 29, after that date you will not be able to update without paying. Simple truth? Well not so much, because as pointed out in PCWorld, we have to take into account at what time of that day requests to update will no longer be accepted.
It turns out that Microsoft has a rather strange way of doing things (when not), and The exact deadline to update is July 29 at 23:59 UTC -10.
Yes, UTC -10, that is the time zone of parts of Alaska, Hawaii and French Polynesia (in blue in the image above). It turns out that due to the location they have chosen to set the deadline, in most of the world we will have until July 30 to update.
It depends on where you live, that means you can have up to 22 additional hours to think about whether you are going to update or not, for example:
- In Mexico the deadline is 3:59 on July 30
- In Colombia and Peru it is 4:59.
- In Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay it is 5:59.
- In Argentina, Uruguay and part of Brazil it is 6:59
FinallyIn Spain, the deadline to update to Windows will be 11:59 a.m. on July 30. Therefore, you have time to check it with the pillow.