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Upgrading to Windows 10? Here’s which version you will get for free

So Windows 10 is on the way and those of you who own a genuine license for either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be getting the free upgrade on the 29th of July. However, Microsoft had not fully detailed exactly which version of the operating system you would be upgrading to until now.

On a new Windows 10 question and answer page, Microsoft tried to answer quite a few common questions about the upcoming upgrade, including details on exactly which version of Windows 10 users will be receiving, as there are quite a few, which we have reported on previously.


Those who own a genuine copy of Windows 7 starter edition, home basic or home premium will get upgraded to a copy of Windows 10 Home, as you would expect. Those running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Pro will get Windows 10 Pro.

On the Windows 8.1 side, those who own the standard edition will get Windows 10 Home while those who own Windows 8.1 Pro or 8.1 Pro for Students will get Windows 10 Pro. Everyone running Windows 8.1 Mobile will get an upgrade to Windows 10.

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KitGuru Says: The upgrade paths are pretty much exactly how you would expect them to be but it is nice to have the confirmation. Are any of you planning to upgrade to Windows 10 next month? 

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