It’s a well-known secret that Microsoft has been pushing the Windows 10 very aggressively, in fact, the company was also sued for forcefully updating. Windows 10 is undoubtedly one of the most successful Windows ever with 300-Million Active Devices. Windows 10 is currently being offered as a free update but starting from August 1 Windows 10 will no more be free of cost.


As a last ditch effort, Microsoft is trying to encourage people to come over at Microsoft Stores and update their machines to Windows 10. In case the folks at the store fail to update the same in 24-hours the user will walk away with a shiny new Dell laptop. That being said the customer needs to check the store before 12-noon and the offer lasts until July 29. As expected the offer is subjected to terms and conditions to ensure that no one is exploiting the same.

In case your machine is outdated and cannot be upgraded to Windows 10 Microsoft will give you a $150 gift voucher that can be redeemed for buying a new PC. The terms further mention that “To be eligible for trade-in, you must own the qualifying device, device must power on, battery must hold charge and not be required to be plugged in to operate, and be in fully functional, working condition without broken/missing components, cracked display/housing, liquid damage, modification(s) or have device warranty seal broken to be considered working.”

Strangely enough, Microsoft has also mentioned that the machine in question should be running Windows 8 and the ones running older versions will not be accepted. This comes as a surprise as I thought that Microsoft is hell-bent on updating all the devices running Windows 7 and above to Windows 10. In the meanwhile, Microsoft has not mentioned the exact model or configuration of the Dell model.

Microsoft has been trying to get people update to Windows 10 by hook or by crook while this is not necessarily a bad thing forcing updates for people. Microsoft has priced the Windows 10 home at $120 while the Windows 10 Pro will be priced at $200. Now if you have a Windows 7 machine lying around at your home I would suggest you update the same and save some real cash.

Source: Yahoo

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.