Still on the sidelines of Windows 10 upgrade bandwagon? Well you won’t be able to stay there for long as Microsoft is revamping its upgrade strategy that will leave you with very few options to not opt for an upgrade.
Microsoft’s new strategy is geared towards the millions of users who are still using Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and those using pirated versions of Microsoft operating systems.
With 110 million systems already running Windows 10, there is a lot of road ahead before Microsoft reaches it goal of a billion installs. To turn this into a reality, Redmond has said that the first thing it will do is change the status of Windows 10 to “Recommended Update” meaning that those who have turned on automatic updates will have the Windows 10 files downloaded automatically and the update process will initiate on its own.
Microsoft has however assured that you will be prompted to choose whether or not to continue. In case you don’t like it, you have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version.
Microsoft is also offering a way out to users of pirated copies of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. On an experimental basis, it will be offering users in the United States, a easy path for upgrade from non-Genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 OS to a genuine version of Windows 10. Microsoft will offer offer a one-click opportunity to get Genuine via the Windows Store or by entering an activation code purchased elsewhere.
Another thing that Microsoft has thought of is for professionals who need to upgrade multiple PCs. Soon, Microsoft will be updating its Media Creation Tool which is used to create DVD ISOs or USB keys, to create a single image capable of upgrading any 32bit or 64 bit, Home or Pro, device. You can use this media to upgrade any number of Genuine PCs, and even do clean installs wherever you have a Windows license.