As we all know, Microsoft have made Windows 10 a free upgrade. Meaning that you are given a chance to upgrade for free on your Windows 7/8/8.1 tablet, desktop PC or laptop between now and the 29th of July 2016.
For those of you that missed it, a new pre-release/early build of Windows 10 has been released. This build brings some new changes as alluded to by Gabe Aul(Windows and Devices Group Vice President at Microsoft) on the Windows Experience Blog. Of course, there are some changes to the built-in apps (such as Skype and Cortana).
However, one of the more interesting changes is to do with the activation process in Windows 10
“If you install this build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview on a PC and it doesn’t automatically activate, you can enter the product key from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 used to activate the prior Windows version on the same device to activate Windows 10 by going to Settings > Update & security > Activation and selecting Change Product Key,”.
A new version of Windows 10 is on it’s way soon, so this change will be coming into effect with that release.
Why does this matter? A lot of people might have a computer running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and want to upgrade to Windows 10. In order to upgrade you need to have Windows 7 or 8 and then upgrade through the “Get Windows 10” app.
With that said some may opt to wipe their computer clean and install Windows 10 from scratch. This is known as a clean install. As such I think that this cahnge is one that would appeal more to the enthusiasts out there.
Is this change more likely to make you upgrade to Windows 10? If so, why? Sound off in the comments!