Windows 10 is priced the same as Windows 8: Home costs $119, Pro costs $199


Windows 10 is priced the same as Windows 8: Home costs 19, Pro costs 99

Earlier today, we learned that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th. On this day, you can snag Windows 10 for PCs and tablets via the free upgrade offer that expires July 29th, 2016 (a time span of one year). However, those who are not eligible (have an older version of Windows pre-7) or who wish to purchase a copy of Windows 10 can do so as well. Microsoft will be offering Windows 10 Home for $119 and Windows 10 Pro for $199, along with a Pro Pack that lets you upgrade from Home to Pro for $99. 

“Windows 10 Home is an estimated retail price of $119. Windows 10 Pro is an estimated retail price of $199. And Windows 10 Pro Pack, which enables you to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, is an estimated retail price of $99.  All these are available in stores or online,” a Microsoft spokesperson told WinBeta today. These prices are similar to the Windows 8 pricing when it was first released.

Over the weekend, Microsoft began showcasing an advertisement on Windows 7 computers in notification form via the taskbar, and allows users to ‘reserve’ their free upgrade to Windows 10. This means once Windows 10 is available, it’ll start downloading immediately via Windows Update. Remember to take advantage of this offer and keep in mind that it expires on July 29th of next year. For all the latest news, keep an eye on our dedicated Windows 10 news page.