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Windows 9 Will Be Free To Users Running Windows 8

Windows 9

Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 9 at a press event to be held later on today. The company is also expected to use the event to unveil Windows Phone 9 according to reports we heard late last month. This information was sort of confirmed by execs from the company this past weekend.

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One of those executives is Microsoft’s Indonesia President Andreas Diantoro who said that the company will offer free upgrades to Windows 9 for users already running Windows 8. According to him, “Users who have been using Windows 8 just need to do the update via their devices and It will be installed automatically.”

For those running older operating systems such as Windows 7 or XP, you will be required to pay a small fee for the upgrade. Keep in mind this is for genuine Windows Products so if you are running a pirated version you will pay the whole amount for Windows 9.

For Microsoft to offer Windows 9 for free is a good strategy for the company given that in the past most users did not take the first chance to upgrade their operating systems whenever a new one was introduced. Microsoft will definitely have some challenges convincing the other users running other versions apart from Windows 8 to ditch their operating systems and upgrade to Windows 9.

Microsoft has not said much about Windows 9 and more information will be available later on today. Some of the things you should expect to see include a redesigned Start Menu and Cortana integration. That’s all for now but be sure we will update you on any progress as the day goes by.

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