Monday, 11 July 2016 11:00

Time is running out to upgrade to Windows 10 for Free.

Now just over 11 months old, more than 350 million devices have already taken the plunge & upgraded.

Windows 10 will cease to be a free update on 29 July 2016, exactly a year after its initial release to the general public. After the free upgrade period, Windows 10 Home will cost £99.99 and the Pro version will set you back £189.99.

Those who choose the upgrade to Windows 10 will also benefit from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that will become available on 2 August 2016.

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade disappears after July 29th, and in the final days before the offer ends Microsoft will be using a full-screen prompt to get people's attention. The prompt will say "sorry to interrupt," before noting that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th. Windows 7.1 and Windows 8.1 users receiving the prompt will be able to upgrade immediately, remind later, notify three more times, or simply do not notify again.

Not everyone will see the prompt, and Microsoft notes if existing users have the latest "Get Windows 10" app they won't see the full-screen prompt.