Official: Windows 10 will be free as an update

Official: Windows 10 will be free as an update

After many rumors and incomplete information, we finally have official data on the various versions of the system and if we can receive Windows 10 for free.

Since it was announced that Windows 10 would be a free update, there has been a lot of talk about what that means for the user and for Microsoft.

Finally today the different versions in which Windows 10 will be available for free have been announced, from those oriented to mobile devices to business versions and of course those of the end user. We have them below:

Ace are Windows 10 free and other versions

Windows 10 Home

It is an update to Windows 8.1 Core. If you do not know if you have the core version, it is probably the one you have, since it is the internal name that Microsoft used for most versions of Windows 8.

Windows 10 Home is aimed at consumers and devices like PCs, hybrids and tablets.

Windows 10 Home be free for any user with a Windows 7 or Windows 8 and 8.1 device, being available in this way during the first year since Windows 10 is released.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 8.1 Pro upgrade. It is based on Windows 10 Home, adding functionality for advanced users and small businesses, such as remote desktop, device management, and cloud services.

Windows 10 Pro be free for any user with a Windows 7 or Windows 8 and 8.1 device, during the first year.

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows 8.1 Enterprise upgrade. A version of Windows 10 Pro with added features for medium and large businesses and organizations.

Windows 10 Enterprise will only be available by purchasing a certain number of licenses.

Windows 10 Education

A version aimed at schools and other teaching centers, can be obtained by acquiring licenses. Aimed at teachers and students.

Schools with Windows 10 Home and Pro will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

Windows 10 Mobile

Windows Phone 8.1 update. Only for smartphones and tablets smaller than eight inches.

Be available as a free upgrade for all current Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

Windows 10 Mobile version for entrepreneurs, it is the same but with the possibility of managing updates.

In addition to all of these, there will be specific Windows 10 versions for Xbox One, HoloLens, Surface Hub and ATMs.

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