Microsoft Announces Free Upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Users. This also includes free upgrades for those running Windows Phone 8.1 as well. This was announced today at the Windows 10 The Next Chapter event. What is not known is if you can upgrade from Windows 8 straight to Windows 10 or if you will have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first. Also I did not hear about Windows RT in any version. Looks like Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Phone 8 and older are out of luck. This free upgrade is available for the first year after Windows 10 is released.
This has never happened before to his extent. Microsoft did make Windows 8.1 free to Windows 8 users but Windows 8.1 was not a full featured release like Windows 10. This should come as welcome news to anyone running Windows 8.1 and for most running Windows 7. I wonder what else will be announced today.