Microsoft offered Windows 7 users a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after the new operating system was officially launched on July 29. But do you know which version of Windows 10 you will get if you upgrade your Windows 7 PC? Is it worth upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
If you own a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate – the highest edition of the widely used Windows 7 OS, you will get Windows 10 Professional. It’s fairly easy for you to upgrade your machine to Microsoft’s newest operating system for free. This will be delivered exclusively through Windows Update.
Meanwhile, Windows 7 Enterprise is unfortunately not part of the free Windows 10 upgrade program. It means that the deal doesn’t apply to the Enterprise edition of Windows 7.
“It is our intent that most of these devices will qualify, but some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device,” the company wrote. “Devices must be connected to the Internet and have Windows Update enabled. ISP fees may apply. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise outside of this offer. We will be sharing more information and additional offer terms in coming months.”
Microsoft are yet to clarify exactly when Windows 7 Enterprise users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise. However, the company said that enterprise customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise at their discretion and pace as long as they continue paying for Software Assurance.