Customers who use assistive technologies can currently upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost, but that loophole is ending very soon. Starting Monday, January 1, all users who wish to install the operating system on a new machine will have to pay $119.99 for Windows 10 Home or $199.99 for Windows 10 Pro.
It’s been a nice ride, recycling Windows 7 keys to get on the latest Windows OS, but since we haven’t had anything like this before, I suppose all good things must come to an end. Of course, keep in mind, the prices quoted above are for Retail, not OEM. Most people building their own computers will use the OEM version. Now the thing that is not mentioned, if recycling Windows 7 keys for new installs will still work. This “PSA” is only mentioning the “Free Upgrade” on already installed systems. If you haven’t upgraded from 7/8 to 10 already, chances are you aren’t going to do it until you buy a new system.