If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you must be regularly getting notifications encouraging you to upgrade to Windows 10, the latest Microsoft operating system. For almost a year they have been offering a year-long trial for the latest Windows 10 operating system but from July 29th onwards (2016) the free trial will not be available. This means if you upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, you may have to pay $119.
The sense of urgency is being created because Microsoft wants more people to adopt Windows 10. They want one billion devices to use Windows 10 within the next two years.
What happens to users who have already upgraded to Windows 10? Will they have to pay?
Many users who upgraded to Windows 10 have been wondering what will happen when the trial period is over? Will they have to pay a hefty amount to Microsoft or somehow will they be able to revert back to the previous version of the Windows operating system they were using prior to upgrading to Windows 10?
This How To Geek link says that you may not have to pay for Windows 10 if you have already upgraded. Not much information is available on the Internet but I don’t think there is going to be any problem even if people don’t pay up because right now more than money, what Microsoft is looking for is that more and more devices are using Windows 10.
Some are also speculating that Microsoft may decide to charge a subscription service just the way these days you can use the MS Office Suite.
But as of now, there is no information available on the Internet that suggests that you may have to pay for the Windows 10 upgrade that you have installed on your PC from 29 July 2016 onwards.