Today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices, up from 270 million monthly active devices as of March 30.
They also announced today that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (as well as Windows 8) users with a valid license wouldn't be eligible for the free upgrade starting June 29.
After July 29th 2016, Microsoft says, users will be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.
Read more about the new changes here
My folks' laptop is still using 8.1 because they are still on dialup. I've let them know numerous times that soon they won't be able to upgrade for free, but they still plan on waiting to get satellite internet. Oh well, their loss.
I didn't think I would, but it turns out I actually like Windows 10.
That's what I did... burned it to a flash drive to upgrade my three computers.
They are well aware of what's going to happen when it's no longer available for free. They just don't want to upgrade to Hughesnet at this point, which would be necessary to use Windows 10. They will later this year, but they are choosing to wait for financial reasons at this point. It's not that they couldn't afford it, they just want to wait for now as my stepfather has just had one of his shoulders replaced, is going to have the other replaced in three months, and his comp pay has gone WAY down. They just don't want any unnecessary increases in bills for the time being. He's waiting for his SSDI to be approved and come through. Once that happens, everything will be good to go. Not only that, but come later this year, he will probably also have disability retirement from the state.