Windows 10 Release Date Officially Announced; Pricing Leaked As Well

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    The big news this morning is slightly off topic, but is highly relevant to tech fans. Microsoft just officially announced the release date for Windows 10. That date is July 29th. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for folks who currently own a legitimate copy of Windows 7 or higher.

    For anyone who needs/wants to purchase a retail copy of Windows 10, the pricing info on the regular retail version of the OS was accidentally leaked by Newegg prior to Microsoft's official announcement. As you can see in the image above, the Home version will be a bit more than previous editions of Windows Home, as it clocks in at $109.99. The Pro version will be a bit cheaper than some of the older editions, however. It is priced at $149.99.

    Of course, this info was leaked prior to the Microsoft announcement, so it is possible these prices might change before an official pricing reveal. Here are the requirements to run Microsoft's next-gen OS:

    Processor: 1GHz or faster
    RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit)
    Free hard disk space: 16GB
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    A Microsoft account and Internet access

    Sound off and let us know what you think of Microsoft's "next big thing."

    *The release date is for computers and tablets only; the phone version will launch sometime later.

    Update: The above pricing is for the OEM version of the software (purchased with hardware components). The full regular retail versions will be more.
     
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    My windows Pcs(7 of them) got a notification today to reserve Windows 10 for free.
     
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    Not sure I can turn down a free upgrade...This computer is on its last legs, so I wonder if I can later use that new license key for the upgrade to install Windows 10 on an older computer running Vista (after retiring this one).

    My computer probably could use a clean install, but otherwise I don't really want to do that work.
     
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    I've been running w10 for a couple of months. I like it, it really does feel like a natural evolution from windows 7. Windows 8 was such a disaster IMO. Only problem I have with it, for some reason the touchpad driver on my older laptop isn't working correctly. In fact if you accidentally brush against it it will blue screen your computer. If you are able to disable the touch pad, it's real nice.
     
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    Most of the techie sites are recommending the upgrade. I'm on Windows 7 now, and I'll probably be upgrading as long as it's a clean install.

    Also, TechCrunch stated professional would be $199.
     
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    I got my upgrade notification yesterday. The pricing is a bit high though for nonupgrades.
     
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    I've been using the win10 tech preview. I'm upgrading from 7 ASAP.
     
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    How do you guys get notification for free upgrades ? :p
     
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    It was on the start bar, near the time. There is a windows icon.
     
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    It will come to you via an update. It is rolling out staggered.
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    Was gaming for like 3 hours did not notice anything :p .. Thank you !