Microsoft's Free Windows 10 Upgrade: 10 Things Partners Need To Know
Beta Blues: Not All Windows 10 Testers Get A Free Upgrade
Microsoft broke some hearts of early testers of Windows 10 when it clarified via its Windows Insider Program that not all beta testers of Windows 10 would receive a free upgrade to Windows 10. In a blog post it stated that only hardware that had previously run a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 versions of Microsoft's operating system before being upgraded to Windows 10 would receive a free Windows 10 upgrade.
That meant anyone who installed an early test version of Windows 10 on hardware that had not previously had an operating system would not get the free RTM version of Windows 10. Neither would testers running unregistered versions of Windows 7 or 8.1.