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Windows 10 Reaches 300 Million Active Devices, Says Microsoft, Free Upgrade To End Soon

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Windows 10 is now officially running on 300 million devices, as announced today in a blogpost by Microsoft. Windows has added 30 million new ‘active’ users in the past one month, and is on a trajectory to easily achieve its 1 billion user mark by 2018 (as announced at the Windows 10 launch).

The 300 million device milestone includes the sum total of all devices, including Windows 10 PC’s, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones, and even the Xbox One and the Holo Lens. The vision of Microsoft to offer free upgrades to all Windows 7 and above users has paid off, as it has become of the largest online services in the last year. Windows 10 has shown the highest adoption rate amongst all Windows products.

Yusuf Ahmedi, the Corporate VP of Windows devices mentions that,

We’re[Microsoft] seeing people at home, at schools, at small businesses, at large companies, and other organizations adopt Windows 10 faster than ever, and use Windows 10 more than ever before.

But, the party is about to end soon, as Microsoft has issued an ultimatum for its Free Upgrades. The first year of free Windows 10 updates is now coming to an end. If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, mark this date- July 29th 2016, is the last date to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. The following day, users will be able to buy new Windows 10 devices or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home Edition for just $119.

Another reason to upgrade to Windows 10 is the Anniversary Update that is coming to your PC’s this summer. You will receive all the new features that will come to future Windows Update Builds on your PC for free. You will be able to enjoy the addition of Native Bash Command Prompt, a new start menu, improved Cortana integration and a slew of other features.

And not to confuse users already running Windows 10, you’ve already upgraded to the latest and best software so you won’t be charged a penny. You’ll continue to receive lifetime updates for free.

To know more about the best features of Windows 10, click to watch the video below:

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