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Reminder: Upgrade now for free, or pay RM630 to get Windows 10 after July 29

By Azizul Rahman Ismail - on 28 Jul 2016, 11:02am

Reminder: Upgrade now for free, or pay RM630 to get Windows 10 after July 29

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According to Microsoft, which cited the web traffic analysis tool StatCounter, 50.4 percent of PCs in the country are still running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, both of which are eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

“While many consumers in Malaysia are still on older versions of Windows, we strongly encourage eligible PC users to take advantage of the free upgrade to enjoy great new features on Windows 10 that will truly enhance their personal computing experience,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia.

Why should you upgrade? Microsoft said that compared to previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 has the highest customer satisfaction rate among customers. Additionally, as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update (which will roll out globally on August 2), Windows 10 will receive six new feature updates.

These updates include more security features that bring improvements to Windows Hello and Windows Defender, along with two major new security features for enterprise customers, Windows Ink digital pen integration, improvements to Cortana, efficiency and extensions to Microsoft Edge, Xbox Play Anywhere, and new features for the education applications.

“With Windows 10, our vision was to provide the best and most secure operating system that gets even better over time. The Anniversary Update is just the first step in our commitment to consistently add new features and innovations that people love to Windows 10. Customers who take advantage of the free upgrade today can do so with the full confidence that they will continue to reap the benefits Windows 10 will offer down the road,” added Howe.

After July 29, Windows 10 will be available pre-installed on new devices or for purchase separately. Windows 10 Home will be priced at RM629.99, and Windows 10 Pro will be priced at RM1,099 (inclusive of GST).

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