Here's how Windows 10 upgrade paths will work

Here's how Windows 10 upgrade paths will work

"Microsoft is promising a fairly painless upgrade path to Windows 10, provided users have been keeping their existing versions up to date.

If you're running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 S14 (that's the “Windows 8.1 Update” from last April), you'll be able to get Windows 10 straight from the Control Panel's Windows Update utility. In other words, you won't have to mess around with installation disks, and all your files and programs will remain intact."

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Mostly Harmless
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Interesting that's it's via Windows Update. They must be super-confident of installation success. I hear they're also making it a free giveaway for some pirates in certain regions (China).