When Windows 10 began to arrive in the market, a little over two years ago, Microsoft offered it as a completely free upgrade, either from a pirated operating system version or with a purchased license, which allowed many users to finally acquire a legal version of Windows without any additional cost. So most users were encouraged to make the jump.
However, after sometime Microsoft announced the deadline of a free update for Windows 7 or 8.1, but they delayed. After this, again Redmond set a deadline for the update until July of last year and this was delayed too with the aim that the adoption of Windows 10 in computers around the world continued to grow, as well as its market share.
According to a Microsoft support page, the deadline for those users to upgrade to new windows for free expires by the end of the year. To try to increase more the number of users that use Windows 10. After this deadline, consumers will have to pay the full price for a Windows license, which costs about $75 for a “system builder” license for Windows 10 Home.