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Here’s how much it’ll cost to buy Windows 10 Home in the UK

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Microsoft has finally confirmed how much it’ll cost Brits and Europeans to buy Windows 10 if they aren’t entitled to a free upgrade.

The firm has long-promised PC users on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will get the revolutionary new OS on the house, but anyone on Windows XP or Vista will need to fork over some cash.

In the UK, we now know that amounts to £99.99 for Windows 10 Home, compared with $129/€155, meaning Brits and Europeans will be handing over more than their American cousins.

There’s still no news on how much Windows 10 Pro – which is priced at $199 across the pond – will cost in Europe and the UK, but it’s sure to be more than the direct £126/€177 currency conversions.

Microsoft is launching Windows 10 to consumers on July 29 with the free upgrade offer open for the first 12 months.

Once that period has expired, anyone still left on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will need to pay for a license just like everyone else.

Earlier this week, Microsoft moved to clear up confusion over who would get a free upgrade. The firm says those Windows Insider beta testers on Vistsa/XP will continue to gain access as long as they opt into receive pre-release updates.

Those wanting the finished consumer software will have to roll back to their previous OS and then buy a new license for Windows 10.

Related: Windows 10 vs Windows 8: Should you upgrade?

Earlier on Wednesday, it was reported Windows 10 could be the first Microsoft OS to ship on a USB drive alongside the DVD and digital releases.

LeeTronix

June 24, 2015, 8:43 pm

It is always the same in the UK despite the exchange rates its called greed tax.

Rude Hellerman

June 24, 2015, 8:50 pm

You're quite right mate. Things in the US cost $10.00 but over here £10 and some Yanks do take the mick when it comes to postage.

LeeTronix

June 24, 2015, 8:54 pm

It is and especially when they shipped from say china or some other non american country. If it was built in the UK it would make no difference its disgraceful.

Pbryanw

June 24, 2015, 10:50 pm

Wouldn't it be cheaper, if you need Windows on a new PC, to pick up an inexpensive copy of Windows 7 or 8 and use the one-year grace period to upgrade that copy to Windows 10 for free?
(You can currently pick up Windows 7 for £67 on Amazon).

toboev

June 25, 2015, 6:39 am

Are these prices all inclusive of Sales Tax (US) and VAT (UK & EU)? I suspect the latter is, but the former is not.

DClayton

June 25, 2015, 8:20 am

UK prices include sales tax, US prices don't. Removing VAT from the UK price = £83.33 which compared to the US price is an exchange rate of 1.55. Seems fair to me.

Trevor Totten

June 25, 2015, 9:08 am

There are plenty of places to get genuine Windows keys for less than that. I got Windows 8.1 for about £20 a while back. Activated and working fine. With a free upgrade to Windows 10 to come.

Pbryanw

June 25, 2015, 10:40 pm

Hi, I only did a quick search - £20 is a great price though :) My point remains though - it's cheaper to get a copy of Windows 7 or 8 than to buy a new copy of Windows 10. So Windows 10 pricing needs to be more competitive at least.

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