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Microsoft Reveals Windows 7 Exponential New Charges
Windows 10 Problem Sees Upgrades Halted
is thriving. The rejuvenated massive is in the race to be generation’s most precious company and (pretty rightly) there’s a massive reward for Satya Nadella’s leadership. But Windows 7 proprietors are about to examine this new lean and mean Microsoft nonetheless knows how to make unpopular decisions…
ZDNet reports that, despite its huge recognition, Microsoft has no plans to extend aid of Windows 7 beyond January 2020. That is unless you pay a brand new annual rate which will double in fee each year.
Citing companions and having obtained screen grabs of pricing, ZDNet well-known shows Microsoft will charge Windows 7 Pro customers $50 for the primary yr of the extra guide, $100 for the second one 12 months and $2 hundred for the 1/3 yr. Windows Enterprise quantity licensing customers can pay half of those charges, but the fee for keeping a lot of PCs will get very expensive in no time.
Furthermore, there’s no factor opting in late. If you handiest be a part of within the 2nd year, you still need to pay for the primary year as properly. Ouch.
There’s a few in addition pain here too as everyday consumers haven’t an option to be part of, their computers will absolutely be cut off from updates in January 2020. So at the same time as one greater year for $50 can also have appeared tempting, it gained’t be to be had to you. And Microsoft recently improved the fee of Windows 10 Home from $119 to $139 as well.
In defense of Microsoft, Windows 7 will be 10 years antique this 12 months and the enterprise has to attract a line somewhere.
That said if Microsoft needs clients to upgrade willingly to Windows 10 without the risk of steeply-priced consequences, then the corporation first desires to reduce-out the numerous extreme troubles which can make this pass so unappealing to Windows 7 users within the first region…