Which Version Of Windows 10 Will You Get With Your Free Upgrade?

So we know Windows 10 is out on July 29 and we also know that many Windows users will get a free upgrade. But which of the seven different versions will you get? This chart breaks it down.

This is Microsoft’s outline of how existing versions of Windows will translate to the new release. (Check our full overview for details on the new Windows 10 versions.)

Version Upgrade
Windows 7 Starter Windows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 10 Home
Windows 7 Professional Windows 10 Pro
Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 10 Pro
Windows Phone 8.1 Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Home
Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro For Students Windows 10 Pro

Bad news for anyone still using the Windows RT variant found on first-generation; it’s not eligible for the upgrade. Nor are Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Enterprise customers, but users on that version may well have automatic upgrades as part of a Software Assurance deal. As we noted yesterday, while the final version of Windows 10 for PCs and tablets will be available to everyone on July 29, Windows Phone users may have to wait longer.

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