Windows 10
The time to continually forego upgrading the operating system to Windows 10 may be nearing its critical end. The supposed target date before Microsoft will charge US$ 120 to US$ 200 is fast approaching: 29 July 2016

Since making the operating system available last year, Microsoft has been encouraging people to upgrade to Windows 10 to meet its goal of getting the OS on 1 billion devices by 2017.

All this could mean that millions of people have been frequently getting that nagging little pop-up in the lower right corner of their computer screens telling them to download Windows 10. But since most people would rather get their teeth drilled than update their computers, a slew of Windows users have yet to upgrade to Windows 10.

Unlike Apple, which lets users update OS X free of charge whenever they want, Microsoft set a 29 July deadline for when you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. So what happens if users miss the deadline? They still got options, but they will need to reach for their wallet.

For people looking for Windows 10 Home, they will be able to purchase or download the OS for US$ 120 plus tax. If they want Windows 10 Pro, they will have to pay US$ 200. If they updated to Windows 10 Home for free, but want to get Windows 10 Pro, they can upgrade for US$ 100.

Outside of forking over your cash for Windows 10 after the deadline, there isn’t anything they can do to update their PC. But once they do make the switch, Microsoft says they will get free updates for the lifetime of the operating system, which is standard operating procedure for every version of Windows.

Unfortunately, there’s still no word as to whether that annoying Windows 10 upgrade pop-up window will go away once the 29 July deadline passes.