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Windows 10: Dishonest users still to get the upgrade for free
The Windows 10 free upgrade offer has finally ended, although those who require the assistive features for example screen readers can still upgrade for free. Unfortunately, there are some people are taking advantage of this.
All of the Windows 7 and 8 users who have missed the opportunity of missed the Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer are starting to lie about their needs for assistive features in order to receive the upgrade without paying for it.
Windows 10 have introduced a collection of new features for those users who need the help accessing a computer, this includes an improved screen reader which can read faster and to be tuned to be more or less wordy depending on what the user requires. A part of Microsoft’s those users who use the assistive technologies can continue to receive the upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the foreseeable future. Although the free upgrade for the rest of the other users has stopped on the 29th July 2016.
Microsoft states: “For the general public, the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on the 29th July. However, if you use assistive technologies, you can still get the free upgrade even after the general public deadline expires as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies”.
Although as Microsoft does not discount any type of assistive technologies from this offer and they do not verify the users to see if they are being truthful when they say they are using the tools, anyone can go to the Windows assistive technology site and can gain the free upgrade to Windows 10.
Microsoft’s next stage in the development of Windows 10, the “Anniversary Update” will also be release to consumers from the 2nd August 2016. The new enhancements could be for example enhancements for stylus users, Cortana and Windows Hello, to which will enable the biometric system for the third-party websites and apps.