Windows 10 Pro users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Home for free, Microsoft has announced.
The company said this would be made available as part of its Windows 10 upgrade plan for new and existing Windows 10 users.
Microsoft’s announcement came in the company’s first official public blog post about the new Windows 10 editions, Windows 10 Professional, and Windows 10 Education.
“Windows 10 Pro, Windows Pro Education, and Microsoft Edge are available as free upgrade options to Windows Insider customers,” the blog post said.
“These upgrades are available for those who are eligible and have a current Windows 10 PC running Windows 10.
We also encourage Windows 10 Insider users to try out Windows 10 before upgrading.”
Microsoft has not revealed the upgrade plan, but Windows Insider is a free subscription service that gives free upgrades to customers who sign up for a subscription.
Windows 10 will be available on the new generation of Windows 10 PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, but not on Windows 10 tablets.
It will also not be available as a free upgrade to the PC or tablet version of Windows 7.
Instead, Windows will be released in the form of a Windows 10 RT operating system that includes all the features of Windows 8 and Windows 8, including Cortana, an enhanced user interface, and more.
The Windows 10 Store will also be available to download for free for new customers.
Windows RT will include Cortana, Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, the Start Menu, and other new features.
Microsoft said it will be releasing Windows 10 in the coming weeks, and will be offering new updates to the operating system to make it more familiar.
Windows Insider subscribers will be eligible for the free upgrade.
Microsoft did not provide any information on how many Windows 10 devices will be upgraded to the Windows 10 version of the operating systems, but it did say it will provide a list of Windows RT devices to enable customers to upgrade.
Windows Insiders who are not eligible for an upgrade to a Windows RT device will still be able upgrade to that version.
Microsoft also has announced it will start releasing Windows Insider upgrades for Surface RT.
Windows 7 and 8.x Insiders will be allowed to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro and vice versa.
Windows 8 Insiders can also upgrade to 10 from Windows 8 RT.
The release of Windows Server 2019 will enable Insiders to upgrade their existing servers to Windows Server 2020 and vice-versa.