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Critics denounce Windows 10 upgrade changes as PR ploy

Gregg Keizer | July 1, 2016
Users put 'X-click' backtracking into context; scold Microsoft for goodwill attempt so late in the free upgrade offer's lifespan

The commenter was likely referring to the free upgrade's remaining month; Microsoft will end the one-year deal on July 29, the anniversary of the operating system's launch. After that, licenses to Windows 10 Home will cost.

Commenters also added their two cents to the Computerworld news story outlining the changed GWX. "This is likely just a publicity stunt or an effort at damage control," maintained Michael Lou on Wednesday. "This is a waste of effort [because] there is only 1 month left [before] the upgrade offer expires on 29 July 2016."

"Too late, Microsoft, you had a chance to do this right and you blew it," echoed someone identified only as Rick.

 

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