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Half of qualified Malaysia based PCs running out of time for Windows 10 free upgrade

AvantiKumar | July 28, 2016
Eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are urged to upgrade to Windows 10 before the free upgrade offer ends on July 29.

Bruce Howe - Microsoft Malaysia 

Photo -Bruce Howe, General Manager, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia.


Cloud and productivity solutions company Microsoft said half of qualified PCs in Malaysia are missing out on the free Windows 10 upgrade offer which will end July 29, 2016.

Bruce Howe, general manager, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia, said that according to web traffic analysis tool StatCounter, 50.4 percent of PCs in the country are still running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, both of which are eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.
 "Windows 10 is the fastest growing version of Windows in history, as well as being the most personal and productive version of Windows we've ever created to date," said Howe. "Since launch, Windows 10 has run on more than 350 million active devices around the world, with 135 billion hours usage recorded,"

"While many consumers in Malaysia are still on older versions of Windows, we strongly encourage eligible PC users to take advantage of the free upgrade to enjoy great new features on Windows 10 that will truly enhance their personal computing experience," he said.
 In addition, the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update will roll out globally on August 2, bringing six key breakthrough new features to all Windows 10 PCs, including more security features, Windows Ink, improved Cortana as well as enhanced power efficiency, extensions and accessibility with Microsoft Edge.
Howe said, "With Windows 10, our vision was to provide the best and most secure operating system that gets even better over time. The Anniversary Update is just the first step in our commitment to consistently add new features and innovations that people love to Windows 10. Customers who take advantage of the free upgrade today can do so with the full confidence that they will continue to reap the benefits Windows 10 will offer down the road."
After July 29, Windows 10 will be available pre-installed on new devices or for purchase separately.


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