Microsoft has confirmed that it will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows users, and that it is also offering a free trial of the software for anyone who buys Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. 

The news comes via Microsoft’s Windows 10 FAQ, which states that “Windows Insiders will be able to get a free Windows 10 upgrade to all existing Windows 10 PCs and new Windows 10 laptops in the coming weeks.” 

Microsoft also offers the following statement: The Windows 10 free upgrade will be offered to all current Windows 10 customers who have purchased a qualifying device, Windows 10 Starter Edition, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8 Pro, Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise Edition, or Windows Server 2016 Enterprise Edition device or have an eligible Microsoft Windows 10 device purchased on or after October 15, 2018.

As Microsoft noted, the upgrade is “fully free” to all users who have opted in to the free trial. 

Microsoft will be offering free upgrade offer for all existing and new customers for up to six months, as well as those who have enrolled in the Microsoft Edge program, which includes Microsoft Edge, Edge Phone, and Microsoft Edge PC apps. 

In an interview with Gizmodo, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer explained that Windows 10 was designed with users in mind, and the company has always been upfront about its free upgrade program.

“We always want to make sure our customers are getting a free, fully upgradeable upgrade, because the Windows ecosystem is one of the strongest in the world,” Spencer said.

“It’s always been our goal to make it as easy as possible for users to get the upgrade they want.

So it’s a huge part of what we’re doing, and I think it’s really important.” 

Spencer said that Microsoft has already seen a lot of demand for the upgrade offer, and said that the company was seeing a lot more users requesting it than expected. 

“We saw a lot fewer requests for a free free upgrade than we thought, which was a good sign,” Spencer explained. 

Severus, who said Microsoft has had over 3 million Windows 10 sign-ups since the start of the trial, has also confirmed that Microsoft plans to launch a Windows 10 mobile OS in October.