Microsoft is currently joining the WinHec Summit in Shenzhen, China and today the company has officially revealed the Windows 10 upgrade path, which brings some good and bad news depending on which devices you are using. Actually we already know that Windows 10 will not be released for Windows RT devices but today Ming-che Julius Ho has officially confirmed this in his presentation at the WinHec Summit. This are very bad news for current users of a Tablet which runs Windows 8.1 RT instead of the Pro version. The problem is RT is made for ARM processors and the Pro version is for normal processors. Therefore this can’t be simply changed.
All Windows Versions which are listed on this Windows Upgrade Matrix are able to Update to Windows 10 for free. Since Windows XP and Windows Vista is not listed we can expect Microsoft to not provide a free upgrade for these Windows Versions. Windows Vista is a very small amount of users anyway however this is different with Windows XP. The operating system which is not even supported from Microsoft anymore is still in massive use, maybe this will change with Windows 10. Let me know your opinion if Microsoft should make Windows 10 available as a free upgrade also for Windows XP users or not. Probably they’d have to upgrade their hardware anyway so there is the question if it would make sense anyway to do this.
If you are interested in the whole presentation of Ming-che Julius Ho, just head over to the Channel9 Website where the Power Point Presentation is available to download for everyone.