When did Windows 10 come out? If you are asking yourself this question “what year did Windows 10 come out”, you are not alone. Many people around the world have been expecting the release of this Operating System since the 2014 year.

The new Microsoft OS comes with quite many useful and fancy features that people will want to try out. The following is an overview of the Windows 10 release date and how you will be able to access it once it is released.

When did Windows 10 come out for free?

Microsoft announced earlier on in June that Windows Ten will be released on 29 July 2015. It confirmed the company’s earlier statement that the Operating System would be launched this summer.

It ends months of speculation on the release date of the OS. Earlier on, people were trying to read between the lines to see if they could get a hint when officials like the AMD’s CEO Lisa Su spoke. You need not speculate anymore, Microsoft has finally made the official announcement.

The final version may resemble the 10147 technical preview build that was released in mid-June. Windows 10 Technical Preview Builds were intermediate versions that Microsoft offered to people who signed up for its insider program. It allows you to preview the OS before the release of the complete version.

Going by the words of Joe Belfiore, it appears the OS will be released in phases for the different devices starting with desktops and laptops before they come down to the other devices like Xbox One, HoloLens and Arduino.

How to access new Windows when it finally comes out

After Windows 10 release date, you will notice an icon of its logo on the taskbar next to the internet status icon. Clicking on the icon will open up a window with details on how to upgrade to Windows ten. You will download it after submitting your email address.

The free upgrade is only available for those who have the current Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Users who don’t have a genuine Microsoft Windows or those who have not upgraded cannot access the OS.

How much is Windows 10 cost?

MS Windows 10 will be free for users with Windows 7 and 8.1 in the first year. After that, it will cost $119 to get Windows 10 Home. To get the pro version, an additional $99 will be applicable per license.


In a nutshell, here are the answers to your three burning questions.

  • When did Windows 10 come out? 29 July 2015.
  • How much does it cost? $119 per license.
  • How can I get it? After the release date, you will see an icon of Windows Ten next to the Internet status icon and clicking on it will open a window with instructions on how to download and install.

It is worth a try since it’s free and you might like the new features and improvements!