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[News] Windows 10 now available in New Zealand as a free upgrade



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Microsoft New Zealand announced today that the Windows 10 operating system is now available in this country as a free upgrade to eligible devices, or with new PCs and tablets.

Windows 10 is unlike any previous version as it is delivered as a service, and will be kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates via online download.

“A new era of Windows starts today. From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique — built with feedback from over 5 million fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, at Microsoft Corp.

“Windows 10 delivers on our more personal computing vision, with a natural, mobile and trusted experience. Along with our partners, we’re excited to deliver the best Windows ever, which will empower people and organisations around the world to do great things,” says Myerson.

Frazer Scott, Marketing & Operations Director for Microsoft NZ, says upgrading to Windows 10 is easy for New Zealanders running a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC or tablet.

“As of today, Kiwis who have reserved their free upgrade to Windows 10 will be notified when their upgrade is ready to be installed. This free upgrade offer will be available for a year from today for qualified and genuine Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 devices,” says Scott.

“In New Zealand, there are around two million PCs and devices running Windows. Most of these will be able to upgrade for free from today. Beyond this, we are anticipating hundreds of thousands of new devices to arrive on the market in the coming year which will be Windows 10 ready.”

Windows 10 offers one experience that will become available on the broadest range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more — with more than 2,000 devices or configurations already in testing.

Also available today are the new Windows Store and Windows Software Development Kit, which Scott says will open the door to new and innovative app experiences on Windows 10.

For more information on the new Windows 10, visit: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/28/windows-10-free-upgrade-available-in-190-countries-today/