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​Windows 10 to arrive on July 29

Microsoft has pinned the official release date for Windows 10 on July 29.

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29 and will for a set time be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.

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The company will be releasing its next iteration of Windows on July 29 in 190 markets, offering the free upgrade to all "Genuine" Windows devices running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Consumers will have one year from July 29 to take up the free upgrade offer and Microsoft says it will continue to maintain it for the "supported lifetime of the device -- at no cost". Customers who want to get in early will be able to reserve their copy of Windows 10 in the next few weeks.

"Windows 10 starts to deliver on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink and holograms," said Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft.

People with Genuine Windows can reserve their upgrade here, which should deliver Windows 10 when it comes available. Microsoft announced its upgrade plan in January.

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