Windows 7 SP1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 directly says Microsoft

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Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore has said that Windows 7 service pack 1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 directly from within the operating system without upgrading to Windows 8.

Talking about Windows 10 at the TechEd Europe conference in Barcelona, Belfiore said that Windows 7 users who want to upgrade to Windows 10 will be required to patch their systems with an update that Redmond will ship through its Windows update service.

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Belfiore refrained from adding more details about the update and didn’t talk about the pricing of Windows 10 either. Word has it that Windows 10 will be free for quite a few Windows users, but there is no word on whether Windows 7 users will be offered a free upgrade.

Windows 10 has been tweaked in such a way that it will appeal to Windows XP and Windows 7 users – the desktop users who prefer keyboards and mouse over touchscreens. One of the most missed features of Windows 8 – the start button – is back in Windows 10 and with it are lot many new features including support for multiple desktops, notification centre among other things.