Microsoft has announced the upgrade matrix for Windows 10

When July 29th rolls around and it's time to upgrade your current install of Windows to Windows 10, Microsoft has clarified which version you will receive. This is an important distinction as there are two versions of Windows 10 available to consumers, but there were five for Windows 7, and two for Windows 8.

Take a look below at the matrix Microsoft released today as part of the Windows 10 release date announcement, to determine which version of Windows 10 you will receive. For consumers who are running Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic, this upgrade will dramatically increase the functionality of those machines.

For further clarification on what each version of Windows 10 will offer, check out our in-depth look at the editions here.

The upgrades for Windows 8 users is straightforward and should not be a big surprise, as there is more parity between the names used for that version of Windows and Windows 10.

Hopefully this information will clear up any last remaining bits of confusion about which version of Windows your machine will receive in July. The biggest question Microsoft has yet to announce is the cost for the OS once the free upgrade period expires in 2016.

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