TechRadar survey shows you don't want Windows 10 unless it's cheap

Windows 10

Windows 10 will be only come free for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, and if you're not one of them, you won't be buying it unless it's affordable.

That's according to our latest survey of UK-based readers, which found that you're most likely to cough up money for Windows 10 if it's priced "£26 to "£40" (around $35 to $54). That was followed by the "£11 to £25" (around $17 to $39) price bracket.

Surprisingly, just over a quarter of you went for a sub-£10 price. You can get Windows 10 as an upgrade to Windows 7, which can be had for less than £70.

Windows 10 launches on July 29 and will be free for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users that have a genuine license. You can read our hands-on of Windows 10 and our ongoing coverage of Windows 10.

Carry on

When Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 launched, Microsoft had an initially discounted both operating systems. Windows 7 cost £49.99 when it launched, while Windows 8 could be grabbed for a fraction of the suggested selling price.

With only one week left before Windows 10 launches globally, you clearly believe that Microsoft should have carried on with that strategy.

Check out the results of our previous Windows 10 survey:

And there's still time to vote in our currently running surveys:

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.