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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 in a career spanning four decades. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.