Windows 9 Will be Free for Windows 8 Users -- Report

The president of Microsoft Indonesia reportedly said that users who upgrade from Windows 8 to the rumored Windows 9, will be able to do so for free.

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The Windows 8 home menu...which might see some big changes.
The Windows 8 home menu...which might see some big changes.

UPDATE: In a surprise move, Microsoft is skipping Windows 9 entirely and going straight to Windows 10. You can read the story on the new OS what its new features will be as it breaks right here.

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Windows 9 has not been officially announced, although we expect Microsoft to reveal the next version of their Windows operating system during a widely rumored press event scheduled for tomorrow, September 30. But in the meantime, the president of Microsoft Indonesia has reportedly spilled early details on an upgrade program for current Window 8 users. According to Indonesian site

Detik (via PCWorld), Andreas Diantoro confirmed that "Windows 9 will be a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users."

His full quote, translated by the handy but not entirely perfect Google Translate was: "Easy, when the OS (Windows 9) was launched later, users who have been using Windows 8 just need to do the update via his device. It will be installed automatically." He reportedly made this comment at the Hotel Mulia in Jakarta.

A US Microsoft representative said that they have nothing to share at this time. But we'll keep you updated on the further details as they're made available, as well as what this could mean for PC gaming. On a related note, Microsoft's Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, talked about renewing the company's focus on PC gaming earlier this year at E3.

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