If you didn’t finish your upgrade before that, you will now have to pay the full price of 9 to get Microsoft’s last operating system (OS) ever However, Microsoft has left open a small backdoor that you can exploit to get the Windows 10 upgrade after the deadline.
While the offer is closed for the general public, Microsoft invites customers who use assistive technologies on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 to upgrade for free anytime. Well, Microsoft isn’t actually checking if you use assistive technologies or not.
That’s just one of several questions that arrived recently in response to Microsoft’s announcement that their Windows Live Mail 2012 desktop email program would no longer support Outlook.com-based email accounts, including email addresses at hotmail.com, outlook.com, msn.com, live.com, and more. As it turns out, the dire warnings, while certainly significant, may not be entirely accurate.
And, of course, the warnings fail to mention some very viable alternatives that don’t involve Microsoft.
Seven updates are rated as critical, while the other seven are rated as important.
One 0-day vulnerability CVE-2016-3352 which was publicly disclosed earlier is also patched in the MS16-110 bulletin.
If you’ve decided that you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, no matter what, you can ignore the warnings from Microsoft and stay on your current operating system (OS). Let’s take a quick look at what will happen to the various flavors of Windows after the end of July.