Amid October 2018 Update Chaos, Microsoft Bumps Windows 10 Home Price

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Microsoft is certainly becoming the new “Apple” taking up all of the headlines lately. From introducing its new version of Windows 10 earlier than expected and halting its rollout due to multiple issues to releasing new headphones and the Project xCloud – the company that many had written off as the “dull grandparent” of the industry is not holding back. Whether it’s about new projects and devices or controversies surrounding it, Microsoft seems to be enjoying it all.

Adding to the list of controversies, the Windows maker has apparently increased the price of Windows 10 Home. This might not be such a surprising news on a normal day but considering Microsoft’s current problems with delivering Windows 10 updates smoothly, this hike will only annoy consumers even more.

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Microsoft bumps Windows 10 price to $139

While not many pay for Windows 10 Home as the operating system comes bundled with every new device, those who do will have to pay a little extra now. Microsoft has bumped the price up from $119.99 to $139. It isn’t immediately clear what caused this jump or when the new price went into effect.

We have written to Microsoft for a statement and will update this space when we hear back. Folks at MSPU report that the new price went into effect in early September, way before the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle.

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Microsoft calls Windows 10 as “the best Windows yet,” however, not every user agrees with this. Despite being in the public for over three years, the latest operating system is yet to surpass the market share of Windows 7, potentially the most-revered OS from Microsoft. While Windows 10 comes bearing a promise of increased security and has aligned itself with an adoption rate (in terms of Windows 10 users installing latest updates) similar to Apple’s macOS, many Windows 7 fans are yet to be converted.

The price hike might not affect many, but it has certainly come to the front at a wrong time for the Windows maker as users are waiting for the company to resume the rollout of the October 2018 Update – hopefully without any more issues.

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