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Christian
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http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/01/what-windows-as-a-service-and-a-free-upgrade-mean-at-home-and-at-work/

Microsoft wants you to pay for Windows with a new PC then all future version upgrades are free for the life of that computer, similar to phone OS upgrades. Some articles are referring to it a service, even though you pay for it all upfront.

This plan should work fine for the those who buy a computer with Windows, keep it until it breaks, then buy a new one. What about people who frequently upgrade or need to replace broken parts. It seems Microsoft will have to remove the ability to transfer Windows to new hardware. Otherwise you’d never pay for Windows again. I wonder how they propose to handle these situations.