First major update for Windows 10 arrives August 2

The first major update to Windows 10 will go live on August 2, just days after Microsoft plans to stop offering free upgrades to its latest operating system. Dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the reasonably-sized patch will include new features such as improved stylus support, Cortana on the lock screen, extension support in Edge, tighter Xbox One integration, and Android smartphone notification mirroring. Depending on Microsoft decides to start deploying the update, Australian users might not see it until August 3.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available for free for existing Windows 10 users.

A free upgrade to Windows 10 is available until July 29. After this point, Microsoft will charge AUD$179 for Windows 10 Home, and AUD$299 for Windows 10 Pro. Computers running Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 are all eligible for the free upgrade.

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