A while back Microsoft announced that participants in the Windows Insider Program will be eligible to receive a free copy of Windows 10 after its July 29 release. Well, it now appears they are having second thoughts.
After Microsoft made the announcement detailing that very generous Windows Insider bonus, thousands of users took Microsoft at their Word. They quickly began signing up for the Windows Insider Program just so they could qualify for a free copy of Windows 10 to install on machines that otherwise wouldn’t qualify for the free upgrade.
As a result, Microsoft decided to suspend new sign-ups for the Windows Insider Program until after Windows 10 has been officially released to the public. That means if you go to the link provided above to sign up for the program, you won’t be allowed to do so until after the 29th.
Bottom line: If you failed to sign up to become a Windows Insider before the suspension date, you’ll have to buy a retail copy of Windows 10 if you want to install it on a computer that isn’t already running either Windows 7 or 8.1.