Is Microsoft planning to lower license fees for Windows 10 for it’s OEMs? Windows 10 is already free for machines with display size below 10 inch. The Taiwan based Digitimes has published an article here, suggesting, that Microsoft has settled with notebook vendors. Windows 10 licensing rates for models to be launched in 2017, will be reduced for machines with display size under 14.1. The agreement shall be valid after March 1, 2017. Details are not outlined.