Your Windows 10 Free Upgrade Deadline is Looming

Jun 20 2016
POSTED IN Products

Still on Windows 7 or 8? Then July 29th, 2016 is a date you may want to pay attention to!

This July 29th, Microsoft will cease to offer free upgrades for the Home and Professional versions of the previous two iterations of their well-known operating system. Those who miss the opportunity will be able to upgrade, but it will involve them purchasing a brand new download, or boxed version of the operating system.

So, people are interested. Now what?

First thing to find out is if your system can run Windows 10. Chances are if your system is capable of running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, it shouldn’t have much of a problem with Windows 10. Some laptop manufacturers that tend to be very proprietary with their customizations may cause issues, but if your computer is fairly mainstream, there shouldn’t be many problems.

Here’s how you do it:

When beginning the Windows 10 install, the setup Wizard will notify you of software or hardware deemed incompatible and your options. Even if something goes wrong, Windows 10 does offer a rollback to the previous operating system for about 30 days.

Some of our clients have mentioned that they don’t want to pay yearly fees after updating to Windows 10. When Windows 10 was released, it was rumoured that Windows was moving to an application service provider or subscription model, making you rent the OS, similarly to how some users rent Office 365. Since then, Microsoft has spent a lot of time trying to clear up this misconception. For the record: Microsoft 10 will use the same model as other version as far as pricing. They are simply giving users a chance to do a free upgrade, in order to move a majority of the users base to a more robust stable platform. Don’t miss out!

Need more information on Windows 10? Have questions or need assistance upgrading your current Windows version to update 10?  Contact our IT team at 1-866-320-8922 or email here.

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