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THE END IS NEAR: Last Chance to Upgrade to Windows 10

It’s not the end of the world but its the end of something free! July 29th is the last day you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost. Are you using Windows 7? End of Life for Windows 7 is January 2020 meaning that there will be no more technical support, updates, or fixes after this time (like Windows XP!). This seems like a long way off in the future but that date is just over 3.5 years away. If you purchased a new computer that is running Windows 7 then upgrading to 10 will extend the support life of your operating system. For the more tech savvy among us, upgrading to Windows 10 is a simple process. If you are less technically inclined, don’t have the time, have slow internet, or encounter issues during the upgrade process, come visit the Service Center at myITsource where we can help you get the most out of Microsoft’s latest Operating System (OS). Our technicians can update your computer to Microsoft’s newest OS with all the latest updates and patches so you don’t have to look at progress bars all day!

If you have a compatible device running a version of Windows 7 or 8.1 you are able to upgrade to the equivalent version of Windows 10 for free. Here’s some basic facts about Windows 10 & how the upgrade works:

  • There are several new features, such as the digital personal assistant (Cortana), that are brand new to Windows 10
  • Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, & Windows 7 Home Premium will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro for Student, Windows 7 Professional, & Windows 7 Ultimate will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro
  • Once you upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC you have a full license for the OS on that computer
  • After upgrading to Windows 10 you have 30 days to revert back to your original OS
  • Windows 10 has an extremely streamlined installation by default and the whole process can be done with a handful of “mouse clicks” but there may be some settings you did not want turned on by default.

 

 

Posted on: May 17, 2016