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Windows 10 - What is it?


Windows 10 – What is it?

Microsoft has finally revealed their new operating system to the masses. It’s what your computer uses to load in your various devices, such as your keyboard, mouse, wifi etc etc. It also provides you with a pretty interface so you can create your documents, spreadsheets and all the other nonsense you get up to. So now we’ve explained what it is now we want to know whether it’s worth upgrading?

Should I upgrade my current Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10?

Well in short not yet, as with all new things it needs time to be tested by the general public as us geeks can only test how we use a computer, everyone uses their computer differently. Also I hear you ask where is Windows 9? Can Microsoft not count? Well Microsoft have said that as this version is “completely different” to their previous versions they wanted to distance themselves from them. Poor answer? Yes we agree!

When is it out?

The 29th of July it will be released.

What will it cost me?

Well if you have any of the following versions already installed on your computer it’s FREE!!

  • Windows 7 Home and Professional
  • Windows 8 & 8.1 Home and Pro

If you have Windows 7 or 8.1 Enterprise then you won’t be entitled to the free upgrade and would need to be purchased from your provider.

I have a pirate copy of windows installed am I still entitled to the free upgrade?

Microsoft have actually said yes! So if you haven’t purchased a proper copy of windows now is the time to get a genuine upgrade for free.

How do I get my free upgrade?

Well you may have already seen the little windows icon in the bottom right hand corner by the clock, this will allow you to reserve your upgrade when it becomes available. If you don’t see it then carry out your latest windows updates and it should appear.

So what’s new?

  • Windows 10 won’t be vastly different in terms of appearance, it will bring back your old friend the start menu but it will also encompass a smaller version of the windows 8 Metro tile screen.
  • It will also be the end for our old friend “internet explorer” who has provided many years of valuable service, showing you all kinds of weird and wonderful things from the world wide web. Internet explorer will be removed and rebranded to Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has promised it will be much faster and easier to use and should rival Chrome.
  • Windows 10 also promises to unify all of your devices as one, so you smart phone, tablet and laptop will all be sync’d to one another, but they haven’t gone into too much detail on how this will work, we wait and see one this one.

Well thanks for reading and I hope this has been useful information? If you need any help or guidance on your Windows 10 upgrade don’t hesitate to give us a call!