Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expires July 29, 2016

Windows 10 screen
Since Windows 10 was first introduced, Microsoft has offered a free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1. This offer will finally expire on July 29, 2016; but before you rush to beat the deadline, here are some factors for businesses to consider:
  1. Review all applications in use to ensure compatibility with Windows 10 Professional.
  2. The PC must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update. Don’t know which version you are running? Check here to find out.
  3. Ensure any PC’s to be upgraded have enough resources to support Windows 10. We recommend that the PC be no more than 4 years old, with at least a Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 120 GB Hard Drive.
  4. The upgradeability of a device also includes factors beyond the system specification. This includes driver and firmware support, application compatibility, and feature support, regardless of whether or not the device meets the minimum system specification for Windows 10.
  5. An internet connection is required to perform the upgrade. Windows 10 is a large file – about 3 GB.
We are not fans of in place operating system upgrades in general and have found through our own testing that the upgrade to Windows 10 is not always a smooth one, even when you know what you’re doing. Our recommendation is to move to Windows 10 Pro as you replace aging computers rather than upgrade existing ones. What does Windows 10 Have to Offer?
  • Fast start-up
  • Cortana – Your own digital assistant to help get things done
  • Windows Hello – Login securely with a look or a touch; no password needed
  • Enterprise Data Protection at the file level can help prevent security leaks
  • Trusted Boot will help protect you from unsafe devices accessing your network
  • Device Guard will help protect your devices from running malware
  • Microsoft Edge—the new browser in Windows 10 —blocks entry points for hackers

July 13, 2016 9:01:01 AM

Bill Boisvenue

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