Cybersecurity Tips

May 26, 2016

The Windows 10 Giveaway Deadline is July 29. Time to Upgrade!

Windows users have until July 29 to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade. (You can still upgrade after July 29, but you must pay a license fee.) Here are the steps for upgrading to Windows 10.

After July 29, you won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

When it debuted last year, Microsoft said they would make Windows 10 available as a free download for one year.  That one year now has only two months left.

You can still upgrade after July 29, but you’ll have to pay for the license.  Windows 10 Pro will cost $199.

FAQ on Windows 10 Upgrade –

If your PCs will run Windows 10, then it makes sense to upgrade before the July 29 deadline.  Free is better than $199!

If you aren’t sure, here’s a quick way to check whether your PC run Windows 10:

Step 1: Click the Get Windows 10 icon (on the right side of the taskbar).  The “Get Windows 10” window should appear.  (If you don’t see the Get Windows 10 icon, ask your system administrator about your Windows 10 status.)
Step 2: Click the menu at the top left (looks like a stack of three lines).
Step 3: A pop-out menu will appear.  Click the "Check your PC" option toward the bottom.
Step 4: The Get Windows 10 window will scan your PC and display a list of potential compatibility issues. The list includes categories for devices and apps. 

If an app is incompatible, we can fix that.  If a device is incompatible, you may need to upgrade your computer before Windows 10.  We can fix that, too.

For more on what to expect with Windows 10 on your computers, check the "Related Articles" on the right for past WOOF! articles and Tech Tips.

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