- July 22, 2015
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Microsoft was ahead of the game as it finalized its Windows 10 operating system sooner than the July 29, 2015 release date. The company’s PC partners received their version of Window 10 to test as early as July 10. The public will receive it on July 29. Computer repair store experts report that Windows 10 will follow a “Windows as a service” model, which means the operating system will receive regular updates.
Preparing Your Computer for the Windows 10 Update
If your computer or device runs a genuine Windows7 or Windows 8.1 operating system, you are eligible to receive the full version of Windows 10 free of charge, according to Microsoft. You may reserve your copy of the operating system by clicking on the white-colored Windows icon at the bottom right-hand side of your screen. When you hover over the icon, you’ll see the words, “Get Windows 10.” Simply follow the prompts in the respective app.
If you don’t reserve a copy before July 29, 2015, Windows 10 will also be a complimentary installation option when qualifying devices download automatic updates.
Users have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of Microsoft’s upgrade offer.
Should You Make the Switch?
Every new version of Windows has advantages and flaws. Windows 10 will be no different. What many look forward to is the integration of favorite features from Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows 10 will bring back the popular Start menu from Windows 7 and integrates the Live Tiles found on Windows 8.1. The new operating system will also have better cloud integration, the ability to play Xbox One games from a PC, and a new Web browser that will replace Internet Explorer.
Happy Hamster wants to make the Windows 10 upgrade simple. Our Portland computer repair specialists will gladly help you reserve and install your complimentary copy. If you have an older system, Happy Hamster is also one of the area’s computer retailers. Portland-area residents love us for our selection of new and re-manufactured laptops and PCs, especially with the new school season just around the corner. Call or stop by today to learn more.