The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Is Coming to an End
All good things must come to an end. And that is precisely what is happening with the free Windows 10 upgrade, ending July 29, 2016. Microsoft launched Windows 10 almost one year ago, giving millions of Windows users an offer that was hard to turn down—a free upgrade for customers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. The catch? The offer is only free within the first year.
After July 29, those who haven’t taken advantage of the free upgrade will have to purchase Windows 10 through the Microsoft store or Microsoft retail partners. Nobody wants to pay for something they could have otherwise gotten for free. So, if you’re thinking about upgrading to Windows 10, you better jump on it soon—otherwise, you could be stuck paying a pretty hefty price.
If you do decide to upgrade now, you will not only get your hands on tons of great new features instantly, but also receive future updates for free, like the anniversary update that’s just around the corner. Still not convinced? In case you haven’t already heard, here are some reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10 before time runs out.
The New Start Menu
Microsoft has heard your pleas and brought back the very popular Start Menu. The Start Menu looks different from the previous Windows 7 version, but it does come with all the usual features you expect and more, like shortcuts to PC settings, a list of all your installed apps, and document and picture folders. And for all you Windows 8 fans out there, don’t worry—the new Start Menu comes with resizable Live Tiles.
Windows 10 has many universal apps, meaning they can work on any device running the OS, from your PC to your tablet or smartphone. That is great news for businesses looking to up their efficiency factor. Because your data is synched across all your devices, you can work on the go, saving you time and money.
Task View and Multiple Virtual Desktops
Windows 10 comes with a multiple desktops feature, similar to the Linux operating system. By clicking The Task View button, you will get a bird’s eye view of all your open windows and virtual desktop features.
Another great new feature that comes with Windows 10 is Cortana—Microsoft’s answer to Siri. More than just your average digital assistant, Cortana searches the web for information, locates files on your computer, performs quick calculations, sets reminders for times, places, and people, gets directions, sends emails, launches programs, and more.
Windows 10 free upgrade deadline is quickly approaching. Why wait? Enjoy all these awesome new features now, instead of footing the bill for them later.
Need Help Installing Windows 10 Free Upgrade?
Installing a major update like Windows 10 can be challenging. For one, compatibility with other applications will have to be confirmed before upgrading.
If you’re ready to take advantage of the Windows 10 upgrade, let Safe Harbour take the hassles out of installing it yourself. We will go onsite to your business location and properly install Windows 10 to your PC, laptop, or tablet, making the transition easy and worry-free.
For more information on how we can install Windows 10 for you, call 604-295-5355 or toll free 877-974-2726.