Windows 10 is coming on 29 July 2015.
WOW! Yes you read right, Microsoft are offering a FREE upgrade to their latest (yet to be released) Windows 10 Operating System.
Those who are eligible are Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8 (with 8.1 update) users who have registered their Windows version with Microsoft.
To get the FREE upgrade you need to register with Microsoft.
How do you know if you are eligible?
On June 1st 2015 a small notification icon appeared in the bottom right corner of your screen – that area is called the “Tray Icon area”.
The icon should look like this example here.
Right Click your mouse over the new notification icon and you should see the options available.
Ok – not knowing just what will happen I clicked on “Get Windows 10”, which explains the process quite well.
Please note that this screen snap was taken on 3rd June and things may change over time.
Also check the caution we see on this page (bottom right). If you have limited broadband plans, this might not be a good option as 3Gb is required to download it, and this may cost excessively with your ISP.
At this stage we don’t know if the upgrade will be offered any other way.
From what we have been able to find out from Microsoft the release date will be 29th July 2015.
(this may change).
Some Cautions for you to consider:
COMPATABILITY: It would be a good idea to make sure your computer and peripherals; such as Printer, scanner, multi-function units, GPS, phones and anything that you rely on to connect will be compatible with Windows 10.
Here is a Microsoft link to Windows 10 Specifications
BACKUP: Although we don’t know the full process of how Microsoft intend to run the upgrade, we suggest that you do a full backup of your computer prior to doing the actual upgrade.
If you don’t think you can do that then we suggest you get your local computer shop to do this.
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Disclaimer: Web South can only tell you what we have been able to discover at the time of publishing this post. As far as we can tell it is accurate and from reliable sources (Microsoft websites and the app on our Windows Desktop). We do not make any warranties that this information is absolutely correct or that it might not change in the future.