Deadline for Free Windows 10 Update Approaches Quickly

The free update to Windows 10 is coming to an end. After  July 29th 2016. the upgrade to Windows 10 Home will cost $119. The upgrade to Windows 10 Pro will be $199.

In case you are worried that the update will cost money in the future, there is nothing to fear.  Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems made the announcement a year ago saying that “This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge.”

If you haven’t yet updated, now is the time to rethink your decision. The update is stable. It is free. Windows 10 is more secure than any previous version of Windows.

Also important to note is that the end-of-life date for Windows 7 is  1/14/2020, which is only 3 ½ years from now. After that time Microsoft will not update or release security patches for Windows 7 and you will not be able to use it safely on the internet. So if you expect your computer to last more than 3 ½ years, you would be wise to update to Windows 10 now. 

If you do upgrade to Windows 10, you have 31 days to roll back to your old operating system if you don’t like Windows 10. I have done this several times for my clients with no ill effects. So you might, at least give Windows 10 a chance.

 

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