The end of Support for Windows 7 is quickly approaching. This means users still running Windows 7 will no longer receive security patches for their computer. This leaves them vulnerable to malware and hackers when browsing the web. It is time to start planning an upgrade to a modern and secure operating system.
Windows 10 was first released in July 2015. Like all things new, there were teething problems and small changes made it a little different to use than previous operating systems. These issues have now been resolved.
Many Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. This was offered initially when Windows 10 was first released with many users picking the option to reserve a spot. If you did this but did not upgrade you can still upgrade for free.
Unfortunately if you don’t remember if you reserved a free spot, the only way to check is to install Windows 10. If you are required to pay, Windows 10 will run in an un-activated version for 30 days.
The upgrade tool can be download from here: https://microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10
When the tool is run, it will check to see if your device is compatible with Windows 10 and will then install the software. This may take a few hours.
More advanced users may want to download the Windows 10 ISO file, and install a fresh version of Windows. This can be picked as an option in the upgrade tool. The ISO will need to be written to a bootable USB or CD.
If you require assistance downloading and installing Windows 10 or purchasing a Windows 10 license, feel free to contact us.