Windows 10 will be free for the first year it is offered. This is the first time Microsoft is offering an OS upgrade for free.
If you have Windows 7 and are completely happy with how your system runs right now, there is no need to upgrade and you can ignore the prompt from Microsoft. This is recommended for business computers. Windows 7 is supported until 2020 so you have 5 more years before you need to change.
Do not download and install the upgrade on the very first day it is available. We recommend waiting it out until any bugs are figured out.
Before doing any upgrade, you should follow some simple procedures.
- Full system image of your computer (this will allow a full restore to before the upgrade, including operating system, programs, setting and data). If the Windows 10 upgrade goes bad or you dislike it, you can go back to original settings.
- If you don’t opt for full system image, you MUST have a good backup of your current data before any upgrade. Really. You must do this.
If you feel you need help, please contact us at Thames Computer Consulting at 610-733-6842. We can help you setup a software program to do a full system image or complete data backup.