Microsoft made quite a splash when they announced that Windows 10, due for public release on July 29, would be a FREE upgrade. They made an even bigger ripple when they told us what “free” meant.
In a nutshell, anybody running Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 on a PC (not a tablet or phone) will be eligible to receive the upgrade for free. So, all those Windows XP users are faced with investing in a new version of the operating system, priced at a conservative $200–or with the prospect of replacing their old XP computers altogether.
Also ineligible are users of the Enterprise version of Windows, as well as those running Windows in virtual machines. If you don’t know what that means–no worries, it probably means you’re eligible.
So how do you get Windows 10 for free? Microsoft Update, a built-in feature of the newer Windows versions, will download and install the software on your PC.
That being said, a carefully planned upgrade is wiser than a deep-end dive. If you have more than two or three PCs in your business, give us a call, and let’s do it right. We’re a Microsoft partner, and our team will help take the guesswork out of the upgrade process.