The end of the free Windows 10 upgrade?

The end of the free Windows 10 upgrade?

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 on the 29th July 2015, they announced that it would be a free upgrade to users of Windows 7 and 8.1 for the first year.  With the 29th July 2016 rapidly approaching, some firms are still debating whether to upgrade from their legacy operating systems.

Windows 10 is certainly a step forward from Windows 8, the OS is clean and familiar, like it was on Windows 7 and its predecessors.  It’s easy to understand, plus it has a wealth of new, helpful features that you’ll actually want to use.

Since its launch, Microsoft have seen more than 200 million active devices running Windows 10, and they say that they’re very confident in the server and network infrastructure to continue to successfully upgrade more customers to Windows 10.  Clearly Microsoft are eager to get as many people as possible to migrate away from Windows 7 and 8.1 and move to Windows 10, which has demonstrated by their aggressive pushing of the upgrade.

The launch of Windows 10 was revolutionary. We’re not just talking about features and changes — this was the first version of Windows to come without a price tag. Windows 10 for free!  And it’s a tactic that paid off.  Microsoft tells us that this is the most successful version of Windows yet, with unprecedented rates of take up.  But all good things must come to an end.  For those who decide not to upgrade before the 29th July 2016, you will be able to purchase Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store or Microsoft retail partners.

If you are still thinking of upgrading and have any questions on Windows 10, please contact us for advice or to discuss any of our IT Support services.

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