Thursday, July 14, 2016

You Have Until July 29 to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

If you’re running Windows 7 or 8, you may have received a notification letting you know that the clock is ticking on a free upgrade to Windows 10.
If you’ve been on the fence, and for good reason, after July 29, the upgrade will set you back $119. Windows users who use assistive technologies will be exemptedfrom this deadline.
Microsoft has done quite a bit to push the Windows 10 upgrade on users and has been pretty aggressive in that process.
If you haven’t received the notification at all, Microsoft explains that there’s a host of reasons why that might be, including that you might have already disabled those annoying notifications.
The following are the reasons listed by Microsoft for why you might not have seen the notification:
  • You have a recent version of the “Get Windows 10” app installed.
  • You have selected the Do not notify me again option.
  • Your computer is detected to be incompatible with Windows 10.
  • You have previously uninstalled Windows 10 after you upgrade.
  • Your Windows 10 installation failed and rolled back.
  • You have hidden the “Get Windows 10” app notifications.
  • You have disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or you have disabled the offer screen through registry key settings.
Either way, if you are eligible for the upgrade, you’ll have to make a decision to upgrade or not in less than a month.
You can access the Windows 10 upgrade either in your system tray or by clicking the upgrade button here. You’ll be prompted to download the installation file, after which you will be walked through how to complete the upgrade.
Before you begin, don’t forget to backup all your files, just in case. And if you do decide to take the plunge, be sure to read this guide on how to upgrade to Windows 10 and keep your settings and apps in the process.

If you’re still not sure about whether or not to upgrade, you can see the OS in action on the Windows 10 Demo.
Are you going to upgrade to Windows 10 or not? Let us know in the comments. 

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