The free Windows 10 upgrade ends on 29 July 2016
Microsoft’s offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade will be ending on 29 July 2016. This has been confirmed in a blog post by Microsoft. If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8+ this means you have a little under 30 days to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade. After 29 July it will cost around £100 to buy Windows 10.
Do I have to upgrade to Windows 10?
No. If you are perfectly happy with your Windows 7 or Windows 8+ computer, and Windows 10 does not appeal to you, then just carry on ignoring the upgrade notifications that appear (these will stop sometime after 29 July). Windows 7 continues to be supported until 14 January 2020 and Windows 8+ until 10 January 2023.
What if I upgrade but don’t like Windows 10?
If you upgrade to Windows 10 and really don’t like it there is the option to go back to your previous operating system. This option is not available if it is more than a month since you upgraded, if you have run cleanup tools that removed previous windows installation files or the C:\Windows.old folder has been deleted.
Don’t rely on other peoples opinions on Windows 10, upgrade and see if you like it.
Is there anything I should do before upgrading?
The most important thing on a computer are the files created by you. Everything else can be replaced or reinstalled, which will just take time. Your pictures, documents, music and videos would be harder to replace (if not impossible). So our number one piece of advice is “BACK UP”. That means, copy all your personal files to an external device and store it somewhere safe.
If you upgrade to Windows 10 and have any questions, you can always ask for help and advice here. There are multiple ways to contact me and I will always get back to you as soon as possible.
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