With Windows 8 really frustrating many people, Microsoft knew they would have to make some big improvements to the next edition… and according to all reports – it looks like they have achieved this with Windows 10! With an official release date of 29 July 2015, now is the time to consider your options!
If you are currently using Windows XP or Vista
We’re guessing that some people are not ready for Windows 10! We still see a lot of customers using Windows XP – an operating system that has now officially been discontinued by Microsoft. What does this mean to you? It means no more security and software updates for one thing and that is reason enough to be concerned and considering an upgrade!
If you are still using a PC that originally came with XP you are likely using a very old and obsolete computer. Should a component fail, it’s likely that replacement parts will be either difficult to procure or more expensive than their modern counterpart.
If you are using XP you will find moving to Windows 7 less of a learning curve than Windows 8 or 10. So we recommend to customers that aren’t great with change and adapting to new things… upgrade to Windows 7 at least.
Vista users should see if an upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 is feasible for the hardware they are currently using.
If you are currently using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
Good news for you is that for Windows 7 or 8 users – the upgrade to Windows 10 is FREE! All you need is a valid copy of Windows and a decent internet connection to download the 3GB update. The upgrade is free only for 1 year from the date that Windows 10 launches… it’s not a forever offer! So do make sure that you get in and take advantage of your free upgrade before the year is out.
Is it worth upgrading to Windows 10?
Well it certainly looks to have some great features…
- The start menu is back! Microsoft have heard the many thousands of complaints about the loss of the traditional start menu in Windows 8 and they have responded.
- It has a digital assistant named Cortana! She will read all the information stored on your computer, and use that information along with cloud based info to help you search for information and perform other tasks. The downfall? This doesn’t get released to Australia straight away…
- There’s a whole new web browser called Microsoft Edge. You can write or type notes directly on webpages and share them with others, read online articles or save things to read later.
- A totally revamped Mail & Calendar App. Now you don’t need to purchase Microsoft Outlook. The Windows 8 Mail app was rubbish – they promise a much better experience in Windows 10. You will even be able to hook up your Gmail calendar to the Windows Calendar App.
So if you want to talk about your options or would like a quote, just give us a call or drop by! We do price match so bring in any written quote and let us beat it!