Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10’s free upgrade offer will expire on July 29, 2016. After that, you’ll have to pay £100 to upgrade on any computer that hasn’t already made the leap.
We know not everyone wants to upgrade to Windows 10 right now, and that’s fine. But did you know that Windows 7 has already ended the mainstream support cycle?
This means that Windows 7 will only receive security updates, and nothing else.
New features such as Cortana, the Windows App Store, and Bitlocker encryption aren’t available with Windows 7 Pro, so upgrading now is a good opportunity to gain access to these features, which you would otherwise pay for with Windows 7.
The vast majority of applications will work perfectly with Windows 10, just as they did with Windows 7.
We have been using Windows 10 in our offices now (as have man of our other customers) since the release date last year, and have nothing but positive words to say about it:
- Faster boot times compared to Windows 7 – from a normal 30 seconds boot time to just 10 seconds
- Improved driver compatibility – more things ‘just work’
- Improved stability – less crashes and downtime
- Great new features, like build in hard drive encryption
If you would like to take advantage of the free upgrade offer, but want advice on how to proceed, contact us now for a free rundown of the upgrade process.