Free upgrade to Windows 10 expires July 29 2016, you have 3 days to decide


Are you running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on a laptop, desktop or tablet computer? then this is for you. If you are still in a state of dilemma as to whether to upgrade to Windows 10 or not? the clock is ticking and now should be the time to make a choice quickly.

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer will officially expire on July 29, 2016. This means that after July 29, upgrading will cost you $119 (£100 or AU$180).

Before upgrading ensure your computer is compatible with Windows 10, here are the systems requirements

  • At least: 1GHz CPU, 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit), 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB of open hard drive space (64-bit) and a DirectX 9-capable video card with WDDM driver.
  • You must be running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. You can check your current operating system on Microsoft’s website.
  • You must be running the latest version of your operating system. To update Windows 7, go to Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. To update Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, go to Start > PC Settings > Update and recovery > Windows Update.
  • You should probably back up your computer. Here’s how to prepare your PC for Windows 10 .

Upgrading to Windows 10

1. Visit the Windows 10 download page. You’ll see a button that says Upgrade now at the top of the page. Click this button to download the Windows 10 download client.

2. Double-click the Windows 10 download client to execute it. If User Account Control (UAC) is turned on, you will receive a prompt asking if you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer; click OK to proceed.

3. Windows 10 will then be downloaded and walk you through the setup process. Please note that it might take up to an hour for installation to be completed and your device will restart several times while you’re setting up the new Operating system (Windows 10).

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 and wished you didn’t? you can go back to your previous version within 30 days.

How to roll back

  • From the Windows 10 Start Menu, click on Settings.
  • Click on the button that reads Update & Security…
  • Click on Recovery and then under Go Back to Windows (The windows signifies your previous version of Windows, if its 8.1 you’ll see Go Back to Windows 8.1) click Get Started.
  • Select reason for the rollback and then click Next.
  • After a warning and a confirmation, the rollback process will start.

After these processes you might have to reinstall some apps, and some of the settings changes you’ve made in applications may also be lost.

Microsoft Corporation, founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4th 1975, is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. It is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. It’s latest OS Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October 2014, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015, and its release to volume licensing on August 1, 2015.

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