image-windows-10The news is that Windows 10 is free!  But you need to act soon, before the deadline.

  • Windows 7 or 8 users are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 until July 29, 2016.
  • After that, an upgrade could cost about $100.00 per PC just for the software.

What are the benefits of moving to Windows 10?

Windows 10 is faster, more secure, and offers a number of new and beneficial features that you can enjoy even on older hardware.

Keep in mind, Mainstream Support for Windows 7 already ended in July 2015.  Security updates only will continue until 2020.

What do you need to know?

Moving to Windows 10 is an upgrade, not just a simple patch.  Before beginning, you should do the following:

  • Review hardware and software compatibility with Windows 10.  Especially software applications that you use regularly.  Microsoft has included a ‘Check my PC’ in the Get Windows 10 app to help with checking hardware and software but it’s not foolproof.
  • Windows 10 only supports version 11 of the web browser Internet Explorer (IE).  If you use a website that requires an earlier/lower version of IE, you should research compatibility mode before making a decision.
  • Backup your machine before an upgrade – especially if you have data stored on your PC.  Ensure you have sufficient disk space to upgrade.
  • Fully patch your machine with the latest updates.
  • If you are unhappy, you can roll back to a previous version within 30 days of the install date.  But there can be some things lost in the mix.
  • The upgrade will take anywhere from 1-2 hours to install depending upon the performance of your machine and your Internet connection.
  • Upgrade one machine in your office environment before upgrading them all.
  • Because Windows 10 is a version upgrade and not a standard patch, upgrading to it is outside the scope of our IT Support and Management Plans.

We can help!

Upgrading to Windows 10 is a smart move for a lot of reasons, but it is not without potential complications.

That is where IT Radix can help. If you’d like to consider a project to address the items noted above and then move some or all of your PCs to Windows 10, please call us today.

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