Rosie writes: Ok this may sound stupid but what exactly is WINDOWS 10?? And will it change my 8.1 system if I upgrade when it is out. Thanks
Rosie, Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Like Windows XP, 7 and 8 – it is a completely new operating system. So, yes it will change your 8.1 to Windows 10 if you upgrade.
We don’t know yet if Windows 10 will be similar to the Windows 8.1 upgrade from Windows 8 that kept your files and settings intact or if it will be a clean install that will require you to back up your important files on another drive before installing. Users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free when it is released, probably sometime late this summer. That offer of a free upgrade will last for one year.