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Windows 10: This Is It!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

If you haven’t made the free upgrade to Windows 10 yet, today is your very last chance. The upgrade offer ends on 7/29/2016.  Whether that’s at the stroke of midnight on 7/29 or sometime during the day, Microsoft doesn’t say. So if you plan to upgrade, now is the time to do it.


Folks using Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 are eligible for the free upgrade. If you haven’t yet upgraded Windows 8 to 8.1, you’ll need to get cracking in order to do the update because only systems running Windows 7 and 8.1 will get the free upgrade offer as an update.

Why update?  Well, you’ll add an extra 5 years of security support if you’re running Windows 7 and an extra 3 if you’re using Windows 8. Also, if you’re running Windows 8, you’ll be delighted to know that you get your Start Menu back.

But the main reason I’d say to update, is that Windows 10 is a really great operating system.  Now’s the time to make your decision. Because from now on you’ll have to pay for that upgrade.

As I’ve said before, the upgrade to Windows 10 is good for the life of your device.

~ Cynthia

4 Responses to “Windows 10: This Is It!”

  1. JJM says:

    Curious – Obvious that only 1 computer can legally operate with a MS OS License/Product Key. Is the Key tied to a particular motherboard, CPU or other?? If tied to a motherboard, is the tie applicable to ALL MS OSs – XP, 98, 95, Win 3, etc?

  2. JJM says:

    OK – I cloned my son’s 64 bit Win 7 Home hard drive as a ready back-up for any catastrophic failure. I tried multiple times to upgrade to Win 10 and after hours of things happening the upgrade never succeeded. As far as I remember the check said his laptop was compatible.
    Computer is not with me but what I remember is that the ‘Get 10′ notification is no longer displayed to click and start the upgrade. How can we give the upgrade 1 last try?

  3. Jim says:

    My computer is running great with Win7 and I like this operating system. My rig is getting on the old side — being about 6 years old and used daily. So I have decided to keep Win7 and when I need a new computer, it will have Win10 on it as a “clean” install. I’m happy with that, but what I would like to know is if MicroSoft is planning to give people like me a patch or update that removes all the Get Win 10 now updates from my computer or if WorldStart can list all the MS updates to remove?

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