If you own a computer that currently runs Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you’ve probably seen messages urging you to upgrade to Windows 10. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that the latest messages are actually notifications of a scheduled update. Unless you manually cancel the update, you are getting Windows 10 whether you like it or not. According to the How-To Geek, Microsoft isn’t actually updating your computer, they are downloading the 3 GB installer, just in case you want to upgrade sometime in the future.
You can always turn off your automatic updates and avoid the problem, but this is a bad idea since you will miss important security updates and patches. The Windows 10 upgrade is free, but this offer will end on July 29th, and then it will become a paid option. Why is Microsoft pushing Windows 10? The company promised developers that if they created an app for Windows 10, the app would work on any device, including tablets and the Xbox One game console that had the Windows 10 operating system. Developers create apps for widely used operating systems, and if Windows 10 isn’t widely adopted, developers won’t put a lot of effort into developing apps for people to download.
Want to have the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft? Interested in giving your computer a new look and feel without having to spend the money on an entire new computer? Microsoft is currently offering their latest operating system – Windows 10 – for the low price of free.
What Does it Include?
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is going to be a pretty substantial and exciting upgrade. The new OS will be focused on cross compatibility and flexibility across your devices, similar to what Apple has been doing with Mac OS and iOS. Start working on a Word document on your Windows 10 desktop and you can pick right back up where you left off on your Windows phone or tablet. Same thing with many other apps such as mail, calendar, maps, and photos.
How Do I Get It?
Windows 10 isn’t actually out yet, but if you want it for free you need to go ahead and reserve it before the cutoff on June 30, when Microsoft will begin to charge a fee of some sort for it. Microsoft has a page that explains how to reserve your copy, but to summarize, if you see a Windows icon in the lower right-hand task bar of your desktop and click on it, you can reserve your copy of Windows 10.
Don’t miss out on this chance to get a free copy of Microsoft’s latest handy OS. If you don’t like it you can always go back to your previous OS.