Microsoft is releasing a new version of their Windows operating system – Windows 10 – on July 29, 2015. Already being called “the most significant overhaul of its operating system in years,” by Business Insider, here are the reasons we feel it’s a good idea to consider this upgrade:
- – It is faster than Windows 7 and Windows 8
- – Windows 10 is more secure than Windows 7 and Windows 8
- – It contains features making it far easier to use on both tablet and desktop.
DigitalTrends.com has even more reasons in this preview article as to why an upgrade to Windows 10 should be seriously considered.
Even better, the upgrade to Windows 10 will be FREE to most users of Windows 7 and 8 for one year. After a year, users who have not already downloaded Windows 10 will need to purchase it.
If you have Windows XP on your computer you may still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, if your system came with a Windows 7 license that was “downgraded” to Windows XP. If you’re not sure whether this pertains to your current set-up, contact us. We’ll be glad to help.
We recommend that our Canon Capital Computer Solutions customers plan on upgrading to Windows 10. However – as with all major operating system upgrades – some planning is required PRIOR to installing the upgrade to be sure that your existing hardware and software will work with Windows 10. Failure to do so can cause unexpected costs in replacing peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.) and software packages in order to get them to work with Windows 10.
We will be reaching out to our customers over the next few months to discuss Windows 10, and help determine if upgrading is in your best interest. In the meantime, we are always available to you at 215-723-4881 or www.canoncapital.com.