Windows 10 and the free upgrade!

So, in case you’ve been living in solitude within a Tibetan monastery, or perhaps a hunting cabin in the woods, Microsoft has announced that anyone with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be getting a free, full upgrade to Windows 10.  The upgrade becomes available after July 29th, and if all the updates are installed on your computer, you might have noticed a little Windows icon in the notifications in your taskbar to the bottom right of your screen.  If you click on that icon, you can sort of bookmark your spot for downloading the new Operating System which will set you back a little more than 3GB of bandwidth.  It will also introduce you a little to Windows 10 and some of the details that you can expect once it’s installed.

If you’re feeling pressured, you don’t actually have to upgrade to it.  Windows 7 will still receive security updates up until 2020 I believe.  You have one full year to decide if you’d like to upgrade.  After the deadline though, you’ll be subject to whatever the cost is at our local retailers.

If the concept of Windows 10 is new to you, it would be a good idea to look up some videos on Youtube or read some articles. has some informative articles written with a lot of commentary from readers underneath.  Here’s one from PC World that might explain all of this in another way:

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