On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft will release Windows 10. All versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 are eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. You may have probably already seen the little Windows icon show up in your system tray (the bottom right-side of your desktop). The icon allows you to "reserve" your free upgrade; feel free to do this – but be cautious before moving forward with the actual Windows 10 upgrade process.
Upgrading your operating system is not something that should be done without caution and proper testing. The new version of Windows brings with it a number of new features, and improved security already "baked-in." There are enough of these new features to make the upgrade a very good idea. But there are some reasons why waiting for a number of weeks/months is also a good idea. Your software may not be compatible with Windows 10. Your devices (printers, scanners, cameras, monitors, etc.) may have issues with Windows 10 drivers that Microsoft will need to work out as more people adopt the operating system, and have a chance to issue updates and fixes.
You have a full year to upgrade for free. Don't rush into it, and be sure to talk with a professional or expert about what steps you should take prior to upgrading. Many professionals will have tested the upgrade and will know what obstacles to be on the lookout for.
If you would like to discuss Windows 10 with a professional, we're here for you. Please give us a call at (919) 907-1560 and one of our support team members will contact you to discuss how we can help.
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