With the imminent release of Windows 10, we’re readying ourselves for calls from customers experiencing problems. Our advice, as with any major update, is to wait for a few weeks (or even better months) before making the jump. If you like tinkering with the machine go for it; but it the computer is used daily for work or other important tasks – and it’s working well – hold off on the upgrade until an problems are ironed out.
Windows 10 will be free to anyone with Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. For customers on Vista or XP, the upgrade will be around £99 – probably not worthwhile because your hardware is likely to be fairly old…go for buying a whole new machine which will come with Windows 10. However, if you have a good PC running XP or Vista we are offering a special price or £80 for an official Windows 10 license and installation.
If you do upgrade from 7, 8 or 8.1, you will need at product key (located on the side or underneath the machine). Until the day or release, this can’t be confirmed, but it’s likely to be true which means if your product key on the underside of your laptop is worn off, you won’t be able to complete the Win10 installation.
A good upgrade
Microsoft infamously does a good operating system and than a bad one…we’re due a good one. MS have been working with the community and developers for the past year to get as much feedback on Win10 as possible, and have actually listened. There will be issues, but the signs and reviews so far show that it could the best modern operating system Microsoft have done since XP.
We will be upgrading on day one…but only some test machines because some of our customers will be too. We’ll hold off upgrading to Windows 10 on our workstations for a month or two.
Of course, we’re here to help, if you have problems upgrading, or would like us to do it for you to ensure everything will work fine. Give us a call on 01144070128 or 07552380585 or contact us online – we’ll be glad to help.