Upcoming Windows 10 Upgrade Deadline

For those of you who are interested in getting the free upgrade to Windows 10 keep in mind that at this point Microsoft is giving a deadline of July 29, 2016.

Who qualifies for this?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who see the pop up at the bottom right of their screens and it indicates that you are eligible for it.

Should you upgrade?

Pieri from PC Computing suggest, if you have Windows 7 and are eligible and your computer is less than 4 years old you may take advantage of it.  Keep in mind there “may” be some programs that may not be compatible. If your Windows 7 pc is older it may still work but you might notice it will be very slow and sluggish—so you decide if you wish to try it or not. Windows 8 and 8.1 users should take advantage of the upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 7 users: if you decide not to upgrade that is also ok –it is not mandatory.

If you end up not liking Windows 10 you have a 30-day window to revert back to your previous operating system.

Can you do the upgrade yourself?

Yes, but before you do, you may want to do some “prep” work to ensure a smooth upgrade:

  • Back up your data —just in case.
  • Scan your system to ensure you don’t have any spyware or viruses.
  • Make sure your PC has all the windows updates and is up to date.
  • Give yourself a good 2-3 hours for this entire process.

The computer will restart several times until it is finally completed. In some cases if the printer is too old (5+ yrs) the printer will no longer work. In other cases you may need to reinstall the printer driver for it to work in Windows 10. You can go to the manufacturer’s website to download the printer from there..because your printer CD won’t work.

If all this sounds like too much of a hassle and you don’t want to take a chance. Contact PC Computing and Pieri will do it for you. 

If you have any questions about this upgrade or other technical computer questions contact Pieri from PC Computing, LLC

Call 330-461-1945 or visit www.pccomputing1.com

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