Microsoft released Windows 10 Operating System for its devices; both mobile and computer. On the laptops, the OS is meant to improve the windows 8 OS by bringing back some features of windows 7 while at the same time improving the windows 8 and introducing new functionalities.
Several people have so far managed to upgrade their laptops and computers to use the new much hyped OS. The process of upgrading, however, is not as straight forward as you may think.
Here are some few basics:
It is not available right away
Windows 10 is available but that does not in any way, imply that you will upgrade straight after reading this post. The Microsoft OS is being released in bits until it gets to every genuine Windows PC.
However, you have the option of buying a new PC that is pre-installed with the OS. Among the PC’s that already have the OS are Acer, Dell, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard.
The free upgrade has two rules
For you to be eligible for the free upgrade, your machine has to either run on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. A valid OS is required. You will first get the updates through Windows Update after which you will move on to download the OS.
Microsoft has set a deadline for the free upgrade. The deadline is 29th July 2016. If you need the Operating System and are eligible, download it before that period since a $119 charge for Windows Home and $199 for Windows Pro will be included.
Windows RT user? Luck is not on your side
It is not possible to upgrade to Windows 10 if your device is running on Windows RT. You should however, not feel low. Microsoft’s Windows 10 FAQ promises the upgrade may be available.
Reserve a copy of the Windows 10 Upgrade
Microsoft earlier on required that individuals to reserve a copy of the OS for them to upgrade swiftly. However, this week saw the Gates Company send automatic upgrades to its customers. What this means is that those who had not requested for the OS via reservation will still have it downloaded in the background. This is part of Microsoft’s push to have the system installed in as many PC’s as possible.
You will get a notification to inform you the system has been downloaded. If you so wish, go ahead and install. In case you do not want, worry not; just don’t install it.
Expect to get a new browser
With the installation of the new OS, you will get to enjoy a brand new browser. Microsoft is bringing on board Edge, which will be its default browser. Of course you can change this as per your preferences.
The browser is unique because you can set it to reading mode in which all the ads are removed.
Internet Explorer will remain in Windows 10 for compatibility purposes since a number of organizations have applications built on top of it. IE will eventually go away with time.
Are you ready for Windows 10? You will get more information from it if you want it.