Have you upgraded to Windows 10? Time is running out.

May 11th 2016

Microsoft announced last week that Windows 10 was running on 300 million PC’s worldwide and gave the warning that the free upgrade to windows 10 would end on July 29.

What does this mean if you haven’t upgraded by July 29th?

Microsoft will expect those who wish to upgrade a device to Windows 10 Home to pay $119. For those people or companies who have yet to upgrade but think they might want to should do so before July 29.

What are the benefits of upgrading to Windows 10?

Return of the Start Menu

Possibly the most important addition to Windows 10 is the return of the Start Menu especially for desktop users. The full screen Start Screen of Windows 8 was cumbersome for users.
Instead, Windows 10 features a Start Menu that incorporates the Live Tiles of the Windows 8 Start Screen and it can optionally be made to fill the whole screen. It’s much more natural and simply makes the user experience much easier.


One of the many benefits of upgrading to Windows 10 is the faster speed which it operates at compared to Windows 7 & 8.


Similar to Siri and Google Now, Windows 10 allows a user to interact with your technology hands-free. In addition to this, Cortana also has a Notebook which keeps track of your interests, popping up info such as your favourite football team scores, local weather conditions, and even traffic conditions for your commute home.


Windows 10 has the Secure Boot feature from Windows 8 and makes it even more secure. This requires any code that runs right when the OS starts be signed by Microsoft or the hardware maker. Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 PCs can be set up so that this feature may not be bypassed. In a world where cybercrime is on the rise and is a constant threat to businesses and individuals, Windows 10 promises to be the most secure Windows ever.  It offers an enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing.  Windows Hello** greets the user by name, providing a fast, secured, password-free way to log in.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? Can I downgrade again?

Should you wish to upgrade a system it is easy for you to downgrade from Windows 10 if you so wish.

Talk to IT Force

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