Microsoft recently announced on May 5th that Windows 10 will no longer be Free after July 29, 2016. There had been rumors that Microsoft was planning on extending the date but as of right now that is no longer the case.
What does that mean for you? Simple. If you are still currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you have the decision to upgrade until the deadline has reached. Once you have successfully upgraded to Windows 10 the license is yours for the lifetime at no cost. If you choose to upgrade after July 29th, the cost of Windows 10 will be $119 for the Home Edition. The cost of the Professional edition will be $199.
I do recommend that if you are currently running your computers in a business environment that require certain software to be run that you do not upgrade to Windows 10. This is especially true if the business is in the medical field. Currently Windows 10 is not HIPAA compliant nor do many software applications work with it. If you are currently running Windows 8.1 and using the computer for casual or non-business use, an upgrade to Windows 10 would be more suitable.
Windows 10 has come a long way since it last launched. Microsoft has continued to make improvements on speed, reliability and adding more features. Before performing an upgrade or re-installation, please make sure to properly back up your data. Although most upgrades occur with no problems you don’t want to take the chance.
Should you require some assistance or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.