Free And Easy Upgrade to Windows 10

Windows10Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on its latest operating system, Windows 10.  We already have published in a previous article that this new OS will be a free upgrade from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1.  If you are keeping your computers current via Windows Update, your upgrade will be available from there.  It will also be possible to download an ISO image to bring to a DVD from installation from optical media.

Personally, I still like Windows 7 better than than what I have seen of Windows 10 (in my professional preview version), but this would be an attractive upgrade for my Windows 8 systems.  Restoring the Start Menu and getting rid of the Metro-style Start Screen is a great start.  The fact that I still have to deal with those silly tiles in the right column of the new Start Menu is annoying, but to be fair, I should probably work in it a bit more full-time to give it an honest comparison.

Anyway, the good news is that for most users this will be about as easy as one could hope for.  As ALWAYS, make a backup copy of all your important personal data before upgrading your operating system.  That way if something goes wrong, you at least have your stuff.  You can always start over again using the previously mentioned ISO image.

More info:  PC World


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