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Free Windows 10 Upgrade

We all dread the release of another Microsoft operating system because of the price tag that comes attached to it. It is the very reason why some people are still on Windows XP (hopefully no one is relying on an earlier version of Windows)! But what’s this? Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to its newest operating system, Windows 10?

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Yes. It is true. Well, not if you are on Windows XP or Vista, sorry. But if you have Windows 7 or higher, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. This morning my laptop popped up an upgrade box that said, “Reserve your free copy of Windows 10 before it is too late.” So this may not be an everlasting offer; I would recommend jumping on the opportunity if you can!

Though I have not gone through the free upgrade experience myself, the numerous articles that I have read are actually recognizing Windows 10 as being a solid operating system and a recommended upgrade! I do plan on upgrading soon. While still similar to Windows 8.1, there were some improvements Microsoft made based on customer feedback… or so they say!

Gone is that dreadful Start screen and the child-like full-screen app page. And added is your personal digital assistant, Cortana, virtual desktop capabilities, and the DirectX 12 graphics API (The Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, who could wait).

How to Avoid Windows 10 Upgrade Scams

It is also important to note that one should be hyper-aware of the scammers that are also taking advantage of the free Windows 10 offering. Email scams are popping up left and right, and as always, looking more legit than ever before.

Knowledge is your greatest ally, so be sure you do your research and always err on the side of caution. Below is an example of a recent Windows 10 email scam from Beware this Windows 10 upgrade scam.

Windows 10 ransomware email

Windows 10 ransomware email (credit Cisco)

Notice the incorrect characters, the large zip attachment, and the footer of the email noting it has been scanned for viruses. A free Windows 10 upgrade is hard to pass up, but just make sure you are not getting scammed in the process!

Need Help?

It is also crucial to ensure application compatibility before upgrading to Windows 10, so if you have any questions or are unsure about the compatibility of your critical applications, please contact Think prior to performing an upgrade!

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