So, Microsoft has finally announced the date of Windows 10 launch. On July 29, systems that are currently running on Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 will have the option to upgrade to Windows 10. The said free update will run for one year after its release. The free upgrade to Windows 10 has been confirmed by Microsoft after months of hints and speculations regarding the release of the multi platform operating system.
Microsoft also announced that it is bringing back the start menu, a feature available on Windows 7 but was skipped on Windows 8 and 8.1 with the goal of encouraging touchscreen users for the use of tiles. The new start menu of Windows 10 will still include resizable tiles, which will serve as pop-up windows for system notifications.
Microsoft has also announced that the free upgrade will be available to windows phone users after the release of its PC version. Windows 10 is so familiar and easy to use, you’ll feel like an expert. The Start Menu is back in an expanded form, plus we’ll bring over your pinned apps and favorites so they’re ready and waiting for you.
It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have.
Are You Eligible for Windows 10 Free Upgrade?
All PCs that are currently running on genuine windows 8 /8.1 / 7 with SP1 are eligible for Windows 10 free upgrade. You also have to make sure that install automatically updates are enabled for your PC and you PC must have up to date i.e your PC must have all updates installed successfully and also Service pack 1 if you have windows 7.
If you fulfill the above criteria than probably you have seen a windows 10 icon appear on your system tray. Just click that icon and “reserve your free upgrade.” Now you are ready for free upgrade and when windows 10 will available it will automatically install on your system.
If you still did not received that icon than probably you cannot fulfill the above criteria for Windows 10 Upgrade. Here are the few reasons that you will not see that icon:-
- Your device isn’t up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.
- Windows Update is turned off or is not set to received updates automatically.
- You’ve blocked or uninstalled the necessary Windows Update functionality.
- Your device is not running genuine Windows.
Running Windows Update and installing any available updates will fix the first three issues. Need more help? Go to Windows Community Forum.
PCs that we determine cannot run Windows 10 will not see the “Get Windows 10 app” before July 29, 2015. After July 29, 2015, we’ll enable the icon in the system tray. This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose.
Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, and Video. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices, so you’re never far from what you need.
So, Don’t waste your time grab your free opportunity for Windows 10 upgrade and enjoy it. If you need anything to know more about windows 10 upgrade than you can share it with me by commenting below.