The offer for free upgrading of Windows 10 lasts only up to July 29th of this year, so users having Windows 7, 8 or 8.2 should act fast. To upgrade, the device must have a CPU of 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 64 bit and 16 GB or 20 GB of open space in the hard drive, 64 bit. It should also be running the Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 currently with the latest version of the OS. Before upgrading the PC, you need to back up your files.
Reasons for Upgrading
The free promotion of Windows 10 will soon end, but it may not be suitable for all users. According to the company, the new OS has been active on over 300 million computers all over the world. You can upgrade even after July 29th but it will cost around $119. Once you have upgraded to the new OS, you can even revert to the old OS within thirty days of installation. Once you have upgraded, you get the license to upgrade in the future at no cost.
Why You Should Upgrade
Windows 7 is great, but does not offer touchscreen features. If you have plans to upgrade to a touchscreen soon, you will need the latest Windows OS for touchscreen features on the settings application and the Start menu.
Secondly, the new Windows 20 offers a universal OS, so it can be operative on all your devices, such as phones and tablets or PCs. It is very convenient as your settings or the apps and the notifications on various devices can get synchronized.
Cortana – Your Assistant
Cortana is the software’s virtual assistant. Though the assistant has been present even in 8.2, Windows 10 adds more value as it has been optimized for use on the PC. You can use the assistant for finding photos or files within a specific time frame or for sending an email by just talking to the device.
Why You Should Not Upgrade
However, there are cases where an upgrade to the new Windows 10 is not entirely recommended. It is always a temptation to upgrade to the latest software version, but the new OS might not be suitable for you. If your desktop does not meet the requirements or if you have less hard drive capacity, it is surely not for you. Many of the updates of Microsoft usually bring in bug fixes or a security patch, but this does not make it imperative to install it. Many of the legacy programs of the PC have been replaced with a universal application in Windows 10. For instance, the Photo Viewer has been replaced and a Photos app has been introduced. The support for DVD playback is also another loss and so is the Media Center, so all this could be a deal breaker. If you just love all the legacy features existing in your current Windows software and not present in the Windows 10, surely the latter may not be for you. Moreover, Windows 10 gathers plenty of data compared to the previous version, which the price to be paid for offering Cortana and the device syncing features.
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