Dwight Watt - Newspaper Article #340 6/15/2016

Question: Is there a deadline on upgrading to Windows 10 free?


Yes. July 29, 2016 is the last day Microsoft says the free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 is available

I have been using Windows 10 a couple months now and it is working ok, except a couple programs are not compatible. The main one I encountered was EasyWorship that I use for the presentation software at church. We bought the new version and it works fine. The others were programs I knew would need updated which were security programs like anti-virus.

If you are not sure if you want to upgrade or have not used it, here are a couple of suggestions.

First is go try it on someone’s computer that has already installed it. Or look for a display model in store and try it to get feel. You can set it with a desktop similar to Windows 7 or Windows 8. There is a menu on it similar to Windows 87 except items are all in alphabetical order and it shows you a mini Windows 8 desktop beside it.

Second is that you can do the upgrade and you have 30 days to decide if you like it or not. If you like it, keep on using it. If you dis-like it, remove the upgrade in that time period. I did the downgrade on a machine and I had Windows 7 back exactly like I left it and nothing was lost . I have directions on downgrading at http://www.dwightwatt.com/dwatt/articles/newspaper-art-307.html

I have not seen what Windows 10 will cost after July 29. If you prefer Windows 7 or 8 you can keep on using those porograms. (Or Windows XP or Vista for that matter).