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Windows 10 Set for Release on 25th July

Microsoft announce launch date for Windows 10

Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 will be released as a free upgrade on the 25th July. Surprisingly, Windows 10 is being rolled out a as a free upgrade, a clever business move on Microsoft’s part to engage new customers.

The Windows 10 upgrade 

The details

 In keeping with the free nature of its new upgrade, Microsoft have reached out to current users by posting a Windows flag icon in their system tray. When you click on the icon, you are offered the opportunity to reserve your free version of Windows 10, which will be automatically downloaded when it has been released. 

The version of Windows 10 that you receive on the 5th July will ultimately depend upon the version of Microsoft you are currently using. To illustrate, If you are currently using Windows 7 you will need to be download (or be currently using) Service Pack 1 to be eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade. Similarly, if you are using Windows 8, before downloading Windows 10, you will need to get the free 8.1 upgrade. If you are using the latest version of Windows,  8.1, the free version of Windows 10 you receive will depend on the version of 8.1 you are running, (either Home or Pro.) 

Key Windows 10 features

  • Microsoft have reinstated the much missed "Start" button. 

  • Windows 10 merges the "Start and Desktop" screens by including specific apps on the desktop. 

  • Windows 10 comes with a shiny new browser, Microsoft Edge, which is much slicker than Internet Explorer. 
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