Windows 10 is officially here to stay and it’s here with a vengeance! If you haven’t already upgraded your PC you’ve likely been noticing that annoying logo in the bottom right corner for some time now telling you Windows 10 is available. Well now it’s more than available, it’s actually a recommended update that you are going to get sooner or later.
The article below was published by www.zdnet.com and it outlines the journey the Windows 10 has been on where it is currently headed. For more information on keeping your system from updating to Win10 please Contact On Site Services or review this link.
In October 2015, Microsoft officials outlined a schedule for stepping up the company’s push to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to move to Windows 10. On February 1, Microsoft started making good on the promised push.
“As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place,” said a company spokesperson.
What does that cryptic statement (delivered at 5 pm ET, right in the middle of the Google earnings call, by the way) actually mean?
It means today’s the day Windows 10 moves to “recommended” status.
In October, Microsoft execs said the “reservation” phase of upgrading to Windows 10 had ended. That phase of the upgrade push involved users proactively “reserving” their free copies of Windows 10 for download.The next phase of the push was to mark Windows 10 as an “Optional” update in Windows Update for all Windows 7 and 8 customers. After that, Microsoft officials said in early 2016 they’d re-categorize Windows 10 as a “Recommended” update.
Officials did concede that users with automatic updates enabled might see the Windows 10 upgrade automatically initiate on their devices. But they said that users would not be fully moved to Windows 10 unless they proactively chose to do so. And if anyone does move — intentionally or inadvertently — to Windows 10 and are unhappy with it, they have 31 days to roll back to their previous Windows versions.
Microsoft is not changing its policy of downloading part of the Windows 10 code proactively to users’ machines to make upgrading faster. The company is continuing to do that, in spite of complaints by many. However, unless users make the final decision to hit upgrade, Windows 10 will not completely install and replace their existing Windows versions. – Courtesy of Zdnet.com
Please keep in mind that this upgrade from Microsoft will only be free until July 2016. AFTER July 2016, suggested retail $ 199.00 US.
On Site Services also recommends that you check all of your existing software and hardware peripherals for Windows 10 compatibility before beginning any Windows upgrade process.