As Microsoft prepares the final version of Windows 10 for release on July 29, 2015 they have released which operating systems are eligible.
Matching Windows to Windows
The upgrade path for specific qualified versions of Windows is:
— Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows Home Premium are eligible for a free upgrade to Window 10 Home.
— Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
— Windows Phone 8.1 is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. (Microsoft notes, however, that availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier.)
— Windows 8.1 is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
— Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro for Students are eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
Microsoft wouldn’t confirm what Windows 8.1 with Bing would be upgraded to, but several publications report it will be eligible for Windows 10 Home.
What if I hate Windows 10?
This is a common question from many people who choose to upgrade their operating system.
Fortunately Microsoft has included a roll back option but as of today we have yet to try it in the final release version.
What will I lose?
Windows 10 will not include Media Center, DVD Playback, or some of the Windows 7 games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper, or Hearts.
What if I need help?
The upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 may be more than you are comfortable doing without support. Computrs Inc has 5 consultants waiting for your call. We can provide three levels of service. You can bring the computer to our office at 294 Wanaque Avenue in Pompton Lakes, we can remote into your computer, or we can dispatch someone to your place of business or home to make your upgrade as painless as possible.
Will my software work with Windows 10?
If your software was designed to work with Windows 8 it stands to reason that it will work with Windows 10. If it was designed for Windows 7 it should work but be prepared for a minor glitch. If your software worked fine with Windows XP and has been modified to be supported by Windows 7 or 8 you may need to have the software tested with Windows 10 prior to upgrading.
If your software is questionable as to whether or not it will be supported with Windows 10 let us take the guess work out of the equation. Call us at 973-248-9500 to review your options.
Computrs Inc has the expertise to help you or your business with the upgrade. Our first goal is to make your upgrade seamless. The second goal is to earn your future business.