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As you may have heard, Windows 10 will be release on July 29 and is a free upgrade (for the first year) to anyone with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. The prerequisites for this upgrade are that you have either Windows 7 with service pack 1 installed, or that you have Windows 8.1 (as opposed to Windows 8).

If you’ve recently updated your computer, you may have noticed a Windows 10 button appear in the system tray (near the clock). This button allows you to register your interest for Windows 10 and we believe that filling in the form may then automatically upgrade your PC to Windows 10 on release – we’re not currently sure if it actually asks you at that point! Our thought on this is to hold off registering to see if its generally painless or is likely to cause issues on an existing computer. If you do absolutely have to try it, then our advice would be to install it on the least used PC in your office to see if it causes problems before rolling it across your entire domain.

As ever, if you’d like more advice please call us nearer the time to discuss in full. Andy has a Windows 10 course booked and I’ll be installing it pretty much on day one to gain familiarity with the product.

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