Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 (the new, upcoming version of Microsoft operating system) is going to be available to everyone from 29th July 2015 onwards (so a little less than two months from now). Of course, if you are a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user then it will be a free upgrade for you if you reserve it within the first year of Windows 10 coming out. So how will you get it?
Well, very recently some of you might have noticed a little icon with four squares at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. When you click this, you will be presented with the actual Windows 10 upgrade screen where you can click “reserve your free upgrade”.
At this point you will be given a chance to enter in your email address. This will be useful because you will get an email as soon as your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready.
Once you have done that you can then choose when to install your upgrade. After that you are pretty much all set. After that when Windows 10 is released, you will receive a notification on your desktop to let you know that you can install Windows 10.
All-in-all it’s a fairly simple process. However, this does raise one question though. If you were to reserve your upgrade and chose not to upgrade until July 30th 2016 then I am not sure if you would still qualify for the free upgrade. I will update this post as soon as I know.
As with most operating system upgrades nowadays there will always be that initial rush of people who will want to upgrade the day Windows 10 comes out. So if you really want to upgrade straight away, then I would highly recommend waiting for about a week after it comes out. Otherwise you will be in for a long wait due to so many people trying to upgrade to Windows 10 at the same time.
As always, I will be doing the upgrade process when Windows 10 comes out and let you know just how smooth the upgrade is.