Microsoft has been offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. This offer will end on July 29, 2016 so you’ll have to make a choice if you want to keep using your current operating system or upgrade to Windows 10.
We are recommending the upgrade to Windows 10 so that you can benefit from the following features:
- Windows 10 works faster than Windows 7.
- Extended support.
Windows 7 extended support will end on 1/14/2020. Windows 10 extended support will end on 10/14/2025.
Windows 10 Pro includes Bitlocker device encryption which helps protect your and your client’s sensitive data by encrypting it. If your computer is stolen or lost, Bitlocker helps mitigate unauthorized data access*.
- Task View.
Easily switch between applications and have multiple desktops to organize your work.
However, depending on your IT environment, the upgrade may not be appropriate for you. Here are some things that could go wrong if you upgrade to Windows 10:
- The software you are using for your work may not be compatible with Windows 10.
- Your hardware may not work properly on Windows 10.
From now to the end of July, we are offering to work for upgrading your computers to Windows 10 for only $10 per computer. This offer is only for computers covered under the monthly computer maintenance plan.
If you are interested in upgrading to Windows 10 then we will carefully check your computers and IT environment to make sure there won’t be any problems after upgrading to Windows 10. We recommend to upgrade a few computers in your office first and test for a few weeks before upgrading the other computers.
Even after upgrading to Windows 10, there is a way to go back to Windows 7. If the upgrade didn't work for you, we’ll work to return your computers to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for another $10 per computer.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
* Bitlocker is only available in the Windows 10 Pro edition. Windows 10 Home edition doesn't have this feature.