Windows 10 Upgrade Help
Windows 10 is an excellent new Operating System with excellent software, driver and hardware support. Many successful upgrades have been performed, but proper preparation is necessary to ensure you are prepared to upgrade. Existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 users of Retail, OEM Home and Pro software are qualified for an upgrade to Windows 10. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs with Windows 7. Upgrade to Windows 10 now to keep your employees productive and secure.
New Features of Windows 10
- Enhanced hardware support for faster processors and drive types
- Desktop and Metro apps side-by-side
- Multiple-desktops to group running programs
- Device Aware User Interface
- New and faster Edge Web Browser
- Enhanced Mobile App Migration for IOS and Android Developers
- Ease of syncing between desktops and phones
- Cortana speach recognition and voice commands
- Command prompt copy/paste support
- Lower hardware requirements
- Faster boot times
- And more...
5 Things you should know about what to do before getting your free copy of Windows 10.
- Business users should check business applications for Windows 10 compatibility or certification. Home users with custom sound recording or video editing software should also check for compatibility. Major disruptions can occur by upgrading prematurely and result in downtime and lost productivity if preparation is not made.
- Windows 10 comes with a new browser called Edge. This means that some web pages, portals and web apps will behave differently if they are not at least compatible with Internet Explorer 11. Please contact your Web Developer or Software Provider to determine Windows 10 compatibility before upgrading. (Note Windows 10 will not support older versions of IE such as IE9 and IE10.)
- Ensure you have a good backup. Business users should ensure they have their documents backed up to their central server and/or cloud backup storage. Home users can backup to external hard drive, central NAS storage or offsite backup. If you are not monitoring your backups, don’t assume you have a good backup that can restore your entire computer. UserEasy can provide various onsite and offsite backup solutions and analysis if you should need it before upgrading. We recommend being safe rather than sorry.
- Check your bandwidth before reserving your Windows 10 upgrade. The upgrade to Windows 10 is approximately a 3GB download. The time it takes to download will depend on the number of computers being upgraded and the speed of your internet connection. Upgrading one computer on a 3mbps DSL connection will take up to 3 hours.
- There are many exciting new features available in Windows 10 such as improved search, a more responsive browser, an improved Start Menu and streamlined user interface. Just make sure you are prepared before getting you upgrade. If you need help getting prepared, let us know!
Businesses who aren’t ready can have the Windows 10 notification disabled so users don’t accidentally click to upgrade. Let us know if you need any assistance preparing for the new Microsoft® Windows 10 or have further questions.
Embrace Change for Good
Change is never easy, but let UserEasy make it easier! Windows XP support ended April 8, 2014 and Windows 8 frustrated users for lack of a solid Start Menu and application support. Windows 10 is the new rock-solid Operating System for 2015. Contact us how we can upgrade you to a much faster, secure system that can be functional and yet easy to use. UserEasy still provides Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers while availability lasts and needs demand. Check out our broad line of All-in-one machines, table-top computers, 2-in-1 laptops, ultrabooks and more for both consumers and businesses of all sizes. We also provide training and customization that can help your migration be Easy.
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