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Today marks exactly one year since Microsoft Windows 10 was launched with pomp and colour. Upgrading to this new operating system has been free till today.

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Windows 10 upgrade. Photo credit: Kerosi Technologies Ltd

What is the exact deadline?

If by Saturday 30th July 2016 at 5:59 am for EDT or 2:59 am for PDT you have not finished the upgrade then you will have to part with dozens of US dollars.

Cost of upgrading after the deadline

There are costs and of failing to meet the deadline of 29th July, 2016. Starting from tomorrow, upgrading to the home version will cost you USD$ 120 and Window 10 Pro will cost you $200.

Physical Requirements for Windows 10

  • Make sure your computer is backed up before starting the upgrade process

  • Minimum of 1GHz CPU, 20GB of free space in the hard drive

  • 20 GB of RAM (64-bit)

How to Update Microsoft Windows 7

Follow the following path to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Start > control panel > system settings> Windows Update.

Updating Windows 8 and 8.1

Follow the steps below:

Start > PC Settings > Update and Recovery > Windows Update.

It is estimated that over 300 million devices have already been upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10. Basically, this Windows 10 is superior to Windows 8 (this one had its own faults!). The new operating system is the first one to introduce virtual assistant as well and a new browser called Edge. Finally, the OS is user friendly. In our past blog article we addressed the issue of security challenges you will face when using Windows 10.

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