Windows 10 upgrade – whats the news

Windows 10 is nearly here – below are links to microsoft

you can get more information on windows 10 specifications, features and whats new directly from Microsoft windows 10 website

But in summary, you should be getting a little windows icon popping up next to the time in the bottom left hand corner of the screen – clicking on the link will ask if you want a “no obligation” reserervation of a copy of Windows 10.  we highly suggest you do, you dont have to do it, but for a limited time, it will be free..

if you are uncertain of doing it yourself, we’re here to help if you need.

Upgrade editions

We’ll keep you on like-to-like editions of Windows. For instance, if you are using Windows 7 Home Premium, you’ll upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

Windows 7*


From Edition To Edition
Windows 7 Starter Windows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional Windows 10 Pro
Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 8**


From Edition To Edition
Windows Phone 8.1**** Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 8.1*** Windows 10 Home
Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro for Students

*Must be running the latest version of Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.

**Must be running the latest version of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1 Update) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.

*** Also applies to Windows 8.1 country specific editions, Windows 8.1 Single Language, Windows 8.1 with Bing.

****The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier.

“N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro).

Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer.