Windows 10 releases TODAY for FREE on eligible Windows 7 and 8 workstations! This offer is available for one year. Don’t let it pass you by!

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Personally, I have been running Windows 10 as a member of the Microsoft Insiders group for several months now, and feel its an excellent upgrade over Windows 8. It combines all the good of Windows 7 and 8 in one system. We can perform this upgrade for you including one year of Compass Managed Antivirus for $99.99 plus tax on eligible computers. Don’t worry about losing your data as we do a complete backup prior to performing the upgrade leaving nothing to chance. If you want to tackle it yourself here are a few tips to ensure you are ready for your upgrade!

 

     1. Make sure your hardware is ready for the upgrade

If your computer is running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 today, odds are very good that it will run Windows 10. The minimum hardware requirements include

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800×600

The graphics card is key. If your card is not capable of DirectX 9 or later, Windows 10 won’t run.

    2. Run Windows Update and patch everything

Before beginning the upgrade to 10, make sure your current operating system is fully patched. The easiest way to do that is run Windows Update, and install everything it offers, even the optional stuff.

    3. Make sure your third party software is also up to date

Just as important is to update all your applications. Historically, some vendors have been slow to update applications to work with the new version of Microsoft operating systems at release. They have had Windows 10 available to them for months, but that is often not enough. If you have any apps that you can’t live without, check the vendors’ support sites to confirm they work with Windows 10 before you upgrade.

   4. Check your peripherals

Check out the manufacturers’ websites for any key piece of external hardware, like your printers, scanners, web cams, network cards, and video cards to confirm that they have drivers for Windows 10.    

   5. BACK UP YOUR DATA!

Upgrading to Windows 10 should work without issues…but it’s still an upgrade. Better safe than sorry is the way to go here, so back up any core data you must have before you begin, just in case.

    6. Reserve your copy

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   7. Perform the upgrade

Once the upgrade is ready for your PC, we’ll send you a notification and you can upgrade right away or pick a time that’s good for you.

   8. Enjoy

Once the upgrade is ready for your PC, we’ll send you a notification and you can upgrade right away or pick a time that’s good for you.