Windows 10 Anniversary Update reaches Release Preview milestone

by Linda Olson July 30, 2016, 0:53

You should have plenty of time to upgrade your PC to Windows 10 by Friday if you've been delaying it so far.

Of course, if you don't update before that deadline, you also won't get the planned anniversary update included for free either, which is due for release on August 2. We're particularly fond of Task View, which greatly enhances window management, and the Action Center, which has developed into a superb notification center that can connect with most platforms, including big ones like Facebook and Slack. And if you have a device purchased using the discounted K-12 academic license, running any activated variant of Windows 10, then you're system will automatically be upgraded to the designated variant as part of the Anniversary Update.

Microsoft has offered its free upgrade to Windows 10 for one year to the day now.

Users that have Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro for Students will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Microsoft promised users who did the upgrade that it'd also provide them with free feature upgrades for the "life of their devices".

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If you're eligible, you should upgrade. Nevertheless, the new OS features the likes of Cortana, Edge and Continuum which are major upgrades over existing Windows programmes.

Once the undisputed personal computing titan, Microsoft faces increasing competition from rivals Apple, Amazon, and Google, and has fought back by by bolstering its mobile systems-including offering Windows 10 on smart phones-well before the release of its upgraded PC operating system.

Read: Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? However, now Windows 10 is free of any sort of bugs or glitches and is working just fine on millions of PCs who have chosen to upgrade. Next, head to this handy Windows 10 download page. Buyers will have to specifically select the Windows 7 Professional downgrade from Windows 10 when customizing a laptop. They will be removed by the Program Compatibility Assistant however. Boasting the best of what the tech giant has to offer, Windows 10 had a very attractive feature - it was completely free, at least for a year.

After that, Windows 10 (W10) will get a substantial update called the Anniversary Update and the firm will start charging for the software.

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