Windows 10

Windows 10 Support, Gold Coast

Microsoft’s Windows 10 came out on July 29, 2015. The release of Windows 10 is FREE as an upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. If you don’t have Windows 7 or 8.1, you will need to purchase the new operating system for $156 for the Home Edition or $262 for the Professional edition. If you purchase the Window Home edition and then want to upgrade to the Professional version, this will cost $130.

This of course brings some hesitation and excitement to users who are unsure whether to upgrade or not. People using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 should already have a “Get Windows 10″ icon in their taskbar which allows you to reserve for the free upgrade to Windows 10 when it is released. You will be notified by email when it is ready to be downloaded and installed.

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