By now you may have noticed a little white Windows logo down by your time on the task bar. If you haven’t it looks like this image below. It’s not a hoax or virus, you can click on it to read the offer.
If you click on it you will see (as per the image below, that you are offered a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it comes out July 29th, 2015 this year. You can arrow through the slide show and see about what it has to offer. You can also see my article and YouTube Video on Windows 10 here.
I circled in red to highlight the fact that this is a full upgrade to Windows 10 and not a trial of the product. The question from here will be what if you have a problem and need to reinstall Windows 10. Where’s the license? how do you do it? I will confirm all this once it comes out and write another article, but for now, I would assume creating the restore disks from inside the operating system after you’ve upgraded it.
If you decide to click “Reserve” you get the follow message as per the image below. You can enter your email address if you want to get notified by email, but it will download automatically if you choose not to provide your email.
This is the first time in history I believe that Microsoft has ever done this. It is a limited time offer and it is an upgrade to an existing machine only. It’s not a license to install on other computers or for resale. It is simple a major upgrade to your existing computer.
If you’re wondering whether or not to do it, here’s what I suggest. If you are on the dreaded Windows 8 because you had no choice and needed to get a new computer, you might want to take advantage of this free offer.
If you are on Windows 7 and are happy with it and it’s a business machine, you might not want to screw with a good working product. Although Windows 7 will expire in 4.5 years from now, if you’re planning on the hardware lasting longer than that, you might want to seriously consider this free offer before it expires. I’m not sure when the offer expires but the download will be available July 29th, this year (2015). After that, if you decide to get Windows 10, you’ll have to buy it.