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Should I upgrade to Windows 10 ????

Microsoft is offering a free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 until July 29th, 2016.

If you have Windows XP, Windows 10 is not an option.  The free upgrade only applies to computers with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.  If you have Windows Vista, you can upgrade to Windows 10 but it is not free.

If you are happy with your current operating system, you do not have to upgrade to Windows 10  Microsoft will end support for Windows Vista in April 2017, Windows 7 in January 2020 and Windows 8.1 in January 2023.  When Microsoft ends support for those operating systems, they will no longer make updates to those operating systems.  Your operating system will continue to work as it always has.

If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10, call me to make an appointment (516) 433 5379. What you should know about upgrading:

Backup Your Data: Make sure you have a good backup of all of your data.  Let me know if you need me to do this for you.

Privacy concerns: Windows 10 collects a variety of data.  There are ways to disable some of these features and prevent your data from being harvested. I canít say turning off these features will prevent 100 percent of your data being sent to Microsoft.

Old Software: If you have older versions of software you should check with the manufacturers to see if it is compatible with Windows 10. This applies to custom software as well. Let me know if you need me to help you with this.

Hardware: Some hardware has had compatibility issues and will not work under Windows 10.  There are known video incompatibility issues on some computers.  Users could not see anything so and could not undo the upgrade.

There are some differences from the older operating systems that take getting used to.

It takes about an hour to do the upgrade to Windows 10.  Please feel free to call me about the price for Computer Surgeon to do the upgrade or if you have any questions. (516) 433 5379.

Thank you,

Ed Dicken
Computer Surgeon, Inc.

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