If you have a Windows computer and do your Windows updates regularly (which you should) you may have noticed a small Windows icon that has appeared in the lower right hand corner of your screen near the date and time. If you hover your mouse arrow over this Window icon you will see the tag that says “Get Windows 10”. If you click on this icon you will be taken to a Microsoft website where you can sign up to get the free operating system upgrade. The upgrade is available for all Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. You will install a version of Windows 10 that is equivalent to your current operating system.
Below is what Microsoft says are the system requirements for the upgrade:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
A Microsoft account and Internet access
Should you sign up? If you are the adventurous type you can go for it and be on the cutting edge of Windows based technology, or as some would say, “A crash test dummy”. You might prefer to give it a few weeks or months and see what the buzz is about how Windows 10 stacks up. If you choose to wait you can even read about it right here. I have signed up to do the upgrade on one of my laptops at home and will report in this newsletter about my experiences.