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Windows 10 Has Officially Launched Today

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Take advantage of the free upgrade from genuine Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 to the new and improved Windows 10.

With Windows 10 interacting with your computer, laptop, tablet, and phone is more natural like when you interact with people -using voice, pen, gestures, and even gaze for the right interaction, in the right way, at the right time.

Office Mobile apps are now available with Windows 10 – Business on the go is now an even more productive reality.

With the new school year right around the corner, if you are In need of a new computer Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer have the devices pre-loaded with Windows 10 available today.

The top reasons Windows 10 is the upgrade to make:

1.       Refreshed User Interface
2.       Return of the Start Menu (A blend from Windows 7 and earlier with Live Tiles of Windows 7 and Windows Phone)
3.       Cortana – A built-in virtual personal assistant
4.       New mail, calendar, photos, maps apps
5.       Continuum – lets devices that can be both tablets and pcs seamlessly switch between the two modes.
6.       Edge Browser – The Internet Explorer browser is finally being laid to rest by Windows. Edge browser is the first new browser in 20 years! A better web browsing experience has arrived.
7.       Action Center – organizing notifications by app and provide quick access to commonly used settings.  Total customization.
8.       Xbox Streaming to PC – Stream your games from your console to your laptop.  A new feature, so kinks to be worked out, but it appears to work well over Wi-Fi. Bonus on top of this major bonus is that it allows you to record your gaming session up to 2 hours right to your laptop drive.
o   Bringing friends, games, and accomplishments together across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
9.       Hello – Better lock screen! The Hello feature lets you log in without ever typing a password.  It’s like image recognition login systems using special cameras and infrared hardware.
10.   Wi-Fi Sense – Connects your devices to trusted Wi-Fi hotspots.  Social gatherings have become more convenient. A bonus – it doesn’t actually share your password so your network security isn’t compromised.


The notable downfalls so far with Windows 10:

·         The high resolution images still look pixilated and mis-sized icons on the laptop.  A combination of Windows 10 software but predominately on the app maker who has yet to update their systems to match Windows. May need to do some tweaking to find the ratio that works best for each individual user.

·         Many of the new features are lost on those who don’t care about touch.  Automatic, forced updates could spell trouble later on.  Cortana’s features are better suited for smartphones.

How to get your FREE Upgrade:

  • ·         Reserve.  Use the Get Windows 10 app to reserve your free upgrade.  You will be notified when it’s ready for you.  You can also cancel at any time.

o   Click small Windows icon at the right end of the taskbar

o   Click “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window

o   Enter your email if you want confirmation of this reservation

  • ·         A notification will alert you on your taskbar when your upgrade is ready to be installed, so keep an eye out for that.


*This upgrade is for PCs and tablets; the free Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will be available for most phones starting later this year


Interesting fact, Windows 10 was built with feedback from five million Windows Insiders. So no matter your use and need for computers, the creation of Windows 10 is sure to encompass, solve, and answer all your computer needs.  With so many insiders doing months of testing and giving insight, this OS is bound to be the OS that more fitting to the masses.

Overall, Windows 10 is flexible, adaptable, and customizable.  Whether you decide to upgrade with the launch today, or wait until the kinks have been worked out, Windows 10 is the way to go.  It’s free, it makes life easier and more productive, and it’s user-friendly.



Don’t worry, if you have reservations about changing over, after the nightmare of the Windows 8.1 upgrade, you aren’t alone.  ComputerNC is here for you to answer your questions, squash your worries, and to help you navigate the new OS.  Call, E-Mail, stop by, or leave a message to the blog & we will be happy to help you.