Windows 10 to be released July 29, 2015

What you need to know about Windows 10:

  • The “Start” button is back. It is a mashup of the Windows 7 Start Menu and the Windows 8 Start Screen.
  • Improved integration between the Desktop and the Metro UI that allows for smoother movement between the two environments.
  • Windows 10 for home users will mean a new “forced” update policy where the end user is no longer in control of what updates are installed or when they are installed. There is however a way to regain control over your own updates.
  • In order to do a direct upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8 the following requirements have to be met:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update 1
    • CPU: 1GHz or faster
    • RAM: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit
    • Hard Disk Space: 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit
    • See the full list of specifications and requirements here: Windows 10 Specifications
  • As with all new Operating System releases the release date version is rarely a truly finished and refined product. At Microdome we always suggest taking a slow and cautious approach to upgrading to a new Operating System. Just because the release date is July 29th, 2015 it doesn’t mean you are required to upgrade that day. Normally waiting a few months and letting a few update cycles take place helps avoid some issues with a new version of an Operating System.

If you have any questions regarding Windows 10 or other computer related items give us a call at 812-265-1140.

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