For a while now, Microsoft has offered to upgrade many users to Windows 10 for free. If you are running an older version of Windows you may have already seen one of the notifications or advertisements for this upgrade. Up until now, the upgrade has been marked as optional, meaning your computer will tell you about the offer but would not do anything without you telling it to. With the coming of February, things have changed a bit.

Microsoft has flipped a virtual switch changing the Windows 10 free upgrade from Optional to Recommended. This means that you computer will download the Windows 10 update and start the install process without you telling it to. It won’t do the actual upgrade, you still need to give it permission to move forward, but it will automatically take you to the start of the upgrade process.

The question, then, is do you want to upgrade to Windows 10? The opportunity to upgrade for free ends around the middle of the year and Windows 10 does bring some good new features, but not everyone will want to upgrade just yet. You might want to hang back a little longer if you have older software that might not be compatible or you computer is older. Some people just like the way things are and don’t need a change.

If you have questions about upgrading to Windows 10, need help performing the upgrade, or are not sure if your software will work with Windows 10, Computer Repair in Tyler can help. Shoot us an email, give us a call, or stop by our South Beckham location (look for the ETV Software logo) for more information.