As you may already know, Windows 10 will be released to the public on July 29th 2015. If you currently have a computer with a valid copy of Windows 7, or 8.1, you are eligible to receive the upgrade for free. The best news is, we get our start menu back! Yay!!
You also may have noticed after the last round of Windows updates, (if you are running Windows 7, or 8.1. You won’t see it if you have Vista or XP) that you now have a little white Windows logo in your taskbar on the lower right corner of your screen. Looks like the photo below.
This is intended for you to reserve your free copy of Windows 10. You aren’t required to upgrade, but if you don’t upgrade within a year of it’s release, you will be expected to pay full price if you decide to upgrade later.
When you hover over it with your mouse, it will read, “Get Windows 10”.
Go ahead and click it once, and you will see the following screen.
Now click the area where it says “Reserve Your Free Upgrade”. You will then be redirected to the following screen.
You can choose to skip the email confirmation, but we recommend entering your email address and clicking “Send Confirmation”. Either way, you will then see this screen:
And that’s all she wrote. Pretty easy. Now we just be patient and wait until July 29th when it actually releases! Pat yourself on the back, you’re well on your way to a fresher, more user-friendly version of Windows!