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Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by anthonypeters(m): 1:21am On Jul 21, 2016
“As we near the one year anniversary of the availability of Windows 10, we’re excited to share that Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices around the world” quotes Microsoft’s blog.

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10’s free upgrade offer will expire on July 29, 2016. After that, you’ll have to pay $119 (Over NGN 23,800) to upgrade on any computer that hasn’t already made the upgrade.
If you upgraded an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) device to Windows 10 for free, then you can still reinstall Windows 10 on it for the lifetime of the device since that license cannot be legally transferred to any other hardware. If you upgraded a retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 then after 29 July 2016 you will be unable to fully move that Windows 10 upgrade to a new device using the Windows 7 or 8.1 retail license.

Any new system operating with retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1 license that you may want to move over to windows 10 after 29 July 2016 will not be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10; that means you will have to purchase a Windows 10 retail license to get that system updated to the new operating system. You can still purchase an upgrade license for Windows 10, which will cost less than a full version of the OS, and then use it to upgrade your retail Windows 7 or 8.1 system at that point.

Three point summary of the whole information is:
1. The free upgrade offer ends on July 29 and will not be extended.

2. Any upgrades completed before that date will be valid for as long as the device lasts.

3. There is a possibility that Microsoft will introduce some new upgrade offers after July 29, but don’t count on it.

We believe one of Microsoft’s goal with this upgrade offer isn’t just to get its installed Windows 10 base to a billion, they also want to reduce the number of PCs running on Windows 7 in an orderly fashion before its extended support commitment ends on January 14, 2020. Some people still use the “dead” windows XP; millions of users (especially here in Nigeria) are still running windows 7 on their PCs and don’t care about a newer operating system. For this set of persons, Windows 7 is perfect, and so they can’t find a reason for new operating system upgrade.
On the other hand, the free upgrade offer never really applied to large businesses that run Windows Enterprise editions. For those customers who also have purchased Software Assurance for those volume licenses, the Windows 10 upgrade offer is, if not free, at least already paid for. The decision of whether and when to upgrade is driven by business needs, not by the cost of an upgrade license.

Source: http://naijalaptopfix.com/blog/2016/07/19/why-you-need-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-before-29th-july/

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by aura08130(m): 3:17pm On Jul 21, 2016
16gig worth of data....... na I'd rather use ma window 8.1 jejeli

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by Olarewajub: 7:37pm On Jul 21, 2016
aura08130:
16gig worth of data....... na I'd rather use ma window 8.1 jejeli




It's worth 3gb of data and not 16gb

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by GloryIsaac: 7:58pm On Jul 21, 2016
Olarewajub:





It's worth 3gb of data and not 16gb

How good is it?, did you encounter any mishap? and please what are the advantages?
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by Olarewajub: 8:59pm On Jul 21, 2016
GloryIsaac:


How good is it?, did you encounter any mishap? and please what are the advantages?


First of all you have to consider whether your laptop spec is compatible with Windows 10.

The only mishap i encountered was screen brightness. This can be corrected by performing a system upgrade.



There're lot of advantages. You will definitely love Cortana but hope you've got steady power supply because a lot of people experience battery drain (didn't experience such).


Final verdict ; Upgrade to Windows 10 now.

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by GloryIsaac: 11:20am On Jul 22, 2016
Olarewajub:



First of all you have to consider whether your laptop spec is compatible with Windows 10.

The only mishap i encountered was screen brightness. This can be corrected by performing a system upgrade.



There're lot of advantages. You will definitely love Cortana but hope you've got steady power supply because a lot of people experience battery drain (didn't experience such).


Final verdict ; Upgrade to Windows 10 now.

Wow! Thanks man. Upgrading right away.
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by GloryIsaac: 4:34am On Jul 23, 2016
Finally Windows 10 smiley

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by cupid4ig(m): 9:42am On Jul 23, 2016
GloryIsaac:
Finally Windows 10 smiley
how is it and which laptop did u install it on ?

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by GloryIsaac: 11:05am On Jul 23, 2016
cupid4ig:
how is it and which laptop did u install it on ?

Its a good OS, just that you have to change lot of stuff in settings b'cos microsoft made all their apps to be the default for whatever you wish to do.... Then you've got to change some stuff in your WiFi and bluetooth settings too....

Installed it on a Lenovo 2015 model that came with a default Windows 8.1, its the 8.1 license that i used to upgrade mine. Free till July 29th..

Its worth 3.3gb of data...and before it starts downloading, it'll check if your laptop is compatible with it.. Bear in mind that it'll also replace some of your apps with its own upgraded version....
Make hay while the sun shines smiley

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by emmaak2(m): 5:32pm On Jul 24, 2016
GloryIsaac:
Finally Windows 10 smiley



CAN I USE MODEM
OR WIFI IS BETTER.
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by GloryIsaac: 5:39pm On Jul 24, 2016
emmaak2:



CAN I USE MODEM OR WIFI IS BETTER.
I use WiFi
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by GloryIsaac: 5:40pm On Jul 24, 2016
emmaak2:



CAN I USE MODEM OR WIFI IS BETTER.
I use WiFi

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by anthonypeters(m): 7:05pm On Jul 26, 2016
somebody should tell lalasticlala that this needs to be on front page before 29th July

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by Nobody: 10:09pm On Jul 26, 2016
Wow. Oya quick quick make una go upgrade una own

For the main time, check my signature
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by MeekAssassin: 10:11pm On Jul 26, 2016
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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by MadCow1: 10:12pm On Jul 26, 2016
Please how can I upgrade to Windows 10 on my Tecno Phone.


Thanks.

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by Horlar995(m): 10:12pm On Jul 26, 2016
Hello.......pls I need someone to help me to check if my laptop "HP 6460b" is compatible with windows 10.....250gb
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by gingger(m): 10:12pm On Jul 26, 2016
Windows 10 is very ok.. Am. Enjoying it... Fast light can't really say about security

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by AmuEwu: 10:14pm On Jul 26, 2016
Space
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by fuadnero(m): 10:14pm On Jul 26, 2016
No shit...

Windows 10 rocks
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by eph12(m): 10:14pm On Jul 26, 2016
Mstcheww! Still enjoying my windows 7. Thanks for the info though.

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by martineverest(m): 10:15pm On Jul 26, 2016
Olarewajub:



First of all you have to consider whether your laptop spec is compatible with Windows 10.

The only mishap i encountered was screen brightness. This can be corrected by performing a system upgrade.



There're lot of advantages. You will definitely love Cortana but hope you've got steady power supply because a lot of people experience battery drain (didn't experience such).


Final verdict ; Upgrade to Windows 10 now.
window 10 work fine on computers produced in 2003
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by Adesiji77: 10:15pm On Jul 26, 2016
Too many reminders on my PC...the thing tire me

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by martineverest(m): 10:16pm On Jul 26, 2016
With Windows 10,u don't need anti-virus anymore

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by menxer: 10:16pm On Jul 26, 2016
I lost 4gb of data to Windows 10 background apps.

Disable all background apps and updates else you will regret upgrading to win10.

It is a slick OS experience no doubt about that.

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by martineverest(m): 10:17pm On Jul 26, 2016
gingger:
Windows 10 is very ok.. Am. Enjoying it... Fast light can't really say about security
u don't need anti virus on Windows 10
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by AmuEwu: 10:17pm On Jul 26, 2016
anthonypeters:
“As we near the one year anniversary of the availability of Windows 10, we’re excited to share that Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices around the world” quotes Microsoft’s blog.

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10’s free upgrade offer will expire on July 29, 2016. After that, you’ll have to pay $119 (Over NGN 23,800) to upgrade on any computer that hasn’t already made the upgrade.
If you upgraded an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) device to Windows 10 for free, then you can still reinstall Windows 10 on it for the lifetime of the device since that license cannot be legally transferred to any other hardware. If you upgraded a retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 then after 29 July 2016 you will be unable to fully move that Windows 10 upgrade to a new device using the Windows 7 or 8.1 retail license.

Any new system operating with retail version of Windows 7 or 8.1 license that you may want to move over to windows 10 after 29 July 2016 will not be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10; that means you will have to purchase a Windows 10 retail license to get that system updated to the new operating system. You can still purchase an upgrade license for Windows 10, which will cost less than a full version of the OS, and then use it to upgrade your retail Windows 7 or 8.1 system at that point.

Three point summary of the whole information is:
1. The free upgrade offer ends on July 29 and will not be extended.

2. Any upgrades completed before that date will be valid for as long as the device lasts.

3. There is a possibility that Microsoft will introduce some new upgrade offers after July 29, but don’t count on it.

We believe one of Microsoft’s goal with this upgrade offer isn’t just to get its installed Windows 10 base to a billion, they also want to reduce the number of PCs running on Windows 7 in an orderly fashion before its extended support commitment ends on January 14, 2020. Some people still use the “dead” windows XP; millions of users (especially here in Nigeria) are still running windows 7 on their PCs and don’t care about a newer operating system. For this set of persons, Windows 7 is perfect, and so they can’t find a reason for new operating system upgrade.
On the other hand, the free upgrade offer never really applied to large businesses that run Windows Enterprise editions. For those customers who also have purchased Software Assurance for those volume licenses, the Windows 10 upgrade offer is, if not free, at least already paid for. The decision of whether and when to upgrade is driven by business needs, not by the cost of an upgrade license.

Source: http://naijalaptopfix.com/blog/2016/07/19/why-you-need-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-before-29th-july/

I once upgraded to windows 10, but I had to revert that same day because all of a sudden my PC realized it cannot play the games I have.
Please do you know what might have caused it

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by hUmaneOne: 10:17pm On Jul 26, 2016
The upgrade is not for everybody..
Microsoft made that mistake and pushed the update to those who were ineligible thus making their system malfunction.

The core issue is the display driver.:Most recent nvidia and amd graphics are compatible with windows 10.
Intel HD graphics from the 3rd generation upwards are fully compatible.

For those that couldn't play games after upgrading to 10,you have to install your Windows 10 compatible display/video drivers.if your system doesn't have a compatible driver,you have no choice but to stick with a lesser Windows version

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Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by Nobody: 10:17pm On Jul 26, 2016
shocked
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by yomalex(m): 10:17pm On Jul 26, 2016
The PC became slow when I upgraded, applications compatibility, data I had to revert. Maybe when I get a new PC
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by lilbabyak(m): 10:18pm On Jul 26, 2016
I've tried it severally on my HP pavilion running 8.1 but it doesn't upgrade and I don't know why
Re: Why You Need To Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 29th July by medpren: 10:20pm On Jul 26, 2016
martineverest:
With Windows 10,u don't need anti-virus anymore

lies!

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