Time is running out for Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. And Microsoft really wants you to know about it.
Windows 10 is fast, safe and it'll soon have browser extensions that diehard Windows users have been asking for for years. The new version of the operating system has already been downloaded over 300 million times since last summer. I'll tell you how Microsoft is making its final push to get you to upgrade in the most annoying way yet.
You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July 29, after that it will cost you $119. Now, Microsoft has added an intrusive countdown clock to the Get Windows 10 reminder. Users who have not upgraded yet will see a yellow exclamation icon in their system tray. Once you click on the icon, the reminder opens with the countdown clock.
Our story with pros and cons to upgrading to Windows 10 will help you make an informed decision on whether or not to upgrade if you are on the fence. Once you do decide to upgrade to Windows 10, you will have 31 days to try it out. If you decide that you don't like it you can go back to an older version of Windows. Click here to learn how to go back to an older version of Windows. We'll walk you through it with detailed instructions.
On August 2 the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be released. That is when extensions will be added to the Microsoft Edge browser. If you use add-ons or extensions on competing browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you know they're really handy. You can customize your web experience, with extensions, for example, that show you discounts on other websites when you're shopping online.