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Windows 10 Update

I have been getting notifications that I can update to Windows 10 for free. Is this something I should take advantage of?

Sean, Cardiff Heights

Hi Sean,

With any new update we do advise caution. Whether it be the lasts IOS update for your iPhone or in this case the free upgrade offered to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.

We have had a large number of customer’s contact us who have attempted the upgrade and it has failed. While in most cases their computer has successfully rolled back the update automatically, we have had to assist customers roll back the update.

Microsoft are making the Windows 10 update available for free for 12 months so you have until mid-next year (2016) to complete the update or miss out.

Our recommendation is to wait until later this year before attempting the update. This will give Microsoft enough time to work out the major kinks in the update and ensuring a smoother upgrade path for users.