Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Here are four reasons the answer is “Yes.”


There are some significant advantages if you choose to upgrade to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. Chances are good that if you’re utilizing Windows now, you’re going to need to upgrade to the new version eventually, but waiting is not in your best interest for a number of reasons.

Cost Advantage

Are you’re already on Windows 7 and upgrading 15 computers or less? If you upgrade now, you’ll be able to do it for free. Plus, any further upgrades on the system will be free as well. If you wait, you’ll pay around $200 for each machine. If you have more than 15 computers to upgrade, you’ll still pay less now than later. Procrastination, in this instance, is decidedly not a good thing.

Upgrade Schedule

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 (and subsequent patches and service packs) is going to be it for a while. In other words, if you wait a few years for the next upgrade version, you’ll still be buying Windows 10, but you’ll spend more on the product and the training. So why not get it for less—or even for free—now?

Training Opportunities

Microsoft says Windows 10 doesn’t require a lot of extra training to implement or utilize effectively. Upgrading now means your teams will already be immersed in the new version of Windows 10 as more improvements are made. Future add-ons will have a shorter, simpler learning curve.

Microsoft is currently offering training on Windows 10 at a lower cost than what it will be in a few years. In other words, if you upgrade now, you can expect to spend a lot less money on training than if you wait.

Windows 7 Support: Going, Going, Gone

Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended January 13, 2015 and extended support ends in 2020.  Upgrading to Windows 10 means you’re fully supported. This could make moving projects through the pipeline a lot more seamless. Our Microsoft Practice Team is here to answer any questions you may have – give us a ring.

Windows 10 is here. It’s the Windows you know, only better. Be more productive with a familiar Start Menu, stay safe with new security features, and get more done across multiple devices. Experience the operating system of the future. Our experts can offer expert advice and ensure your Windows 10 Migration success. 

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