Windows 10

Page updated: 31/03/18

Windows Central have done a amazing video that details the next Windows 10 Update, coming soon.

Check it out now:

For Branded Computer Compatibility, skip to the Compatibility checker.
For all other info, use the Overview Below.

We urge you to create a System Image*1 for safety before doing any Upgrades!

How do I get Windows 10?

 

Anybody running Windows 7 &/or Windows 8.1 will now need to purchase a Windows 10 License.

You must buy a Windows 10 License, your current version will upgrade accordingly:

Windows 10


Not Running Windows 7/8.1?

There is a good chance that your device will not run Windows 10.

Windows 7 has lost its mainstream support, meaning you will not get proper support from Microsoft or vendors throughout this phase. You will continue to get security updates until the final phase of decommissioning in 2020.

We recommend going straight to Windows 8.1 as it is more powerful than Windows 7 aswell as it is much cheaper. Its Mainstream support ends in 2018 and full support in 2023.

Continuing to run Windows lower than 7 has very high risk for Home & Business. You will have vulnerabilities to hackers through viruses and security holes.

Hardware/Software vendors have already started to stop support for older Windows so you won’t get new and improved versions that you will get from newer Windows. These can also cause security holes for malware and other nasties to attack you, including hardware not working properly.


Haven’t upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8?

WHY NOT!? Windows 8.1 has been built with better features and improvements than 7 and 8.

You will benefit more with Windows 8.1. It is a free update via the Windows Store.


System Image

A “System Image” makes an exact copy of the entire Hard Drive to be used in recovery. It will make a copy of everything as it is, so if you use it, you will restore everything as it was just before you began the System Image.


*1 How to Create a System Image

Head to the Control Panel and go into the System & Security section.

Windows 7: Look for “Back up your computer”.

Windows 8.1: Go into “File History” and then look to the very bottom left to find the System Image option.

Windows 10: Look for “Back up and Restore (Windows 7)”.

All prompts are straight forward and easy to read/follow. Any issues, contact us.

Below is a visual guide:

Control Panel

Control Panel

Windows 7

Sys & Sec Win 7

 

Backup Win 7

 

Windows 8.1

Sys & Sec Win 8

 

File Hist Win 8

 

Windows 10

Windows 10

 

Windows 10


IMPORTANT:

Branded Computer Users: Despite having the minimum requirements for Windows 10, we advise you do not upgrade to Windows 10 until you know your Model has Drivers that work for your Computer.

There is a chance that you can use Windows 10 without doing the Driver check, but you may experience issues minor or major, including crippling your system entirely!

Here are the list of webpages from various Brands regarding Windows 10 (Will be updated regularly. If no Information available, keep checking back here):

If we do not list your brand, we are sorry, please goto your Manufacturers website to find details.

OR

Want help finding out? Click Here.


Sony Notes: Remember that Sony have removed themselves from the Computer Market and so all Vaio computers have been discontinued.

Despite having the continued support for all models purchased before the discontinuation, Sony may not be so obligated to make sure their products will support Windows 10.


Notes for Dell: Dell have made a page about some known issues. Most may not affect you but you can check to make sure. Read Dell General Issues.
Dell also have prepared the manual downloads for supported devices. Goto their download page and follow the prompts.


Issues during Windows 10

Error not shown here? Let Us Know.


Other Info

Windows XP & Vista Users: Your computer may not be able to run Windows 10 if you are running Vista or XP. This can be due to many factors, including support for the hardware.

If you have a older system, you may want to consider buying a new one.
Windows 10 Devices have begun releasing already, or you can go Custom.


Businesses should begin plans to migrate to Windows 10 for maximum support, performance and security. You will need to make sure your software is compatible with Windows 10 and consider discussing with the developers to support Windows 10.

Need assistance? Contact Us.


Any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Contact us to arrange an Upgrade Plan.

Welcome to Windows 10!


Windows Mobile 10

NEW! Windows Mobile 10 support looks to have been ceased. The future of Windows Mobile is unclear.

Windows Mobile 10 Available on most Windows Phones
Click Here for List of Eligible Devices

For More Info, Check out the Windows Blog Post.

Phones not listed have a “pending” status on them until Microsoft confirms support for other models.
Use the Advisor App to determine if your Device is Windows Mobile 10 Ready.
Please note: It is likely that not all Devices WILL be compatible, which would mean you require an upgrade to take advantage of Windows Mobile 10.
You can still run Windows Phone 8.1 for a much longer period than a PC, however, updates will cease to continue, including Security.


Windows Phone 7 users will need to upgrade to a Windows Phone 8 compatible device or buy a Windows Mobile 10 device to take advantage of Windows 10.

Current users of Windows Phone 8 will be able to use Windows 10 but some of the features may not work until you get a new Windows 10 device that provides them, eg Continuum & Iris Scan.

Windows Mobile 10 requires atleast 8GB of Internal Storage.


We shall not being making any new blogs regarding Windows Mobile 10 at this time due to being able to view/use on Lumia’s. We will make blogs regarding big updates to Windows Mobile 10 that can be previewed in the Insider Program in the future.

You can recap the progress of Windows Mobile 10 here.