Windows 10 – How to get your free upgrade

If you have been watching your task bar lately, you may have seen this logo in the taskbar.


Clicking on this logo opens a new window with an option to reserve your FREE upgrade.
windows10iscomingPersonally, I have been using the Windows Technical Preview for a while, and Windows 10 brings in many useful features. Multiple desktops and a redesigned start menu are new in this version.


More snap features are now available. If you haven’t heard of snap, this was a feature that allows you to drag a window to the edge of a screen, and it will snap to that half of the screen, automatically resizing the window to fit. Now windows can be snapped in quarter sections, and Windows will automatically suggest a second window to snap after snapping a first.


Windows 10 also comes with Cortana, Microsoft’s version of voice recognition software that helps you get tasks done quickly. Unfortunately, I have not been able to try it out, as the beta version of it is not available in Canada, because apparently we speak a different English than the Americans…. 🙁

Clicking the register button simply asks for your email address to get a confirmation message. Windows has set the release date for July 29th. Once it is released, Windows 10 will automatically be downloaded to your computer and installed.

Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.