If you are currently using Windows 7 or 8.1 you have until 29 July to upgrade to Windows 10 for free – after that it will be around THB5,000.
If you do upgrade before the deadline you will automatically be entitled to the Anniversary Update that will be launched on 2 August.
The Anniversary Upgrade includes Windows Ink, an enhanced security update as well as enhancements to Cortana and Edge.
It is fair to say that generally Windows 10 has been well received although one of the biggest criticisms has been that the Windows Media Centre has be revoked – a service that allowed DVD’s and CD’s to be played on their desktop.
To get around this, Microsoft has decided to include a DVD playback app that can be installed if you have upgraded to Windows 10.
If you are Windows 7 or 8.1 user, you can upgrade by clicking this link to Microsoft’s official upgrade page.
Many people are concerned about how long it will take their machine perform the upgrade.
Microsoft say that once the download is complete, most devices will take around an hour to upgrade but older devices may take some time longer.
On the other hand, high performance devices may be quicker so it really does depend on your machine.
The main criticisms surrounding Windows 10 has been to do with Microsoft’s aggressive tactics used in getting people to upgrade to the latest version of its operating system.
The company’s latest method which proved to be a gripe with users was the introduction of a full page pop up prompting people to upgrade.
Other users have even claimed Windows 10 has been installed on their device without their permission.
If you are one of the many users who do not want to upgrade to Windows 10, you can disable the update notifications and prompts in these three steps:
1. Right click anywhere on the Taskbar
2. Select Properties.
3. Select the Taskbar tab
4. In the Notification area, click on Customize.
5. Under the Notifications heading, select Hide icon and notifications next to the option for GWX (Get Windows 10).