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New Windows 10 Upgrade with Microsoft Edge

Author: Melissa/Monday, July 20, 2015/Categories: Technology News

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Starting July 29th, Microsoft will be offering the Windows 10 upgrade for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users, and a whole new default browser - Microsoft Edge

As with any software upgrade, there may be missing features with the Windows 10 upgrade, compatibility issues with your current application software, and equipment. Often with upgrades you can lose settings, preferences like homepage and stored information such as usernames and passwords.

Trend Micro: 
Customers using Trend Micro through Armstrong will be compatible if using the current version. 
To learn more click here.

 Getting ready for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge: 

  • Check to see if your PC meets the system requirements
  • Have your Windows Product Key as back up if the install crashes
  • Disable security software as it may prevent features of the install
  • Export a copy of your browser favorites and bookmarks
  • Know your usernames and passwords
  • Complete a system back up including personal files

 Setting up Edge after the Update: 

Looking for Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer will be included in the upgrade; however it will be located in the Accessories folder inside the start menu. Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer (IE) available for the operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Click here to learn more about IE.

Items that will be removed by Windows 10 Upgrade:

  • Media Center - Watching DVD's will require separate playback software not provided by Windows 10 upgrade
  • Windows 7 desktop gadgets
  • Pre-installed Windows 7 games (Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts)
  • Drivers for USB floppy drive - you will need to reinstall after the upgrade

Click here to stay up-to-date on Windows 10 and Edge. 

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