Businesses looking to preserve and subsequently boost their IT operating systems can rejoice as Microsoft is offering Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users a free upgrade to Windows 10 – a first for the tech giant.

Most SMEs are working with the six-year-old Windows 7 operating platform and Microsoft plan to phase out maintenance and security support of this legacy system in the next five years, with Windows 8 set to follow by 2023.

When Microsoft released Windows 95 more than 20 years ago, people packed into stores to be amongst the first to get their hands on the cutting-edge technology. Two decades later it is now offering those with legacy systems a free upgrade to the latest version – a tactic often used by Apple and Google.

Around 1.5 billion people worldwide currently use some kind of Windows operating system and the free of charge upgrade will enable millions of users to move to the latest and very best version.

Windows 10 is designed for modern computer use and our increasingly remote world, with faster Web browsers, enhanced security benefits and features that make it easier to start tasks on a PC then switch to a handheld device. The new system even lets you log in with your face, iris or thumbprint, instead of a password (should your computer have the requisite equipment for this).

Act Now!

The upgrade is only free until 29 July 2016, giving businesses limited time to utilise the opportunity and gain peace of mind that their IT environment is future proof.

Packed with so many great new features, Windows 10 will help SMEs to flourish in the digital age.

To protect your business and organise an upgrade, contact Champion I.T Solutions today on or 0161 703 2500.