Today is your last opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

The two new versions of the OS - Windows 10 Pro Education and Windows 10 Education - "provide education-specific default settings for the evolving landscape in K-12 education IT environments". After today, the Home version will cost $120 and the Pro version will cost $200. Upgrades to operating systems tend to include security enhancements and patches for any vulnerabilities uncovered in old versions of software. Vista users are not eligible. Your device also has to meet certain system requirements, but they're not all that intensive. Together, the Anniversary Update brings six areas of innovation and improvements to consumers and enterprises.

All drivers signed with cross-signing certificates that were issued prior to July 29, 2015 will continue to work. Why would anyone want to spend that much money on an operating system?

If there's one thing that Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to do right now, it's upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft mentions further that it "starts with" new installations of Windows 10 which suggests that it plans to remove some or even all of the exceptions in the future. Here's a simple trick that will allow you to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

After a series of e-mail messages to the Dell support centre, she was advised to uninstall Windows 10 and revert to Windows 8.1, at which point the problem went away.

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If you are not a fan of Cortana, you may be disappointed to hear that the Windows 10 Anniversary update which will be rolling out next week on August 2nd 2016, will remove the ability to turn off Cortana. Here are some highlights that Microsoft hopes will woo any users still on the fence.

Windows users have less than 24-hours left to upgrade to Windows 10 for free and save £99 in the process.

Windows Ink is a collection of stylus-compatible tools for anyone on a device with a touchscreen. Then follow all the steps it gives and you'll have a Windows 10 machine in no time. There's an app for doodling on screenshots (like Skitch).

However, it has been noted that there are some ways around the new set-up. In the Anniversary Update, Microsoft greatly improved the digital assistant to make it more functional. In case you still have questions, though, here are a few answers. Of course this also requires access to more of your personal information and data. Additionally, it is prudent to take a backup of the files, for later reference.

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