|Windows 10 Upgrade||Turnaround Time||Price|
|Best Buy||Up to 3 days||$29.95|
|Staples and Business Depot||3-4 days||$79.95|
|Canada Computers||3-4 days||$69-79|
|The Techknow Space||Within 1 Day||$29.95|
Windows 10 won't start the installation process?
1. You clicked the Get Windows 10 icon.
2. You reserved your Windows 10 download.
3. You checked again in an hour or two and still no download.
Due to high demand Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 download in stages. It may be days or even weeks before your background Windows 10 download begins.
If you have the "Get Windows 10" app icon on your taskbar, and you've already reserved your upgrade, but you aren't seeing any notifications to install Windows 10 on your laptop, desktop PC, Macbook, tablet or phone visit the Techknow Space.
We've anticipated the the staggered rollout and
downloaded all the Windows 10 versions ahead of time.
At TechKnow Space you're at the top of the list! Visit us now - we'll get Windows 10 installed on your device within 1 day.
Windows 10, or “Threshold” as it was codenamed while in development, is the latest version of Microsoft’s Operating System software. It follows Windows 8, and Microsoft developers promise better performance and increased security measures on Windows 10.
Microsoft has promised Windows users the chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free until Summer 2016.
Of course, nothing in life is free. The only eligible devices for the upgrade are the ones currently running genuine copies (as in, not pirated) Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Users still running Windows Vista, or those few people still clinging to Windows XP, who are looking to update their operating system to Microsoft Windows 10 are not included in the free offer.
Additions and changes to Microsoft Windows 10 are almost too many to list. Microsoft has made some big changes, and some not so noticeable ones.
They are clearly listening to users about what the general public expects from their operating system, while trying to balance that with what business and corporate users need.
Windows 10 not only improves previous versions of the operating system, but it also provides users with better security against threats like malware and viruses. Microsoft will soon be phasing out security patches for older operating systems.
What this means for the average user can be bad – without current updates to security procedures, your computer or tablet can be vulnerable to new hacks and viruses.
Staying current with your operating system not only offers you the latest in features and capabilities, but it can also keep your computer, and any sensitive information stored on it, safe from hacking and other security threats.
New features in Windows 10 include:
Operating systems are complicated, expansive software that can require a lot of your computer’s resources. So how can you be sure your computer, laptop, tablet or Windows Phone can handle updating to Microsoft Windows 10?
If you are computer-savvy enough, you can check to see if your device matches the system requirements:
If you are not sure how to check your device, you can run the compatibility checker on the “Get Windows 10” app.
This app will check your computer and then tell you whether or not upgrading to Windows 10 is possible for you.
Some users had reported the early access version of Windows 10 created stability errors and could crash video playback in web browsers on a computer with an AMD branded graphics chip.
However, within a few weeks of the bugs being reported, Microsoft and AMD released new drivers (software that control hardware) to fix the issue.
Almost all previous versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system should be able to change to Windows 10 if they have all the required specifications (I doubt anyone is still running Windows ’95 on their computer, but I think it’s a safe bet Windows 10 isn’t going to work on it).
Your hard disk drive (HDD or hard drive for short) space will vary depending on how you use your computer and what you use your computer for.
If you are unsure if you will have enough space to install Windows 10 on your computer, laptop or tablet, bring it in to the Techknow Space in Toronto and Mississauga.
Our technicians can back up your data – like photos, videos, and important documents and ensure you will have more than enough space to update to Windows 10 and still have room for future updates from Microsoft.
Our in-house experts can also ensure the update from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on your device goes smoothly and occurs with no data loss or memory corruption.
The installation of Microsoft Windows 10 will require at least 16 gigabytes on a 32-bit processor and at least 20 GB on a 64-bit processor.
It depends on a few different factors:
Taking all of that into consideration, it can take your device anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours to finish installing Microsoft Windows 10.
If you are concerned about trying to install or upgrade to Microoft Windows 10 on your own, don't stress out! Instead, visit the friendly and knowledgeable people at the Techknow Space.
Our team of experts conveniently located in Toronto and Mississauga will be able to install Windows 10 to your laptop, desktop PC, notebook, or tablet for you with no fuss or muss.
Microsoft is doing as much as possible before the release to the general public of Windows 10 to iron out all the kinks.
But all the preparation in the world is never going to be enough to fully figure out every little possible bug.
So while Microsoft has done their best to make sure your transition to Windows 10 will be smooth, you might run into some problems.
Depending on how you use your computer and the type of tasks you perform on your device, you might experience issues such as:
If you are having any of these problems with upgrading to Windows 10, you should visit the Techknow Space. We are easy to access in Mississauga and Toronto and we are open with extended hours, 7 days a week, prepared to help your computer back in tip top shape.
There are lots of tech-savvy people talking about Windows 10 in forums all over the Internet. But relying on strangers on the Internet is always a risky move.
Microsoft has a very thorough public support forum with lots of Windows 10 topics covered, if you want to scroll through hundreds of pages of comments to find the answers you need.
Another alternative is to search through blogs that write about technology and hope that somewhere out there on the Internet some reporter has experienced the same issues as you, and also has a solution to those problems.
Both of these options can be frustrating, time-consuming, and ultimately, not successful. But hey, at least you can say you did it yourself, right?
Or save yourself the headache and bring your sad, confused Windows 10 device to the Techknow Space in Toronto and Mississauga. We have all the knowledge necessary to coax your laptop, desktop PC, or tablet back to life.
Microsoft has promised all users with a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 device – which could be a desktop computer, laptop, notebook, tablet or Windows Phone – a free upgrade to Windows 10. This offer is available until July 2016.
After July 2016, the basic Windows 10 Home version will cost $119, and the Windows 10 Pro version will cost $199, which is the same pricing structure as Windows 8.
Microsoft assured Windows 10 users who move to Windows 10 within the free upgrade period are receiving a genuine, full version of the operating system.
This free version will include all future updates and support, “for the lifetime of the device”, according to Microsoft.
However, Microsoft has been quite tight-lipped on what precisely “lifetime” means. In a perfect world, it would mean “forever”, but in an internal memo, admits it is more likely to mean “2 to 4 years”.
Microsoft has promised Windows 10 users that updates and customer support will remain free, but has not said how long that will last.
Microsoft has remained very quiet concerning the support schedule for Windows 10. They are currently refusing to discuss how long they plan on offering updates and support for Windows 10.
Optimistically, it would be much longer than the schedule, or “Lifecycle” as Microsoft refers to it, for Windows 7 and Windows 8, which are only going to be supported for security updates until January 2020 and 2023, respectively.
In addition to this uncertainty, Microsoft's support for Windows 10 will not include much coverage for installation and any errors or issues with upgrading to the new operating system.
At most, there will be some online customer support. If you are lucky enough to have a device still under warranty, you might be able to get a real life person to talk to you about at the Microsoft call centre, but good luck getting answers from anyone there.
Customer support for Microsoft Windows 10 isn't always guaranteed to be successful, or even guaranteed to be available - but at the Techknow Space, you are guaranteed to always find knowledgeable and friendly customer care!
Bring your Windows 10 device that is giving you troubles to our convenient and easy to access Mississauga and Toronto locations and the on site experts will fix whatever issue is frustrating you with your Microsoft Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC, tablet, or Windows Phone, within one day and get you back in action in almost no time.
Why should you choose the Techknow Space with upgrading your desktop PCs, laptops, Windows Phones, tablets, and notebooks to Windows 10?
At a big box store like Best Buy, you will experience long wait times, likely at least 3 days, and very little customer service attention. And that’s not to mention the price – you will pay considerably more than if you visit the Techknow Space for the privilege of using Best Buy’s Geek Squad.
Even a smaller company like Staples, which you might think is less busy, will have a fairly long turnaround time, and expensive installation and upgrade services.
With the Techknow Space, your Windows 10 installation has a turnaround time of one day, and our in store technicians will make sure your device is working correctly every step of the way for an affordable price.
Errors during the installation process can occur, often with error messages that don’t help you to find the problem or how to fix it.
Reports from early adopters of Microsoft Windows 10 have included what is sure to become a classic Microsoft bug: a pop up occurring during installation that only says “Something happened”.
Another common error happening to users trying to update a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 device to Windows 10 is a popup with an error code of a long string of numbers – also not helpful, Microsoft, thanks.
If you want to avoid the hassle of tearing your hair out while trying to figure out what is causing your Windows 10 update to fail, visit the Techknow Space instead.
We offer stress-free Microsoft Windows 10 upgrades and installation updates at our convenient and easy to access storefronts in Toronto, near the Rogers Centre, in Mississauga, across from Square One shopping centre.
Microsoft has tried to include support for as many accessories and different types of software as they can, and the developers have mostly succeeded.
But creating support for every single printer, mouse, keyboard, speakers, external disc drive, CD/DVD burner, or any other miscellaneous device would be close to impossible.
So if your desktop PC, laptop, tablet, notebook, or Windows Phone has been recently updated to Windows 10 and now an accessory doesn’t work or you are seeing an error message about “missing drivers”, visit the Techknow Space!
We have the expertise and knowledge to pinpoint the problem and find the right solution for your Windows 10 device, and we can do it affordably and return your laptop or computer or tablet back to you within one day.