Last two days to upgrade to Windows 10 (And obsolete bargains on eBay)

Windows 10If you’ve not upgraded to Windows 10 yet then time is running out. You’ve got until Friday this week to perform the upgrade and after that your computer will always be running dodgy out of date software or you’ll have to pay to upgrade.

Friday the 29th July is the last chance for anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to upgrade to Windows 10. There are few reasons not to – Windows 7 was ok(ish), Windows 8 was rubbish, Windows 8.1 was slightly less rubbish. Windows 10 feels more like the old Windows XP which was possibly the last decent operating system to come out of Microsoft (although I’m sure someone somewhere will tell me they liked Vista!).

So the reasons not to upgrade are either because your hardware won’t support Windows 10 or you want to keep Windows Media Center which Windows 10 will kill and remove.

You might also discover that certain hardware like the printers DHL used aren’t compatible with Windows 10, which I guess is also a pretty valid reason not to upgrade.

Personally I upgraded to Windows 10 almost a year ago and haven’t looked back. I certainly wouldn’t want to be using Windows 7 or 8 now I’m accustomed to Windows 10.

Half the brand new computers on eBay are obsolete

But there is another problem… there are 197,625 brand new laptops and desktop computers on eBay running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 operating systems (more in total than the 186,954 supplied with Windows 10). Who’s going to want to buy those next week knowing that they’ll never be upgraded to Windows 10?

Of course if you are looking for a knock down priced machine, next week might be just the time to start looking if prices plunge and no one else is interested in out of date computers.