Microsoft Is Still Offering Windows 10 Free Upgrade for People

A lot of people missed Microsoft’s Windows 10 free upgrade. Many home users didn’t realize that they were getting ready to miss the July deadline. Once they realized that the free upgrade period had ended people accepted that they missed out. Who’s going to run out and spend $199 to get Windows 10 when you can go get a whole new laptop for $300 after all?

Windows 10 Upgrade Still FreeMicrosoft is still offering the free Windows 10 Upgrade for people that use Assistive Technologies.  The U.S. edition of theguardian released an article called Microsoft Windows 10: Unscrupulous users still get upgrade for free. Click the download link starts a 5.5Gb download for the Windows 10 Upgrade. It is also an agreement that yes you are using assistive technology.

Are You Using Assistive Technology

It is very easy to simply say you are using assistive technologies. Especially since that is the implied agreement you are making by clicking on the  “Upgrade Now>” button  on the web page. What many may not realize is that though they may not be Blind, Deaf or officially disabled they may already be in need of or actually using the assistive technologies available in Windows.

Microsoft is not stating that the free Windows 10 upgrade is still available for those who are disabled which may likely be the impression that motivated the author of the article at theguardian was writing about. Microsoft  is intending the extended offer for those who need help improving the quality of their Windows experience.

So what assistive technologies are included in Windows 10 that you may already be or would benefit from using?

  • Keyboard Assistive Technologies like the On Screen Keyboard, Sticky Keys, Filter Keys, Toggle Keys
  • Mouse Features like Pointer Color and Size
  • Other Features like Animation, Setting Notification Display Time

This is a very short list and a general feature setting for assistive technologies. They are meant to take care of problems for people who can not see well, cannot hear, suffer from color blindness, have carpal tunnel and a limitless list of other difficulties. They are indeed most definitely available to help those who have a major disability but also assist people with eye hand coordination issues, reading difficulties and more. Like I said the list of problems that these features alleviate is a big one.

Would You Benefit From Setting changes and/or Assistive Technologies

There are all types of different issues that people have when using their computer.

  • Continuously losing the mouse pointer on the screen
  • Suffering headaches and fatigue after using the computer
  • Difficulty controlling the mouse
  • Having difficulty reading or retaining as easily on the computer
  • Aching hands and wrists while and after using the computer

This is a list of some of the types of issues that can be improved or alleviated all together by activating Windows features or altering settings in Windows. If you would like to discuss options that may be available to help make your computer time more enjoyable and productive give me a call or hit the chat now button below.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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