Windows 10 is slated to be released next week — this upcoming Wednesday in fact — and a number of users are looking into the ins and outs of upgrading to the newest Windows flavor. While Microsoft has come out and said the OS is going to rollout in stages, there are some who are hesitant to install the update themselves, and some, who are impatient. As such, it looks like Staples has your back and your wallet’s back for that matter.
According to an anonymous source at Windows Central, while the online rollout will commence this week, you will have another option available at your disposal. It appears that office retail giant, Staples will be offering customers a quick and easy way to update their Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PCs to Windows 10, free of charge. The best part about this offer, the PC doesn’t even have to be one that was purchased from the store.
According to this anonymous tipster, Staples stores will skip the online update and will perform upgrades using USB files.While these aren’t the Windows 10 USB drives that are available for purchase via USB, it’s the exact same OS we’ll all be getting at one point or another. Though, consumer fulfillment of those USB upgrades isn’t for a full month after Windows 10 rolls out.
The tipster also mentioned that all Staples stores should be able to handle the update by Sunday, Aug. 2. With the online rollout coming in waves, there’s no telling how long it will take for users who signed up to get their copy. While Windows Insider members have a first crack at the new OS, this could help other users get access to it sooner. It should also be mentioned that if this is the route you want to take, you should call your local Staples and find out if and when they decide to start this offer.
Are you a Windows Insider? Did you reserve your copy or are you holding out? Does this offer from Staples sound appealing? Let us know on our social media accounts or in the comments below.Source: Windows Central