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More than half of qualified PCs in the Philippines at risk of missing out Windows 10 upgrade

Adrian M. Reodique | July 28, 2016
Filipinos have one day left to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

More than half of qualified PCs in the Philippines are missing out on the free Windows 10 upgrade which will end July 29, according to Microsoft.

Web traffic analysis tool, StatCounter, said 56.4 percent of PCs in the country are still running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 - which are both eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

In line, Microsoft encourages all qualified PCs to upgrade to free Windows 10 offer. After July 29, users who wished to upgrade will have to purchase a new Windows 10 product license.

"We strongly encourage eligible PC users to take advantage of the free upgrade to enjoy great new features on Windows 10 that will truly enhance their personal computing experience," said Karrie Ilagan, Country Manager for Microsoft Philippines.

In addition, Microsoft will roll out its Windows 10 Anniversary Update globally on August 2 bringing new features to all Windows 10 PCs including:

1.       Improvements to Windows Hello and Windows Defender together with two major new security features for enterprise customers.

2.       Windows Ink will be launched which enables the users to use the digital pen to write on a device as they would on paper. It has also been integrated with Office and other applications like Microsoft Edge and Maps.

3.       Power-saving improvements in Microsoft Edge through using fewer CPU cycles, consuming less memory, and minimising the impact of background activity and peripheral content.

4.       Gamers will be able to buy a game once and play on a Windows 10 PC or Xbox One with the new Xbox Play anywhere. Users can also share their progress, game saves and achievements.

"With Windows 10, our vision was to provide the best and most secure operating system that gets even better over time. The Anniversary Update is just the first step in our commitment to consistently add new features and innovations that people love to Windows 10. Customers who take advantage of the free upgrade today can do so with the full confidence that they will continue to reap the benefits Windows 10 will offer down the road," Ilagan added.  


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