There are five Goodwill Reboot stores in the nation. Iowa City is fortunate to be home to one of these authorized computer refurbishing centers. We also have some other good sources of refurbished computers such as Midwest Computer Brokers.
This month, you can purchase a Windows 7 computer for about $200 and then on July 29, download and install the free Microsoft upgrade to Windows 10. (Learn More)
According to the Microsoft Windows lifecycle fact sheet, Microsoft will offer mainstream support for Windows 10 through 2020 and extended support through 2025.
So, theoretically, if your computer keeps running, which it should, you’ll receive the essential updates needed to keep the computer going for ten years.
If you don’t see the Get Windows 10 app (the small Windows icon in your system tray), it might be because:
- Your device isn’t up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update
- Windows Update is turned off or is not set to received updates automatically
- You’ve blocked or uninstalled the necessary Windows Update functionality.
- Your device is not running genuine Windows
- Your device is running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, or Windows RT/RT 8.1, which are excluded from this reservation offer.
- Your device is managed as part of a school or business network. (Check with your IT administrator.)
- PCs that we determine cannot run Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29th. After July 29th, we’ll enable the icon in the system tray. This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose.