Microsoft is at it again! They’ve released the newest Windows 10. And believe it or not, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 – at least temporarily. So how can it get better than free?
While early reviews are good of this new Windows 10, we always recommend waiting a few months from the initial release before installing it. This gives others the opportunity to be the guinea pigs and gives Microsoft time to release any necessary bug fixes to stabilize the software.
Now that six months have passed, here are four things you should know about Windows 10—and their pros and cons—to help you avoid the pain of a failed upgrade to Windows 10.
1. Users have until July 28th to benefit from the free upgrade
Pros: You still have time to wait for Microsoft to work out any big bugs in the OS before enjoying a free upgrade.
Cons: Waiting to install Windows 10 could be more of a hassle as it gets closer to the deadline—and if you miss the deadline it won’t be free.
2. Windows 10 is an improvement to its predecessors
Pros: Windows 10 has made remarkable improvements to the way your system operates when compared to Windows 7.
Cons: While the above is true, older systems may lose key functionality when you make the switch.
3. Windows 10 gives you 30 days to love it or leave it
Pros: If your system can’t handle the new OS or you dislike Windows 10, you have the option to uninstall the software and revert to your previous OS.
Cons: 30 days may not be enough time for you to decide if Windows 10 is for you, but it may be worth the risk since you can roll back to Windows 7 or 8.1.
4. Custom software still has to catch up to Windows 10
Pros: Depending on your software and the vendor, whatever tweaks are made could help your overall experience run more smoothly.
Cons: Until your vendor provides all the necessary compatibility fixes and support for Windows 10, adopting the new OS is all but out of the question (unless
you want to switch out all of your software, too).
If you want to learn more about Windows 10 and how it could affect your business, call us at 239-337-2667!
Avoid Headaches When Upgrading to Windows 10