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  • Should I Upgrade to Windows 10

    June 4, 2016 no comment

     

    Two weeks ago, Microsoft switched the automatically-offered Windows 10 upgrade to a “Recommended” Windows update. If your Windows Update settings were configured to download and install “Recommended” items, Windows 10 upgrade process will be in turn scheduled unless the user interfered.

    You may see the following message on your screen. Regardless you click on “OK” or the red cross “X” on top right corner, this upgrade will be considered approved and will proceed. If you do not want to proceed, you will need to pay attention to the 4th line in the message.

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    I have been asked the following two questions more frequently as the deadline (July 29) of Windows 10 free upgrade is approaching.

    Do you like Windows 10?

    Yes, I think I like it, despite the way Microsoft is pushing it.  Windows 10 is fast, smart, stable and dual (or multiple) monitor friendly.

    Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

    If you are running Windows 8 or 8.1 and regardless whether this is a home or business PC, I would recommend this upgrade.

    If this is a home PC running Windows 7, and you are fine with a small learning curve, and you are sure that Windows 10 is compatible with your major programs and peripheral devices, I would recommend this upgrade.

    For our business clients running Windows 7, this upgrade is not mandatory; instead, it is voluntary under the following conditions

    • All core software and drivers have to be compatible with Windows 10. We will help confirm this.
    • The user should be able and willing to handle the upgrade process by him/herself without requiring much of our time. I do not see the necessity for our business clients to invest much IT time in this upgrade.

    As of May 2016, about 18% desktop computers are running Windows 10 while 49% are running Windows 7.  If you have upgraded to Windows 10, I hope you are enjoying it. If you have not, you are not alone.

     

     

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