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October IT News 2015-Windows 10 Update-Should I?
Pembroke, NH
10/13/2015 03:23 PM

Windows 10 Upgrade?


If you are running Windows 7 or 8 you are probably getting notified on the taskbar that your computer can be updated to Windows 10 for FREE. Wow! Fantastic. New Stuff Free. Oh, is there a catch?

No, there is no catch. Microsoft released it's latest operating system to the public as a free update to owners of Windows 7 and 8. Windows 10 introduces some much asked for changes to the desktop to address usage issues that users experienced on Windows 8. Additionally, there are enhanced security and performance improvements.

But before you upgrade you MUST make sure that your system is compatible with the latest hardware drivers. You need to check to ensure that the software you use is compatible as some vendors have not tested their software yet on Windows 10 so it may not work properly. You should make sure that your system has the latest software patches, that your settings are documented and you have a good current backup of your system in the event that they upgrade fails and you need to restore your computer.

Set aside some time for the upgrade as the download and installation can take quite awhile even if all goes well. Be patient and make sure that you have tech support available in the event that you run into issues.

In the end you have to decide if the upgrade makes sense for your particular situation. Will you be disappointed with the way that the new desktop looks, works, and feels? If your system is getting old it might make better sense to wait and buy a new laptop or computer system with the software already installed. In the end it is up to you to decide if Windows 10 is the right upgrade at this time.


Contact 603 Technology Services and let us help you answer questions and assist in the upgrade process. 


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