So Microsoft’s Windows 10 was released over a year ago, but you still haven’t made the leap and upgraded? There are several reasons why you might not have updated your laptop or desktop computer to Windows 10. But if you’re worried about changes that might cause compatibility and usability issues, read below.
For those sitting back, scratching their chins and wondering, ‘Should I upgrade to Windows 10?’, there are lots of pros and a few cons, depending on your individual situation.
There are many benefits to upgrading your laptop or desktop PC to Windows 10.
Firstly, there are the obvious ones like:
new features and functionality
it’s faster and smoother.
Also, if you’ve been worried about any early versions of the program having bugs, it’s been more than a whole year now, so there’s been plenty of time to have that minor stuff ironed out.
Support for other Windows operating systems (OS)
Another great reason to upgrade to Windows 10 is that support for older Microsoft OS won’t last forever. Support for Windows 7 will only last till 2020. In other words, you’re likely to have to upgrade sooner or later. So why not do it sooner, rather than waiting for your old OS to have performance issues?
Can I change back if I don’t like Windows 10?
In a word, yes. Microsoft has made it easy for people installing Windows 10 to ‘roll back’ the install if they don’t like the new OS. Just make sure you keep the ‘windows.old’ folder that has your previous version of Windows in it.
Why you might not upgrade to Windows 10
If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, unfortunately you’ve missed the chance to upgrade for free from Windows 7 or Windows 8. So if you can’t afford the upgrade, you might put this off for a while until you can.
Another valid reason why you might not upgrade to Windows 10 is if your computer doesn’t have the minimum system requirements. To upgrade to Windows 10, your computer will need the following:
CPU:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
Free hard disk space:16 GB
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card:Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
A Microsoft account and internet access.
Need help upgrading to Windows 10?
So you’re not very tech savvy? And the thought of upgrading your computer makes you break out into a cold sweat? Or perhaps you’ve tried to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 and are now having all sorts of issues with it? Not a problem.
Bring your laptop or desktop computer to The Electronic Fix and let us take care of it for you. We can fix all kinds of IT problems including: