Windows 10 Should you upgrade or should you steer clear?
Deadline 29th July 2016
The deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for free is close upon us now, after which we won’t be able to download windows 10 for free anymore. No free upgrade, no trying it for a month and reverting if you don’t like it. We go back to the old way of upgrading Windows, buying it, and this can be a costly decision. Windows 10 Home from PC World is £89 for a download version and £99.99 for a physical box. The Pro version is a lot more, costing £169.99 for those needing the extra features that Pro offers. It’s a costly upgrade if you choose to do it after, but back to the question do you really need to upgrade?
At this point it is purely preference. When Windows 8 was released people still used Windows 7, and when Windows 7 was released people still used Windows XP. So it’s not the end of your computer if you don’t upgrade. Windows XP, for example, was released in 2001 and only recently has had Microsoft stop supporting it in 2014. That’s over a decade before Microsoft stopped supporting it. So Windows 7, the oldest version of Windows to get the free upgrade, came out in 2009 and will continue being supported until 2020. This means you can use Windows 7 for another 4 years.
Upgrading can be risky as some parts of your computer may be incompatible with Windows 10, meaning they won’t work properly or even at all! While Windows 10 upgrade assistant does tell you whether or not you can upgrade, it isn’t always right. Just make sure you check all your parts are compatible. My suggestion is if you are unsure if you should upgrade to Windows 10 then don’t upgrade, just stick with what you’ve got until you buy a new computer.
Windows 10 Clinic
Do you want to upgrade but are unsure if you will like it? Come visit us at 6 Whittonditch Works, Whittonditch, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, SN4 2XB. We still have space on our “Windows 10 Clinic” where you can compare the look and feel between Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Our technicians will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Just give us a quick ring to book a slot on 01672520133 or our Contact Us page on our website.