Should You Upgrade
With all the hype that is going on with Windows 10, the biggest question we are getting is whether you should upgrade or not. Windows 10 will be free for most users and will implement many changes, but should you switch right away.
Windows Updates Issues
Since Windows 10 is forcing updates, it is currently causing problems on the beta release already with is update policy. You can read more about it here on Nvidia’s blog and at the register. It is a good policy to update your computer on a regular basis, but can cause problems if updates are being forced. Windows in the past have pushed updates that have caused many problems, and since it is being pushed to the computers on a regular basis, it could cause some headaches as the community gets used to its new practice.
As always before you proceed with an upgrade make sure you backup your data. Windows 10 does do a compatibility check but due to the mass amount of software out there you could potentially do an upgrade then find out that your main CRM software or your awesome game no longer runs. If you’re using Windows 7 or Windows 8 we recommend using the built on “Windows Backup”. This will allow you to make a backup image to restore back to in case it breaks your computer during or after the upgrade. Since it lets you make an Image instead of a file based backup, it will restore your computer to the state it was in when the backup was made with all of your programs. Most file based backup programs will only let you restore files. This causes an issue if you need to get a program back up and running in case the in-place upgrade failed. You can also look at purchasing more advanced imaging software such as Acronis.
Should You Upgrade
Yes! The bigger questions is when should you upgrade? We recommend holding out a while for a business computer. For home users, we would say to wait for about 1-3 months before you start upgrading. This will allow for bugs to be worked out, but we would recommend taking advantage of the windows 10 free upgrade offer within the first year.
Hi, My name is Josh Giesing. I am the Operations Manager at Computer PRO Unltd. In my free time, I enjoy reading and have a passion for learning.