Did your computer recently upgrade to Windows 10 and didn’t give it permission to?
You’re not alone.
Windows 10 is a free upgrade for a year after its release to those with computers that run Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 operating systems. Months ago, Windows 10 advertisements started popping up on users’ screens ‘recommending’ the Windows 10 upgrade, offering users the option to ‘upgrade now’ or ‘upgrade later.’ Many users simply clicked the X in the upper right-hand corner to close the pop-up each time it appeared and, initially, pressing the X in the corner of the window canceled the upgrade; however, this was changed so that pressing the X merely delayed the upgrade. Windows 10 can install itself a little at a time by Microsoft’s automatic updates until the computer finally restarts to complete the upgrade. Your computer can upgrade without you telling it to, and without you explicitly approving the upgrade.
Windows 10 has already installed on over 300 million machines, more than the last two upgrades combined. For Computer Experts’ managed business clients, we have either disabled Windows 10 from automatically installing or scheduled the Windows 10 upgrade to update at a time that is convenient for that business. However, for other businesses, this update could come at any time during the workday, and your business could face downtime. More importantly, if your business or home office computer has software with Windows 7 or 8, it may not be compatible with Windows 10! The technicians in our retail store have seen Windows 7 machines that have upgraded to Windows 10 not benefiting from the upgrade. In most of these cases, the computer drivers are not compatible with Windows 10, which make the computer run substantially slower. However, we have talked to many customers that are satisfied with the Windows 10 upgrade. It appears to be a better and more user-friendly operating system than 8 and 8.1. Microsoft has been advertising Windows 10 as “the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8, combined.” For users with newer computers, Windows 10 seems to be running smoothly.
Call us today to set up a service call so one of our techs can either:
- Opt your office out of this update,
- Advise how this update will affect your business or home office, or
- Schedule Windows 10 to update at a time convenient to you. And if you are unhappy with the Windows 10 upgrade on your business or personal computer, our technicians can restore your machine back to its previous operating system- as long as its done within 30 days of the upgrade (per Windows 10 conditions).
Computer Experts is one of the oldest locally owned business and residential IT service providers in Brevard County. Established in 1990, Computer Experts provides its customers with a total solution for all their IT needs with just one call. Visit Computer Experts at 1500 Palm Bay Rd., Palm Bay FL or call today at 321-726-5977. We are “Full-time IT without the full-time price!”