Microsoft has advertised Windows 10 as being the best qualities of 8 and the best qualities of 7 combined. Windows 8 was not very well-received by consumers, and 8.1’s welcome was not much better. It is expected that customers who installed Windows 8 are hesitant to download Windows 10, which debuted on July 29th. Most of the public will wait for more reviews and ratings to come out before choosing to update. For those who are attached to Windows 7, they may also be hesitant after watching others go through the Windows 8 update.
Don’t fear, Computer Experts are here! We believe Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been. The live tiles on the start menu that were introduced in Windows 8 are in Windows 10. However, Windows 10 has a familiar startup bar like Windows 7- small and easy to navigate- and the lives tiles are located there. And the best part- the Windows 10 upgrade is free if you have Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 and as long as you install it within the first year. It also offers an in-place upgrade- which means when upgrading to Windows 10, it will save all your information and programs on your machine.
Just like any new operating system, 10 may have a few bugs it needs to work out. Therefore, if you have Windows 7, wait to upgrade- Windows 7 is an excellent operating system. However, if you have Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 10 is a smart choice. Older computers than run on Windows 7 may have problems when upgrading to Windows 10.
Windows 10 is not just an operating system for 32 and 64-bit computers, but it will also be on the ARM platform for tablets and smartphones. For those who use Windows phones, a certain feature will be very familiar. Windows 10 comes in with the built-in virtual assistant, Cortana. For you Apple users- think Siri.
For businesses or offices that are on a common domain, or have software packages installed, upgrading might be a little more complicated. Computer Experts recommends putting off the Windows 10 update for businesses- at least until your business’s software is upgraded to support Windows 10, and all of Windows 10 possible bugs are fixed. Holding off on the upgrade for a few months can prevent downtime for any issues that may arise. When your business is ready to upgrade, talk to Computer Experts! We can consult you when you should upgrade and check for software that is compatible and best for your office.
Computer Experts is one of the oldest locally owned onsite 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. They provide in-home, on-site, and remote services to all clients. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding Windows 10 or upgrading, please call us at 321-726-5977 or visit our retail store located at 1500 Palm Bay Rd. Palm Bay, FL.