Should I upgrade to Windows 10 yet?

The free windows 10 upgrade that has installed itself on all windows 7 and windows 8 computers has people asking themselves this very question.

The new windows upgrade is much like its predecessors in that they have promised amazing things for windows 10. More stability and security, better functionality, and the like. However much like it’s predecessors, windows 10 is beginning to show significant annoyances and problems which is our indicator that it’s not ready.

It’s an odd step for Microsoft to give away a product for free for a limited time. In some circles it looks like an apology from Microsoft surrounding the issues and resistance people have had to the windows 8 and 8.1 releases of windows. However, now it looks like Microsoft is performing a soft release of windows 10 to let the worlds consumer base point out all of the bugs before it inevitably releases it’s 10.1 version.

Even if it’s free, it doesn’t mean it’s goodwindows-10-logo

Windows 10 looks like an amalgamation of windows 7 and window 8 with a few GUI changes. But further than that, it doesn’t appear much has changed at least from the user prospective.

Tech companies appear to be moving more towards a model of pay monthly vs. one time fees for software, and windows 10 is no exception. They’ve taken out features that used to be free in previous versions and made them pay per use in the windows 10 and even some windows 8 systems.

They’ve also modified the EULA agreement to allow updates to disable unauthorized programs or games on your system if Microsoft deems it necessary to do so.

But those are minor reasons not to switch to windows 10.

The real reason not to switch to windows 10

When new operating systems come out, sometimes your connected devices don’t work with the new OS right away, especially older systems. It takes a while for new drivers to be written to make the old devices compatible for new systems. So far we’ve noticed that there is a fundamental flaw for people trying to network 2 windows 10 systems together without using a home group. In other words by using usernames and passwords to access systems instead of the home group password. This is especially troubling in systems that require specific software to access each other’s information.

But really for the most part, it’s just buggy. The track record from Microsoft shows that it takes about a year to get all of the bugs out of the system, usually after they release a service pack.

Wait until service pack 1 before upgrading to Microsoft’s Windows 10.

Check back with us for more updates on the new Windows 10 free upgrade.

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