October 28, 2015

Windows 10 upgrade?

There it is. To the bottom right of your screen. A little square icon asking you to upgrade to Windows 10.

Choices, choices, choices.

The answer should be simple one: Yes or No. But this needs further consideration.

To make this issue even more pressing, we have to consider there’s a deadline: The free full version of Windows 10 upgrade is available until July 29, 2016.

Please answer these questions:

  1. Are you willing to endure a 3 to 6 weeks long learning curve? *
  2. Did you acquire your computer during the last 36 months? *
  3. Will all of your frequently used applications, devices and programs work with Windows 10?
  4. Is your computer running virus and trouble free?
  5. Do you have all your documents, pictures another important files safely backed up?
  6. Can you afford being without your computer for a day or two if the upgrade fails and causes your computer to malfunction?*

If you answered YES to all of these questions; then, YES, your computer is an ideal candidate for a Windows 10 Upgrade.

If you answered NO to any of these questions; then, NO. Do  not upgrade to Windows 10 until you can be certain you can answer affirmatively.

**1.- Familiarizing with this new system and ironing out the possible problems takes the average user around 3 to 6 weeks.
**2.- This upgrade doesn’t make financial sense if your computer is 3 years and older. Some hardware might not be 100% compatible with Windows 10. The average useful life of a computer is from 4 to 4.5 years.
**3.- Sometimes when upgrading an existing Windows installation things can go really wrong (Computer won’t start or work properly). Windows 10 upgrade has a safety measure to get your system back to the Windows 7 or 8.1, but we have seen cases where the upgrade has gone bad and renders the computer inoperable. Some expert help might be required to correct this problem, hence the computer use downtime.