With Windows 10 due to be released tomorrow we thought it would be a good idea to give you the lowdown on what you can expect….
For all users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 user Microsoft will offer a free upgrade when Windows 10 is released on July 29th, this will be available for a one year after its launch which is great. It’s designed to work flawlessly with the latest technology and devices to give you the most engaging digital experience ever
The new upgrade has a classic Windows feel to it, the pop-up start menu is back which is similar to the Windows 7 version but it incorporates Windows 8’s “live tiles”. Windows 10 devices use exactly the same operating system, so you only need to buy apps once and you can use them across all your devices which will make things so much easier for you and unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 will adopt a tiered approach to updates and you’ll receive free updates for the “supported lifetime” of the device it’s installed on.
Now of course there are always things to think about when new updates are released so here are some things to consider before you download Windows 10….
Can your system run Windows 10? Check out the specifications of Windows 10 to make sure that your computer system is compatible with it.
Are you using Windows 7? If you’re already using Windows 7, you’re already set. If you’re happy with the way Windows 7 works you may want to stay with it.
Are you a gadget fan? If you liked all the desktop gadgets on Windows 7 they wont work on windows 10 so if you’re a fan of gadgets then don’t upgrade.
How old are your peripherals? You’ll need to make sure that your peripherals will work with the new system, Microsoft doesn’t always make sure that drivers for older devices work with the new operating system so make sure you check that out before you upgrade.
BUT most importantly no matter how much testing is done for new systems, it cannot uncover all the bugs. There’s no rush to upgrade, people who upgrade immediately are the guinea pigs, wait 6 months for some of the bugs to be ironed out and then look at upgrading.