Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

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If you have a Windows machine, you probably have received, by now, a message from Windows prompting you to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest operating system; Windows 10. The message resides in the System Tray in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Upgrading to a new operating system is taking a leap of courage. Fear of broken apps, inability to find saved files, and learning a new way of doing some tasks, are reasons why users hold off upgrading as soon as a new OS version becomes available.

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Inevitably, an operating system becomes so outdated that it’s no longer supported. By then you really don’t have much of a choice about upgrading. However, when it comes to Windows 10 and your machine, is it something you have to do now?

Here’s a look at the pros and cons of updating to Windows 10 right now:

Windows 10 has, overall, received favorable reviews from industry analysts and everyday users. But you are really at the mercy of the community of other Windows 10 users who post about their own issues and fixes. There is also an abundance of articles, how-to’s, and tips on using Windows 10 all over the Internet.

After weighing both the pros and cons, for most home users, Windows 10 is a recommended upgrade. Businesses, will hold off, and should until all in-house apps and programs are tested with the new OS.

For consumers, there isn’t much that has changed from Windows 7 and 8 from Windows 10. If anything, Windows 10 is a vast improvement over 8. Plus, you get the benefits of Windows 10, such as speedier performance, the app store, and Xbox integration. And, after all, it is a free upgrade.