Should I upgrade to Win 10?

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January 5, 2016 at 13:27:53
Specs: Windows 7, 64 bit OS/4 GB
I'm currently a Win 8 user and it seems to meet my needs relatively well. My wife has Win 8 and occasionally I need to be her tech support guy and (perhaps because I'm not tremendously familiar with it) I find it to be radically different from my previous Win experience and it's a bit challenging (and frustrating). Should I upgrade, is it worth the hassle?

Also, this "free upgrade," is that a permanent upgrade or is there some "catch" down the road that will cost me money?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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#1
January 5, 2016 at 14:16:08
I find it to be radically different from my previous Win experience

In what ways?

Speaking of whether to upgrade or not to upgrade the decision has to be your very own. I have upgraded many machines and find Windows 10 to be a very decent operating system.

Also, this "free upgrade," is that a permanent upgrade or is there some "catch" down the road that will cost me money?

The free upgrade expires July 29, 2016 according to Microsoft. Thereafter they plan to sell Windows 10 Pro for $199 and Windows 10 Home $119.

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#2
January 5, 2016 at 21:05:01
In other words, if you decide to upgrade, do it before the offer expires.
I like Windows 10 better than Windows 8/8.1 but Windows 7 better. I will have to make that decision as well as for my personal machine. Other machines I have already upgraded (work and some family ones), but not older ones, and not this one.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
January 6, 2016 at 01:18:46
I find Windows 10 to be more like Windows 7 than 8/8.1. This isn't something that anyone can decide for you - it's up to you. (But of course you should do the upgrade.)

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January 6, 2016 at 08:46:15
Take into account this:

Win 10 is now on 200 million machines so the upgrades must have generally have gone well.

My Windows 7 laptop went perfectly, my netbook was a beast requiring all sorts of trickery involving partitions etc. My (as was) Win 8.1 is working pretty well now but it's taken me a full week to get it going like it used to. I am fussy however and I don't, for instance, like sitting around waiting for webpages to load. The computer manufactures provided no Windows 10 drivers because it was too old (bought March 2013, Win 10 updates came along on July 29, 2015.

I'm afraid you have to flip a coin on how well it will go but if the manufacturers provide drivers it is a very good start.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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