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Windows 10 – Top 6 Reasons Why Not to Upgrade!

Much ado has been made about Windows 10, and — more specifically — why it’s so important for Windows owners to upgrade their beloved laptop/desktop to Windows 10 (which is supposed to be infinitely better than that dastardly Windows 8 and Windows 8.1).
In this blog, we will discuss the details about Windows 10, and give you six good reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10…at least not yet.

What is in the Windows 10 Upgrade?

First, let’s discuss the different aspects of the Windows 10 upgrade. At the time that the platform debuted, many in the tech community viewed Windows 10 as the “make or break” platform for Microsoft (due, in no small part, to what consumers thought was “complacency” on behalf of Microsoft during the launch of Windows 7). Unlike the Windows platforms of years past, Windows 10 was a platform that was designed for use on both traditional computers (laptops & desktops) in addition to smartphones and tablets, making it more versatile than in years past. And, further to the point, unlike the Windows 7 platform, the Windows 10 platform is much more user-friendly than those found in years past, and it’s buoyed by universal apps.

With all of these amazing updates, you would think that every techie would be telling his/her clients to update their operating system to Windows 10. And yet, there are at least six good reasons why you should wait it out…at least for now.

6 Reasons to Hold Off on Your Windows 10 Upgrade

1. Privacy concerns: The more mobile — and worldly — we become as a population, the more our privacy becomes tossed to the side. To Windows 10 credit, they tell you upfront that they’re culling information from your computer above and beyond the standard “cookie” here and there, but there’s some question as to whether Microsoft really needs all the data it’s demanding from you.

2. Your system can’t run it: This is, perhaps, the most common sense reason of all — if your computer is more than 5 years old, chances are, it can’t run on a Windows 10 operating system because it’s not built for it.

3. No media center or DVD player: Microsoft really wants their subscribers to use Xbox for all of their media needs…and this will come as a huge disappointment to Windows users who, during a trans-atlantic flight, want to watch their favorite movie…and plug it into the DVD drive…only to tell you that it can’t play it. Now, while there are certainly plenty of software options out there that can allow you to play your DVD on your computer, there’s no native media center on the new Windows platform.

4. There’s not a whole lot in the way of “universal apps” (so far): There’s Candy Crush, there’s iTunes for Windows…and there’s not much else…which is a total bummer for those users looking to get more in the way of apps.

5. You have older peripherals (i.e., hardware): This, perhaps, is proving to be the second-biggest hurdle for users (after they get over the whole “privacy is over” thing) — because many people have older peripherals, such as scanners and printers, they’re finding that they’re incapable of updating their system to Windows 10…and, if they do, they almost immediately lose that older peripheral’s functionality. Simply put: many older printers and scanners don’t have drivers that are compatible with Windows 10, rendering them non-functional the minute you upgrade.

6. The “tablet” mode takes a little getting used to: Windows 10’s “tablet” mode has very little user friendliness (it’s not your iPad, that’s for sure), and those who had difficulty with Windows 7 (and Window 8)’s functionality will not find any further luck with the “tablet” mode on Windows 10.

The final verdict: Windows 10 is a great operating system, but it’s going to take a lot of bug fixes before it becomes a force to be reckoned with in the business world.

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  • 09/11/2015
  • IT