Windows 10 Comes Out Tomorrow…
…and we are being asked by our customers and friends, “Should I upgrade?” I wish there was a blanket answer that we could provide, but there are a few points to consider when making your decision:
- Can my system handle it?
To install Windows 10, your system must have either Windows 7 with SP1 or Windows 8.1, a 1Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM and 20GB of hard drive space free. If you don’t know what version of the Windows operating system you are running, you can check with this link.
- Will all my programs work the same way?
If your programs work in Windows 7 and Windows 8, the answer to this question is yes BUT there are exceptions. Depending on the industry you work in, you may be running specialized software that may not work correctly under Windows 10. Check with your software vendor to insure that the move to Windows 10 is one that you can make safely.
- What is the learning curve in using Windows 10?
Honestly, there’s not a very big one. PCSDesk has been evaluating Windows 10 for five months now and the best way that we’ve come up with to describe it is that it’s 80% Windows 7 and 20% Windows 8.1 with increased usability and performance. If you are a Windows 7 user now, Windows 10 will operate the way you’re used to. If you are a Windows 8.1 user, Windows 10 will provide you with an evolved interface that isn’t as jarring.
So should you upgrade? If you’re the adventurous type and you primarily use your system for emailing, social networking and web browsing then have at it! If your system is key to getting work done day-to-day, delaying the installation for a week or two would be recommended.
We at PCSDesk will be sure to keep you updated on the successes and failures of the impending Windows 10 update. Stay tuned!