I’ve received quite a few questions about Windows 10. If you are looking for a computer for your personal use, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Windows 10. It may very well be the most secure version of Windows so far.
There are a couple of caveats:
- If you are using your computer for business purposes, you need to make sure that any special software you might want to use is compatible.
- If you play games on your computer, you need to make sure that the games you like run on Windows 10. Spider Solitaire is notable by its absence. There are ways to download an install a replacement, but you have to make the effort. Naturally, you shouldn’t be playing games on your business computer anyway.
The upgrades from Windows 7 are Windows 8/8.1 are fairly easy. If you decide you hate Windows 10, you’ve got 30 days to roll your computer back to the earlier version.
If your computer currently has Windows 8 or 8.1, I strongly encourage you to upgrade after confirming that you aren’t going to have a problem with any special software you use.
If your computer has Windows 7 installed, the case for upgrading isn’t quite as clear. Windows 7 will be supported by Microsoft for at least another five years. At that point, you will have likely replaced the computer anyway.
If you have a dinosaur running Windows XP or earlier, don’t even think about upgrading.
Rob Marlowe, Senior Geek