Followers of my blog or if you click Microsoft in the categories will show you that I was right in on the early beta development releases of Windows 10 and have partitioned almost all of my drives to accommodate it.
For some however, it has been a confusing issue. Now to help here I will give you a few reasons to update, and one reason not to update and solutions to the two major problems of either before you decide.
- To own the latest version of windows for free before July 29th 2016!
- To upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 automatically ensure ‘recommended updates’ is switched on in your control panel – windows update – change settings and check recommended updates. There is a caveat for this see negative reasons (Not to update below).
- Windows 7 officially ended on January 13, 2015, and the extended support period will expire in 2020. This maybe a concern for some who do not like to worry and would rather have the latest thinbg without all the security headaches.
Not to update
- Windows 7 (in this instance or windows 8.1 with Media Center) if updated to windows 10 WILL lose Media Center! This for me is a big deal as I have tuners in my PC and use it for over the air TV channels. For that reason, one of my PCs will remain 7 indefinately.
- For the last 6 months Microsoft has had a little nagging window by your clock recommending you update, in some cases the PCs have just updated without permission (see recommended updates), Windows 10 qualifies as a ‘recommended update’, so turn it off if you do not want it. If you cannot still get rid of it visit this site and install NEVER 10 don’t worry it is safe, follow the instructions and it will stop you updating!
- Windows 7 still has a long time left and is likely to be more secure than the new Windows 10 that will have bugs and exploits (security risks) due to it still being in it’s infancy. Windows 7 by contrast is a mature operating system and still supported with security patches (IMPORTANT ONES – not the ‘recommended’) that you can continue to install.
- Windows 7 officially ended on January 13, 2015, and the extended support period will expire in 2020. you still have 4 years! Windows 8.1 in 2023!
So if you want windows 10 and do not already have it – time to hurry! If like me you feel it maybe better to hold onto the devil you know, then install Never 10 and relax!
Hope this helps!