Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Rick Moody Technology

The answer is: not necessarily. There are some good things about Windows 10 such as a more user friendly interface, compared to Windows 10. It also has a personal assistant built in called Cortana. However there several cons also. Below I have put the top 3 cons to upgrading to Windows 10.

1. Ongoing privacy concerns

If you are a person who does not feel comfortable with your Microsoft accessing private information in your computer, then Windows 10 is not for you. To be able to use some features of Windows 10, such as Cortana, you must give Microsoft permission to access your email, calendar, and contacts to assist you better with suggestions, questions, etc.

2. Missing Media Center and DVD player

If you are a person that uses Windows Media Center and Window DVD Player it has been removed from Windows 10. So if you used these programs to listen to music saved in your music library or to watch movies, do not install Windows 10.

3. Your System Might Not Run Windows 10

Windows 10 may not work on your computer. There are certain requirements that your computer must have to run Windows 10 (a certain amount of RAM, hard drive space, graphics cards, etc.) And even if you meet those requirements, there is still a chance that Windows 10 may not work. I helped a library patron upgrade her laptop to Windows 10 and after installation was complete, every time she logged onto her laptop, the screen would go out. After researching online, we found out that many people that had that particular Dell laptop model, also had the same problem. The Windows 10 upgrade effected that particular type of laptop’s video card, causing the screen to go out. Luckily we were able to revert back to Windows 7, but this is a good example of how your computer may not run Windows 10 properly.

 

All in all, the old saying “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” applies with upgrading to Windows 10. If your computer works fine and you aren’t having any problems with it currently, don’t bother upgrading it and potentially create more issues for yourself.