Should I upgrade to Windows 10 during the free trial?
I keep getting bombarded by Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10 but I am hesitant to do so since my Windows 7 Pro is working fine. What is the advantage to do so?
Windows 10 has many advantages over its previous systems. The OS is clean, familiar like it was on Windows 7 and its predecessors, where it's easy to understand, plus it has a wealth of new, helpful features that you'll actually want to use. That's why many users have rushed to the upgrade. But nothing is perfect, you may encounter some issues before and after, as long as you get used to it.
Windows 10 is a flashy OS. Has better and more vibrant UI, but there are lot of things that are either hidden or takes additional work to have them organized unlike Windows 7. Classic example is "Pin to task bar" is called "Send to task bar". Getting certain softwares or drivers for different hardware for Windows 10 could be a challenge. In short, for regular daily usage wouldn't be a big problem, but if the usage is like developing and working on certain softwares and IT stuff then it might be slightly difficult.
One week back I have applied the updated to my dell studio and it's working fine.
Before moving to upgrade please make sure that you have done with Data Back and system clean up
Rest be assured you definitely going to enjoy the high end User Interface within the Windows 10
No. Windows 10 is still definitely in beta mode. If you use programs that require a lot of your computer's resources, I would be reticent to use an OS with this current level of polish.
For Me Windows 7 Pro is still the best. It is much smoother than Windows 10
The absolute, definitive answer is... It Depends!?.
Windows 10 is a free upgrade to current users of Windows 7 and 8.1. There’s a good chance that your PC is already displaying a new icon in the system tray and prompting you to upgrade. Officially, the free upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016, 1 year after the original release date. For Windows XP or Vista users, Windows 10 is a paid upgrade, which may be a bigger decision factor.
The Windows 10 download and upgrade are automatic. Via the new icon in the system tray or the pop-up prompt, you can have the upgrade run now or schedule the upgrade for a future time.
If you are not tech savvy, you can schedule a free appointment at a Microsoft store for a technician to perform the upgrade for you. You will likely need to leave your device at the Microsoft store for a few days.
Windows 10 includes "Cortana", the virtual assistant that is similar to Google Now and Apple’s Siri on smart phones. You can control elements of your PC simply by using your voice.
For major software you have installed on your PC, it is likely to be a smooth upgrade. However, check with the software provider if you are not sure.
For peripherals such as printers and scanners, you may need to download new drivers to ensure they work properly on the new platform.
The overall look-and-feel of Windows 10 is similar to Windows 7 and the Windows 8.1 desktop. But, there are some differences that you may need time to adjust to.
WinXP/Vista: Completely desupported
Windows 7: No mainstream support (no product upgrades)
Security upgrades through July 2020
Windows 8: Mainstream support through January 2018
Security upgrades through January 2023
Windows 10: Mainstream support through October 2020
Windows 10 is nice, especially if you want to use a touch screen.
Big bummer - no Media Center. Used it for years to capture TV, e.g., to watch news at 1.5x.
I really like the newer version, and I really really like the Microsoft office 365. They go hand in hand I think. I use Firefox and have had no issues. It is a lot different from Window 7 so, yes, do the free trial first. Also, realize if you do not upgrade you will not have support for Windows 7.
I agree with others here, stick with Windows 7 if it's working for you. I'm a musician who connects electronic keyboards to my computer using MIDI and I found that my MIDI interface didn't have drivers for Windows 10 AFTER I upgraded. Now I have to buy a new MIDI interface. I've already reinstalled all of my applications, so going backwards to Windows 7 again wasn't an option because I put so much work into reinstalling all of my applications.
I also had an external audio device that had no Windows 10 drivers. In that case though Windows 10 supports higher audio resolutions, so I didn't have to purchase a new external audio device.
You have about 36 hours left so you need to make up your mind. I held off until last week. I was quite happy as you are with the Windows 7. I really was expecting to be less happy with Windows 10 but to be honest I am fine with it and do think there are advantages such as longer support.
Now here is what I think might sway you to make the upgrade. When I installed the Windows 10 update I got a message that said. "If you don't like Windows 10 you can go back to what you had very easily" The exact wording may have been a bit different but the message is the same.
So Preston, give it a shot. If you don't like it you can easily go back to Windows 7 Pro. Once the free offer is gone you will have missed the boat.