The Scoop On Windows 10 Upgrades

The Scoop On Windows 10 Upgrades

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Back in October, Microsoft announced plans to automatically update PCs to the Windows 10 platform. In that messaging, Microsoft was suggesting Windows 10 as a ‘recommended’ update – new plans announced have them starting this process and pushing automatic updates.

So what’s the scoop? Basically, Microsoft is pushing out Windows 10 in their automatic updates, which will trigger thousands of PCs to automatically download Windows 10.

You may remember that Microsoft cut off mainstream support for Windows 7 last year and is only offering extended (which means they will charge you!) support until 2020. Windows 7 was released in 2009 and sold over 100 million copies in six months. Windows 7 still remains extremely popular and runs on about half of our world’s PC’s- this is because Windows 8 was drastically different. Windows 10 is said to be the happy medium between the two.

Here’s what we like and dislike about Windows 10.

  • Advantage– Windows 10 eliminates the gap between PCs and tablets. The new OS combines the familiarity and comfort users felt with Windows 7 with new and improved features introduced in Windows 8.
  • Disadvantage– Some of the new features introduced will be lost on OS’s not conducive to touch. These new features are a better fit on smartphones and tablets.

Simply put, Windows 10 moves users towards the future in a way that is sensitive to those who are hanging on to Windows 7 and past versions.

The new update will automatically download if you are on Windows 7 or Windows 8 but you will have the option to opt out if you so choose. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users on a metered connection will have to manually turn off updates to prevent WIndows 10 from installing automatically.

If you still have some questions about the recent changes we can help! SPI is a certified Microsoft Partner, so we have the knowledge and experience to help decide a plan of action that is best suited for your businesses unique needs.

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