This has been, without doubt, the top question from my clients recently. Microsoft are pushing Windows 10 hard, and really want their Windows 7 and 8 customers to jump on to Windows 10, like, NOW! My short answer to this question?

No. Not yet.

Windows 10 upgrade notification

But that’s the safe answer; “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and I’ve never really subscribed to that view. I believe that you’ll never know how much better your computer can be unless you take a punt. Get it tuned. Get it upgraded and updated. Make changes, and they might just improve your quality of life a tiny bit

Windows 10 has only been out for a few weeks, and is reported to be installed on over 50 million devices already. That’s an incredible roll-out, but there are bugs, and Microsoft have been issuing patches for them every few days. The free upgrade offer is available until 28th July 2016, and if you hold off for a few months, your upgrade is likely to proceed more smoothly, and your system will be more stable at the end of it.

Unless…

 

An exception is those of you using Windows 8.1 with a keyboard, mouse or trackpad. You guys have had it tough. If you find that Start Screen a frustrating hurdle, and if you’re tired of moving your mouse pointer into the corners of the screen just to search for something, or to shut the computer down, then I’d say go ahead and upgrade. If you decide you don’t like it, then you can very easily roll back to Windows 8.1 within thirty days.

Or…

 

…you really want to. In which case, go for it! Windows 10 is pretty good, and a step forward from Windows 7 and 8. The Windows 10 upgrades I’ve seen which have had issues have either had malware infections on the host version of Windows, (so downloading and running the free Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware might help you before you upgrade) or had driver issues, (in which case visiting the support section your computer manufacturer’s website might help.)

But remember, I’m happy to provide support if you need it!

 

If you need help or advice,