Windows 10: A week later

Let’s start with the following statement which is a thought that gets verified by every possible point of view: There is no other more complex software than any kind of operating system. It is undoubtedly the hardest kind of software for any tech professional to judge or criticise and a complete judgement could take months. However, Windows 10 is a great deal, and there has to be a first opinion. So after a weak or so of full use of the new operating system we are now ready to bring to the table our first impression.

Firstly, it comes naturally to advise all users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to update immediately! Generally, it seems that the new operating system is pretty light and in some cases, it can make your old desktop or laptop look like you just bought it. Of course that does not go for a broken computer. It’s an operating system, not a miracle worker!

Now while upgrading to Windows 10 is considered a must for many reason, the truth is that you should probably make at least a slight preparation before taking the last big step. Microsoft may have tried to make the transition as smooth as possible but it’s practically impossible to predict all the different compositions on every computer. Of course the reservation app run some compatibility tests on every PC but if you want to avoid even the little difficulties that might occur then don’t hesitate to give a hand. For instance, delete anything you don’t need on the computer, make a backup of every device’s driver, and clean the whole computer (internally) in general. The closest you bring your PC to its original state the less possibilities you have to deal with problems such as driver losses.

Also after the installation of the Windows 10, you may want to update immediately. Microsoft was not kidding after all. The company plans to release fixes and updates for its new OS not only frequently but more like constantly! From the day that the official and final version of Windows 10 was released until the 29th of July, Microsoft has fixed a series of issues, while a only a few days ago, (August 6th) it released a total update (Service Release 1) that contains even more fixes. It actually makes you wonder whether they should wait a bit longer to release a final product that would need less fixes and updates.

With all the above said, if you use your computer for work, then maybe you should wait a bit more before you update. Not that something serious is going to happen if you update, but with all those updates and fixes going on, why risk bumping into a bug and lose precious time to wait for an update that can fix it? As a matter of fact, it is clear that even with all that work that has been done with the Insiders Preview program those last 9 months, there are still many flaws being spotted.

Continuing with the downside, we have to mention that Windows 10 seem to be really indiscreet. It is actually a field where no one expected Microsoft to disappoint the users that much. It is a very important part of the new operating system, so let’s leave that for another time.

Overall, if you don’t mind getting more than a few bug fixes and updates every week or so, then you should definitely upgrade to Microsoft’s new and final Windows edition, the Windows 10. Just keep in mind that you are going to have to be careful with the personal information that you share with Microsoft, as the company ends up asking for too much.

So get a taste of the brand new Windows 10 and let us know in the comments what is your own first impression!