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I am thinking about upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10
Can you explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of windows 10?

Thanks, jim

Hello Jim

Advantages... your system will continue to work after June 2016!

Windows 7 is retired now and even Windows 8 is no longer supported as Microsoft only supports one earlier operating system (windows 8.1).

Advantages.. your system should perform more efficiently as the operating system is streamlined and refined with security as well.   

Advantages.. it is free until June and after that you will have to pay for it.. so don't wait any longer.

The upgrade is pretty easy if you follow the simple upgrade procedure. All of your files and most programs will continue to run. I say most because you may find some really old stuff you may need to reinstall but during the upgrade process windows will let you know if there is something that won't be installed.

There are no disadvantages since you are upgrading, this means any new hardware you add such as printers/scanners and cameras, will actually function.. since windows 7 is no longer supported, any new hardware will likely not have device drivers.

I hope this helps


Mike Dacre
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