Should I upgrade to Windows 10?
Windows 10 has been out for a while now, and this next July or August we will have to pay for upgrading
when the free upgrade expires.
One of the questions I am getting frequently is “Should I upgrade to Windows 10?”
Most of the time, the answer is yes.
However, there CAN be issues, especially if you have an older computer running Windows 7 or Vista, AND you have to be aware of what the free upgrade will provide, which depends on whether you have the “home” version or the “pro” version of your present operating system.
If you have the home version, then you get home. If you have the pro version, you get pro. Simply put. If you are running a business with a Microsoft network server, then you definitely want to stay away from the Windows 10 Home version, or there will be issues with network connectivity. So if you have Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, or plain Windows 8 or 8.1, the upgrade you download free will be Windows 10 Home, and you may have issues with connecting to a server.
Age, and added hardware items, such as video cards, peripherals, etc. may mean trouble ahead.
Here are some links to articles that may help you weather the rough spots. And you can always check with IT Larry if you need help: