Windows 10 Help – what to do Before & After you Upgrade

Windows 10 Help – what to do Before & After you Upgrade

Windows 10 is the latest Operating System (OS) from Microsoft; you may have read our explanation of Windows 10 the feature, benefits and risks associated with upgrading, plus some Windows 10 help tips. Having taken all this into account if you are keen to proceed with your upgrade to Windows 10 here is our Before & After advice to help you protect yourself in the noticed a Windows 10 notification on your current system. Here are some Windows 10 help tips: Check your computer to see if you have any devices, apps or compatibility issues that would mean an unsuccessful upgrade. Check whether your computer has enough resources to run Windows 10. Most computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 won’t have a problem unless you’re already running out of disk space. Download 3GB over your internet connection. Build in some protection for ‘rolling back’ the upgrade if it fails. But being a realistic and slightly cynical systems administrator (one who sees the pain when updates go bad), here’s what I want you to do: BEFORE the upgrade, create a System Repair Disk (Windows 7) or USB Recovery Drive (Windows 8) Instructions for creating a Windows 7 System Repair Disc: Click Start, then Control Panel, then System and Maintenance, then Backup and Restore. Click Create a System Repair Disc and follow the steps. You will need a blank CD. Instructions for creating a Windows 8/8.1 System Recovery Drive:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive BEFORE the upgrade, lay your hands on your original software installation CDs and/or license keys for any of your critical software applications. BEFORE the upgrade, confirm that you have a copy...
Windows 10 Release – What to do?

Windows 10 Release – What to do?

Windows 10 is the latest Operating System (OS) from Microsoft; you may have noticed a Windows 10 notification on your current system. What does it all mean & what should you do? Microsoft have has announced that eligible computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can gain a free upgrade to Windows 10 from the of 29th of July. This free upgrade offer is available to be taken over the next 12 month; those who are eligible will receive a system icon and popup on their screens. Windows 10 notification Once you have the notification after this date you will be able to upgrade. But the question is should you upgrade or not. Most experts are confident about the stability of this operating system than any previous version. The end user testing (through the Windows Insider program) has been unprecedented, so a significant amount of feedback has already gone into this product from technical people who are very particular! That doesn’t guarantee that your upgrade will go smoothly, but all software upgrades come with a degree of risk. Windows 10 Recommendation Our general recommendation is to initially hold off upgrading until there are sufficient worldwide users to stress test the OS and isolate any bugs that may have slipped through testing, after a few weeks there will be a consensus on performance. The free upgrade offer will be available until at least 29th July 2016 so there is no rush. Some of your applications may not work properly or some features may not function. QuickBooks has been identified as a potential problem, for example. Intuit does not have Windows...