Microsoft has offered its free Windows 10 upgrade earlier this year but expired last July. Windows users who have installed the update are already getting used to the new Microsoft OS. These are the users who think that free is always a good thing and don’t really mind if the new update will have more cons than their previous OS.
Other Windows users are still running on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. These people either don’t care about the free upgrade or think that their current Windows OS is still reliable. So how do you assess if you should upgrade to Windows 10? We’ve list down a couple of idea which you can determine if you should upgrade to Windows 10 or not.
1.) Windows 10 Update is Useless for You
Every OS update brings alot of improvements and enhancements. It carries essential updated security patches and bug fixes to your Windows smartphone or tablet. It’s supposed to be a good thing, right? Well, most people aren’t aware that for every new OS update, it carries a new set of bugs and glitches as well.
Previous versions of the Windows OS allow you to update whenever you feel like updating. One of the disadvantages of Windows 10 is that it automatically downloads and installs updates. It’s a tricky situation where these updates could carry unwanted viruses or system updates you prefer.
2.) You Prefer the Old Reliable Peripherals
Most peripheral-makers have released updated Windows 10-compatible drivers for Windows devices. Think twice before you upgrade to W10 just for the sake of trying it out. It’s best practice to check if all your peripherals will work from mouse to keyboards to graphic or video cards. These areas tend to make you spend more than save up to buy more important peripherals.
3.) System Restrictions
There’s nothing special about the Windows 10 update in terms of system requirements, but if you’re low on hard drive space then this isn’t for you. Windows 10 need at least 20GB of open hard drive space to install the 64-bit version of Windows 10 (16GB for the 32-bit version), plus a 1GHz or faster processor, 2GB of RAM (1GB for the 32-bit version), and a DirectX 9-capable video card with WDDM driver. So do you still want to upgrade to Windows 10?
4.) You’re Particular with Privacy Settings
Every operating system has its share of privacy concerns. One of the nuisances when it comes to Windows 10 privacy is that it automatically sends feedback to Microsoft, allocate part of your device’s bandwidth for its P2P update service, and display random ads on your Start menu. These are invasive in nature and you can’t do anything about since Windows 10 works like that. This version of Windows accumulates more data compared to its predecessors. The ironic notion about these privacy nuisances? Awesome features like the virtual assistant Cortana and the universal device syncing.
5.) Windows Media Centre is your Bestfriend
Windows 10 has replaced many legacy desktop programs with universal apps. The new Photos app replaced the Photo Viewer. You can have Photo Viewer using Windows 10 but Windows Media Centre is not around anymore. Experts say that the reason why Windows omitted Windows Media Centre is that users tend to stream movies and TV shows online rather than watching a DVD.