Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows 10 launched worldwide in late July, and current Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can take advantage of a free upgrade, provided they do so by July 29, 2016. Sounds like something everyone should take advantage of??  Since Windows 8 users are so happy with windows 8, upgrading to 10 can only be an improvement.  Windows 7 users on the other hand might take a slower approach.

While you can get the free upgrade immediately, we recommend formulating a comprehensive plan before upgrading.

A comprehensive plan would include:

  • Test all your hardware and software with the windows 10 operating system
  • Creating a timeline for the upgrade
  • Determining a roll-out strategy - what machines to roll the upgrade out to first
  • Preparing employees
  • Addressing any issues
  • Having a rollback plan if needed!

By taking a cautious approach, you can avoid some of the bugs and issues that come with the release of any new operating system. Businesses would be well advised to understand the risks and drawbacks associated with upgrading to the new windows 10 operating system before you click yes to the upgrade.

If you’d like to talk to an IT expert about preparing a strategy for upgrading to Windows 10, call for a free consultation today!