IsraTechnologies is excited for their clients now that Windows 10 is available for public download and installation people have more questions than ever about the new version of Windows. We’ve rounded up the questions we get most frequently here at IsraTechnologies and compiled them to help you get up to speed about Windows 10.
Every week we get hundreds of questions to our Support@Isratechnologies.com email inbox and we field dozens more from friends and family that know we work for a tech publication. People across the board are very curious about Windows 10. Further, because it’s a free upgrade for millions upon millions of users across the globe there is a huge amount of interest in everything from the upgrade process to changes in the operating system.
For all our curious readers, neighbors, and people searching for more information about Windows 10 we’ve rounded up to most frequently asked questions we’ve come across here for your convenience.
There has been significant confusion regarding the pricing (or lack thereof) of Windows 10 over the last year. Don’t be ashamed if you’re confused, Microsoft themselves changed their story regarding the upgrade and pricing schedule more than a few times during the development and beta testing of Windows 10.
There is a minor catch: the upgrade is only free for the first year Windows 10 is available. Windows 10 was officially released in 07/29/2015 and the upgrade will remain free for qualifying users until 07/28/2016.
We’ve been asked this question quite a bit and we won’t lie, we’re not huge fans of the question because it’s so hard to give a good answer. Unlike other questions that have concrete answers like “Can I upgrade Windows 7 Home to Windows 10?” this particular question only has a concrete answer if we have detailed information about the computer in question and detailed information about the hardware therein.
If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to your satisfaction, especially on newer hardware, there’s a very strong chance it will run Windows 10 just fine. On the other hand if the hardware you’re using was from your old Windows XP machine and it is barelyrunning Windows 7 at a satisfactory level then the
reality is jumping all the way to Windows 10 is probably going to yield a sluggish user experience you won’t be particularly happy with.
While we can’t give you a concrete answer about your particular hardware we can suggest that you read the Windows 10 system required here, and check the compatibility of your computer and hardware with the Get Windows 10 system tray app (which will report not just on whether or not you have enough memory and such but if your printers and other devices are compatible).
What we can say before leaving this particular subject is that we’ve been pleasantly surprised with how well Windows 10 has run on older hardware so don’t rule out an upgrade just because your computer is getting a little long in the tooth.