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Windows 10 has now launched

by Nicki Dowsett in Windows 10

Windows 10 - the last major revision

Windows 10 – the last major revision

Windows 10

So Windows 10 launched over a month ago, and the majority of people who downloaded the free software, have had issues of some kind. Generally these issues stem from compatibility, that’s why we advise that you hold on installing Windows 10, until the bugs have been fixed.

We hope that in 6 months’ time, Windows 10 will be what it says on the box.

“It’s the windows you know, only better.”

Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, and has lots of similarities to windows 7, like the smart menu. It starts up and resumes fast, and has more built in security for your safety.

Windows 10 combines the strengths of Windows 8, with Windows 7”

Microsoft Edge lets you move quickly from browsing to doing. Write or type notes directly onto web pages and share them with others. With Cortana enabled you can highlight an unfamiliar term to get a contextual explanation that doesn’t take you away from where you are.

Get done faster by better managing your desktop. Snap up to 4 things on one screen at the same time and create virtual desktops whenever you need more space or want to group things by project, like office apps for work, and games for play.

“It’s what windows 8 should have been”

Windows 10 for Home is great, it just seems to work for personal use. It has Xbox one integration, so you can play your Xbox on your laptop if you can’t get to the T.V. The Microsoft app store is wonderfully new. The start button is great, it is a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Now onto some of the not so great things about windows 10.

The majority of our customers that have downloaded Windows 10, have had issues. Microsoft has not tested Windows 10 compatibility with every software, because well that’s impossible.

If you have a bespoke piece of software, you have no hope at the moment. Windows 10 does not currently work with other software programmes like Sage and Act. There have been some issues with graphic drivers not working correctly with NVidea.

We have also had a customer that downloaded Windows 10 at home, it took all night to complete, but it had not installed onto the PC, and the PC was still running Windows 8.

Some other issues we have noticed are:

  • Processing some RAW images in Photoshop slowed the computer down to a snail’s pace.
  • Windows 10 did not recognise a network printer that Windows 8 had been using.
  • When trying to print a webpage in chrome, the tab would crash
  • A mouse had to be unplugged and re plugged before it would work.
  • You have to pay for the ‘premium’ version of solitaire, which basically means you’re paying to not see ads after every match.

In the future Windows 10 will be a great and powerful option for people to have at home or at the office, but we advise for the time being, do not download Windows 10. Not until the bugs are fixed and everything has been smoothed out. Also, when you do go to download Windows 10, let us advice you to make sure you have the right specifications, and compatibility to run it – It’s what we are here for.

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