Windows 98 was okay, Millennium wasn’t
Windows XP was okay, Vista wasn’t
Windows 7 was okay, Windows 8 was tolerable with modifications
The current early reviews of Windows 1o are that people are pleased. Yes, there are issues. It can be cranky trying to do the update. The WiFi Sense feature is scary, but you can turn it off. Your apps automatically share your information, but again, you can go in and make adjustments. But for those who got their hands on Windows 8 and found it sluggish, found it to be foreign, Windows 10 will feel more … comfortable.
The Start Button is back. It automatically starts in the desktop mode, not the touch screen tablet/phone mode. When the upgrade was finished, my desktop was basically what I had on the screen when I started, on both of the computers that I upgraded.
And for those of us who go ahead and connect to our Microsoft accounts, there is a new feature that is a lot better than entering your Microsoft account password. You now use a Pin to unlock your computer.
Now, you really need to go digging around. You’ll have to reinstall your printer. If you want to use Edge, you need to go set it up with all the features you like. You need to go find the settings for your apps sharing your information and make the adjustments you want the system to work with. And be prepared for Video streaming to be a bit sluggish.
But I’m pleased. My experience with Windows 10 so far has been good. I haven’t had any problems with system stability yet. I haven’t noticed if the Internet has been ‘in and out’, but I’m running both Wifi and Lan. I’ve run speed test from the system, and the results have been good. The system performances have not changed all that much, and after the system is completely booted up, I’m not having a lot of lag.
So, now comes the next challenge. I still have one more laptop that needs to be upgraded. I have a Dell Business Laptop that I normally use as my field computer. It’s currently running Windows 7 Service Pack 2, which upgraded smoothly for me on my Toshiba.
Would I recommend updating to Windows 10? That would depend on what version you’re on now and how attached you are to some of the older video games. But if you’re not using your computer to play games, yes, I would.