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Resources: Top Ten Reasons to Switch -- or Not Switch -- to Windows 10

As I explained in an earlier post, " Windows 10 Snafu ," my computer has just recovered from a Windows 10 crash. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't fun, but it wasn't computer suicide either, thankfully. While browsing the World Wide Web to learn more about Win10 crashes, I came upon what I believe is a reliable, conflict-of-interest free resource about all kinds of information computer-related.

The website is, which offers information from reviews, app development, cloud, a data center and white papers/resources. Of particular interest to me -- because I have several friends and family members who have not yet decided whether to upgrade to Win10 or not -- were two articles by the same man, Woody Leonhard. One is titled " 10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Windows 10 " and the other, " 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Upgrade to Windows 10 ".

As a bonus -- for both you and me -- InfoWorld offers this article, " Top 25 Free Tools for Every Windows Desktop ."

There are many people here much more tech savvy than I. It is my hope they'll check out and give either a seal of approval or warn us to stay away. Until I hear differently, I'm feeling good about the site and the information there.

The links provided are not affiliate links, nor am I in any way working for/with or representing the company. This post is intended to be informational only.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on September 22, 2015, 7:30 PM

Ihavent upgraded. not sure if I want to or not

morilla wrote on September 22, 2015, 9:29 PM

No desire (or reason) to switch. I don't like what I'm hearing about Windows 10 and I particularly don't like the concept of a subscription-based set of software; particularly when it comes to an operating system. I don't use multiple devices. I don't have microphones or web cameras; so Cortana and Skype are non-issues, even if Cortana actually worked. Oh... Don't get me started. Not sure what I'm gonna do when they stop supporting the previous versions, but I've got a little time to look around.

Feisty56 wrote on September 22, 2015, 9:33 PM

The good thing is that Microsoft lets it be known in advance when a particular OS is no longer going to be supported. I would think there are people in the know on the Internet who may already be speaking to this issue.

Feisty56 wrote on September 22, 2015, 9:34 PM

I thought the two articles mentioned with the ten reasons each might be useful in helping folks make a decision one way or the other. I don't see that there is any hurry at this time to do the upgrade if you're happy with what you're currently using.

Feisty56 wrote on September 22, 2015, 9:37 PM

Again, because I am not very savvy about these things, I didn't realize that the only "bonuses" to Win10 would be Cortana and Edge. Had I not already switched to Win10, with what I know now, I wouldn't do it until there was no other choice.

bestwriter wrote on September 22, 2015, 11:31 PM

No thank you. I still have windows 7 not even windows 8 the only issue being that it does not have a movie maker. And that I have taken care of by downloading a free version of youtube movie maker

Paulie wrote on September 23, 2015, 12:37 AM

I haven't switched to Windows 10 and am interested in going to the InfoWorld site. Thanks for sharing!

cheri wrote on September 23, 2015, 12:47 AM

I have not switched yet and this can make me think a lot

Rufuszen wrote on September 23, 2015, 4:31 AM

I am still thinking about upgrading my Windows 7 machine to 10. Not at all sure.

celticeagle wrote on September 23, 2015, 6:09 AM

I automatically got the upgrade. I love it! I keep finding something else that I like.

melody23 wrote on September 23, 2015, 9:55 AM

I haven't done the upgrade and I cant decide if I should or not. I was one of the unlucky people who experienced windows 8 before it upgraded to 8.1 and it was awful, I had all sorts of issues and I couldn't upgrade to 8.1 to fix it because in order for windows update to work, windows store must work, the biggest problem with windows 8 was that the store did not work! It took me ages to find a fix which I then had to run between each set of updates because the store would break again so I had to fix it, run some updates, do the restart, fix the store again, run some updates, restart the thing and so on so on until I finally got the news that my laptop was updated to the point where I could install the 8.1 update and fix it properly. I am just terrified that the same thing happens to 10, but I want rid of 8.1 so badly that I am considering it. I guess at least you can go back if you don't like it

VinceSummers wrote on September 23, 2015, 11:29 AM

I don't care if/when they remove support. Maybe I'll regret that one day, but so far, so good. I've never been successfully breached in any way on my computer.

VinceSummers wrote on September 23, 2015, 11:31 AM

I am SO GLAD I never bought a computer with Windows 8. That operating system is an idiot's delight. That's why there's 10. Don't get me wrong. I have no intention of jumping for a computer with 10 on it, either, but if I have to get a computer someday, I won't kick up a fuss at 10.

CalmGemini wrote on September 24, 2015, 1:23 PM

I have not upgraded.I still have Windows 7.I do not intend to upgrade in the near future.

lexiconlover wrote on September 30, 2015, 1:20 PM

I don't have Win 10, I suppose when I get a new laptop it will probably come with it? My tablet is Android, and the desktop is Windows 7 I think.