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Windows 10 Worries

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

A reader wrote to us with a long list of concerns about Windows 10.:

1. What to do if some programs do not run (e.g. Tata Photon device) smoothly on windows 10. 2. Which programs do not support windows 10. 3. I have more than 250 desktops in which OS is Windows 7 or 8. Should I upgrade to windows 10 without any fear? 4. I have some systems with OS windows 8. Should I upgrade these systems to 8.1 before upgrading to windows 10 or there is any shortcut. 5. Is there any shortcut to avoid getting update for windows 10 and update OS 8 to 8.1 each and every system. 6. Any precautions before upgrading to windows 10.

You can check program compatibility fairly easily. Click here for the steps. 


You can also check with customer support for the company that makes the programs or peripherals that you’re concerned about.  If you have 250 desktops, I’ll assume you’re a business. Hopefully you have an IT person on staff. If not, consider hiring someone to guide you through the transition.

If you want to to upgrade through Windows update, you will need to upgrade to 8.1 first. Before updating, make sure that you have backed up all of your important files.

~ Cynthia


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One Response to “Windows 10 Worries”

  1. Bruce Beechner says:

    All programs will not work on any OS. Depends on what version the program was designed to run on. Proper Drivers and many other factors involved here. My suggestion is if he is that concerned about all updating successfully, DON’T UPGRADE. I have not had a single successful upgrade on a desktop yet. (All laptop conversions were successful.) They will convert to Win10 OS but soon after crash. I thought it was an AMD CPU issue, but it’s the same with Intel. Until I have a successful upgrade I say NO to Desktops. Even the I7 I am typing on failed its first attempt to upgrade. Nearly lost everything. Win8 OS is an excellent version. Stay with it until bugs worked out of Win10.

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