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Should I Upgrade to Windows 10? YES!

Windows 10 is a great operating system. It is a faster and more efficient operating system over Windows 7 and slightly faster then Windows 8.1, gone is the big purple Start Menu of Windows 8, that has been replaced with a more useful Windows 7-ish menu. Windows 10 is significantly more secure then Windows 7 or Windows 8.

There are all the rumors flying around about how Microsoft is now spying on you with Windows 10. The scoop is Microsoft has released updates to all of there operating systems (Windows 7 & 8) that track user and operating system metrics. Things like how many times a user uses a certain feature or turns a feature off, also the type of hardware in use CPU speed, how much ram a system has. This is all anonymous usage data it doesn’t track your identity or bank account information, its simply “anonymous user, turned on feature Y, with an i3 CPU & 4GB of ram”. Microsoft uses this data to build a better product in future updates. Most newer operating systems manufactures monitor user metrics even on your smart phone. The upgrade does not usually break anything, there are a few pieces of older software that will not work any more because they are not compatible with Windows 10 but that rarely happens. If you have upgraded to Windows 10 and found your computer to no longer function it is usually because the previous operating system had problems to begin with, more often I find that an upgrade to Windows 10 will usually clear up a lot of underlying problems. So my recommendation is to upgrade before the July 29th deadline so that the upgrade is free. That being said the one thing I don’t like about Windows 10 is the new Edge browser that has replaced the familiar Internet Explorer “E”. Internet Explorer is still there Microsoft has just hidden it, so click on the search box in the lower left corner next to the start flag and type “Internet Explorer” the more familiar looking IE icon should show up next to Internet Explorer right click on Internet Explorer and select pin to “Pin to Task bar”, there you go…. So get to upgrading.

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