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Should I upgrade to Windows 10?


I currently have Windows 8 and I have gotten used to it. I have recently heard that Windows 10 is really good. Should I upgrade? I use my laptop for gaming as well. Does it have any driver changes that might interfere? Is there any real benefit from upgrading for free, or should I just stay with what I have?


Any major OS upgrade is bound to come with some bumps in the road (at a minimum). You should check to be sure that the major software and components that you use are compatible with Windows 10, and then you should plan on spending hours not minutes troubleshooting any issues that may arise from the upgrade (such as required driver updates). Whether or not to upgrade is really just a question of whether or not the new features of Windows 10 seem worth the time investment and the risk of compatibility issues with some of your software. Check out InfoWorld's article on Windows 10 installation issues that may be helpful.