Windows 10 – The Good, the Bad and the Whoops
If you use the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS), hopefully it’s the Windows 10 OS. If you’re not sure, look at the bottom left corner of your computer screen and you’ll see the icon above. Windows 10 is a great system because once you have it, it never goes out of date. There won’t be a Windows 11 or 12 – this is it and Microsoft’s plan is to keep improving and developing this latest version.
If you see another image, then chances are you’re still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. and if so, now is your very last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 without having to pay for it. Until 31 December 2017 you can move to Windows 10 -from 1 Jan 2018 you’ll have to pay more than $200 for it. All new computers and laptops have it, but it’s built into the purchase price. The upgrade is reasonably straightforward but unless you’re confident around your computer, you may wish to call one of our techs to give you a hand.
If you’re on Windows 10, you may have been experiencing problems since the recent ‘Fall Creators Update’. This was a significant update designed to smooth out software bumps and introduce some improvements, but Microsoft failed to let its customers know that this was coming and provide some advice. Instead, the update was forced out in batches over several weeks catching many of us unaware and creating problems that needed fixing. The upgrade was important, but it could have been handled a lot better.
If your computer has been giving you trouble recently, then this may be the reason. Give us a call and we’ll help tidy things up for you.
This is my last article of the year and I hope you’ve enjoyed my scribblings. My Nerds will still be here if you need us over the break. So, remember to back up your home computer files before you shut down and a have a safe and fabulous holiday break.
Merry Christmas Everyone