You may be asking yourself, “What does upgrading to windows 10 do for me?” I have the answer for you! There are many benefits to upgrading to Windows 10 such as speed, security, interface ease, compatibility, and a growing number of built-in software tools.
Windows 10 provides increased efficiency with hardware. In conjunction with the improved interface, users will be able to complete tasks more easily and more efficiently.
With Windows 10 being the most current version and Windows 7 and Windows 8 being “End of Life” versions, developers of both hardware and software are no longer developing for these operating systems. This means that any new software updates will no longer be usable. Any new devices such as printers, scanners, headsets, and storage devices may not function.
Most exciting is that Windows 10 has many built-in applications that allow for better diagnostic information. A few of the more useful tools include Data Usage Tracker, Startup Repair, Reliability Monitor, and Memory Diagnostic. Data Usage Tracker allows for users to determine what applications are using the most resources. Startup Repair is a tool that allows Windows to attempt to automatically repair itself when it can’t start. Reliability Monitor allows for users to see what applications are crashing and throwing errors. If the memory is the issue, Memory Diagnostic is a powerful utility that can diagnose and verify damage.
What if I won’t be using anything new? Good question. While you may not see any issues right away there are many risks you are taking by not upgrading. If a computer is not updated with the latest security patches, which they won’t be if they are “End of Life” versions, then any vulnerabilities will not be fixed. Hackers and viruses leverage these bugs to gain unauthorized access to important data and files. They will then have free rein to wreak havoc which could have detrimental consequences to your business. The other main risk you are taking is that of software reliability and your ability to fix it. If your systems ever encounter issues you will not be able to receive help from Microsoft support.
Windows 10 Upgrades can be nearly painless with the help of Superior Consulting Services! Superior will look at your overall infrastructure, workstations, and printers in order to determine what needs replacement and what can be upgraded. There are a few different ways of implementing the upgrades one of which is a complete wipe and reinstall this allows for a fresh start on the workstations but has the downside up losing all your applications that were previously installed. The other type of installation is a “Upgrade” this saves all the users’ applications (if compatible), documents and windows configurations.