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At Lucid Towers we’ve been doing some testing with Windows 10 and we’re all very happy it.

Since its release nearly a year ago, Windows 10 has progressed and has had all them initial bugs ironed out. This isn’t to say it’s perfect but it’s getting there. I have found that when upgrading our customers to Windows 10, 95% of the time it’s a successful straight forward upgrade.

There has been the odd occasion when we do experience some issues. If you’ve been a Windows 7 user for some time, then you may find the initial change a bit harsh but after a few days it will start to feel familiar.

Windows 10 is much quicker than Windows 7 and I personally enjoy using it. Start-up times are reduced and applications are quicker to open.

If you’re a big fan of Internet Explorer then you may find its replacement, Microsoft Edge, slightly confusing but after an hour or so you should be a pro. You can also reinstall Internet Explorer if you miss it that much.

Windows 10 has also given us back a normal start menu unlike Windows 8.

We’d recommend upgrading and if you really dislike it then don’t worry, Microsoft offer a roll back to Windows 7 feature and you can have your old interface back in no time. If you use essential applications that you can’t live without then I would speak to your support providers for that software to make sure all components of the software will work properly with Windows 10.

If you do upgrade, we’d recommend that you do this at the end of a working day as upgrade times vary based on the performance of your machine.

Some of you may have already noticed the Windows 10 notification at the bottom right of your screens, you can click this to launch the Windows 10 upgrade and even schedule a time for the install.

Windows 10 is a free upgrade, but only until July 29th 2016 so if you want it for free then get downloading now! If you don’t upgrade by that date, then you will have to pay.

If you have any more queries regarding Windows 10 then please feel free to contact us by sending us an email to support@lucidcomputersolutions.co.uk or give us a call on 01527 908646.

This article was written by Jon Burgess from Lucid Computer Solutions, based in Redditch, Worcestershire they provide IT / Computer Support and Cloud Services to local businesses.

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