Does it worth it to upgrade Win 7 to 10?

Hi experts,

I have been thinking about the latest OS of Windows 10. I watched Microsoft doing a presentation of Windows 10 via Youtube, explaining the new features of the OS, etc.

I would like to ask, if its worth it for people to upgrade from their current OS (ie, 7, or 8) to 10.

How would this give an insights to a non computer literate if his/her machine gets updated to Windows 10.

Can someone elaborate on it whether its worthwhile to upgrade or not.

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Frankly, I am tempted but not worth it.  There are complaints on EE with driver incompatibilities and some software that used to work now it doesn't after the upgrade.  Too risky to upgrade at this time.  It's best if you wait until at least SP1 IMHO.

Of course it is, provided your current OS is illegible to the free upgrade. Compared to Windows 8.x, Windows 10 is at least usable. Besides that, Windows 7 support ends in around 2020, 8.x a little later, while Windows 10 will keep on to be supported "forever". If you upgrade for free you will be able to use that same PC with a current m$ OS for as long as the PC keeps on working, if you don't make use of the upgrade, you will either have to buy Windows 10 after support for the current OS ends, or install am OpenSource OS.

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So far, installs and upgrades of Windows 10 have been pretty much seamless.

SYsprepping for a Domain environment however is Nasty!

A Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade can result in uninstalling of multiple programs, however if you can reinstall them you should be fine. It'll let you know what.
If you have a UEFI based machine it could be best to install from scratch since Windows 7 never had much embedded support for the likes of GPT off the boot drive.

Startup and shutdown times of Windows 10 is FAST.
Over multiple machines (Intel and AMD based CPU's) there have been some missing drivers but most manufacturers up with the play will have Windows 10 ones. At a pinch you can try Windows 7 or 8.1 ones too. I did a Toshiba Tecra P11 (fresh Pro install) last night and installed the Windows 7 x64 extra drivers with only 1 package failing, however Windows 10 update added the correct driver in later on.
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BakakaAuthor Commented:
so the bottom line is, we should upgrade to Windows 10? @wayne88 - you are saying that there is issue with drivers and program once you upgrade to WIndows 10.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Upgrades to Windows 10 are not seamless in my experience and this is because new drivers are required and some application re-installs are required.

I upgraded an older Windows 7 machine and Video did not work properly and no driver and Wireless did not work at all - no driver.  Not worth it.  If you can get modern drivers or cards, it might be worth it.

I upgraded a newer Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10 successfully but it required 5 to 6 hours of remedial corrective work.  Worth it and I am using this machine now as a Windows 10 Pro 64-bit machine.
I think it is worth to upgrade, but I recommend to wait at least for the initial woes to be fixed.

Remember - you'll get it free over a period of 1 year ... there's not point in unneccessary haste.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
There will be no service packs with Windows 10. Windows 10 is fast and I have some very old software working on it, Keep in mind that MS has made it relatively easy to revert back if you need to so you have that option too.
BakakaAuthor Commented:
Hi all,

I have upgraded my windows 7 to 10 and have found absolutely no issues at all with the OS. I also found that all my softwares, drivers, etc are perfectly working. There is no need of re-installation etc. Everything is working fine.
BakakaAuthor Commented:
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No problem at all with drivers, software. I
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You asked if it was worth upgrading and we said it was worth upgrading.  Just because you did not have a problem does not mean you answered your question. You did not answer your question; we did.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
I agree with John--you asked if it is worth upgrading and you got many insights into answering that, the pluses and the negatives.
BakakaAuthor Commented:
Thank you John and Lionelmm. Yes, you all did. Appreciate your comment. Thank you.
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