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Windows 7 holdouts: Why diehard users refuse to move to Windows 10

Ian Paul | July 30, 2015
Rejoice, Windows fans. Windows 10 is finally here and it's chock full of fancy new features like Cortana, Task View, windowed modern UI apps, and the return of the Start menu. But despite the excitement--and the free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users--not everyone is willing to make the jump to Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system.

That said, it always pays to go slowly when upgrading to a new operating system. You'll want to make sure your computer maker has hardware drivers ready to go for Windows 10, and you should check for any known upgrade issues for your device model. All of the information you need should be on your device manufacturer's website.

Beyond those hardware basics, we'll leave you with a handy checklist of questions for Windows 7 users pondering an upgrade, edited from a post by Sevenforums user Layback Bear.

  • What will Windows 10 do that Windows 7 won't do?
  • What options does Windows 10 have that Windows 7 doesn't have?
  • Do you want or need those added options?
  • What user control do you lose with Windows 10 (such as forced Windows Updates), and are you okay with that?
  • Forget that you can download a free upgrade for the next year. Would you buy Windows 10 to upgrade your system?


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