Why I am not upgrading to Windows 10 (yet)

Papa KyKy By Papa KyKy, 18th Jul 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Windows 10 will be available to the general public on July 29th. Let me be clear, I am excited about the potential for Windows 10. I like the idea of the digital assistant Cortana on the desktop. I like the Xbox App to let you play Xbox One games remotely on the PC. I like the enhanced security and functionality. I am interested with the new functionality of the browser called “Edge”. I like the increased performance.

Having said all of that…

There are only a few things holding me back from upgrading my Windows 7 computer to Windows 10. Once most of them are resolved, I will go ahead and upgrade.

No DVD/CD functionality.

My understanding is that once you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, your ability to play DVD’s will be temporarily impaired. A future patch should fix this, but I will not upgrade until it is in place. My Windows 7 laptop is my primary portable DVD player. I am also in the process of transferring all of my Cd's to the cloud, so this is an important functionality for me to have. I believe that Microsoft will have this available before the end of the year, prior to the holidays.

No support for Windows Media content.

This is a big one. I like to stream music from my computer to my xbox 360. I have saved multiple pictures to the Windows Media Center. I realize that Windows 10 has other options available, such as the Microsoft Onedrive, to perform much of the same functionality. It is just because of the fact that Microsoft will not make it a seamless transfer of information, that is holding me back a bit.

Unsure of availability of the Chrome browser at launch:

I rely mostly on the Chrome browser for all of my bookmarks. I enjoy using their software. I do not have any information about the availability or functionality of the Chrome browser on Windows 10. Until I do, I will be staying put for a while.

Conclusion

I do greatly appreciate that Microsoft is providing a free upgrade path for most current Windows users. I would just like to see some of these issues resolve before I jump in (I do realize that Windows Media Center is dead though, so I will have to give up the ghost there). I believe that Microsoft will make the operating system more relevant again with Windows 10.

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Chrome, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
18th Jul 2015 (#)

Be careful reading reports about beta test versions they are often put out without software components that have known errors in them. The point about betas is to find errors and fix them - I doubt Windows 10 will arrive without CD/DVD support. You will need to download Chrome or any other browser that you use and remember this version of Windows will not come with Internet Explorer included.

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author avatar Papa KyKy
20th Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you for your insight Peter!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
20th Jul 2015 (#)

I have been using Windows since version 1.3 and seen soooo many rumours about beta versions that don;t turn out to be true when the real one hits the shelves.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

there should be some

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

some beta version out, better wait for a year to upgrade

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
11th Aug 2015 (#)

Been using Windows 10 for several days now and have to say that it is much better than Windows 8. I like the independent Apps for Facebook Twitter, Netflix etc.

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