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Windows 10 commeth


Windows 10 commeth

Permalink 08:06:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles

Windows 10 (the last such release of Windows - the '10' to be gradually dropped) is due for release at the end of this month and will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. I have a pre-release beta test version running on a PC here in my workshop and am quite happy with it. It is the start of a programme of delivery that sees 'patch Tuesdays' [one day a month when all updates are downloaded and installed] replaced with a 'software as a service' model whereby updates arrive whenever they are rolled out.

There are quite a few changes but we are becoming increasingly accepting of change I think (or is that my Peter Pan persona talking). It has been reviewed well and tested widely but as it is to remain free for a year I am suggesting that people hold off from installing it until others have had a chance to find the inevitable teething bugs.

When the time to upgrade does arrive it is important to have an image of your system disk before any changes are made, as should any problems ensue it make reverting a whole lot easier. This is in addition to the regular backups that all right thinking people will be taking and testing frequently.

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