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Is Upgrading to Windows 10 a Good Idea Now That It Has Been Out for a Little Over 9 Months?

ShrekAndSanic
  • 49 months ago

I'm not sure whether or not I want to upgrade my PC to Windows 10, or to stick with Windows 7. I know DirectX 12 is on Windows 10, which future games will run on DirectX 12. With my PC, I use it for gaming, video editing, animating (soon), etc. This decision has been making me unsure about moving to Windows 10. Also, just to note, my PC was built in December 2014, so it's not really old. Here's the part list for it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $289.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card $182.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $19.69 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $99.96 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $37.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Other NZXT Guardian 921 RB
Other Logitech Z150
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1059.76
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $999.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-06 16:13 EDT-0400

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't want to do it now, at least make sure you do it while it is still free

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The deadline for the free upgrade made me want to make this post. I wanted to make sure if it was a good time to get the free upgrade. I might do it, but at the same time, I would be afraid that I would want to switch back to Windows 7. Especially with only having Windows 7 on this PC for a little over 16 months (I've used 7 longer than this).

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You can upgrade, and if you don't like it within 1 month, there's an option in settings that'll let you go back to Windows 7.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good. I discovered that when looking into Windows 10.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I got the upgrade in the first wave and let me say it was pretty terrible. So much so I devoted myself to learning Linux so I could avoid using it. A few months later I went back to it and they had most of the bugs squashed, and now it seems to be bug free. I would say now is a great time to upgrade

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 is a better choice. If for some reason you experience any issues you could try this..

After your license has been validated in windows 10, download latest build from Microsoft and perform a clean installation (this solved my problems).

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Well, I now have Windows 10 on my PC. So far, I have no issues with it, and it feels a bit faster.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit too late now. But I like Windows 10, and I'm probably going to stick with it.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright.

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