Windows 10 will be available in a few weeks on July 29, 2015. It’s actually available now in a preview version, but the real thing is coming soon.
Most people who are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 have seen Microsoft’s message on their screens to “Get Windows 10”. That doesn’t really get it. It only asks you to “reserve” your free upgrade to the new operating system and will prepare your PC to download it so you can install on day one. Which is all well and good. But should you? And if not right away, then when?
If you’re in the computer/technology business, then sure – go for it. I will be one of those people doing it on day one, and am prepared for the potential consequences. As good as I think Windows 10 will be, I am also quite certain that there will be lots of little things wrong in the first release that will get fixed in the first update or two.
If you’re a normal computer user, don’t shoot for day one. If you currently have Windows 8 and don’t like it, or if you are using Windows 7 and having problems, then go ahead and do it after a week or two. If you are on Windows 7 and not having any problems, then don’t change. You can get the free upgrade to Windows 10 up to one year after it is released, so there’s no rush. I would, however, suggest doing it within the year, because after that you may have to pay full price.