Posted to PC Users Forum on 10/4/2015
Re: Windows 10, Should I or Shouldn't I?
Also bear in mind...
If your current machine runs scan tool, module
reprogramming, or shop management software (anything that is
"mission critical" to your work or business...), you need to
make absolutely certain that you can get
support for running that software on Windows 10 in the event
you have a problem. Get confirmation on Windows 10
compatibility and support BEFORE you pull the trigger on
Even if you can install the software in question on a
Windows 10 machine - if the software maker doesn't support
Windows 10 and you have a problem in the future, you're on
your own as far as figuring out a resolution. Finding this
out after getting errors and/or lockups while you are in the
middle of programming a $500+ control module is not the way
to go, believe me...
Hard drives are way too cheap these days. If I were doing
the Windows 10 upgrade on any machine that was used for
business or that had irreplaceable stuff on it, I would buy
a new hard drive and a USB-to-SATA adapter and clone the
existing Windows installation to the new drive first. Then
and only then would I attempt an upgrade. If unforeseen
issues pop up with the Windows 10 install, a quick hard
drive swap puts you right back where you started.
I am also old-school enough where I would do a clean install
of Windows 10 (as opposed to an in-place upgrade) whenever
and wherever possible, but that's just me.
Pelham, Alabama, USA