Where the release is free and it will at some point be the only supported operating system, it is not necessary to run the update immediately. There are pop-ups daily in browsers that read the configuration of the machine and suggest you are missing something should you not update your operating system. Pay no attention, unless you really want to.
Here are a few suggestions for Windows 10 and upgrading.
- Back up your machine and all of your data. This should already be a plan, but it cannot be said enough. We have plenty of ideas of backups, so if you need any, give us a call.
- Check to find out if the other applications you have installed are compatible with Windows 10.
- You have a month to roll back the update, should you decide you do not like it, or it is not working for you the way you had hoped.
- Open the Start menu and select Settings.
- Click the “Update & security” icon and select “Recovery”.
- You should see a “Go back to Windows 7” or “Go back to Windows 8.1” option.
- Click the Get started button to get rid of your Windows 10 install and restore your previous Windows install.
- If it has been over a month, you will not have the option to run the recovery, If this is the case, you will need to use your prior operating system DVD, or download to reinstall. The product key is generally on a sticker on the top or back of your machine (depending on the brand).
- Do a “Custom (advanced)” installation, and this will not save any of your files or programs, so be sure to again… back up your machine prior to the installation.
- If you do not feel comfortable installing this update yourself, PLEASE call Sandra Network support line at (978) 535 – 0202 #3, and we will schedule to have a technician do it for you.
The MAJOR things to take away:
- BACK-UP your hard drive BEFORE you begin the upgrade.
- You can always roll back within 30 days.
- If you would like, contact Sandra Network’s Support line and we will schedule a technician to do the upgrade for you 978.535.0202 #3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.