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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1
       31 Jul 2015 #1

    Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?


    My present OS is Windows 8.1.
    (1) All I use my laptop for is email, web browsing and on-line purchases such as amazon.com, etc. I am accustomed to using 8.1 for the aforementioned and am happy with it. Is it worth it for me to upgrade to Windows 10?
    (2) When does Microsoft plan to end security support for Windows 8.1?
    Thank you very much for your advice.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    Yes!!


    Windows 10/Edge is fabulous. You will never look back!!
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    1. If you like Windows 8... you should really like Windows 10
    2. Windows 8: Mainstream support ends Jan 9, 2018 and end of Extended support ends Jan 10, 2023
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Posts : 1,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    Hi and Welcome to TenForums,

    It's up to you if you would like to upgrade, i don't believe the things you do would directly benefit or suffer either way, it's more of a personal choice if you want to upgrade.

    With regards to Windows 8.1 Support:

    • Mainstream Support End - 1/9/2018 (9th January 2018)
    • Extended Support End - 1/10/2023 (10th January 2023)


    More information can be found here - Microsoft Support Lifecycle

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1
       31 Jul 2015 #5

    MortTheBeast said: View Post
    1. If you like Windows 8... you should really like Windows 10
    2. Windows 8: Mainstream support ends Jan 9, 2018 and end of Extended support ends Jan 10, 2023
    What is the definition of "mainstream support" and "extended support"?
    Please pardon my ignorance as I am technology challenged.
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Posts : 1,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #6

    • Mainstream support—Microsoft will offer mainstream support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product's general availability. For example, if you buy a new version of Windows and five years later another version is released, you will still have two years of support left for the previous version.
    • Extended support—Microsoft will offer extended support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product's general availability.


    Source - Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #7

    Windows 10 is a GREAT operating system (much better than 8.1 IMO) and I am personally running it on all my computers right now. However, it still feels rough around the edges and it is noticably buggy in some areas.


    Since you do not have any specialized needs and you mentioned that you are happy with your current set up my advice for you is not now. Don't fix what ain't broken, right? Maybe wait a month or two when the first service release (SR1) is rolled out.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 60
    Windows 10 x64
       31 Jul 2015 #8

    Don't upgrade. It is always risky and complicated for not experts, (and even for experts many times). The changes are minor, it doesn't have one single advantage over 8.1 but a few disadvantages, and again, will be confusing and irritating for many users to find where Microsoft has now placed things. I don't like it at all for a few reasons and will go back to 8.1 after I try it in deep a few days to be very sure.

    I have tried Windows 10 as an inside tester for months and never liked it.

    Cheers.
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Posts : 1,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #9

    Everyone is obviously entitled to their opinion but the upgrade process i wouldn't say is complicated at all, even my dad managed it and he is the kind of guy that has no space left in his web browser due to having installed every tool bar known to man, it's a full time job for me keeping his PC/Laptop clean lol
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,317
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       31 Jul 2015 #10

    JDobbsy1987 said: View Post
    Hi and Welcome to TenForums,

    It's up to you if you would like to upgrade, i don't believe the things you do would directly benefit or suffer either way, it's more of a personal choice if you want to upgrade.

    With regards to Windows 8.1 Support:

    • Mainstream Support End - 1/9/2018 (9th January 2018)
    • Extended Support End - 1/10/2023 (10th January 2023)


    More information can be found here - Microsoft Support Lifecycle

    Regards,
    Jamie
    Those dates are for Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is later:

    Windows 8.1 11/13/2013 Review Note Review Note The product falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8 with support ending 1/10/2023.
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