You might remember that I previously posted a positive review of Windows 10 after using it for a good amount of time. Well it’s been a while since I have been using Windows 10 on my laptop. As a writer I believe I have the right to change my opinion, and indeed there have been some changes of opinion here. So without further ado let’s take a look at what’s changed.
Now of course, my laptop still powers up as fast as it should. It takes less than 45 seconds to go from hitting the power button to seeing my desktop and being ready to use my laptop. So far so good.
I am finding the ability to snap Windows side by side very pleasing as before and saves me a lot of work especially if I have to write an article whilst doing my research in another window. And also having that ability to pick from the windows that I have open saves a lot of time.
Sometimes the Wi-Fi will not work when I power the laptop up. At least in my case, I needed to restart my laptop a few times before my Wi-Fi worked. Now this could be just my laptop having this issue or it could be that the drivers are not fully made for Windows 10.
As far as my start menu goes, I am slightly confused. I think what Microsoft tried to do was to please tablets users whilst keeping the desktop/laptop users pleased at the same time. It’s good but you still have to go to all apps and then With that being said I really do prefer the start menu style of Windows 7. To be fair you can still use the little search box to quickly find and open the application that I need but I don’t know how many people have the time for that.
Another item that has cropped up for me was the touchpad on my laptop. I really like dragging two fingers down the middle of the touch pad to scroll down but Windows 10 has made it so that I can’t. Again, it might be a driver issue but I am not sure. In any case, I will update this post to let you know what happens.
Now a lot of you might ask “Adi, if there are problems then why did you not roll back to Windows 8.1 when you had the chance?”.Well it’s because I had to upgrade to Windows 10 in order to write my review. On top of that, I was planning to write this post any way.
Indeed, If you upgrade directly from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10 you would be able to downgrade back to Windows 8. However, Windows 10 gives you the ability to do so for 30 days after upgrading. With that being said I have created a recovery disk for my laptop. This would take my laptop back to Windows 8. As I have also created a Windows 10 install disk so I can wipe the laptop clean and reinstall.
However, I am not the only one who’s been having issues. I have been talking to a lot of people who also upgraded to Windows 10 and even they’ve had issues. In some cases upgrading to Windows 10 was so bad that they had to downgrade back to Windows 7.
Again, in my review I have been very positively saying that Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been. I thought for a while that Microsoft have made a good product. It pains me to say this, but clearly there are still some problems that need to be sorted out.
To be fair they have made Windows 10 so that it’s easier to use for everyone. What’s more they have released a very large update to fix some of these problems.
So here’s the bottom line, should you still upgrade to Windows 10? My answer to that question is yes you should. With that being said use 14 of the 30 days after upgrading to find out if you like it. If you don’t then downgrade back to Windows 8.1 or 7.
What are your thoughts on Windows 10? Let me know in the comments.