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Windows 10: Why you Should Wait

Coastal Computer - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5. Security updates for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be available for years

Microsoft will keep issuing security patches for Windows 7 until January 2020 and for Windows 8 until January 2023. Even Windows Vista will get security updates until April 2017. So no need to rush.

6. You use OneDrive placeholders

In Windows 8.1, OneDrive placeholders, also called smart files, let you see all of the files in OneDrive, even if the files are located in the cloud and not on your device. When you double-click a placeholder on your PC, the file is downloaded. However, when Windows 10 ships, OneDrive placeholders won't work because of the upgraded OneDrive software.

7. You have old peripherals

he Achilles heel of most new operating systems is handling older peripherals, such as printers and scanners. Microsoft doesn't always make sure that drivers for vintage devices work with the new operating system -- it would take too many development resources. As a result, some of these peripherals won't work with newer operating systems.

8. You love Windows Media Center

The Achilles heel of most new operating systems is handling older peripherals, such as printers and scanners. Microsoft doesn't always make sure that drivers for vintage devices work with the new operating system -- it would take too many development resources. As a result, some of these peripherals won't work with newer operating systems.

9. You don't need the pain of early adoption

No matter how widespread beta testing is for a new operating system, it can't uncover all the bugs and gotchas. A new operating system hasn't been tested on every possible piece of hardware, with every piece of software, and with every hardware/software combination.

Preston's full article can be read here: 9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

For now those of you with Windows 7 and Windows 8 can relax knowing the Microsoft will continue supporting the operating systems with all essential updates and patches 'til at least 2019 . If you have any questions about Windows 10 please feel free to contact us, we currently estimate our official recommendation will be out mid to late fall 2015.