26th of July 2016 was the last date when Microsoft offered free upgrade to Windows 10. Fortunately most of the Windows users considered this opportunity and did upgrade to Windows 10.
While comparing Windows 7 vs Windows 10, the latter one is the best Windows version so far. Its full of new handy features, sleek under the hood improvements.
But Windows 10 upgrade is for everyone that’s why there were and are very solid and real reasons to to not to upgrade to Windows 10.
Even before Windows 10 release in 2015, Windows users are asking many question on different forums.
These question usually revolves around should i upgrade to windows 10? is windows 10 good? should i get windows 10? is windows 10 worth it? should i update to windows 10? should i upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7? is windows 10 better than windows 7?
After its release many expert wrote Windows 10 review. These Windows 10 reviews were bad call for new users who were or are still thinking about upgrade to Windows 10.
Although Windows 10 system requirements are not very high but it still causes many problem. This post mainly revolves around these problem/issues which are faced after Windows 10 upgrade.
7 Reasons Not To Upgrade To Windows 10
As already explained that a free Windows 10 upgrade looks very tempting to most users. But Windows 10 might not be the operating system for you. Here are 7 reasons you shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10.
No Windows Media Center or DVD Support
Before we start explain major shortcomings of Windows 10, lets take a look at what you are going to loose after Windows 10 update.
Once you Upgrade to Windows 10, it completely kills windows media center. While evaluating windows 10 vs 8.1, the latter version pushed windows media center to the dark sides but in Windows 10 its completely removed.
No doubt, windows media center is very popular, most people don’t use it. But if you are one of those who do use that app than you wouldn’t want to upgrade Windows 10.
Although Kodi, Plex and DVR workaround are some good alternatives to media center, but its up to you to decide.
Then again if you upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, remember that Windows 10 doesn’t offer DVD playback. But of course there are alternatives for that problem as well.
Windows 10 privacy issue was and continues to be major concern. Microsoft do tell us their procedure of collecting users data but what they don’t tells us is the exact list of data which they have already collected as a part of their ongoing efforts.
The industries like Microsoft have developed a habit of dismissing the privacy concerns. No Doubt Apple, Google and Facebook also do the same. But over time they have developed to protect privacy of users.
So when you upgrade to Windows 10, it automatically send feedback and allocate part of device bandwidth for P2P update service.
Windows 10 tracks you activity through store app, edge, location, typing and installed program. Then it uses this data to target adds.
Adds and More Adds
After upgrade to Windows 10, it not only track your store app but it uses this data and force you to look adds and more adds. Pop up notification telling you to get office when you have already download office in your PC irritates you.
These adds are also shown in lock screen and start menu. You can disable adds on lock screen by, Start> Setting> Personalization> Lock screen> Turn off. And to turn off adds in start menu go to Start> Setting> Personalization> Start menu> Turn off.
Forced Windows 10 Updates
Updates for Windows 10 are good specially when you have upgrade Windows 10 from previous version. It bring important security patches and fix Windows 10 problems.
But Windows 10 forces you to update your computer whenever a new update come. You don’t have any option except updating your machine.
When you are doing important task Windows 10to your computer. This unethical tactics only prevent potential users to refrain from upgrade to windows 10.
Thankfully there are few ways to avoid automatic updates, but they’re involves huge hassle. At the very least you can after an update.
Less Software Compatibility
In the wake of forced upgrade to windows 10, there comes another problem which is software incompatibility. Old software are not bad for Win 10, but most of them now doesn’t work in win 10.
If you use any particular software for you work then do a quick google search. Make sure this software is compatible before you upgrade to windows 10.
For Example office 2003 and software requires Windows 7 or XP mode doesn’t work in Win 10. There also new feature called Microsoft upgrade adviser. It tells you whether any software is compatible or not, unfortunately this feature also doesn’t work properly.
Insufficient System Requirement And Old Peripherals
The system requirements for Windows 10 aren’t very high, but still PCs are unable to meet them. Especially Windows 10 minimum requirements are 20GB for 64-bit version Windows 10 and 16GB for 32-bit version. This version also require 1GHz or even faster processor.
For those who ask how much ram does windows 10 use? The answer is 2GB of RAM for 64-bit and 1GB of RAM for 32-bit Windows 10 version. It also need DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
Another issue is old peripherals, Windows 10 has been released for almost a year ago. With its release many peripheral-makers have also released updated Windows 10 compatible drivers for their devices.
Before you upgrade to windows 10, its suggest that you check and make sure that all your peripherals will work. From keyboards and mice to speakers and graphics cards could be affected.
One Drive Doesn’t Work Properly
Another which can force you to not to upgrade to Windows 10 is its unresolved issues with one drive. The problem of visibility of folders in file explorer and option to drag and drop still persists. You cannot drop file unless you are sign in.
Win 10 asks you to choose folder shown in file explorer and when selected other folders become unaccessible. But Microsoft has promised to fix one drive problem.
These are some of the main issue which most users will face after upgrade to windows 10…..