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Should I Update Now or Wait?


The biggest computer news this summer is likely the new Windows 10 operating system. This update will be available FREE on July 29th for all Windows 7 & 8 users. Yes, a FREE upgrade from Microsoft. Mitchell 1 has been testing all of our applications performance with Windows 10 and are pleased to report that, for the most part, we found no show stopper issues.

I can’t wait to sink my teeth into a new version of Windows; experiencing what’s new, what’s cool, seeing how it’s going to help me do my job better. However, there is also an inner voice that compels me to proceed with great caution, as there are some applications I simply cannot live without for any length of time. Microsoft isn’t simply introducing a new version of Windows, it’s a complex Operating System (OS) change - it’s a big change with lots of new functionality and ‘replacement parts’. Microsoft is making some major changes that could affect us all.

CAUTION: Some programs that are found to operate fine under Windows 10 would present a real problem if you had to re-install. For example Manager 5.9 software will not install on Win 10 and that could force some decisions.

Mitchell 1’s advice is to be patient; for you and me. Microsoft will be offering this free update to WIN 7 & 8 for at least a year. Think of Windows 10 as an entirely new model; the first model year of a brand new vehicle, it’s going to have some bugs and “room for improvement”. Let the dust settle first; watch what the technical media says and observe others’ experience.

In summary however, the best upgrade available for repair shops may not be Windows 10, but rather the FREE upgrade to Manager SE with advanced features if still using Manager 5.9. That’s a move I can recommend right now without any reservations.

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