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Chomping at the bit for Windows 10
Hi, everyone. I’m Leo Notenboom for askleo.com. So as I record this, we are less than a month away from Windows 10’s office release date of July 29. Now, I’ve been hearing questions from a lot of people and a lot of commentary from a lot of different people about Windows 10.
I’ve categorized them into roughly, I’ll say, three buckets: There are the folks that will never, ever use Windows 10. They have been burned too hard by Windows 8 or Microsoft, and honestly, there’s nothing I can say or that we can do that will change their mind. Windows 10 will forever suffer from whatever these folks feel like has burned them in the past. That’s kind of too bad, but it is what it is.
The second group are those I consider myself part of that are basically patiently waiting. We’re interested; we know that we’re gong to move to it someday. it’s going to part of our Windows landscape in the future but we’re not in really big hurry.
The third group I want to talk to you about today and that is the group that basically area saying, “OMG! It’s Windows 10 and I need it right away! What about this? What about that? What do I do? What about these questions? What about these answers? Why don’t they tell us?” Hold on!
What I want to say to this group; what I call the OMG group, is to please stand down. Slow down and calm down just a little. Become a part of that middle group, the Patiently Waiting group and I say this for two important reasons. One, there just is a lot we still don’t know about Windows 10.
I’ll get into a couple of the common questions in a minute. But there’s just a lot of stuff that Microsoft hasn’t made public yet. And second, there is no reason to rush into Windows 10. There just isn’t. It’s a good operating system; don’t get me wrong but it’s not something you need to abandon whatever you’re running right now and immediately go get Windows 10; that just doesn’t have to happen.
So I’m getting a lot of questions about Windows 10 for which there simply are no answers yet. We can speculate some, and of course, speculate we do, but Microsoft hasn’t actually provided answers for many of these questions publicly. They just haven’t – yet.
Will there be an ISO? Well, they haven’t said. I would assume so. Will there be some way to download and install on multiple computers or machines after downloading once? They haven’t said. I would assume so. Is an upgrade the only way to get it, through that little icon that people have been alternately wondering about or complaining about that’s showing up and not showing up on some machines? Well, probably not. They haven’t said, but chances are there will be plenty of different ways to get Windows 10 in addition to that little upgrade icon.
They haven’t said yet what that’s going to be. Will it work on your machine? Well, if it qualified for an upgrade, that much at least, the little upgrade icon shows up then that much least we can pretty much assume that yeah, your machine will run Windows 10.
If there’s no icon, well then it kind of depends on your hardware. Supposedly, if your machine is capable of running Windows 8, it’s capable of running Windows 10 so if you’re running Windows 8 then fantastic – you probably meet the minimum requirement.
Will you be able to upgrade if you don’t see the little upgrade icon? Again, they haven’t said anything. I would certainly assume that if your hardware is capable of running Windows 10, then you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 10.
How you find out? We don’t know yet; we don’t have an answer for that yet. We’ll need to be patient. Will you be able to do a clean install instead of an upgrade, which, of course is my preferred path whenever we do a major operating system change. Again, they haven’t said, but I would assume so.
It just doesn’t make sense for that not to be an available option. So you can see there’s a lot of “I assume so” in a lot of these questions and a lot of these answers that we’re kind of speculating on simply because many of these answers have not yet been made public by Microsoft. They haven’t said what the answers are going to be yet.
This is why I so strongly, strongly recommend patience. These questions will be answered in time and quite publicly I’m sure. Some of them may very well have varied answers as I record this. Some of them will get answered in the next few weeks; some of them will get answered immediately on the day of release. Some of them may not get answered for a little while after the official release date.
Remember, once the official release date rolls around, even then not every one will get Windows 10. It’s going to take time for Windows 10 to roll out. How long? Again, we don’t know. It could be days; it could be weeks; there’s just no public answer to that question. We can only speculate, and ultimately we can really only be patient.
There is simply no rush to get Windows 10. My recommendation stands – if you want Windows 10 wait! Just wait! A couple of months after their release date, with the release date currently of July 29, that means waiting until say the beginning of October before even considering whether or not you want to install Windows 10 on your machine or how you want to install Windows 10. I’m convinced that the answer to almost every question about distributions and download and upgrade versus full install and additions and so forth – all of those questions will certainly be answered in the first month or two after the release date.
Then, you’ll have all the information plus the experience of others who’ve gone before you to make a rational decision and take a rational approach to upgrading or installing Windows 10. Be patient. Please, just be patient. You can tell, I’m getting these questions a lot, we just, like I said, I don’t have answers for them because Microsoft hasn’t made answers for them public yet.
Wait until after Windows 10 has been released, and I’m absolutely convinced all of these kinds of questions will be answered then.
What do you think? Which camp to you fit in? Are you one of the folks who’ve been burned and would never, ever, ever touch Windows 10 with a ten-foot pole? Are you one of the patient people; one of the people who have already been assuming my advice and plan to wait until Windows 10 has been out for a little while?
Or are you one of those folks who are just can’t wait to get Windows 10 – want desperately to get it and get it now – want all of the questions answered now before the answers are even available? Let me know which you are in the comments below. If you are anywhere else other than askleo.com, here’s the URL to visit this page – the page that has this video enabled for comments.
I’d really love to hear what you think, and specifically if you’re really that urgent about getting Windows 10, I’d really love to know why. I wonder if I’m missing something that makes it appealing to people. Like I said, I don’t see it as being an urgency; I don’t think it’s something that everybody needs to jump on. Maybe I’m missing something; maybe there is a compelling reason that we should be considering doing this sooner. If that’s you, I’d love to hear from you.
If you’re waiting – fantastic. You know, I’d love to hear from all of you depending on exactly why you’re waiting for Windows 10, what your plans are in respect to Windows 10. Let us know and let us know why. Thanks again for watching. I will see you again next week!