While I quite like Windows 10, over the past few weeks I have seen several clients with the a variety of problems with their Windows laptops or desktops - in most cases problems that have arisen with connecting to and using existing devices after upgrade to Windows 10.
Here are just some of the issues:
Why is installation of a printer so difficult under Windows?
As a long-time user of Windows before I moved to Mac a few years ago, I have so enjoyed how easy it is to install printers on a Mac when compared to a Windows computer - especially under Windows 10.
I have found this especially true with Wi-Fi printers. I frequently visit clients who are having trouble with printing from Windows to their Wi-Fi printer.
With my Mac computer connected to the client's Wi-Fi network, installation of the printer on my Mac is a breeze. And, if the printer has the 'Airprint' feature, I am able to straight away print to the printer from my iPad and iPhone. Why does it have to be so hard on Windows?
Before you upgrade to Windows 10, make sure you understand whether your current printer will continue to work under Windows 10, since many printer 'drivers' (the programs that allow your computer to 'talk to' the computer) are not yet (and may never be) compatible with Windows 10. Others will need to be updated in order for your printer to work under Windows 10.
Here is an article from late-ish last year (2015) that allows you to check what printers are compatible with Windows 10.
Do Windows 10 automatic updates drive you crazy?
A HUGE frustration for me when I work with my own or clients' Windows 10 computers is when the computer 'decides' to do an automatic update at the most inconvenient time.
In a case a week ago, my client's Surface Pro had to restart at the start of the appointment - only to then take OVER AND HOUR to download and install the updates that we didn't want to install at that point. The one-hour appointment was wasted.
On my own Windows 10 computer, I have been been caught needing to restart before applying a quick change at the end of the day, only to find that I am stuck waiting for an update to complete - unable to turn it off until this is done
Here is an article that give some suggestions for getting around the frustration of automatic updates. (One of these work-arounds may disappear soon - here's hoping it doesn't.)
Have you had problems with your update to Windows 10
If you have encountered problems with your Windows 10 update, here is an article about how to deal with 'A Windows 10 Update Meltdown'.
What are your own experiences with Windows 10?
Of course, not everyone experiences issues. What are you own experiences of upgrading to Windows 10? Please feel free to leave a comment below.
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