Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10

From system requirements to peripheral usage via privacy reasons, Microsoft's new operating system isn't for everyone

Chatted about, waited for and studied. Windows 10 has aroused, as well as all updates of the Microsoft operating system, a strong interest. Also because the criticism about its predecessor, Windows 8, had not been few. Beware though, there could be more than one reason not to upgrade the operating system.

System requirements. The requirements to have Windows 10 as the operating system of our PC are not exaggerated. On the contrary. But some devices may not meet these requirements, especially those who are short of space on the hard drive. It takes, in fact, at least 20 GB to install the 64-bit version of Windows 10. While we need 13 GB if we want to use the 32-bit one. In più ci vuole un processore da almeno 16Hz. Per quanto riguarda la RAM il requisito è 2 GB per la versione a 64 bit e 1 GB per quella a 32. E, infine, assicuriamoci di avere una scheda video compatibile con DirectX 9 con driver WDDM.

Utilizziamo vecchie periferiche

windows-8.jpgFonte foto: Web

Windows 8

Windows 10 è ormai in uso da diverso tempo e quasi tutte le periferiche hanno rilasciato degli aggiornamenti compatibili con questa versione. Quasi tutte. Prima di decidere di cambiare la versione del sistema operativo perciò è bene verificare che ogni nostra periferica, dal mouse, alla tastiera fino agli altoparlanti, siano compatibili con il nuovo aggiornamento Microsoft.

Paura per la propria privacy

Come la maggior parte dei sistemi operativi anche Windows 10 deve fare i conti con la privacy dei propri utenti. By default, in fact, it's set to continuously send feedback to Microsoft, allocate part of your device's bandwidth to its P2P update service, and send notifications on the Start menu. Many of these invasive behaviors can be disabled from the settings. Not all of them, though. It's a fact that Windows 10 collects a lot more data from users when compared to its predecessors. This is the price to pay for interesting new features, such as universal synchronization of devices or Cortana, the artificial intelligence that acts as our personal assistant on Windows 10.

You don't want the forced upgrade

Generally, upgrading to a new version of the operating system is a reasoned choice that brings benefits. Although it must be said that even with upgrades there can be inconveniences. For this reason, each user is free to evaluate or not the transition from one operating system to another. With Windows 10 this choice is not possible. New versions are downloaded automatically. The only concession left to the user on Windows 10 is to choose when the device will reboot after the update. There are some methods to trick the computer into avoiding the update but they are a hassle and may require some time or technical knowledge.

Love Windows Media Center

With Windows 10 Microsoft has given many of its features a makeover. Replacing many of its programs with apps. For example, Windows Photo Viewer no longer exists. So is Windows Media Center. Eliminated along with the support for DVD playback. A decision, already started with Windows 8, that won't affect many people but may lead Windows Media Center users to not want to upgrade their operating system.