Just prior to the release of Windows 10, I wrote Is Your Computer Ready For Windows 10? In that post, I explained I would be waiting a month or two before I attempted an install to make sure any bad bugs were worked out. It is just over a week since it was released and one really bad bug has emerged. You’ll find the details in Windows 10 upgrade bug makes some PCs unusable. In short, the install on some machines stalls and on reboot the computer gives a message “missing operating system.”
It seems this bug only affects a small number of users. I don’t want to be one of them so I’ll await word that the problem has been resolved before I attempt an install. I’ll first test the install on my laptop as I could survive without it. Only after it works successfully will I attempt on install on the desktop machines I use regularly.
I’ve also had some users ask me if specific software works on Windows 10. The short answer, I don’t know since I’ve yet to install it. I did have one user report that the menus at the top of CorelDRAW X4 did not work correctly after installing Windows 10. This could be limited to this user or it could affect all users. I simply don’t know.
Before you attempt an install, make sure all of your data is backed up and proceed carefully. I also think it is smart to wait another month or two.