It has been almost three months since the big launch of Windows 10.

New features and capabilities were set to create better ways of working, against the inevitable buzz created by media – speculation around new capabilities, how successful it will be and what this means for the company’s future.

Should you upgrade?

A few things need to be considered before upgrading: hardware, software, time and money.


A recent machine that was purchased with Windows 8 should run Windows 10 successfully. You should also check that your printer or scanner works with Windows 10.


Consider the software you are running, make sure that it will run on Windows 10 by checking the publishers requirements/compatibility. For example, if you use Quickbooks then you will need Quickbooks 2015 or later.


Upgrading is the quickest way but will carry forward any issues you had previously. A clean install will get you the new PC feeling, however all of your data needs to be restored and the software and configuration needs to be re-done.


Windows 10 is a free upgrade, but a failed or unplanned upgrade can be expensive, so make sure you have a verified backup of your data and your applications with license keys in case of issues. You may consider a Riverbank installation service that can upgrade you to Windows 10, without the hassle.

If you have any questions regarding upgrading to Windows 10, please contact Riverbank on 01235 823 130 or email