Microsoft made more than a few sour mistakes with Windows 8. But it seems the company must have learned from those mistakes as it announced a few months back that it would be skipping Windows 9 to release Windows 10. The reason for skipping 9? Nobody really knows, but test drives of Windows 10 have led to today’s great anticipation to upgrade to the Windows 10.

The Verge reports that Microsoft has been busy highlighting all the shiny new features in the newly released Operating System (OS), it’s been a bit quieter when it comes to spelling out the limitations — including making updates automatic for Windows 10 Home users.

Firstly there are the software losses. Most of these will only affect a small number of users, but upgrading will mean saying goodbye to Windows Media Center, the card game Hearts, and Windows 7’s desktop gadgets.

Anyone in the habit of using floppy disks on Windows will also have to install new drivers, and Microsoft warns that watching DVDs will also require “separate playback software.” Microsoft manager Gabriel Aul has said on Twitter that a DVD option for Windows 10 is coming “later this year,” but early upgraders can always download VLC instead.

So, while there are huge praises for the new release, there are also lots of reservations. The unsure thing about all this is how updates will work with Windows 10. Although the Pro and Enterprise editions will both be able to defer updates, Windows 10 Home users will not have the option. Updates will instead be downloaded and installed automatically as soon as they’re available.

Expect more info in the near future.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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