Is it time to upgrade to Windows 10?


Software training expert Karen Roem sounds a note of caution as Microsoft Windows 10 is being offered to Windows users free of charge.


Karen,  who is founder and CEO of training organisation Roem Ltd. – and who regularly contributes her popular Tame your computer column to Cambridge Network – says: “Over the years I have run a lot of Microsoft Windows training sessions and recently quite a few people have asked me whether or not to upgrade to Windows 10.

 “As you may be aware, Windows 10 was launched on 29 July 2015 and is offered as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Apparently more than 75 million PCs were upgraded to Windows 10 in the first month alone!

 “But if you upgrade immediately you are a guinea pig, so perhaps you might want to wait some time for any teething problems to be sorted out. You have a full year to decide whether or not to upgrade for free.

 “I'm investigating whether or not it is worth upgrading to Windows 10.  I'll report back when I’ve looked into the changes and know more.”


Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email ( or visit her website at




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