“Microsoft is most likely aware that the Windows 10 update is getting stuck for some users during different points of the upgrade process, although it’s unclear if this is due to demand today, or thanks to other bugs.”
Twitter is filled with complaints.
Windows 10 upgrade failed, so I've had to start again. It's now stuck on Getting Setup Files...— Zombieskittles (@zombieskittles_) July 29, 2015
Microsoft has yet to comment on the problems, but they’ll soon be forced to. Otherwise, Windows 10 has been seen as a return to form for Microsoft and has garnered mostly positive reviews. Engadget believes the new operating system combines the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8.
“The best thing about Windows 10 is that it’s simply Windows, through and through. It’s as if Microsoft realized that devaluing the desktop in Windows 8 was akin to sacrilege, and Windows 10 is its penance. At its core, it’s a union of the best qualities of Windows 7 and Windows 8.”
Engadget goes on to note that Windows 10 is easy to use with a keyboard and mouse, but it’s even better with touchscreen computers and tablets. The Wall Street Journal believes Windows 10 is a welcome upgrade, but perhaps a little too late.
“Windows is actually useful again—assuming you still rely on a PC. These days we’re spending more of our time on smartphones and Web browsers, and it’s Microsoft’s burden to keep evolving Windows to stay relevant to that reality.”
The review goes on to note that Windows 10 also misses opportunities to tip things in its favor, especially by trying to develop ways to get the user to use Bing, Microsoft’s not-so-popular search engine. However, there are ways to change the default search engine to Google.
Microsoft Windows used to be, by far, the most popular operating system. It is still popular, as most businesses use PC computers instead of Macs. However, if you go to Starbucks or any other place where people use their notebooks, you will notice there are more people using a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air than a Windows PC machine. Windows started its loss in popularity when the ill-fated Windows Vista was made available on January 30, 2007. Microsoft gained footing again with Windows 7, which was released on October 22, 2009.
Microsoft completely lost footing again with the poorly-received Windows 8, which was meant for touchscreen computers — Microsoft failed to realize that people still overwhelmingly use a mouse and keyboard. Windows 10 appears to make up for the Windows 8 mess. Even though Windows 10 looks promising, perhaps one should wait to upgrade until all the kinks are worked out.
[Photo by Stephen Brashear / Stringer for Getty Images]