Every time Microsoft releases a new operating system (OS) it can be tempting to upgrade your systems immediately, either to just get it over with or if you're excited about the new features being offered.
However, as your technology support experts, RoundTable Technology recommends waiting for at least 60-90 days after a major operating system's release before upgrading, especially for business workstations.
- This allows Microsoft to fix any critical bugs they discover as the general populace starts using the new OS.
- Critical bugs may include an issue that prevents your computer from working.
- For our clients, our Support team will assist to the best of our ability if you upgrade before then, but if there is something that requires a critical fix from Microsoft, we are at their mercy and may not be able to resolve the issue.
- In some cases, clients use proprietary Line of Business (LOB) software that may need an update before transitioning to the newest OS.
There's also no need to rush upgrading to Windows 10, as Microsoft has promised Windows 10 support until 2025. Once support ends, you can still use the OS, but security updates will stop, making it insecure to continue using it. Upgrading before then is recommended after all of the initial bugs have been sorted out by Microsoft.
I already upgraded, what now?
For our clients, if you have already installed Windows 11 and are running into issues, you can contact your support team at 207-370-4647.