Microsoft pushing Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft has made upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 “free” for some time.  Microsoft has stated that free Windows 10 upgrades will end on July 29, 2016.  Previously, Microsoft has suggested that users upgrade to Windows 10, and has provided links and pop-ups on the Windows desktop and task bar suggesting that users upgrade.  In the past few weeks, Microsoft has taken a more aggressive tact, including the Windows 10 upgrade in the “Recommended” Windows update selections.  Some Windows users are surprised to find their computers in the midst of an unexpected Windows 10 upgrade, which at the least will make the computer unavailable for a while, or, if there are other applications not compatible with Windows 10, may be disruptive to your work.

We want to first assure you that current versions of BRS Dental Software DOM have been tested to work fine in Windows 10.  If you are faced with a Windows 10 upgrade already underway, do NOT simply turn off your computer, as that could corrupt files or make the computer inoperable.  If Windows 10 is installed by error, there are steps that can be taken (up to 30 days after the upgrade) to roll back to the prior operating system.

Your first contact should be your local IT and network support organization.  They can review how policies can be set up, and advise you on whether your office should upgrade some or all workstations to Windows 10.  One of the considerations would be whether other applications, like digital X-ray or imaging, will work in Windows 10.

If you would like to learn more about the technical details of preventing a Windows 10 upgrade or rolling back to a prior operating system (for your home system, for example), a good resource is Stop or Roll Back a Windows 10 Upgrade .