Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Microsoft, Tech News 18th March 2016 1253

We Should Be Able To Update Computers At Our Convenience!win10

Just imagine that a garage took your car from your drive for its 30,000-mile service, without any prior agreement, on the day you were due to make an early start up the M6 to Manchester.

The IT equivalent of that appears to have been happening this week.

The internet is awash with reports of computers which have spontaneously upgraded themselves to Windows 10, commentators to conclude that Microsoft has adopted a new approach to getting the new version into use.

These might be remotely triggered installations, without notice, or perhaps the result of some subterfuge misleading folks into clicking something without fully understanding exactly what they are saying “yes” to.

Some users have been apoplectic about their experience.

In one particularly severe case, a medical professional was preparing for a procedure to be carried out on a patient when he discovered his machine had taken a few uninvited hours out to self-install the new Windows!

Many people have been reluctant to take this upgrade yet in light of some of the difficulties reported when it was first released.

Nevertheless, those times seem to have passed and Windows 10 has now been judged one of the best variants so far.

The Start Menu, Microsoft Edge (the Internet Explorer replacement which is designed for reduced distraction web browsing) and the search facilities of Cortana have been spotlighted for particular praise.

However, one thing is certain: anyone who has not upgraded yet will want to do so when the time is right for them and they have the capacity to sort out anything that crops up, not when they have other pressing stuff to deal with.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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