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As some one who works on upgrading and fixing PCs for a living I can say this without hesitation:

If it DOESN’T already have Windows 10 on it when you buy it, DON’T upgrade unless you have a FULL backup of your PC and it’s Factor/Windows install files in case it fails.

Windows 10 will bug you about upgrading for Windows 7/8.1 a lot, but MOST original built Windows 7 PC’s CAN’T even run Windows 10.
Now I’m not saying you can’t run it at all, I’ve gotten it to work just fine on a Pentium 4 HT, with only 2GB of ram, and an ancient Intel 945 iGPU just fine (after ALOT of driver install issues), but alot of times it won’t even run on modern (2009-2013) PCs at all or with major complications.


In short don’t do it unless you can risk losing your OS and personal files if it screws up.


As a personal preference Windows 10, even with all it’s bells and whistles still doesn’t top Windows 7 or 8.1 in overall usability, function, and compatibility. It DOES run alot “smoother” for me on all my PCs than 7/8.1 have ever run (even faster than Windows XP on some of the older ones) but over all most people won’t see much of a difference.

So unless you NEED any of the new features of Windows 10 (like Direct X 12 which isn’t even mainstream yet) then keep Windows 7 or 8.1!