I loaded Windows 10 upgrading from 8.1 this morning. Whilst Microsoft say it’s an easy upgrade there are a few issues. The first is that many virus protection programmes will not convert correctly and will stop working. If this is the case (if you upgrade), just un-install the virus protection programme and re-install it after you have completed the upgrade to Windows 10.
Also some graphics cards may not be recognised. Make sure you have the latest drivers etc. for your card before you upgrade. If it does fail and Windows 10 starts in default graphics mode, again just re-install your graphics card etc.
I have not found any other issues and all my programmes and settings converted without issue. I have noticed though it can be a little slower than 8.1 on start up….
If you have loaded Windows 10 change these settings immediately…….failure to do this will allow anyone in your Skype or Outlook or Hotmail contacts lists to waltz onto your Wi-Fi network
To change your settings, go to Network settings then Manage Wi-Fi settings (Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi Settings). There, you can choose which contacts you share Wi-Fi settings with. You can toggle the setting to discover friends’ Wi-Fi networks, or opt not to. If you want none of it, you can uncheck every box.
( Yes I’m still finding things out !)