Windows 10 – Specs and Compatibility Issues

Eager to upgrade to Windows 10?  Take five and learn about specifications and compatibility before upgrading your OS.  In future posts I’ll cover default settings you may want to change and cool new features.


Not sure whether you can upgrade?  System requirements and additional requirements to use certain features can be found here.


Verify with your software provider that key programs are compatible or check the Microsoft Compatibility Center.  Consider these issues:

  • The DC version of Acrobat is Windows 10 compatible.  Acrobat XI hasn’t been tested on Windows 10 yet.  Will Adobe release an update?  Maybe.
  • Kaspersky is recommending users download the new version of their product before downloading Windows 10.  If you use another antivirus program, check with your provider!
  • SnagIt and Jing, the popular screen and video capture programs, are not fully compatible.
  • Quicken 2015 users report no issues with Windows 10; Intuit promises compatibility when the 2016 version is released.  Using an earlier version?  All you can do is try – but back up your data file(s) first.
  • QuickBooks seems to (mostly) work on Windows 10 if you have versions 2012-2015.  A notable exception is the 2014 Enterprise Edition, which crashes.

If you decide you don’t like Windows 10, you have 30 days to revert back.

All Rights Reserved [2015] Beverly Michaelis


5 thoughts on “Windows 10 – Specs and Compatibility Issues

  1. since upgrading to 10 i have extensive problems with send/receive errors and no help from Microsoft

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