Windows 8 and 8.1 users must wait until November and October respectively for further instructions and drivers, while owners of systems pre-loaded with 7 may be left behind altogether.
Just how frustrating will it be if your PC’s manufacturer blocks you from updating to Windows 10, even if Microsoft technically allows the installation free of charge? It’s a question that’s bound to rock the boat among Sony Vaio users still on Win 7.
If your laptop or desktop came with the world’s most popular OS version onboard, the company that recently exited the computer business says “information regarding limitation and issues” is on its way later this month.
The message is cryptic and ominous enough to suggest a halt in software support, but the bad news doesn’t end there. If you’re on Windows 8 or 8.1, “upgrade instructions & drivers/applications” are a few months down the line.
Translation – Windows 10 upgrades aren’t technically supported at the moment, but they will be by November. Exactly what might happen if you try the new build on for size earlier? For one thing, you’ll get the wrong idea about the fast-rising operating system.
You may experiment crashes, freezes, random reboots, errors, all sorts of unexpected glitches and overall sluggish performance. Don’t blame Redmond for any of it, though, as the fault is all Tokyo’s. At least they backed out of the industry segment they’re clearly not built for.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, essentially everyone besides Sony has drivers and apps optimized for Windows 10 already. Lenovo, HP, Asus, Acer, Dell, you name it.