Should Gamers be Upgrading To Windows 10 Right Now?

Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade but as a gamer, is it time for you to upgrade?

Release of any new Operating System is an exciting time for gamers, same is the case with arrival of Windows 10. The OS is now available as a free upgrade to people in 190 countries.

Windows 10 puts emphasis on gaming like no other OS before it. Microsoft brought-in the Xbox App that has some pretty cool features that would surely impressive gamers all around.

The app lets you stream gameplay and edit, view and share recorded gameplay sessions. among other things. Windows 10 supports a plethora of games and support for more will arrive soon.

While the promise of a gamer-centric Windows 10 seems to be enticing, should we really upgrade to Windows 10 right now? The answer will vary depending on the type of user you are, but from a gamer’s standpoint, is Windows 10 ready?

First-off, it’s a new OS so not everything will work the way it should. For example, we have received reports that Windows 10 is having issues with the Xbox One controller in certain games. It stops working when the player hits new or load save.

Moreover, there are issues with Nvidia drivers.

The main problem is Windows 10’s automatic updates that have caused bugs and glitches (especially in multi-monitor setups) for Nvidia users. In many cases, issues are tied to auto-update of an Nvidia graphic cards driver on Windows 10.

Strangely, the driver version 353.54 was released via a Windows Update, when Nvidia GeForce Experience tried to bring it down to a previous version, it resulted in an update conflict.

Why isn’t Windows Update system making driver updates optional?

Clearly, the goal here is to keep the user up-to-date with latest versions. In a perfect world, this feature would be great, but we don’t live in a perfect world do we?

New versions aren’t always stable and may cause issues for gamers, who will then have to wait for a patch to roll-out to fix any and all issues; because downgrading in a completely different headache on Windows 10 right now.

Previously, some users also experienced crashes after installing certain Windows updates, and there is no guarantee that won’t happen again.

It will take a few weeks or may be a month for Windows 10 to iron-out its issues. It may seem like that we are only focusing on the negative here, but to be honest it is never advisable to move to any OS so early on. Right now, if are using Windows 7 or 8.1, there is no need to upgrade right away.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.