Microsoft recently announced a July 29, 2015, release date for the Windows 10 Operating System. For those using Windows 7 or Windows 8 there will be no charge from Microsoft to upgrade, but like all upgrades, consider your software platforms and the impact on your various programs.
The new Windows 10 Operating System (OS) may offer enhanced features for some applications, however, we have identified several incompatibilities with the new environment that cause limited-to-no functionality with Daktronics’ current control system platform.
Daktronics strongly advises our customers to NOT upgrade their systems to Windows 10 in order to maintain the functionality and integration of the various components in the control system. In the event a customer choses to upgrade to Windows 10, any service response needed to back date the system will not be provided for under the Daktronics warranty.
As more information becomes available, or if there is a change in our stance regarding upgrading to Windows 10, we will post an update on our training blog “The Control Panel” and on this Knowledge Base Article.
As noted above, please do not update your operating system to Windows 10 until notified that the system incompatibility has been addressed.