I'd think very carefully before going anywhere near Windows 10. Just google 'Windows 10 gotchas' or 'Windows 10 problems' to get chapter and verse, but this article
is the sort of thing you'll find.
To pay for the 'free' update, Windows 10 will gather all sorts of personal data about you, and send it back to the Mother Ship for 'monetisation,. See, for example
You can disable most of it if you know what you're doing, but people who just accept the default install (most, I suspect) will be selling their life to Microsoft. Er, make that giving away for free.
Still want to go ahead?
Sneakiest of all in my opinion, the update is just listed as an ordinary-looking patch - KB3035583 - in the list of updates. There's nothing - unless you actually go and look at the detail - to indicate you're going to lose your old operating system
My school motto was 'Dux vitae ratio' which I believe means 'Reason is the guide for life' or something like.
Just thought I'd throw that in. It seems as relevant as some of the others.
Re: Mr Leigh has messed up everybody!
It wasn't my plan to put ideas into Gordon's head. Anyway, I'm sure he's far too prudent to go around making up tax policy by getting ideas off dodgy internet sites ;-|
And no, I'm not on friendly terms with him. If I mention I**5 and that I'm a contractor, that should tell you all you need to know.
Ms A's US Gains tax Liability
When I lived in the US, gains on the sale of your principal residence were exempt from CGT as long as you bought another property of the same or higher value within 2 years. Moving costs, realtor's fees (7%!!) etc. were deductible. There was a single lifetime exception when you were age 59 or over - you could trade down without incurring CGT liability.
I don't know the situation now, but it may be worth checking this out.