WATCHOUT Production will run on Win 10 with some minor annoyances.
WATCHOUT Display is not yet ready for Windows 10.
Selecting an OS for a display computer is different set of concerns than production.
That is not exactly true.
Seems Microsoft practically runs PR campaigns
to convince people they must switch to the latest version. The press are their lackeys.
The reality is Microsoft's largest and most important clients do not evolve that fast,
and Microsoft does not abandon them. i.e.
Microsoft continues to make Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 Pro
available to PC builders.
While there is no feature enhancement in older Windows versions,
security is maintained for four more years on Windows 7.
Not that security updates are needed -
point is the older OS versions
are not as "dead" as you make them sound.
When purchasing Windows 10, be sure to purchase the Pro version.
Microsoft provides downgrade rights for either Windows 8 Pro or Windows 10 Pro.
i.e. purchase Win 10 Pro and you can install Win 7 Professional under the Win 10 Pro license.
As it relates to WATCHOUT Display, part of the process of
evolving a generic PC into a reliable dedicated WATCHOUT appliance
involves reformatting the disc drives and installing the OS from scratch.
Switching OS versions at that time should not be any signifiant issue.
or you could skip all that hassle and choose a Dataton WATCHMAX -
Windows 7 Professional, all the tuning is completed and archived, and Dataton support