Can I upgrade the Windows operating system on the instrument controller PC on my own or purchase a new Windows 10 computer to replace my controller PC?

For some instruments, this option may be available. Please visit the product-specific upgrade pages for detail. In general, performing Windows 10 upgrade on your own or using an unauthorized computer to control your instrument increase the risks of getting unexpected instrument and software malfunctions which may not be covered by the instrument’s warranty or service plan. Some of these unexpected malfunctions may not be supportable as well.