Windows 10: What’s New?
1. The Start menu is back
Windows 10 atones for one of Windows 8’s greatest sins by returning the Start menu to its rightful spot in the lower left-hand corner of the desktop. Besides, the refreshed Windows 10 Start Menu mixes in a dash of the Metro Start screen’s functionality, sprinkling Live Tiles of Windows 8-style apps next to shortcuts to more traditional PC software.
2. Cortana – Smart digital assistant on Windows 10
Similar to Apple’s Siri, Cortana on Windows 10 will want to access your personal info, then use that info along with her Bing-powered cloud smarts to intelligently surface information you’re looking and perform other helpful tasks. So it can help you find all sorts of online information ask as well as play music, create reminders, set alarms, and even crack jokes via natural language queries you using text or voice commands.
3. Microsoft Edge browser
Now you can forget Internet Explorer because Microsoft has introduced a brand-new browser named Microsoft Edge that is built from the ground up for speed, slickness, and trawling the modern web on Windows 10.
4. Task View is available
Virtual desktops have finally come to Windows. On Windows 10, it’s officially called Task View which allows you to go back and forth between either open apps or multiple virtual “desktops” of apps, organized how you like them.
5. New Action Center is here
Notifications are one of the coolest features of modern operating systems, with popups reminding you of all sorts of useful information. Now Windows 10 fixes the bugs of the notification centre on Windows 8 with its new Action Center. As notifications slide into view, they’re archived here. The Action Center also provides quick-action buttons for common functions, like activating Bluetooth or connecting to a VPN, as well as an option for shifting the interface to Tablet Mode.
The operating system of Windows 10 also includes a handy “Continuum” feature that dynamically switches the interface between the PC-friendly desktop and a Windows 8-like mode that’s better suited for fingers, depending on how you’re using the device.
Easy Steps to Upgrade to Windows 10
Step 1. Make sure your computer is eligible for Windows 10
You should firstly confirm your computer supports the free update for Windows firstly. Windows 10 is free for anyone running the latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on their laptop, desktop or tablet computer.
Step 2. Backup your computer
To protect all of the files you have on your computer, you’d better back up your computer before the upgrading, just in case something goes wrong during the upgrade process.
Step 3. Check for updates for your computer
On Windows 7, go to Start, Control Panel, System and Security and Windows Update. On Windows 8 and 8.1, go to Start, PC Settings, Update and recovery, and Windows Update.
Step 4. Wait and upgrade to Windows 10
Once your computer has the latest updates, you’ll need to wait for a Windows icon to pop up in the taskbar on your desktop, letting you know you can reserve Windows 10. Follow the directions on the screen to let Microsoft know that you would like the Windows 10 update.When you’re finished with the reservation process, all you can do is sit back and wait for Microsoft to automatically send Windows 10 to your computer. When it’s time to install the update, you will get a notification on your computer.