5 Things to be Aware of upon Upgrading to Windows 10

Posted on July 30, 2015 by .

Share and Enjoy:
Follow Me on Pinterest More More

The hype over Windows 10 has reached an all-time high as the new Microsoft operating system has officially launched in about 190 countries on July 29th. The launch of Windows 10 has been smooth if you take it from the media with hardly any negative reports. However, computer users should be aware of a few things before making the jump and seeking out the latest desired operating system.

5 things you should know before upgrading to Windows 10

  1. Windows 10 may not be specifically available for you just yet.
  2. Windows 10 is steadily shipping off to its new customers, some of which have opted to download a copy and install it the day of release. However, some people may not have the option to get their free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 just yet because Microsoft is releasing them in waves. The company has stated that there is no way of knowing exactly when Windows 10 would become available for those customers but they should keep an eye out in their system tray for the Windows icon which gives access to upgrade your Windows 7 or 8.1 to the new 10.

  3. Anything older than Windows 7 and you’re out of luck for a free copy of 10
  4. Microsoft made it very clear that only those with legitimately purchased and registered copies of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 will get to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Any other versions, including Windows RT, will be required to purchase a copy of Windows 10 for an upgrade.

  5. Windows 10 has several configurations that are available.
  6. Just like other versions of recent Windows operating systems, Windows 10 comes in different variations including, Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education. The Home version includes all core experiences including the Cortana feature, facial and iris recognition (if your device supports it), virtual desktops, fingerprint recognition (if your device supports it) and the new Edge browser. Moving up to Pro will add business and advanced features like Bitlocker encryption, Group Policy Management and Remote Desktop functions. Enterprise is the top-dog for Windows 10 adding on AppLocker (allows creation of rules that deny apps from running), Windows To Go Creator (create a USB drive with Windows on it), and Enterprise Data Protection. The Education version of Windows 10 is basically the same as Enterprise only it eliminates the Long-Term Branching Service, which is a way for Windows to control how Windows is delivered to other users.

  7. The Start menu is back and includes everything you want.
  8. The biggest issue for Windows 8 was the elimination of the Start menu. Since then, Microsoft has listened to consumers and brought it back in a form for Windows 8.1. Now, with Windows 10, the Start menu is the best it has ever been thanks to Cortana, a virtual search assistant that finds or brings up just about ANYTHING on your computer. Think of it as Siri for Windows that is even better for the use of a PC.

  9. Touch-enabled devices finally find their home with Windows 10.
  10. As expected, touch features are better than ever on Windows 10 allowing tablets, touchscreen desktops and convertible laptops to all function in an environment ready to be TOUCHED. To expand on touch and many other features of Windows 10, the video below gives you a full hands-on review.

    Popularity: 6%


Leave a Reply

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word