Are you a dyed-in-the-wool Windows 7 user?
Windows 7 was good, a welcome relief from what became the Vista saga, but it was never going to be the best ever Windows operating system.
No Windows operating system has ever been the best ever but it might have made it to ‘best to date’. Well, there is a new kid on the block, Windows 10.
Familiarity, the start menu
Windows 10 builds upon Windows 7 and 8 to bring you the best of all worlds. The start menu makes a welcome return, giving you that classic ease of access to all that is installed.Just lick on the Windows 10 logo to get the ‘Metro’ style where you can pin your favourite apps or on the parallel lines just below the logo for all that is installed on your computer.
Right clicking on the logo gets you to many of the most used Control Panel functions, including the Control Panel itself. Adjusting the system has never been easier.
Apps and programs
Windows 10 apps have more features and a lot more function than their early Windows 8 counterparts, so you can forget all of the myths and rumors that abounded. Reliability has also improved greatly, and I must admit to enjoying use of some of them.
A great deal of software which ran on Windows 7 and 8 will also run in Windows 10. That has to be great news, being able to see and use familiar and or older traditional desktop programs.like your favourite mail client and office suite.
Microsoft Office 2007, 10, 13, and the upcoming 2016 version are all compatible too.
If you are like me, you are probably busy having to cope with multiple tasks around the house. I don’t always finish tasks on here and like to use sleep or hibernate to keep my unfinished work safe.’
Windows 7 didn’t always play ball, and often the computer had to be cold started. Windows 8 was a huge improvement, only requiring ONE cold start in three years.
Windows 10 continues the tradition set by its predecessor, and I have safely used both functions now, while writing this post in fact. Rehabilitation is a multi-faceted thing, and I have to fit into it as best I can, and that includes post writing..
Will it run on my existing computer?
This has always been a worry in the past. All too often, a new operating system required newer and evermore powerful and supported hardware on which to run.
This blog is presently being put together from a vintage 2010 Toshiba netbook. It ran slowly on Windows 7 Starter, but has been a joy to use in Windows 10.
Originally, the only driver support was for Windows 7, but Windows 10 supports all of the hardware, including the webcam and now aging Wi-fi card. After the release of Windows 8, I honestly believed that this underpowered little netbook had come to the end of its days, but no. It lives on with Windows 10, and if your PC has told you that it will work, you too will not have to rush out and buy all new stuff.
If your printer or scanner was supported by Windows 8, it should work for Windows 10. Unfortunately, the same might not be true for Windows 7 era stuff, bearing in mind that your selected device might have been close to being pensioned off by the manufacturer at the time you bought it.
Generally speaking, if the manufacturer driver support pages still show Windows 98 drivers, you may be out of luck. Having said that, it may be time to get a faster and more efficient printer anyway with the cash you would have used to buy a new computer.
This is a first and an offer which should not be refused. It is FREE for the LIFE of the computer upon which is installed. You will NOT be asked to pay anything after the first or any subsequent years and you will not be asked to pay for updates. It really is yours for free and you will be given the option to create recovery media in the even that you suffer a major problem with your installation.
Note that you MUST make the recovery media if you want to insure against total hard drive loss. This apples not only to Windows 10 but to everything that you have on your computer.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Don’t prevaricate, don’t wait for service pack 1 (there won’t be a service pack anyway). Take up this offer just like you accepted Windows 7. It really is that good, and must be because I didn’t like this small netbook at first, and I am happily using this as I would normally use my large desktop machine, and I am still having fun.
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