5 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

Many people have already heard the news, but if you haven’t: Microsoft will end its free Windows 10 promotions in just a few months.  While Window 10 isn’t for everyone, it is still pretty darn popular. According to Windows, Windows 10 is now active on more than 300 million devices around the world!

If your devices isn’t a part of the 300 million devices running the new operating system, you should highly reconsider upgrading, and here is why:

The Cost. Microsoft has been so confident about its latest operation system that it’s been offering free Windows 10 upgrades to all user that run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. However this offer will not last forever. As a matter of fact, Microsoft’s free Windows 10 offer is end soon- July 29, to be exact. You’ll still be able to upgrade after July 29, though it will cost you around $119.00.

Able to Change Your Mind. If you happen to upgrade to Windows 10 and decide that the new operating system isn’t for you, you have 30 days to downgrade and go back to the older version of Windows. In addition, you can upgrade to Windows 10, downgrade to your old operating system, and still be able to upgrade to windows 10 free, even after July 29.

You Have a Touchscreen Device. Windows 7 may look good, but it isn’t exactly touchscreen friendly. And while Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 were designed with touchscreens in mind, most of us know that didn’t turn out all that well. If you have a touchscreen laptop or plan to switch to a touchscreen for your desktop, you will want Windows 10 touchscreen-friendly settings app.

You Own More Than One Window Device. Windows 10 works on all Windows devices, such as computers, tablets and mobile phones. If you’re already apart of the “Windows family”, upgrading to Windows 10 will make things a bit more convenient because it’ll sync all your settings, notifications, and apps throughout all of your devices.

Don’t Forget about Cortana. If you don’t already know, Cortana is Microsoft’s intelligent, voice activated virtual assistant. While she has been around since Windows 8.1, she has really advanced and come into her own in Windows ten. Cortana is optimized for your computer, and she can several things ranging from finding files or specific pictures from a certain timeframe to tracking flights and packages.

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Windows 10 is Finally Here | Windows 10 Features

After months and months of anticipation Windows 10 is finally here! This is the biggest update Windows has seen in many years and the new features are fantastic. One of the neat things about Windows 10 is you don’t have to pay for it, so long as you already run windows 8 or Windows that is. With that being said lets dive on into some of best features of Windows 10:

  • New Interface – One of the most obvious changes are the new use interface. Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 doesn’t force you to use the touch interface features. Windows 10 works equally on mouse and key board PCs and touch devices.
  • New Start Menu- Windows 10 new start of menu is a blend of Windows 7 traditional start menu and Windows 8 Live Titles. The startup menu is two panels side by side, the panel on the left shows pinned and the most recent apps used, while the right side of the panel brings features back from the Windows 8.1.
  • Cortana- Cortana will now be featured on your desktop thanks to Windows 10, and Cortana makes multitasking easier than ever. Cortana is actually built into the native system and will be able to pull local and web based information when you perform a search.
  • Microsoft Edge – Windows 10 is leaving Internet Explorer to be a thing of the past, and is bring on Edge. Edge provides a fast and responsive user friendly experience, while adding a few tricks of its own like incorporating Cortana. Microsoft Edge also allows you scribble on any webpage and share your comments with friends through social networking by using a slide in menu without ever leaving the browser.
  • Action Center- the Action Center organizes your notification by app and also provides fast access to multiple settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode and other controls.

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