Microsoft’s much hyped OS Windows 10 is now available in the market and like all previous operating systems, this too has invited a large number of queries from the users. Therefore, before laying hands on the new operating system, it will be wise to get some understanding of it.
Downloading the OS
Updating to Windows 10 is more or less simple and it can be downloaded on most of the computers as the hardware requirements for this operating system is almost at par with that of Windows 7. Yet, a free space of 20 GB (64-bit) or16 GB (32-bit) is necessary for the download. The device on which the operating system is to be downloaded also needs to have Windows 8.1 Update or Windows 7 Service Pack installed. Updating to Windows 10 is also pretty easy as you just need to check the small Windows icon on the taskbar and then click on the option for “Check my PC”. Also make sure to uninstall the existing operating system after storing the necessary data in any external device or cloud. Updating the device drivers and making it compatible with the latest operating system is also necessary.
Settings and Start menu
Operating Windows 10 is not something very difficult as the settings menu is almost similar to that of Windows 8. Yet, it is even better as the Settings tab can be easily found on the Start menu. Even though Microsoft has included some of the important settings in the control panel, many basic settings are out of this panel.
The new settings menu includes- system tab, device tab, personalization tab, internet and network tab, accounts tab, ease of access tab, time and language tab, update and recovery tab as well as the privacy tab. Unlike Windows 8, the Start button of the new operating system can be easily located on the left corner. Yet, the screen has a hybrid approach and once the button is clicked, users will get settings and applications shortcuts on the screen. To get the apps on the device, just click on the All Apps settings. However, to find any app at once, users can just type and search the app. The multiple desktop feature of the new operating system is quite handy but is limited at present.
The all new Edge Browser in Windows 10 is also quite useful. With the inking features users can now write on web pages directly and share with others. The navigation feature on the Edge browser is also quite noteworthy. Also there is no need to waste hours on installing updates as the Windows will update and restart itself automatically after updating.