Why you should upgrade to Windows 10

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Windows 10 is to be release later this month. In this post, I will tell you why you should consider upgrading to the next version of Windows being released on 29th of July. Microsoft has made a lot of improvement over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to make Windows 10 a success.

Here is some of the best reason to upgrade to Windows 10:

The upgrade will be free

The upgrade will be free for all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, as long as you upgrade within the first year after the release. Windows 10 should be able to run in the same hardware as Windows 7 and Windows 10. You might need to update devices drivers, but it should not be requiring more power to run.

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The same system across multiple devices

If you use Windows 10 in multiple platform, you will get the same experience on mobile, desktop and tablets. All devices will use the same app store and the apps will be optimized for multiple platforms.

Virtual Desktops

Linux and OS X has had it for years, Virtual desktops. In Windows 10, you can create all the desktops you want to organize your programs and workflow. This is something Windows has been missing for years.

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Disappointed about Windows 8?

Well, a lot of desktop users that has been forced to switch from Windows XP or Windows 7 into Windows 8 has been complaining about how hard it has been to get used to the new UI in Windows 8. Microsoft has really been listening to all the critics and addressed must of the issue in Windows 10. The Start Menu is back in a new and improved version and gone is the “Start screen” also called Modern UI. Instead, Microsoft has combined the best from both world into a new Start Menu with Tiles and Apps docked into the Start Menu. This works a lot better if you ask me. If you are using a tablet, you can enter something called Tablet Mode making your apps and start menu going full screen making it all more friendly for touch devices. Windows 10 has also dropped the Charms bar that many users was struggling with. All in all Microsoft has learned from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and have fixed a lot of the issues that classic desktop fans has been complaining about.

DirectX 12 for the games

If you are a hardcore gamer you will be happy to hear that Windows 10 will come with DirectX 12 which should give improved performance and graphical features to new PC games for those with compatible graphics cards. Microsoft are saying you will be excited, only time can tell if they are right.

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New Web Browser

If you think that Internet Explorer is a slow, buggy web browser, you are right. That is why Microsoft has developed a brand new browser from scratch called Microsoft Edge (Code Name: Spartan). Their own test says it is faster than Google Chrome and Firefox, but if it is ready to take up the battle only time can tell. Internet Explorer will still be available in Windows 10 for backward compatibility with plugins and old website.

Are you going to upgrade to Windows 10?

That was all from me. I would like to hear what you think about the upcoming release. Are you going to upgrade to Windows 10? Please drop me a comment below.

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37 Responses to Why you should upgrade to Windows 10

  1. eBook Bisnes Online says:

    I got invite to upgrade for free. Currently I’m using win7 and disappointed using win8 because of the start menu. I hope win10 should win my heard again. 🙂

    • Thomas says:

      I am sure you will find Windows 10 much more appealing than Windows 8. Microsoft have made some adjustment to make Windows 10 more friendly for normal desktop users.

  2. David Webb says:

    Cool, but Virtual desktops were available from third party software like cube 3d desktop. I’ll see wait for a month then would like to update to Windows 10, with drivers.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi David
      That is correct, but always nice when we don’t need to install third party tools. I think I will wait a couple of weeks or month too, before upgrading my main computer.

  3. Sneha says:

    Heyya.. I’ve updated with windows 10.. its really amazing and worth ever i’ve used past updates.. but Virtual desktops were available from third party software like cube 3d desktop. I’ll see wait for a month then would like to update to Windows 10.. Thanks for sharing an awesome article…

    • Thomas says:

      I just upgraded my work computer. The upgrade works perfect. Very fast and you keep all settings and programs. If you don’t like it, you have 1 months to roll back to your old OS 🙂

  4. I already updated from windows 8.
    It’s really cool and love to work with windows 10 than any other operating systems before.

  5. Jen Wilpher says:

    Currently on Windows8 and absolutely despise it. Windows 10 HAS to better than this, lol.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Jen
      I am sure that you will find Windows 8 a lot better. It is like they have taken the best from Windows 7 and the best in Windows 8 and put it into Windows 10 included with some new nice features we never have seen in Windows before.

  6. Akash Navi says:

    Hi there,I just read your article \”Windows 10 is coming are you read?\”And attracted to this article… And yes you are right and we need to upgrade Windows to 10 and its coming for free! so letsgive it a try thanks bro…

  7. souvik ghosh says:

    Hi, I am using windows 10 since few days. It is really great in performance. Also I like the pre-installed browser. It is very fast and easy to use. I am just waiting for DirectX 12 update to increase Graphics.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi
      I think overall Windows 10 is a great OS and it was a good idea to start all over with a new browser instead of keep on trying to fix Internet Explorer. However Microsoft Edge does not support custom plugins..!

  8. ManMohan Khangarot says:

    I have upgraded to Windows 10 and loving its performance and waiting for DirectX 12…

  9. Arun Saini says:

    Currently using windows 7 but want to directly jump on windows 10 LOL 😀
    hope its batter & fast performing then windows 7

  10. brajesh kumar verma says:

    I have upgraded to Windows 10 from windows 8. It’s really cool and love to work with windows 10.

  11. Briana says:

    Windows 10 has got amazing features. It has a very intelligent home folder and I liked its booting directly to the desktop.

    • Thomas says:

      Yeah Briana, Thank god we got rid of that stupid start screen Windows 8 was booting into. With the new Start Menu with live tiles and apps I think MS has made the right compromise between tablet and desktop.

  12. Utsav says:

    Hi Thomas ..
    Windows 10 is bundled with a lot of features but i came to know that many users who upgraded their windows and reverting back it to 8.1 . I don’t know the reason.
    I want to experience windows 10 once. please let me know if their any way to experience windows 10 without deleting current windows

    Thanks .. Keep writing

    • Thomas says:

      Hi
      If I was you, I would just go for the upgrade. I you don’t like it you can roll back to your old version of Windows for up to 30 days. I have tried both upgrading and rolling back to the old version of Windows and both processes are working very well.

      • Utsav says:

        Well… Thanks Thomas for showing your concern
        So, I should upgrade my windows inspite of virtaully installing windows 10 . I will definately give it a try.

        Thanks 🙂

  13. Rekhilesh Adiyeri says:

    I think that upgrade is free for just 1 year, am i right?

  14. Rekhilesh Adiyeri says:

    Yes Thomas, I mean the same. 🙂

  15. Pulkit Trivedi says:

    Hi! Thomas,

    Thanks for sharing wonderful article, I am going to update my windows 7 to windows 10..

    Thanks

  16. Akash says:

    thanks thomas for sharing these features of windows 10 with us.well recently i have upgraded to windows 10 and i\’m quite satisfied with my decision. I\’m loving windows 10 now, things like optimized start menu, edge browser, dark UI look etc things are great.

  17. Sheetal says:

    Hey Author

    I am glad to know about new features of Windows 10 especially about DirectX. This is because I am a hardcore gamer.

    Regard
    Sheetal

  18. Mike says:

    After reading your article i think i should update my windows 7 to windows 10 hope it works like charm thank you

  19. Emma Tomlinson says:

    Windows 10 is a great upgrade except for it’s automatic upgrade feature. They should provide an option.

  20. promil pandey says:

    after installing win-10, my computer sucks, really hate, may be my specifications are not that great…

    • Thomas says:

      Have you updated your drivers after the upgrade. It might make a big difference to the user experience and Windows 10 does not always install the best drivers for your hardware.

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