Windows 10: What You Need To Know

Windows 10 arrives on July 29th complete with a free upgrade for current Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users. Now if your still holding out due to previous version headaches, here’s a break down of what to expect:

It’s free!
From the official launch date to a full year after the July 29 launch date. Reserve your copy now and receive the download sometime after July 29.

The Return of the Start Menu.
Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 takes users back to the good old days of the start menu conveniently located on the left side of the screen complete with pop-up menu. For those fancy types who adored the Windows 8’s tile approach, the new version will have that option available under the new menu.


Cortana-in-Windows-10Meet Cortana
Cortana basically is a better version of Siri with a little Google mixed in. Like Siri, Cortana is capable of booking appointments, answering questions, setting alarms, etc. Unlike Siri, she can be programmed to meet your preferences by going through a quick interview and then updated as needed by editing them in her notebook.

Fun fact: Cortana is voiced by Jen Taylor, the original voice to Cortana in the video game Halo.

Microsoft-EdgeWindows Edge
In lieu of the soon to be defunct Internet Explorer, Windows 10 introduces Windows Edge. Windows Edge will offer all the same features as current browsers with a few added bonuses such as Web Note. Web Note will allow you to add notes to a website and share it through email or on Web Note. Cortana will also offer suggestions as you search and add information about businesses on the sidebar.

Whatever device you choose to run Windows 10, rest assure it will look great.

Will it work with my device?
Truly depends on what current version of Windows your device is operating on. If you are currently running Windows 7 or 8.1 the transition will be flawless. Older versions may a bit trouble with certain pre-installed, check with Microsoft’s Window’s 10 Specifications site for full details when upgrading.


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