Now that Windows 7 has passed its End-of-Life date of January 14, 2020, which ended support and security updates from Microsoft, many businesses are urgently migrating to Windows 10. Fortunately, the transition to this operating system will bring three important advantages that will make the effort worthwhile as discussed below.
Greater speed is the first advantage users notice after switching to Windows 10. Those who were using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be impressed by Window 10’s opening speed, which is on par with the speedy OS X for Macs. Microsoft attained an improved operating speed for Windows 10 by significantly reducing bloatware and eliminating unneeded start up processes, which greatly improved the user experience.
Features making Windows 10 user friendly also improved its functionality. Returning the Windows Start button was the first step, Windows 10 opens with a Start button, then expands the screen to a bigger tile portal. Users get the familiar and simpler Start button along with the Start tile’s graphic displays and live updates that were introduced by Windows 8.
Window 10’s touch screen functionality is a significant improvement from Windows 8. Although the majority of users will not use it as their primary way of interacting with a computer, this capability will certainly be useful in particular situations. Users who were introduced to smartphone and tablets as children increasingly will become an ever larger proportion of the workforce, and Windows 10’s touch screen feature will provide them with a very familiar and comfortable interface.
Windows 10 features an upgraded tamper-proof Secure Boot that was introduced by Windows 8 for stronger security. Any program starting up with the operating system will require approval by both the computer manufacturer and the operating system. In addition, Windows 10 also introduced the important security tools Windows Hello, Microsoft Passport, and Device Guard.
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