10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Launch Day July 29

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2015-07-23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Launch Day July 29
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    10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Launch Day July 29

    Consumers and enterprise users will finally be able to get their hands on Windows 10, which has fixed many of Microsoft's mistakes with earlier OSes.
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    The Real Start Menu Is Finally Back
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    The Real Start Menu Is Finally Back

    Those who miss the old days when Windows had a real Start Menu will be happy with what they find in Windows 10. While Windows 8 ditched the Start Menu, Windows 10 is bringing it back to its past glory. The feature, like its predecessors, will provide easy access to apps and documents, and be fully customizable. It's arguably one of the most anticipated features built into Windows 10.
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    Microsoft Has Promised Strong Software Support
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    Microsoft Has Promised Strong Software Support

    Microsoft has said that those who are currently running mission-critical applications in Windows 7 or Windows 8 shouldn't have trouble getting them to work in Windows 10. Microsoft's upcoming operating system has full support for the vast majority of applications that run on Windows 8, so those who are fearful of losing their app support shouldn't worry.
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    If You Need a New PC, Now's the Time to Buy It
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    If You Need a New PC, Now's the Time to Buy It

    Looking for a good reason to go with Windows 10 on launch day? Look no further than the computer that's sitting in front of you. Consumers and enterprise users around the world have held onto old computers for years in hopes of getting a better operating system. Since they didn't want to upgrade to Windows 8, they stuck it out with old Windows 7 or even Windows XP boxes. Now, they can upgrade to Windows 10 and finally get some power (and a better operating system) under the hood.
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    There's a Better Browser in Windows 10
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    There's a Better Browser in Windows 10

    Internet Explorer, once the dominant browser in the market, is now going away in favor of Microsoft's new Edge browser, the product of Project Spartan. All signs now point to the Edge browser being faster than its predecessor and delivering a better design that puts the focus firmly where it belongs: on the Web page. Those who want to finally put an end to Internet Explorer reliance should upgrade to Windows 10 sooner rather than later.
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    Microsoft Has Promised Better Security
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    Microsoft Has Promised Better Security

    Microsoft said that Windows 10 will come with all the security features built into Windows 8 that customers would want, including secure booting. But the operating system will add to that with enhanced code fixes. Windows 10 will also address bugs, handle encryption far more effectively and generally provide better security than any previous version of Windows. The operating system is one that security-seekers may find more appealing than previous versions.
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    Think About the Cross-Platform Support
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    Think About the Cross-Platform Support

    People who have Windows-based devices—PCs to tablets to smartphones—may find a good reason to go with Windows 10 on launch day. The operating system is designed to work on products of all types, and since it's the same platform, the OS will easily integrate content and data across devices. Don't discount the importance of Windows 10's cross-platform support if you're already using Microsoft-based devices.
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    Why Not Try a Free Operating System?
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    Why Not Try a Free Operating System?

    Want a good reason to opt for Windows 10 on launch day? It's free. Unlike previous updates to Windows that cost hundreds of dollars, Windows 10 is a free upgrade for anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8. So, it provides little out-of-pocket risk to try it out. In the event that users don't like the operating system, they can readily go back to a previous Windows installation.
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    Gamers Have Particular Reasons to Upgrade
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    Gamers Have Particular Reasons to Upgrade

    The Xbox integration in Windows 10 is the most appealing addition for gamers. The offering will allow users to keep track of their gamer accounts from Windows 10 and see what achievements friends have tallied. But perhaps most importantly, the feature also lets users stream games from the Xbox One to the Windows 10-based PC and play with online gamers, regardless of which device they're on. Windows 10 comes with a major boost for gamers.
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    Cortana's Inclusion Could Be Quite Important
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    Cortana's Inclusion Could Be Quite Important

    Microsoft's decision to include Cortana across Windows 10 could be a game-changer. The virtual personal assistant does everything from providing useful information about certain topics, to searching the Internet, to learning a person's activities and suggesting things in response. That Cortana will be built into Windows 10 and provide all of her features across the operating system is an extremely appealing addition.
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    If You're Stuck With Windows 8, Now's the Time to Upgrade
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    If You're Stuck With Windows 8, Now's the Time to Upgrade

    Some people are stuck with Windows 8 and cannot wait to get out from under its grip. For those people, going with Windows 10 as soon as possible seems to make the most sense. Let's not forget the many reasons people disliked Windows 8 and refused to have anything to do with it. For those who don't like Windows 8 and wish they could get away from it, Windows 10's launch on July 29 can't come soon enough.
 

Windows 10 is officially launching on July 29, finally allowing consumers and enterprise users around the world to get their hands on an operating system that has, in many ways, fixed the mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8. Better yet, Windows 10 will be available for free to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users and will come bundled with the latest PCs from hardware manufacturers around the world. Thus, it's likely that within the next few months Windows 10 will be on millions of computers around the world. By that time, many PC users will have had a chance to see just how well the operating system is faring in comparison to the failure that was Windows 8. Still, many users have yet to decide whether to upgrade to Windows 10 on launch day or any time after, and questions remain about the value the platform will provide if they decide to adopt it. After all, it's the early adopters that get burned by unforeseen software glitches. However, here's a look at why some PC users may want to upgrade to Windows 10.

 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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