Windows 10: What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Discus and support What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; There's a thread in the News section called: What You’ll Lose When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 So to put the opposite side of the coin... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DavidY, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. DavidY Win User

    What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10


    There's a thread in the News section called:
    What You’ll Lose When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    So to put the opposite side of the coin it would be nice to change one letter and find out:
    What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    But I'm not sure what the answer is? Obviously Windows 10 is newer, and supported for longer, but that's an appeal to the mind rather than the heart.

    Virtual Desktops might be one, although I have to admit I haven't yet figured out how to use them to best effect.

    So are there any features you love about Windows 10?
    ------------------------------------------------
    Edit: So the list so far looks like this:
    My personal 5:
    • Print to PDF
    • TaskView - Virtual Desktops
    • Windowed Universal Apps (No longer full screen)
    • The Winkey-X 'power tasks' menu
    • Post-RTM Insider Program
    Some general features:
    • Ability to natively mount ISOs
    • Access to Windows Store
    • Cortana
    • Enhanced UI Snapping (4 corners now, rather than just the two sides)
    • Fast Startup
    • File Explorer revamped
    • File Copy window improved - multiple copy processes can be controlled and paused from one window
    • General Look and Feel
    • Improved Console UI (Command Prompts)
    • Improved Universal Apps
    • Live Tiles which display info without opening the app or a browser
    • Microsoft Edge (although true love will probably come after a couple more updates to add functionality)
    • New Start Menu
    • Recovery Options and Recovery Drive
    • Reduced Resource Usage (both Disk and system)
    • Task Manager revamped
    • Universal apps can be resized to "Gadget" size
    • <Winkey>-<Printscreen>: Saves a .png screenshot of the current screen in a Screenshots folder

    If you have the right hardware:
    • 3D Builder
    • DirectX 12
    • Hololens
    • Device Encryption for Home/Core version (this is a bit of a cheat since very few computers running Windows 7 will have the right hardware to support this)
    • Windows Hello biometric security

    And some 'head rather than heart' features:
    • Having a baseline anti-malware product installed as part of the OS was a big step forward (and helps protect the rest of us too)
    • Convergence of platforms (XBOX, PC, Tablet and Phone into a single OS)
    • Supported for longer
    • Windows as a Service (ie, more reliable patches and more timely)

    Keep the suggestions coming... *Smile

    :)
     
    DavidY, Jun 25, 2015
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  2. Smittychat. Win User

    Each of my computers upgraded to a different version of Windows 10

    Hello,

    If your computers had Windows Home version, they would upgrade to Windows 10 Home version.

    Did you have Windows Pro version on the desktop?

    What edition of Windows will I get as part of the free upgrade?

    When you upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you’ll stay on an edition of Windows that is similar to the one you’re currently running. For example, if you’re running Windows 7 Home Premium, you’ll receive an upgrade to
    Windows 10 Home.

    The following tables show what edition of Windows 10 you'll receive based on your current edition of Windows.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-to-windows-10-faq
     
    Smittychat., Jun 25, 2015
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  3. Andre Da Costa Win User
    Windows 10 Free Upgrade

    What edition of Windows will I get as part of this free upgrade?

    When you upgrade, you’ll stay on like-to-like editions of Windows. For example, Windows 7 Home Premium will upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

    Windows 72

    From Edition
    To Edition

    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows 10 Home

    Windows 7 Home Basic

    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Windows 83

    From Edition
    To Edition

    Windows Phone 8.15
    Windows 10 Mobile

    Windows 8.14
    Windows 10 Home

    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 8.1 Pro for Students

    “N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro N).

    Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 25, 2015
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    Oh well. I like the new(updated) start menu... access to the store vs WIn7. And.. that's about it.
     
    BunnyJ, Jun 25, 2015
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  5. Mystere Win User
    Some of these are controversial, and some may like them and some may not... Some of them people despise, largely because they misunderstand how they will benefit them (Like Windows as a Service).

    * TaskView - Virtual Desktops
    * Reduced Resource Usage (both Disk and system)
    * Improved Universal Apps
    * Convergence of XBOX, PC, Tablet and Phone into a single OS
    * New Start Menu
    * Microsoft Edge (although true love will probably come after a couple more updates to add functionality)
    * Improved Console UI (Command Prompts)
    * Enhanced UI Snapping (4 corners now, rather than just the two sides)
    * Windowed Universal Apps (No longer full screen)
    * Hololens
    * 3D Builder
    * DirectX 12
    * Insider Program (even after RTM, we will get new features on a regular basis)
    * Windows as a Service (ie, more reliable patches and more timely)
     
    Mystere, Jun 25, 2015
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  6. DavidY Win User
    Thanks for those.

    Will they all be available to people who upgrade (assuming same hardware) from Windows 7 though? I wasn't sure about this for instance?
     
    DavidY, Jun 25, 2015
    #6
  7. Mystere Win User
    Hololens is an add-on, you have to buy it, but it requires Windows 10, so you can't use it without it.
     
    Mystere, Jun 25, 2015
    #7
  8. rmonroe36 Win User

    What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    I'm looking forward to an improved (more capable) Cortana on my desktop. Cortana on my Windows Phone (Lumia 635) is more capable than on my desktop. This feature could prove to be a boon to handicapped users. I would like to see Cortana open any installed program, send an email to a specific contact, make phone calls, etc.

    Rich
     
    rmonroe36, Jun 25, 2015
    #8
  9. Cliff S New Member
    I really like how some Universal apps can be resized to "Gadget" size, like Weather, if I want it to stay on the desktop. I don't do it, but now I can if I want to.
     
    Cliff S, Jun 25, 2015
    #9
  10. Burgurne Win User
    Lucky you. In Denmark there is no Cortana at all, and there will not be, says Microsoft Denmark, in a long time ... if ever!

    Else I'm on for DirectX12 and the look of the desktop.
     
    Burgurne, Jun 25, 2015
    #10
  11. Vladimir Win User
    What attracts me more:

    Virtual Desktops
    Reduced Resource Usage
    Windowed Universal Apps
    Convergence of platforms
    DirectX 12
    Post-RTM Insider Program
     
    Vladimir, Jun 25, 2015
    #11
  12. lehnerus2000 Win User
    I like these features/improvements.
     
    lehnerus2000, Jun 25, 2015
    #12
  13. swarfega Win User

    What You’ll Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    I just like the overall look of 10.
     
    swarfega, Jun 25, 2015
    #13
  14. bromanbro Win User
    What overall look? In 1310, I have a purple taskbar, yet title bars don't conform to anything but white...

    Plus theming differences between Settings, Control Panel, Explorer, etc.

    If I didn't want DX12/gaming improvments, I would still be on 7/8. 8 never forces you to use Settings.
     
    bromanbro, Jun 25, 2015
    #14
  15. BunnyJ New Member
    I agree with @swarfega, I just like the look and feel of WIn10. Why?? It's a subjective evaluation and for me it's just more fresh and new compared to either Win7 or Win8.1.

    And as usual.. Your millage may vary
    Jeff
     
    BunnyJ, Jun 25, 2015
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