Windows 10 vs

Windows 7 has been around for a long time, and it’s one of Microsoft’s most popular operating systems. But its time has now long passed, & Microsoft no longer officially supports it for the general public. It’s essential to move on lớn something more secure & modern.


If you’re still concerned about the move, though, here are a few ways in which Windows 10 is better than Windows 7.

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The look: Start menu và apps

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Windows 7 holds on lớn tradition from previous releases, such as Windows XPhường và Windows 98, và features a familiar, simplistic, và easy-to-understvà user interface. Want to lớn find your program? Hit the Start button and find it on the list. Want lớn add a printer or visit the control panel quickly? Cliông xã the liên kết lớn the right side of the Start Menu. Aside from a fancy Aero Glass look, there are no distractions that get in your way. All the essential information and settings you typically want are right there, front & center.

Along with changing its colors and further customizing Start menu elements, Windows 10 shakes up things và reintroduces a feature from Windows 8 known as Live Tiles. Some Windows 10 apps can install directly as .exe cộ files and download through the Microsoft Store platkhung. These apps will have Live sầu Tiles on the right side of the Start thực đơn.

By mặc định, some Live Tiles are pinned next to the các mục of your desktop apps & intend to show you quick information about weather, sports, and more at a glance. Windows 10’s Start menu & Live sầu Tiles are also heavily optimized for newer touchscreen devices, và Microsoft is planning some improvements for the experience.

Like the App Store on your iPhone, you can tải về Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, & more to lớn your PC from the Microsoft Store. These make accessing some of those popular services quicker and easier, and the overall UI is a bit more optimized for newer touchscreen devices. That’s something Windows 7 can’t vì at all.

The features: Notifications, search, & Cortana

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Also slightly similar to your máy tính bảng ipad, Windows 10 has a dedicated notification center known as the Action Center. If you’re on Windows 7, notifications typically appear in the taskbar, but Windows 10 steps that up and puts notifications in one clean và concise environment. The kích hoạt Center in Windows 10 will show notifications about important system information và emails. It also has quichồng toggle switches for screen brightness, sharing files, network settings, và more.

Another significant difference between Windows 7 & Windows 10 is the addition of Cortana. This Windows 10 voice assistant is more or less equal khổng lồ Apple’s Siri and can assist you in specific tasks lượt thích keeping up with sports scores, weather, and sending emails. Cortana is a big part of the newest version of Windows & comes integrated with several core areas, including the Microsoft Edge website browser, exclusive to lớn Windows 10. That web browser is also more modern than Internet Explorer 11, which was bundled in Windows 7. It comes with tư vấn for ad-blocking extensions, continuing web pages from your phone, & more.

As for searching for your files, Microsoft is separating Cortamãng cầu from tìm kiếm in the current of Windows 10. This makes the tìm kiếm experience in Windows 10 more lượt thích Windows 7, but with the bonus of having it tìm kiếm the mạng internet & the website for helpful information, along with your files.

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Support & security

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As mentioned above sầu, Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows 7. That means that upgrading Windows 10 is your best bet to stay safe from the ever-evolving threats from viruses. However, unlượt thích Windows 7, which only received one major Service Paông chồng update, Microsoft frequently works on significant updates to lớn Windows 10. Additional features are always making their way into the newer Windows OS. It gets major updates twice a year, & in the past few years, Windows 10 has received extra features, like the ability lớn sync your activities across devices with Windows Timeline.

Unlike previous versions (including Windows 7), Windows 10 isn’t a stand-alone sản phẩm for Microsoft. It’s more like a service. The company releases updates twice a year & intends lớn keep supporting the OS shortly. If that plan works out, that means you shouldn’t need to lớn buy a new version a few years from now. The Windows 10 October 2020 update brought features including the ability khổng lồ pin websites to the taskbar, removed the need for passwords using Microsoft accounts, modified text and cursors for easier visibility, added the ability khổng lồ quickly create events, & more. The Spring 2021 update is anticipated khổng lồ arrive sầu in May & will include updated settings pages, tweaks lớn the tìm kiếm box và Cortamãng cầu settings, and new icons. There are also work-from-home improvements, lượt thích Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updates, multi-camera support for Windows Hello users khổng lồ select external cameras in integrated displays, and optimized document-opening scenario times for Windows Defender Application Guard.

Compatibility & gaming

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Despite all the extra features in Windows 10, Windows 7 still has better tiện ích compatibility. While Photocửa hàng, Google Chrome, and other popular applications continue khổng lồ work on both Windows 10 & Windows 7, some old third-party pieces of software work better on the older OS. That can include software for printing mailing labels, managing point-of-sale systems, và more. This is often a reason some businesses have been reluctant to update.

Still, Microsoft is taking steps khổng lồ kill off compatibility in Windows 7. As an example, Office 2019 software won’t work on Windows 7, nor will Office 20trăng tròn. There’s also the hardware element, as Windows 7 runs better on older hardware, which the resource-heavy Windows 10 might struggle with. In fact, it was almost impossible khổng lồ find a new Windows 7 máy tính in 20trăng tròn.

As for gaming, Microsoft bundles an Xbox tiện ích with Windows 10. This allows you khổng lồ stream nội dung from an Xbox One over khổng lồ your PC & keep tabs on Xbox Live sầu nội dung. You also can find popular Microsoft games like Forza 7 or State of Decay for download right in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. Outside of that, Windows 10 supports DirectX 12, which is a công nghệ that helps render video & audio in Windows 10. It is often a requirement for downloading and playing newer titles. However, Nvidia is working lớn bring real-time ray tracing support khổng lồ Windows 7 through Direct X 12 for those still holding onto the old OS. So, all hope is not lost.

It’s time khổng lồ nâng cấp to Windows 10

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Although the không tính tiền nâng cấp path to lớn Windows 10 ended a long time ago, it is time khổng lồ let go of Windows 7 and move sầu to Windows 10. While Windows 10 isn’t perfect, và many believe sầu it poses privacy concerns for its data collection, it is the more secure OS. Sure, there is the occasional bug, but Microsoft is always patching things quickly and working on updating Windows 10.

There are plenty of reasons for Windows 7 lớn hold a soft spot in our hearts, but in a world where malware and viruses are always attacking computers, going with the safer và more secure version of Windows is the better bet now rather than later. It’s also worth switching to lớn avoid paying the charge Microsoft will start applying, if for no other reason. Besides, there are always ways khổng lồ make Windows 10 feel like the old system you love sầu.