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Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
As of now, nearly a billion computers around the world run Windows 10, largely surpassing the popularity of Windows 7. It is said that Windows 7 official support is going to an end on January 14, 2020, which means there is no official support and update to fix any possible problems. The only way to keep Windows 7 devices running securely is to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. So, this guide will tell features, how to update and more about Windows 10 in this specific time.
[Attention!] Possible Flaws after Upgrading to Windows 10
Windows 10 won't play DVDs: It is because Windows Media Player on Windows 10 doesn't natively include DVD playback ability and Windows Media Center discontinues on Window 10. Users can install a compatible DVD decoder to let WMP play DVDs or buy the Windows Media Center add-on pack to enable DVD playback on Windows 10. Alternatively, Microsoft default Windows 10 DVD player – Windows DVD Player is another choice to help play DVD discs if you don't mind paying $14.99 for that. So, third-party free DVD player for Windows 10 is the best choice at present to play DVDs on Windows 10.
• Play multi-region DVDs bought from Japan, America, Australia, Canada, etc, no limits;
• Play Disney DRM, Sony ArccOS, CSS-encrypted, etc DVDs without tedious manual decryption;
• Play DVD-R/RW, ISO image, Video_TS, VOB file, and DVD folders easily;
• Handles homemade and commercial discs in 4K effect with no quality loss.
The Advantages of Windows 10
Windows 10 would be the most secure Windows ever, covering built-in antivirus, firewall, ransomware, and Internet protections, all in one at no extra cost. You can easily get the most updated versions of native programs and download great new software after upgrading to Windows 10. Windows 10 also makes multitasking easier. It's dependable to handle every task in your daily life.
New Start Menu: The Windows 10 Start Menu features two panels. The left panel shows pinned, recently and most-used apps, while the right part features live tiles that you can customize. Also, you can expand the Start Menu to full screen whenever you want.
Cortana Integration: Cortana is Microsoft's digital assistant to Windows 10 computers to help you do multiple tasks with your device much more easily. With it, you can search your hard drive for specific files, pull up photos from specific dates and launch PowerPoint presentations by asking your PC to do so. Even better, you can let Cortana send an email while you are working on a spreadsheet.
Microsoft Edge Web Browser: Microsoft Edge has replaced Internet Explorer. It features a new rendering engine called EdgeHTML and Cortana digital assistant to provide voice control, search and personalized info to users. It can also annotate web pages, sync contents between devices and more. Its aim is to keep in line with rival browsers like Chrome and Firefox.
Virtual Desktops: This Windows 10 function allows you to create multiple desktops and switching between them. Just clicking the Task View button and moving your mouse over thumbnail of the one you want to add and switch between.
Universal Apps: Also as a notable feature, Universal Apps make the transition across devices more seamless. Now, applications can be used across all compatible Microsoft Windows devices, including PCs, tablets, smart phones, Xbox one, etc.
Xbox App: The Xbox app for Windows 10 official version will soon be available to allow gamers to play any Xbox One Game on Windows 10 PC or tablet. With the game app, you can record, edit and share your victories with the Game DVR, as well as join your friends in games across Windows 10 and the Xbox platforms.
Windows 10 Release Date:
As the successor to Windows 8.1, Windows 10 was first released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for retail sale on July 29, 2015. As of now, the latest stable build of Windows 10 is version 1909 (November 2019 update).
Windows 10 Price:
Microsoft claimed that the Windows 10 free upgrade through the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app has ended on July 29, 2016, meaning that you are no longer able to free upgrade your computer to Windows 10. However, the fact is that there is a way to enable Windows 10 free upgrade, some people said, which we will explain in the following part. Kindly remind, you should really get Windows 10 through Microsoft Store by paying some.
Windows 10 Home: $139.00 (for personal or household use, licensed for 1 PC).
Windows 10 Pro: $199.99 (for small businesses or users needing enhanced functionality, licensed for 1 PC).
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: $309.00 (for advanced users and small businesses that want enhanced functionality with the ability to compute intensive workloads, licensed for 1 PC)
Basic system requirements:
• 1 GHz or faster compatible processor.
• 1GB RAM for 32-bit; 2GB for 64-bit.
• Up to 20GB available hard disk space.
• 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher.
• DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver.
• Internet access.
Step 1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website, click Download tool now and Run under Create Windows 10 installation media.
Step 2. Choose Upgrade this PC now.
Step 3. Follow the prompts.
Step 4. When finishing the upgrade, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10.
Notice: If you have a Windows 7 or 8 Home license, you can only update to Windows 10 Home. If your PC is shipped with Windows 7 or 8 Pro, it can be only updated to Windows 10 Pro.
BTW: You can also purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro for Windows 7 PC. Or simply buy a new computer already running Windows 10.
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