We understand, change can be hard…especially when it comes to technology. You feel comfortable with your current Windows operating system and don’t see any reason to take the leap and upgrade to Windows 10. These 11 reasons below will certainly change your mind and leave you wanting all the features that this version offers.
Top 11 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10
Let us begin by simply saying that Window 10 is a colossal improvement over whatever operating system you are currently using in the areas of security, interface ease, compatibility, and software tools.
1. Improved Start Menu
One of the first things that you’ll notice about Windows 10 is the improved start menu. You activate the Start Menu by clicking on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner. It’s tile-based design supports touch-screens and allows for different sized tiles. So, you can give the more important apps bigger tiles and the extras smaller ones.
2. New Cortana
We love talking to our technology, right? That is why Alexa, Siri and Cortana are so popular. Cortana is your helpful assistant when using Windows 10. You can ask Cortana to make a note, find a file, or shut down your computer for the day. As you go along, she also keeps track of interests and shows you things based off of them. Once you get to know her, you’ll wonder how you got along without her.
3. Increased Speed
Don’t blink or you might miss it. Windows 10 start up is FAST! Comparisons have been done and it was found that the Windows 10 start up speed rivals operating systems like macOS. Windows 10 can help you be more productive.
4. Universal Apps Windows 10 ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ) comes with a variety of amazing productivity and media apps, including new Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail, and Calendar. With Windows 10 you have access to the Windows Store where you can purchase additional apps, movies, PC games and more.
5. Compatible with Touch Screen
Like tablets and smart phones, some personal computers now come with the option of a touch screen. Windows 10 is compatible with these touch screens. Users enjoy the convenience and easy of use that a touch screen provides.
6. Displays Notifications
Life is busy, so having notifications and reminders are always welcomed. The Windows 10 Action Center has pop-up notifications for new emails, calendar events, weather updates and more. Of course, if you do not want to see these reminders or would like to pause them during an important meeting, Windows 10 Focus Assistant can help you set that up.
7. Increased Security
Security continues to be of the utmost importance especially with the rapid increase in Cyber Crime. One best practice to keep your data secure is to ensure that you run all updates. This includes your operating system. Windows 10 offers additional security over Windows 7 and 8. It has three additional security features: Device Guard, Microsoft Passport, and Windows Hello. And security measures continue to be added. Most recently, both ransomware protection and exploit/threat protection were added.
8. Upgraded Copy and Paste Option
Clipboard History is one of the features of Windows 10 that you will most likely use every day. It allows you to paste multiple items you recently copied or cut and works with both text and images. Two additional supersized capabilities of Clipboard History are: the option to pin items that you use often, and the ability to access your copied items on other devices. Impressive!
Speaking of other devices, Windows 10 has smart phone compatible tie-ins. Note: these tie-ins are most beneficial for Android users. With Windows 10 you have the ability to add the Cortana app and notifications to your phone, instantly access photos that you’ve snapped on your phone using the Your Phone App, and send a document or webpage to your desktop using the Continue on PC App. The Microsoft Edge mobile browser also can sync to your desktop browser.
10. Improved Screen Capture Tool
Depending on your line of work, screen captures can be a life saver. Microsoft Windows 10 has eliminated the need for third part apps by integrating an easy to use, all-in-one screen capture tool. Simply push the Windows Key, Shift and S, and you can select an area for screen captures. After you’ve snapped the screenshot, you also have the ability to do basic cropping and markup as needed, then save the result.
11. Available Voice to Type Option
Window 10 offers built in speech recognition or voice to type option. Slow typists rejoice! If you press, the Windows Key and H, your PC will start typing what you speak. You can use this feature to create documents, emails, and other files via the sound of your voice. Once the dictation is active, you can dictate text as well as punctuation marks, special characters, and cursor movements. This can be especially helpful for people with limited abilities who can’t use a keyboard or mouse.
Ask Bennett Office Technologies for a Free Assessment!
Ready to upgrade to Windows 10? Whether you are an individual planning to upgrade to Windows 10, or a company planning to update a collection of workstations, thoughtful planning is required. A transition from an older system to Windows 10 will be smooth when you have a game plan to backup data, capture Windows profile preferences, audit applications that are business critical and compatible with Windows 10, and are prepared with the right hardware to run Windows 10 effectively.
Bennett Office Technologies works closely with clients to make the transition to Windows 10. For assistance on determining your personal or business computer needs contact our team of experts at Bennett Office Technologies. Business owners are welcome to complete our Technology Assessment form and we’ll contact you to do a free assessment.