Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system Review & Spec
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system Review & Spec: Windows 8 came before Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, and Windows 11 is currently the most recent version of Windows that is still in production.
It adds support for virtual desktops, the Edge browser, an updated Start Menu, new login options, a better taskbar, a notification centre, and a slew of other usability improvements. Microsoft’s mobile personal assistant Cortana is included in Windows 10 on desktop computers as well.
Windows 10 Features
Microsoft has switched to a Windows 7-style menu in Windows 10 in place of the unpopular “tiles” menu from Windows 8, which received mixed reviews. Tiles are present, but they are more tightly packed and smaller.
The ability to pin an app to each of your virtual desktops is another new feature. For apps that you know you want quick access to in each, this method is helpful.
By simply clicking or tapping on the time and date on the taskbar, Windows 10 also makes it simple to quickly see your calendar tasks. It is seamlessly integrated with Windows 10’s default Calendar application.
A central notification centre is also present, not unlike those found on mobile devices and other operating systems like macOS and Ubuntu.
For beginners, Windows 10 is universally compatible, as opposed to Windows 11, which many users must upgrade their hardware to use. Additionally, Windows 10 has had a lot more time to be refined and become largely bug-free, and in our humble opinion, it has a better taskbar. And if you enjoy gaming, you’ll be glad to know that it has all of Windows 11’s gaming features.
Windows 10 Release Date
The public received the final version of Windows 10 on July 29, 2015, after the preview version was first made available on October 1, 2014. Owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8 were reportedly eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10, but that offer was only made available on July 29, 2016, back then.
Window 10 Installation
1. Verify that your device complies with the required system requirements: You must have the following in order to use the most recent version of Windows 10:
CPU: 1GHz or faster processor (a list of supported CPUs is available here; opens in new tab)
RAM: 1 GB for Windows 10’s 32-bit version or 2 GB for its 64-bit version
32GB or more of storage space
GPU: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM compatible One driver
800×600 resolution or higher for the display
Internet connection: Some Windows 10 installations demand a connection during setup.
2. Create installation media: Microsoft offers a program designed specifically for producing installation media. Using this link (opens in new tab) or by visiting this page (opens in new tab) and choose “Download tool now” under the section titled “Create Windows 10 installation media,” you can download that tool.
To put the Windows 10 installation files on, you’ll need a blank DVD or USB drive with at least 8GB of space.
Run the tool, agree to Microsoft’s terms, and then on the “What do you want to do?” page, choose “Create installation media for another PC.”
Then you choose the kind of media you want to use before choosing the language, edition, and bit-depth of Windows that you desire. The simplest way to install is from a USB drive, but you can learn more about using a DVD and ISO file here. The tool will then download and save the required files to the USB drive after you select it from a list of available drives.
Note: You can actually use this tool to just download and install Windows 10 directly to your computer if you’re upgrading a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC. Run the program as an administrator, choose “Upgrade this PC now” from the “What do you want to do?” section, and then proceed with the tool’s remaining instructions. You will also have the choice to do this if you want to keep your apps and files while the installation is taking place. Here (opens in new tab), you can find more thorough instructions for this procedure.
Plugging a USB into a laptop port
3. Use the installation media: Access your computer’s BIOS or UEFI after inserting your installation media into the device you intend to use to install Windows 10.
This system, which is integrated into your motherboard, enables you to control some components of your computer’s hardware. We are unable to give you step-by-step instructions for this step because it is unique to your particular hardware. However, by looking at the website of the company that makes your computer or motherboard, you should be able to determine how to access this.
Typically, holding a specific key during the boot process—often Escape, F1, F2, F12, or Delete—allows you to access the BIOS or UEFI of a computer. Therefore, identify the key that your computer uses and then turn it off. Restart it by pressing the appropriate key as soon as it begins to boot.
4. Modify the boot order of your computer: You must locate the boot order settings in your computer’s BIOS or UEFI. This could appear under the heading “Boot” or “Boot order.” The devices that are used first when the computer starts up are determined by this.
If the drive containing the Windows 10 installation tool is lower on the boot order than the drive containing the computer’s current operating system, the computer won’t boot into the Windows 10 installation tool.
Whether it’s a DVD drive or a USB drive, you should move the drive to the top of the boot order menu.
If your computer uses Secure Boot, you might also need to turn it off.
5. Save changes and close the BIOS or UEFI: The Windows 10 installation tool, which will walk you through installing Windows 10 on your computer, should now start up when your computer boots up.
Window 10 Review
With more than a billion active PCs running it, Windows 10 is still the most widely used operating system for desktop computers. Microsoft continues to provide servicing updates for Windows 10 despite its attention being on the new Windows 11 release. The OS has some special features, including tools for mixed reality, face authentication, deep security, and touch input. Unified notifications, a better window arrangement, and an improved screenshot tool are all significant but less noteworthy features.Advertisement