1.    10 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    What type of Monitor is best for Windows 10

    I'm currently using Windows 7 and am excited about the roll out of Windows 10.
    I skipped Windows 8 because of all the bad reviews.
    I will be keeping my Windows 7 computer (which is flawless) and buying a brand new machine with Windows 10 as soon as it's available.

    My question is, what type of Monitor will I need for Windows 10?
    Should it be touchscreen? This will be a desktop and I hate the idea of touchscreen for my desktop.
    I love my mouse. But should the monitor be touchscreen capable?
    Does it need a built in Mic to communicate with Cortana?
    What other type of new hardware will I need to best utilize Windows 10?

    Would it be wiser to wait a few months after the rollout before I buy a new machine?
    I don't want some stale old Windows 8 hardware that they couldn't unload.

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  2.    10 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,197
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Welcome to the forum @BigSilveryMoon Good questions. I have rarely used touchscreens, so I will not have anything to offer there.

    I suggest this. If you have a spare drive, do a dual boot and try W10 to see yourself before buying a new machine.

    Any mic will work, as for other hardware that is why I say try it first.
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  3.    10 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!

    You probably want a monitor that works.

    Beyond that, you're fine. Cortana can be disabled, and touch is by no means neccessary.
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  4.    10 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Dude, thanks for your reply.
    I have a second drive on my Windows 7 machine and I clone to it regularly.
    I can't bare the idea of losing my Windows 7 operating system. I don't have a disk.

    I am ready for Windows 10 but want to keep it completely separate. No dual boot.
    Im not taking any chances screwing up my perfect Windows 7 environment.
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  5.    10 Jun 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,197
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Try a vm, is that an option you could try? You could try VMware or virtualbox.

    You could also partition your HD.

    As far as your W7 install, get a iso, and make a backup.

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  6.    11 Jun 2015 #6
    Join Date : May 2015
    Finland, Vantaa
    Posts : 379
    Win 10/10125

    well, as ive been selling touch-based systems for a few years now (installer/design/pre-sales support), its more of an "presentation" thingy. it works flawlessly on ipads and tablets and phones and doing presentation in conference room or being a teacher in a school - you can do awesome tricks and enhance your overall presentation with it - however, its strictly unusable in my opinion, on a home computer (thats sitting on a desk) - there is a nice tricks for a touch laptop too, but id say nono toa desktop touchdisplay.

    what comes to microfone, its better out separately as they have usually better noise reduction than monitor-embedded ones (or in that case, webcams)
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