1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       10 Jun 2015 #1

    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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,539
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       10 Jun 2015 #2

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!
       10 Jun 2015 #3

    You probably want a monitor that works.

    Beyond that, you're fine. Cortana can be disabled, and touch is by no means neccessary.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       10 Jun 2015 #4

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,539
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       10 Jun 2015 #5

    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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    11 Jun 2015 #6

    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)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10
How to Restore Default Apps for File Extension Type Associations in Windows 10 A default app is the program that Windows uses automatically when you open a particular file type or protocol. This tutorial will show you how to restore the...
Account Type - Change in Windows 10
How to Change Account Type of Users in Windows 10 When you set up Windows, you were required to create a user account. This account is an administrator account that allows you to set up your PC and install any apps that you would like to use....
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 10
How to Determine if Running 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Architecture of Windows 10 The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system...
Windows 10 to support USB 3.1 Type-C at launch
Read more: Windows 10 to support USB 3.1 Type-C at launch
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums