Windows 10: What You値l Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

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  1.    25 Jun 2015 #1

    What You値l Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10


    There's a thread in the News section called:
    What You値l Lose When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    So to put the opposite side of the coin it would be nice to change one letter and find out:
    What You値l Love When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    But I'm not sure what the answer is? Obviously Windows 10 is newer, and supported for longer, but that's an appeal to the mind rather than the heart.

    Virtual Desktops might be one, although I have to admit I haven't yet figured out how to use them to best effect.

    So are there any features you love about Windows 10?
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    Edit: So the list so far looks like this:
    My personal 5:
    • Print to PDF
    • TaskView - Virtual Desktops
    • Windowed Universal Apps (No longer full screen)
    • The Winkey-X 'power tasks' menu
    • Post-RTM Insider Program

    Some general features:
    • Ability to natively mount ISOs
    • Access to Windows Store
    • Cortana
    • Enhanced UI Snapping (4 corners now, rather than just the two sides)
    • Fast Startup
    • File Explorer revamped
    • File Copy window improved - multiple copy processes can be controlled and paused from one window
    • General Look and Feel
    • Improved Console UI (Command Prompts)
    • Improved Universal Apps
    • Live Tiles which display info without opening the app or a browser
    • Microsoft Edge (although true love will probably come after a couple more updates to add functionality)
    • New Start Menu
    • Recovery Options and Recovery Drive
    • Reduced Resource Usage (both Disk and system)
    • Task Manager revamped
    • Universal apps can be resized to "Gadget" size
    • <Winkey>-<Printscreen>: Saves a .png screenshot of the current screen in a Screenshots folder


    If you have the right hardware:
    • 3D Builder
    • DirectX 12
    • Hololens
    • Device Encryption for Home/Core version (this is a bit of a cheat since very few computers running Windows 7 will have the right hardware to support this)
    • Windows Hello biometric security


    And some 'head rather than heart' features:
    • Having a baseline anti-malware product installed as part of the OS was a big step forward (and helps protect the rest of us too)
    • Convergence of platforms (XBOX, PC, Tablet and Phone into a single OS)
    • Supported for longer
    • Windows as a Service (ie, more reliable patches and more timely)


    Keep the suggestions coming...
    Last edited by DavidY; 09 Aug 2015 at 18:06.
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  2.    25 Jun 2015 #2

    Oh well. I like the new(updated) start menu... access to the store vs WIn7. And.. that's about it.
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  3.    25 Jun 2015 #3

    Some of these are controversial, and some may like them and some may not... Some of them people despise, largely because they misunderstand how they will benefit them (Like Windows as a Service).

    * TaskView - Virtual Desktops
    * Reduced Resource Usage (both Disk and system)
    * Improved Universal Apps
    * Convergence of XBOX, PC, Tablet and Phone into a single OS
    * New Start Menu
    * Microsoft Edge (although true love will probably come after a couple more updates to add functionality)
    * Improved Console UI (Command Prompts)
    * Enhanced UI Snapping (4 corners now, rather than just the two sides)
    * Windowed Universal Apps (No longer full screen)
    * Hololens
    * 3D Builder
    * DirectX 12
    * Insider Program (even after RTM, we will get new features on a regular basis)
    * Windows as a Service (ie, more reliable patches and more timely)
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  4.    25 Jun 2015 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    Some of these are controversial, and some may like them and some may not...
    Thanks for those.

    Will they all be available to people who upgrade (assuming same hardware) from Windows 7 though? I wasn't sure about this for instance?
    Mystere said: View Post
    * Hololens
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  5.    25 Jun 2015 #5

    DavidY said: View Post
    Will they all be available to people who upgrade (assuming same hardware) from Windows 7 though? I wasn't sure about this for instance?
    Hololens is an add-on, you have to buy it, but it requires Windows 10, so you can't use it without it.
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    Windows 10 & Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18, Zorin, elementary OS
       25 Jun 2015 #6

    I'm looking forward to an improved (more capable) Cortana on my desktop. Cortana on my Windows Phone (Lumia 635) is more capable than on my desktop. This feature could prove to be a boon to handicapped users. I would like to see Cortana open any installed program, send an email to a specific contact, make phone calls, etc.

    Rich
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       25 Jun 2015 #7

    I really like how some Universal apps can be resized to "Gadget" size, like Weather, if I want it to stay on the desktop. I don't do it, but now I can if I want to.
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  8.    25 Jun 2015 #8

    rmonroe36 said: View Post
    I'm looking forward to an improved (more capable) Cortana on my desktop. Cortana on my Windows Phone (Lumia 635) is more capable than on my desktop. This feature could prove to be a boon to handicapped users. I would like to see Cortana open any installed program, send an email to a specific contact, make phone calls, etc.

    Rich
    Lucky you. In Denmark there is no Cortana at all, and there will not be, says Microsoft Denmark, in a long time ... if ever!

    Else I'm on for DirectX12 and the look of the desktop.
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  9. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       25 Jun 2015 #9

    What attracts me more:

    Virtual Desktops
    Reduced Resource Usage
    Windowed Universal Apps
    Convergence of platforms
    DirectX 12
    Post-RTM Insider Program
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       25 Jun 2015 #10

    Mystere said: View Post
    * TaskView - Virtual Desktops
    * Reduced Resource Usage (both Disk and system)
    * Improved Console UI (Command Prompts)
    * Enhanced UI Snapping (4 corners now, rather than just the two sides)
    I like these features/improvements.
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