The 15 best new features of Windows 10 that are different from other versions

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Windows 10 has already arrived on systems and is loaded with new features, improvements and security updates. Released in four versions, namely. Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education, was officially introduced on September 30, 2014. Windows 8 attracted criticism from many companies, although it was also preferred by some. Microsoft has taken all feedback into consideration, fixed various problems, modified and added Windows 10. The new operating system may initially seem complex to users. So we thought we'd introduce you to the supposedly best version of the operating system to date.



First of all, let's start by listing the official Microsoft Minimum system requirements for Windows 10, which is as follows:

  • 1 GHz or faster processor or SoC
  • 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit OS or 2 GB for 64-bit OS
  • 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit OS of hard disk space
  • Graphic card DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display of × 800 600

Users running Windows XP or Windows Vista must purchase a copy of Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store or another reseller, as there is no direct upgrade path from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 10. Whereas users running a Eligible version of Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 / 8.1 can be upgraded for free to Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro during the first year of general availability.

Microsoft has made this Windows 10 something fully integrated that works across all platforms, namely. PC, tablet, phone and you want it to function as a service, rather than a "replaceable with another number" version. So Windows 10 will be considered as a complete software that will have regular updates. After its release in July 2015, Microsoft promised its support for a decade of Windows 10 service. Now let's take a look at the key features that make Threshold (its codename) a killer operating system.



The good start menu

That millions of users were missing in Windows 8 is back. If you are one of those who loathe Live Tiles and the Metro interface, you can right-click on each of the default settings in the Start menu and select Uninstall to delete them from your system. (Or just Unlock from Start if you'd rather hide them rather than root them.) However, if you appreciate combining the traditional interface with Live Tiles, please note that you can right-click on any tile and select Resize to change the size of the tile.

The neat virtual desktop

With Windows 10 Virtual Desktop, users can switch between desktops as they wish, helping them do more tasks while switching between multiple open desktops. This also allows you to do the work in an orderly and organized way. By clicking on Activity view from the taskbar and then clicking Add a desktop, a thumbnail will appear at the bottom of the activity view page. Click on a blank thumbnail to open a clean desktop. Users can also switch an open application from one virtual desktop to another via this feature.

the Cortana

This implicit Narrator can be configured to replace the search box if your computer has a working microphone. This beginner's feature helps you create reminders, play music and perform numerous tasks by applying a filter based on your command.

The steps to enable it are as follows: Click Search bar on the taskbar> select the file Notebook in the left side options panel> select settings, then enable the "Allow Cortana to respond when you say “Hi Cortana“Option. You can also customize the areas this digital assistant can access in the Notebook menu.



Immediate assistance

Snapping has become easier and faster in Windows 10. When you snap an app, the new Snap Assist will appear, the windows will display a miniature list of open windows, and when you click on one of them, they will automatically snap to the left. or to the right of the screen.

The command prompt

To the relief of many geeks around the world, now the native cut and paste shortcuts in the Windows Command Prompt. But it's not enabled by default. To enable it, open a command prompt (by running cmd.exe from the Windows Start menu, for example) right-click the Command Prompt title bar and select Property. Open the new version of Windows 10 Experimental tab and check the box next to Enable the functions of the experimental console. Finally, check the boxes next to Enable new keyboard shortcuts Ctrl Y Extended modification keys, then click ok.

Action center

It is a sidebar that provides notifications and contains buttons for common tasks and replaces the Charms menu. It's a small icon that looks like a speech bubble from a comic in the system tray.

Edge browser

Developed by Microsoft under the code name Project Spartan, Edge will be the default browser in Windows 10 to give you a better web experience. Internet Explorer will ship with the operating system, but will basically be available in an unchanged version, namely IE11 which was found in Windows 7 and 8.1.


Advanced apps

The Mail and Calendar apps are faster, more comprehensive, and easier to use than before. The new mail allows you to customize your application using the added customization options. For example, you can change the image in the preview pane to the image of your choice, configure Mail's behavior when you perform one of your new swipe gestures in a message. To customize, click the gear icon in the lower left corner of the app, then select Choices. You will find all the options related to gestures in the file Quick actions go.


Maps, our very useful application, in Windows 10 can also be used to save offline maps. Click on settings in Maps> select download o update maps under the Offline maps heading. You will be bounced on settings application, where you can select which continent, then country and then the state of which to download the offline map. Also, Windows tells you how big the download will be before it starts.

Battery saving function

Unlike its predecessors, the power saving technique in Windows 10 is better and smarter for limiting background processes when the system's battery is running low. To enable the click Start menu> Settings> System> Battery saver.

Quick access view

The quick access view that shows the folders you access most frequently and the files you recently viewed when you open a File Explorer. Otherwise open Browser on file, then select View > Choices of the tape. A Folder Options window will open. Click on Open File Explorer drop-down menu at the top, then select the file What PC option. Click ok and File Explorer will default to This PC as in Windows 8.

Updating updates

In Windows 10, you can now download updates using peer-to-peer technology instead of downloading them directly from Microsoft. This helps save time and bandwidth. Go to settings > Update and restore > Windows update > Advanced options > Choose how to download updates. Default, Get updates from more than one place it is enabled and configured to receive PC updates both on the local network and on the Internet in general.

Not only that, Windows 10 allows you to schedule a specific time for pending updates that require a PC restart. Open the settings option in Home menu, then go to Updates and recovery > Windows update. If you have an update pending, you will see the screen on the left, which allows you to schedule the reboot after selecting the Select a restart time radio button. An even better option is to click Advanced options and plug in and ask Windows to notify you to schedule a reboot when the updates are ready to install.

Allows the traditional desktop to dynamically switch to a Metro-like interface. Tablet mode allows standard PC users to operate without a keyboard or mouse. Open Action Center and clickTablet mode button. Everything will be removed from the desktop except the spaced icons for the Start button, Cortana, and Task View. Now press the Home button to enjoy viewing the applications in full screen and the Home screen.

By selecting theTablet mode >Tablet mode settings, you will be able to tell Windows if you want to use tablet mode on your device and specify how you want to handle tablet mode prompts if so. You can also tell Windows to keep your apps open and pinned to the taskbar when in tablet mode if you wish, as well as to start tablet mode on startup.

Recording videos from an application

Windows 10's new Game DVR feature should be used to record video evidence of your most glorious gaming moments, but you can also use it to create videos of any open desktop application or software (but not in OS-wide areas such as File Explorer or the desktop). Pressing windows key + GRAM, you will be asked if you want to open the game bar. Click on Yes, this is a game box and various options will appear in a floating bar. Just click on the circular disc button to capture a video. Saved videos will be located in the Game DVR section of the Xbox app or in the user folder under video > Capture.

On top of all this, improved graphics, integration with X-Box Live, improved security features including Windows Hello are some notable improvements. In addition, Windows 10 offers more granular control over the color of the taskbar, the Start menu and the search field which provides options in the Customization menu.

Further, Contact support application within the All applications menu can help you reach the appropriate community forums to find help with your problem, or even get in touch with a Microsoft support representative via online chat or by phone if a particularly serious problem occurs.

New keyboard functions

Windows 10 users can simplify their tasks with the help of the following shortcuts:

  • Settings window: Windows key + Left or Right (can be used with UP or DOWN to insert quadrants). Quadrants is the new Snap View mode that fixes applications to all four quarters of the screen.
  • Switch to recent window: Alt + Tab
  • Task View: Windows + Tab
  • Create new virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + D
  • Close the current virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + F4
  • Switch virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right
  • View weather, news, sports, guide, etc. Windows + S
  • Talk to Cortana: Windows + Control + C

So we think you're ready for the best Windows experience when you complete this article. Enjoy the Windows 10 journey.

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