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Windows 10 – Fast, Simple to use Windows Operating System for Desktop PCs

I have been using Windows 10 on my older HP a1720N desktop which I originally  got in 2007, and originally came with Windows Vista. Windows 10 32bit runs fast on my computer with 3GB of RAM, Intel Core2Dou  1.86 GHz Dual-Core CPU, Nvidia GT 620 1GB Video card, onboard sound, and 320GB SATA hard drive. I upgraded to Windows 10 for free because I had Windows 8.1 installed on my PC. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the first year of Windows 10 release. The upgrade to Windows 10 ran pretty smoothly, and it installed all the correct hardware drivers, and software I use like Firefox works in Windows 10 without problems.

Windows 10 starts up in under 1 minute. Windows 10 runs reliably when I use it on my PC. I downloaded Gameloft’s GT Racing 2, and Asphalt 8 and both games run fast without slowdown problems like slow video problems like slow framerates and freezing video or sound problems. I also don’t experience many freezes, or crashes when I play games and use other programs like web browsers in Windows 10 on my desktop computer.

Opening programs like Web browsers, Office Suites, and the Windows Store only take a few seconds to launch.

Windows 10 user interface now has a startbutton, and startmenu like in XP, Vista, and 7 instead of a fullscreen startscreen like in Windows 8/8.1, so it is easier to use on my desktop computer. The Taskbar in Windows 10 lets me pin my most used shortcuts like web browsers, games, and office suites to the task bar, so it is faster to find, and launch programs from the taskbar.

It is also now possible to resize modern touchscreen apps from the Windows Store instead of only having one option of only having fullscreen Apps from the Windows Store.

The Windows Store also has a lot of nice apps , and games for it which are compatible with Windows 10. A lot of the games, and apps are also free, or very affordable to buy.

Windows Explorer File Manager is also pretty easy to use to manage files, open folders, and explore my hard drive’s files because it is similar to older versions of Windows Explorer found in Windows 7, 8.1, and Vista. Windows Explorer rarely freezes, and crashes, and works pretty fast at copying files from one hard drive to another drive.

Windows 10 also comes pre-installed with Windows Defender Anti-Virus, and Firewall, so you are protected from viruses, and hackers when you use Windows 10 for the first time unlike older versions of Windows which do not come with newer security software. Windows 10 also comes with UAC/User Account control to  stop unauthorized changes to Windows, so you are protected from unwanted changes like unwanted program installs for added security.  For more security, you can install your own security software with more security features. Windows 10 also automatically install software updates and security fixes for Windows, and Microsoft software installed on your computer, so you always have the latest security software patches installed on Windows 10 when they are released.

The new Microsoft Edge web browser runs faster than older versions of Internet Explorer. It starts up quickly, and can play YouTube videos without the need for you to install Adobe Flash Player.The webpage load times are fast, and the website scrolling is smooth when I use Edge to browse the web.

Firefox web browser also works pretty well in Windows 10 in my experience because Firefox rarely crashes in Windows 10 when I use Firefox to browse the web in Windows 10.

The internet is pretty reliable on Windows 10 because I don’t get disconnection problems caused by Windows 10.

Windows 10 is a fast, reliable, and simple to use Windows Operating system for desktop computers. It has most of the basic features which Desktop users want like a Startbutton, Startmenu, taskbar, and resizeable apps. It comes pre-installed with an Antivirus, and Firewall, so Windows is secure to use for the first time. Windows 10 also comes with Microsoft Edge which is a faster web browser than previous web browsers like Internet Explorer.

2 comments… add one
  • Drew Griffiths March 18, 2016, 2:57 am

    Interesting overview, thanks. I’ve got a Mac at the moment, but think I’ll be switching back to windows in the next few months

  • Johnson Yip March 18, 2016, 4:10 pm

    Thanks, for the compliment. Good luck on switching to Windows. Windows 10 still works pretty well after using it for a long period of time even on my older desktop computer. I think the main advantage of Windows 10 is the lower prices of Windows 10 computer where buyers can buy a decent computer for $500 or less, and $500 Windows 10 PC can still run big programs and games at a usable speed.

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