5 Reasons to Love the Windows 10 Upgrade

The folks at Microsoft have vowed to install the Windows 10 operating system on a billion devices. That is a lofty goal, and it may be one of the reasons the company has been pushing the upgrade to Windows 10 with such fervor.

For months now owners of computers running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have been seeing an endless string of pop-ups and reminders about the upgrade, and some have even inadvertently installed the new OS as part of the Windows Update process. As Computerworld reported on Monday, Microsoft even switched the update to “Recommended”  —  a move that automatically triggered the download unless users intervened.

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The 5 Best Security Applications for Windows 10

The Internet is somewhat like the Wild West. It’s highly unmoderated and there are bandits at every turn, trying to steal anything from your bank details to those NSFW pictures that you accidentally sent to the cloud. If that wasn’t terrifying enough, they also lurk in the real world, and they want your laptop, they want your phone, and if they could, they’d also take your clothes. Thankfully, there are good people out there who have created some very smart Windows 10 applications to help defend against unwanted security attacks.

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Windows 10 Tips: How to Set Up the Start Screen and Desktop

The Windows 10 Start menu was a reintroduction of the traditional start menu not seen by consumers since Windows 7. The Start button is in the bottom left corner of the Desktop. In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the Start menu, which was intended to be easily scalable to a smartphone screen, but it was deeply unpopular with computer users. To try to please everyone, Windows 10 has both the Start menu and the Start screen, with the Desktop and Start menu as the default display. You can switch between the two, but you have to set up the Start screen first.

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