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Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

by AshwinJune 13, 2018

It is mid-2018, and you are still using Windows 7? With Microsoft’s aggressive stance to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, there are still many people out there, who refuse to budge.  But if you are one of the users, who has been holding out on upgrading over fear of issues and compatibility problems, we can tell you our top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10.

We get the point, you like Windows 7 and 8.1, and don’t want to migrate to the new OS. But, Windows 10 is not as bad as you think.

Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

1. Windows 10 is better optimized than older versions. Yes, you may not believe it but the OS is much faster than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, even on older computers. Microsoft really has done some magic with the optimizations.

2. Windows 10 has a built-in antivirus, which is free and does the job. We are of course, talking about Windows Defender. It can stop any malware, for the price of zero, which is enough for most users

3. Windows 10 is familiar. There is literally no learning curve to start using the OS. If you are upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1, the interface is the same, except for the Start Menu. But you will get used to it in minutes.

4. Windows 10 has a better default browser in Microsoft Edge. Forget the outdated Internet Explorer, because Edge is on par with the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and even has all the browser extensions you need like uBlock Origin, LastPass Password Manager, Internet Download Manager add-on, to name a few.

5. Windows 10 starts faster than Windows 7 and 8.1. The boot time is fast enough to be noticeable on older systems.

6. Windows 10 runs older programs and games just fine. A lot of people incorrectly assume that their applications or games are not compatible with Windows10. Just select Windows XP or Windows 7 compatibility and you are good to go, in most cases. Or a quick Google search may help you with getting your application working.

Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

7. Windows 10 has a ton of apps and games in the Microsoft Store. From Microsoft’s built-in  Windows apps, to third party apps which are polished, you can find a ton of free and paid content, just like on the AppStore or Google Play.

8. Windows 10 has built-in apps for Mail, OneDrive, Skype, To-Do, etc. So, you can start using Windows 10 without the need for third-party apps for sending and receiving emails, uploading or downloading files on the cloud, etc.

9. Windows 10 as a service changed the OS completely. It is updated more often, in a more reliable way, thanks to the user community aka Windows Insider Program

10. Windows 10 Start Menu can be replaced for free or for a small price, to make the OS completely similar to Windows 7.

Of course, you may have completely different requirements, but these are the common factors which users face. We hope you found our Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 useful.