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Windows 10

Do You Have Windows 10?

In July 2015, Microsoft released the new operating system Windows 10. Everyone with a computer with Windows 8.1, 8 or 7 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. The upgrade will be dispatched in phases. Perhaps you have already received a notification for the upgrade. You can then decide if you would like to carry out the upgrade. By following the instructions in the windows you can install Windows 10 on your computer.

New and improved features

There are some new features in Windows 10, but also parts from older versions of Windows. When you start the computer you will see the desktop with the taskbar at the bottom. This is the same as in Windows 7. In Windows 10 the Start menu contains a list of programs, among other things, but also tiles with up-to-date information like the weather forecast and the latest news, like in Windows 8.

The taskbar is extended with a search function. The search function may be set up as a button, or as a search box on your computer. You can set up the search function yourself by right-clicking the taskbar. On the taskbar you will also see the new Task View button . It lets you see at a glance which windows are open, and lets you quickly switch to another window.

A new feature in Windows 10 is the option of creating multiple desktops. You can use the Task View button to do this. With multiple desktops you can use a program or app on one of the desktops, while it is not opened on the other desktop. This way, you can execute separate tasks.

windows 10Learning to work with Windows 10

Visual Steps has created two handy books to learn to work with Windows 10. Windows 10 for Seniors for the Beginning Computer User is written especially for people with little technical knowledge, or who have seldom or never used a computer before. Windows 10 for Seniors is the ideal book for those who have worked with an earlier version of Windows and want to get started right away with Windows 10! With one of these books you will become comfortable and at ease with Windows 10 in no time at all! Find out more about the books on https://www.visualsteps.com/windows10senior and https://www.visualsteps.com/windows10


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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