Ever since the launch of Windows 8, there has been this hate we all had for it. The reasons were not too far fetched. For one thing, the Start screen that covered every where on the screen. It does its job, it’s a new learning curve, but people hated it – me included.
Windows 8 operating system is graphic intensive trust me, If your laptop doesn’t have the guts, it won’t carry it. The whole thing made me reluctant even to try Windows 10 after it was launched. “Maybe it would be same as the bloated, weird Windows 8”. All these were my thoughts until last week.
I braved it (by crossing the 7 mountains and 7 rivers of doubt ) and downloaded the necessary files. Then ran the upgrade. After almost 2 hours of waiting, I had the software running. Here are a few things I just love about Windows 10:
- It is lean on resources – My initial thoughts were that my laptop would lag or hang, but no such thing happened. After a few reboots, the laptop runs smooth and fast like it were on Windows 7.
- The Start screen is better now – Just like on Windows 7, the menu is now situated on the bottom left part Windows logo. This is far better that the full screen menu people hated.
- More beautiful and intuitive – The user interface is now more beautiful and intuitive. The Setting screen is organised and more straightforward. There are also many other new and nifty features that are best described when you use them yourself.
- All my apps still worked – During the upgrade process, I was able to have it retain all my apps. Even after the upgrade, I tested the apps, and they all worked. Note : You might be unlucky not to have your apps restored, but all your personal files can be kept safe and unaffected by the upgrade process.
Trust me, you have to banish that fear of Windows 10 from your minds, because the upgrade is totally worth it. If you’re in Abuja and environs, you could hook me up to upgrade yours (for a fee though 😎 ). Cheers
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