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Windows 10 User Experience

by Nicki Dowsett in Uncategorized

 Windows 10 Diary.


I have downloaded windows 10. It took about an hour to download, and then half hour to set up. It’s definitely a change going from windows 7, to windows 10. I am not using the Windows 10 default browser ‘Edge’, I’m using ‘Internet Explorer’ instead as my browser, because ‘Edge’ doesn’t allow you to set a homepage, whereas ‘Internet Explorer’ does. I had some issues with the resolution, I fiddled with it and had some colleagues have a look at it as well, and although it’s a lot better, but it’s still not the same as before because obviously it’s not windows 7. The lay out is different, I didn’t try windows 8 or 8.1 so I don’t know the difference between, 8 and 10. Other than that everything I’ve been using today is pretty much the same, but as time goes by I’m sure other things will crop up that are different.


So I have had Windows 10 for a couple of days now, I’m still getting used to the layout. I needed my sticky notes, and I couldn’t find them just under ‘S’ I had to search ‘notes’ and then they came up. The search bar is handy. I haven’t come across any major issues yet, and I don’t think I will as I know it works with our systems and software, as most of the office have Windows 10 now. My screen still doesn’t look the same as it did before, everything looks stretched, but it’s bearable at the moment.


I have been using Windows 10 a little over 2 weeks now, and apart from the few issues at the beginning I haven’t experienced any other problems. It is easy to use once you get used to the layout.

I don’t advise companies to download it just yet, it may have worked well for me but that is because our technical team had tested it out before I took the plunge. Wait until Microsoft have fixed all bugs, and you know it is compatible with all software that you already use. Within a year of Windows 10 being released we are expecting all the kinks to be worked out by Microsoft.

If you do decide you can’t wait 6 months to a year for Windows 10, then please ask us for advice, we can check the specs of your machines to see if they are powerful enough to run Windows 10.


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