(We’ve come a long way.) Nostalgia aside, here’s what you need to know to amp up your Windows 10 install and take it to the next level.
You can do this for future updates as well by selecting Show More Notifications." alt="" class="slider-233764 slide-233773" / If you haven't taken the Windows 10 plunge yet, but don't want to disturb your machine that's currently running just fine, here's how to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine first.
Note that this is different than the virtual desktops I mentioned above; it's virtualizing the entire OS within another OS (your existing one)." alt="" class="slider-233764 slide-233774" / Windows Explorer windows are a lot more useful this time around, thanks to a new Home tab (pictured above). If you look at the top left of the window, you'll see a new Quick Access group that lets you navigate to recently accessed folders.
It combines the best elements of Windows 7 and Windows 8. You can resize tiles in the Start menu by right-clicking them and choosing Resize, and then selecting a size from the pop-up menu.
You can also unpin them or uninstall them completely.
Windows 10 combines the best of Windows 8 — super-fast startup, improved security — with much of what made Windows 7 familiar and easy to use, and without trying to force you to buy a touch screen or learn a whole set of hidden UI gestures.