There have been a few key improvements with Windows 10 from the previous versions and home users should expect a much smoother upgrade process.
First thing that any Windows 8 or 8.1 user will notice is that the Start Menu is back. This makes it much easier to find programs and settings and is much more customizable than it previously was. You can now change colors of the tiles for applications and the background of the start menu itself, it is no longer stuck with just one background for everything.
For all users, the multi-monitor capabilities have been improved greatly by allowing users to “Snap” windows to the sides or corners regardless of the number of monitors and still has the option for touch screens if you have them. As well, the utility of OneDrive being wrapped into Windows 10 makes moving your photos, documents, and more even easier than before.
Upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on a Home PC
Upgrading to Windows 10 is a fairly easy process for home Users with the Upgrade Windows 10 App and doesn’t require an extra back up of files. That means if you have a lot documents, pictures, videos or special software there won’t be a need to install it again and all will work just like they did before. Many programs are already completely compatible and others are working towards that direction, this means that you won’t need to buy a new copy of your current programs, saving you money. However, be ready for a somewhat lengthy downtime for the installation process can take up to a day, depending on the computer. Once it’s done you’ll likely notice the computer moving a fair bit faster than before.
If there are any issues or if a program doesn’t work, Windows saves a copy of your old operating system with the upgrade, allowing you to roll back to either Windows 7 or Windows 8.