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Windows 10 Migration

Windows 10……it’s time to make the move! Windows dominates the personal computer world, running by some estimates, more than 90 percent of all personal computers.  Windows provides graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices. In addition to Windows OS for personal computers, Microsoft also offers operating systems for servers and personal mobile devices.

To understand Windows 10, one must first look back at the history of Microsoft’s Operating Systems. Introduced in 1985, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was named due to the computing boxes, or "windows" that represented a fundamental aspect of the operating system. Instead of typing MS-DOS commands, windows 1.0 allowed users to point and click to access the windows.

In 1987, Microsoft released Windows 2.0, which was designed for the Intel 286 processor. Soon after, came Windows 3.0 in 1990, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and finally Windows 10 which debuted in 2015.  One of the fundamental changes with each upgrade was the Intel Processor, more applications, reliability, security and enhanced end user experience.

Windows 8 was the precursor to Windows 10. Win 8 was a completely redesigned operating system that was developed from the ground up with touchscreen use in mind, as well as, near-instant-on capabilities that enable a Windows 8 PC to load and start up in a matter of seconds rather than in minutes. With the launch of Win 10, the start menu returned along with built in security features.

 

So, if you are looking for reasons to migrate to Windows 10 here are just a few: Speed, The Start Menu, Cortana, Universal Apps, Touch Enabled, Action Center, A Better Browser, Security, Virtual Desktops and finally the XBOX app. The key takeaway is that Windows 10 is a huge improvement over its predecessors.