Link for help with Windows 10

Here is some information I found to help you with Windows 10.

One of the big enhancements is boot-up time, which is quicker, while better hardware acceleration and a host of other tweaks mean general navigation feels nippier, too. Power management has also been improved, so mobile device battery life tends to be a little longer.

Gaming performance is much more evenly matched. Windows 10 comes with exclusive access to DirectX 12, which promises to unlock more performance from your existing hardware

The New Start Menu

If you are using Windows 7 the Start menu will look different. The tiles found on Windows 8’s Start screen are here, but you can remove all the live tiles if you don’t like them. Just right-click and remove them. The Start menu has list of all your installed applications as well as power options for shutting down or restarting your PC. Move your mouse to any edge of the Start menu and you’ll be able to resize it.

The Windows Store

If you want to get more apps, you’ll need to go to the Store app (included with Windows) and download them from the Windows Store. While you can’t download these types of apps from the Internet, you can choose to avoid them and install traditional Windows desktop applications from the web. You can also mix and match traditional Windows desktop applications and new apps from the Store and they’ll all run in windows on your desktop.

Settings App and Control Panel

The Settings option in the Start menu takes you straight to the new Settings app. This is designed to be a more user-friendly way to configure your computer. However, it doesn’t contain every setting. The old Windows Control Panel is still included. Some older settings may only be available in the Control Panel, while some newer settings may only be available in the Settings app. To quickly access the Control Panel and other advanced options, you can right-click the Start button or press Windows Key + X. Another way to access some of these programs is to type in the Search the web and Windows space beside the Windows icon in the Start bar. This will launch Microsoft’s Cortana assistant. This feature is enabled by default. If you’d like to disable it, you can just right-click the taskbar and choose to hide the Search and Task View options.

The Refresh and Reset options allow you to quickly get your computer back to a like-new state without having to actually reinstall Windows.

You won’t be able to disable automatic Windows updates on Windows 10 Home systems. You’ll need Windows 10 Professional to defer updates.

Edge Replaces Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is no longer the default browser, although it’s still available. In its place is a modern browser named Edge. Microsoft’s Edge browser should be more standards-compliant and perform better. It also no longer supports ActiveX controls, so all those old Internet Explorer toolbars and browser plug-ins will no longer function. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer, this is the browser you’ll be using instead. If you’re using Chrome or Firefox, you can install that and continue browsing normally.

Desktop and Security Improvements

The Task Manager was upgraded; it’s easier to see what’s using your system resources. Simply type Task Manager in the Search the web and Windows bar. Windows Explorer was renamed File Explorer. File Explorer offers many useful features. The file-copying-and-moving dialog window is much improved and Windows can mount ISO disc image files without third-party software.

Windows 10 includes Windows Defender by default — Windows Defender is just a renamed version of Microsoft Security Essentials, so all Windows systems have a baseline level of antivirus protection.SmartScreen is a reputation system that tries to block harmful and unknown file downloads from harming your computer.

You’ll find a notification center and redesigned power, network, and sound icons in the system tray. Windows 10 includes Game DVR functionality for recording and streaming PC games. Microsoft has made many low-level tweaks that make Windows use less disk space, boot faster, and protects better against attacks. It’s based on the familiar desktop interface, complete with a start menu and desktop windows. Windows 10 does have a “Tablet mode,” but you have to enable that manually, or have it automatically enabled.

If you need additional information, here is a link to use for help with Windows 10.

Windows 10 Support