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Microsoft Windows 10 Basic Features

Hai friends, first I need to give warm welcome to my new software tutorials blog.

My first tutorials project is Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10. The user experience about any software is needful thing in all people who uses them. In my experience, I met most of the people would not have enough knowledge to operate computer or softwares installed in it. So, I decided to help the beginners or intermediate computer users by providing step by step tutorials about main operating system and useful softwares working on it. This was my intention to start Shout Me Tutorials blog and for that I select the new OS release Windows 10.

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Before going to Windows 10 tutorials in detail, as beginner you must know about the Windows Ten, and its features.

What is Windows 10?

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest operating system (OS) release which is one of the best OS in the current trend. It comes with new and improved features, which uses the best benefits of both Windows 7 as well as windows 8/8.1. Yesterday I got my New Microsoft Windows 10 genuine update to my Dell XPS 15. I already reserved for the Windows 10 updation by using mail id and yesterday that consume about 3 GB of internet data to complete the windows update process. Click here to see step by step tutorial showing How to Install Windows 10 Update in your PC.


For the first year, the manufactures provide genuine version of Windows 10 OS completely free of cost. To get free windows upgrade, you must have genuine windows 7 or windows 8/8.1 operating system.

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In this version, Microsoft makes major changes and new features such as enhanced start menu, taskbar, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, notification bar etc. You will see each of them in detail in the upcoming windows 10 tutorials. Here I will just brief the new features and enhancements.

Windows 10 Features: Familiar and Easy User Interface (UI)

First of all you must know about the Windows 10 user interface. It is very simple and more user-friendly than the windows 8/8.1. New version contains enhanced start menu is one of the major change of this update. Start menu is looking too good and pleasing to eyes. It is divided into two portions. Left side contains the most used applications, all apps, power button, file explorer and settings. The right side shows the apps inside the windows 10 as in the Win 8/8.1 start menu. The boot-up speed also improved and provides more security than predecessors.

The taskbar is also enhanced with attached search bar, Task view, pinned apps and notification bar. The task view button helps to display currently opened apps in your desktop. It is just like virtual desktop which enables to switch between different workspaces. It also improves the productivity of users.

It also supports the touch devices. You can use it on both touch and non-touch devices with ease. You can also convert the Desktop or tablet view from the settings. If you have touch device, don’t worry it will more productive in that also.

Windows 10 Features: Microsoft Edge Browser


In 2014 survey, Internet explorer is selected as most unsecure and hack vulnerable internet browser. With the new Windows10 Microsoft completely replaces the internet explorer browser with Microsoft Edge. It is one of the unique web browsers as compared with others, because it has some unique capabilities such as annotation of web pages, sharing and more security.

Windows 10 Features: Cortana


Cortana is one of the new and great addition of windows 10 OS, which is act like your assistant. It is also integrated with the search tool in the taskbar. One of the main use of cortana is that act as powerful desktop search engine. It helps to find the all documents, apps, or any relevant content just by typing related single word or phrase. To get it into full functionality you need to sign in with your Microsoft account.If you don’t have one, Read this tutorial to create new microsoft account.

Cortana also can understand the your talking language (natural), the searches are also done based on it. It has more capabilities and one of the powerful tools from the Microsoft. You can use it as reminder, mail sender or will done most of the work for you. You can see it in very detail with windows 10 tutorials posts.

Windows 10 Features: Performance

In case of performance, Windows Ten is running very smoothly on my first generation Intel i5 processor with 4 GB RAM and 1 GB Nivida Geforce 420M graphicscard. The boot-time and shutdown times are very much improved and faster than the windows 7 and windows 8/8.1. The Windows 10 is associated with new sleep feature called “Hybrid Sleep”. It is combination of both sleep and hibernate which helps to save the battery charge and prevent the data loss due to power failure. The file copying also works smoother than the preceding OS versions. Read Windows 7 vs Windows 8/8.1 vs Windows 10 by Techspot to know more about the performance of windows 10.

Windows 10 Features: Multimedia and Gaming

The Xbox gaming integration is major update in this category. It helps to stream the Xbox games through the windows 10 and you can also download the games from the library for both pc and Xbox system using the Xbox apps. The DirectX 12 helps very much in gaming by reducing the CPU load and conveys them to GPU’s. There by games will perform more efficient and consistent way.


The new Groove music player app is also good and better managing of music files and also you can connect with windows store for buying new ones within the app. The FLAC and HEVC codec and Matroska media containers are helps to support more formats for windows media player.

These are the main advantages of this wonderful operating system. But I felt some disadvantages and I don’t think that are too much serious.

The windows update control is completely at loss, which forcefully receive updates by consuming internet data. You can only prevent this by metered connection setup. Updates will not download for the metered internet connection.

The Microsoft account sign in is needed for the trouble free working of most of the apps contained in the Windows 10. Mainly the Calendar and mail apps must need the Microsoft account signin.

These are the main features of Windows 10 operating system. If you have genuine Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 8.1 OS, you can apply for the free windows 10 upgrade for lifetime. If you are using older version of windows you must check your device is compatible with the upgrade by contacting with desktop/laptop/tablet provider or installing the Get windows10 app. The OS is available online for buy starting from $ 119.

Windows 10 System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 Service Pack 1/Windows 8/8.1

Processor: 1 GHz Intel or AMD processor or higher

Size: 3 GB

RAM: 1 GB or higher

HDD Space: 16 GB (for 32 bit)/20 GB (64 bit)

Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or higher

Developer: Microsoft

Languages: Multiple Languages

Price: Free for Genuine Windows 7/8/8.1 users or Buy now

If you want Win 10 system specs in detail, read Windows 10 System Requirements now.


Windows 10 is one of the best operating system I ever used and performs better in my dell XPS 15 laptop than Windows 7 OS. The speed is improved and have very user friendly interface. The windows store can access form the taskbar, where you can download or buy apps according to your need and have wide support of apps like in the Google play store.

The Xbox integration is one of the major gaming changes in windows10 and helps to stream games for console users. The Microsoft edge and Cortana features are amazing, powerful and have many future capabilities. It also improves the productivity of users by handling the multiple tasks in a single desktop. Anyway I like more than any OS, because it is simple, user-friendly, better performance and provide more security.

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