It was a fairly short wait for older devices to get the Windows 10 update. Yours truly came from Windows 7 while anticipating the new OS. Earlier today the notice popped up at the bottom right and I immediately installed it.
The install process didn’t take all that long, I’d put it at around or over an hour. It was your usual copying files, installing drivers, and handling settings with two restarts—not including the initial restart to initiate the update. After that it’s a matter of setting or accepting defaults by custom setup or the quick setup which gives the user Microsoft’s preferred settings for apps.
We’ve heard that there were some issues with setting default apps last week, but it turns out that it was more about the convenience of setting your defaults. Mozilla was vocal about this earlier this week, but it didn’t prove to be that much of an ordeal to set your default browser and the like.
The interface is very familiar, but there are some cool things here like the Notifications featuring your retweets and favorite tweets if you’re using the Twitter app in addition to your PC specific notifications. In the Start Menu, you have your apps and tiles for the main apps you’ll need. As expected you can pin and remove apps as you wish and customize your Start Menu.
Returning to the issue of browsers, Internet Explorer has been retired and Edge makes its debut in this OS. Edge is a very clean looking and fast browser out the gate. There’s no extra stuff in the interface and it’s very similar to popular browsers like a freshly installed Firefox and Chrome.
Taking a look at Task View, it simply showcases your active apps and allows you to close or select them. You can also make a new desktop to work on. It’s this other function that seems the most useful.
Overall it’s been a nice experience upgrading to Windows 10. If you don’t care for how the quick setup has setup up everything, it’s all easily correctable via Settings which is right there in the Start Menu. There are a few more steps in doing anything on, but nothing extreme. Plus all my files and programs were undisturbed. I really recommend upgrading to Windows 10.