The arrival of windows 10 as a perfect overhaul of the radical Windows 8 has left many users undecided on which way to go-Windows 10 or Windows 7? Many windows 7 users have been skeptical of the free windows 10 upgrade considering the confusing and ill thought-out windows 8 interface.

Windows 10 or Windows 7 Comparison

If you have played it cautiously by sticking with this older operating system, it is time to change. Here is why.

1. Elaborate Start Menu

Windows 7 comes with a straightforward and well designed interface familiar to many windows users. You can navigate your PC easily by clicking on the start menu button in the bottom left corner.

Windows 8 decided to replace this start menu with a touch focused approach however it soon became clear that not many users were interested with big icons, menus swiping in from left, right, up and down.

Windows 10 doesn’t make the same mistake. The start menu returns in the bottom left corner but this time beefed up with more useful features for instance file explorer, used apps, search bar and settings.

Lives tiles from windows 8 are now included on the right side of the menu however they can be removed easily by simply right-clicking on each.

2. Enhanced Search Button

In windows 10, the search bar not only looks for files, apps and folders on your PC like in windows 7 but is also connected to your browser and windows store so that it can search the web right from your desktop.

3. Universal Apps

Unlike windows 7, windows 10 comes with universal apps whose objective is to run smoothly across your PC, tablet, smart phone and even Xbox. With this, you only buy your app once and it is synced on all your devices.

4. New Browser

Internet explorer has been the default browser on windows 7 for decades. However, windows 10 comes with a new browser called “Edge.”

After testing, Edge has proved to be fast and elegantly designed with highly capable features for instance the ability to annotate web pages and then send images to friends among many other hood enhancements.

5. Cortana

This is a virtual assistant to whom you can issue voice commands. Windows 10 comes with Cortana as a vital part of the desktop Operating system.

Clicking on the search area in the task bar opens cortana allowing you to ask her different questions for instance weather, search queries, nearest coffee shop among many others. Cortana is not available in windows 7.


Windows 7 is still an outstanding, stable and reliable Operating system but the innovations included in the windows 10 are by far more beneficial than those available in windows 7.

If you are still mixed up between Windows 10 or Windows 7 then I believe you will find the new windows 10 features more efficient and reliable.