This week, Microsoft outlined the timing of release of new operating systems and conditions to upgrade to Windows 10. The platform will go on sale July 29, 2015. Owners of Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 update KB 2919355 will be able to go on the “top ten” for free during the first year of availability of the new system.
Microsoft also indicated are the minimum system requirements for Windows 10: CPU 1 GHz, RAM 1 GB for 32-bit version or 2 GB for 64 bit, 16 GB of disk space for 32-bit version or 20 GB for 64-bit, graphics card with DirectX 9 compatible display with 1024 x 600 pixels.
The company warned that after you upgrade to Windows 10, the user will have to manually download and install the updated driver for external USB floppy drive, if present. In addition, during the transition to Windows 10, the user will lose the number of applications and services.
1. Windows Media Center
When upgrading to Windows 10 from the system lost Windows Media Center is a multimedia center that allows you to watch videos and pictures. Previously it came with Windows 7 Home premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 ultimate, Windows 8 Professional with Media Center or Windows 8.1 Pro.
2. DVD support
The lack of Windows Media Center the desktop platform means that users of Windows 10 will not be able regular means to play DVD movie discs. Accordingly, those who uses your PC or laptop for viewing movies on DVD, will have to rely on third-party solutions.
3. Widgets for desktop
During the installation of Windows 10 will be removed widgets Windows 7 desktop. Microsoft has retired the feature in newer releases of “Windows” for security reasons. Widgets can be used to harm the PC to access the data on it files, display unacceptable content or change the behavior of the widgets at any time.
4. The ability to disable automatic updates
Users of Windows 10 will automatically receive updates from Microsoft update. Users of the home versions of the operating system will not be able to refuse new releases. This feature will be available only in the Professional and Corporate versions.
5. Classic game
From the system lost the classic game of solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts. Instead of remote toys Microsoft suggested to download free updated game Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper.
6. Support floppy drives
In 2015 in Redmond decided to abandon support for floppy drives. After upgrading to Windows 10 the user will have to manually download and install the updated driver for the external diskette drive with USB interface.
7. The OneDrive App
In the case of batch Windows Essentials when you upgrade to Windows 10 OneDrive, included in this package will be removed. Instead, the owner of the PC will be prompted to use the service via a web interface.
Microsoft have already confirmed that after the free update, users will be able to reinstall the OS from scratch. “Once when upgrading to Windows 10 for free, you can perform clean reinstallation of Windows 10 on the same device at any time”, – said the head of the Windows Insider program, Gabriel Aul.
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