Installing Windows 10

Installing Windows 10 was simple (with an asterisk). The asterisk being I did not wait in line. I accidentally stumbled upon a little trick to avoid the queue.

windows 10 download trick

I clicked on the create a USB tool. Once it downloaded the program gave me the option to “Install on This PC”. There it was.

I used this little gem to update all of the PC’s I needed to. If you don’t want to wait I recommend you try that out.

Initial Impression

My initial impression was “Damn I wish I hadn’t told this thing to wipe everything.” Followed quickly by “This is Amaze-balls!”

It’s awesome. Windows 10 takes everything I hated about Windows XP, 7, and 8 and just gets rid of it. It finally makes it feel like Windows is in this century.

 

windows 10 start menu I love the look of it. I love that the search bar is in the lower left just waiting for me to use it, or not, I’m in control (to quote Pierce Hawthorne). I love the updated and customizable start menu that doesn’t take over the whole screen!

 

 

 

 

 

cortana

I love that everything looks modern and minimalistic. Finding things at first was a pain. The pain quickly subsided when I started using that Search Bar or (Cortana). While I hate the name Cortana, because it’s obviously a rip off of Halo, I love what she does.

 

 

 

 

I also can’t really find anything wrong with the Edge browser. I actually like the look of it better than Chrome or Firefox. Hands down 1000% better than Internet Explorer (may it rest in peace). I wish it had add-ons but I am sure those are coming.

The ability to have multiple desktops is nice too. I haven’t used it yet, but I can see myself using it in the near future.

I love the new calculator. I love that while converting weights it will convert pounds to Elephants and Carats to Snowflakes.

windows 10 calculator

Bugs

This may be a laptop specific issue but I cannot get this thing to do 3 monitors. I tried looking for a fix online to no avail. I think it’s just too new.

When I first installed it on my Dell Inspiron the screen kept jumping every few seconds. Once I ran the updates it stopped. That one could have also been device specific. Maybe I should have given it a few minutes to settle before I started to play around with it.

The audio freaks out from time to time. This has only happened on my work laptop so it may be device specific as well. It usually goes away after refreshing the page or restarting the App.

Other than that I haven’t found any deal breakers.

Where You Can Get Windows 10

You can find how to upgrade here. Scroll down a bit and you will see that tool I talk about in the beginning of this post. I’m not sure you’re supposed to use it that way, but it works and works well.

Let me know below if you found any more cool features in Windows 10.