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3 tips for a hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade

Ian Paul | July 29, 2015
Windows 10 is coming soon, and it helps to be prepared. Here are three things you can do to be ready for your Windows 10 upgrade.

But there are some new additions, such as a quick way to create and close new virtual desktops, snapping with Windows 10's Quadrants, and working with Task View. Check out our primer on the new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts for more details.

In addition to keyboard shortcuts, Windows 10 also brings some new trackpad gestures to the table that are similar to what you'd find on a Mac. For example, you can use a three-finger downward swipe to show the desktop, or move three fingers upward to view all your open windows again. Microsoft has a quick rundown of all the new gestures on its site.

Sitting pretty

Before you know it, Windows 10 will be here. It pays to start getting ready now to ease the transition--especially if you're a Windows 7 user.

And don't forget, now is not the time to run out and buy a new PC. Upgrade-eligible PCs should handle Windows 10 just fine whether you're running Windows 7 or 8.1 (for the most part). Plus, we've got nine compelling reasons to stick with your older hardware and a primer on how to speed up that aging PC to keep it running longer.

 

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