Windows 10 is on its Way! Take a Look at its Technical Release

Windows has been an all-time favorite to most computer users in the 20th and the 21st century. Microsoft, the creator of Windows has been abundantly reaping all the fruits of success and is now one of the biggest software and hardware giants the world has ever known since the digital revolution began but it seems like nothing can really stop this rags-to-riches company from doing more and more innovations to their flagship product.


With Microsoft’s latest acquisition of the mobile phone giant Nokia, the once PC and computer-focused company has now expanded in product line and moved towards mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones adding thrill and excitement to users who would really love to see how this tech giant would enter and change the game with tight rivals Apple and Samsung and before 2014 ended, the company was able to release its first “Microsoft” branded smartphone with resemblance to the devices which were once called “Nokia Lumia”.

After suffering violent beating from furious Windows users because of the absence of very popular features like Start Button and Start Menu in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 still failing to restore it, Microsoft had to create a new OS version which would finally put an end to the discontent and dissatisfaction suffered by users these past years.

Yes! A new Windows operating system version is now peeking from the horizon exactly two and a half years after Windows 8’s formal public release. Preparations are now being undertaken for the brand new Windows 10 which is scheduled to be released at the second half of 2015. In this tutorial, we will be showing some screenshots that are taken from Windows 10’s technical release and give a glimpse at some of the changes made to it so keep reading to find out how awesome this brand new Windows operating system build is and find out why a lot of reviews call it the “game-changer” in computer operating systems.

The Real Start Menu is Back!

Windows 10 boots up as fast as Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but instead of taking you to the Start Screen, the very familiar Desktop screen welcomes you with all of the default icons on it such as the Recycle Bin located at the top-left corner. The taskbar is still on the bottom portion as it has always been as well as the system tray located at its extreme-right end.

When you first open Windows 10, you would really think that it is the same as the old and divisive Windows 8.1 but when you press the Windows Key or click on the Start Button and you will see the revamped Start Menu which now contains both the traditional links and system locations that used to be “main-stays” of this quick access feature in older Windows versions but the twist is that you will find all your modern/Windows Store apps on the right portion of it as you can see on the screenshot below.


The “All Programs” link in the old Start Menu has also been changed in order to accommodate the modern apps and is now named “All Apps”. Below it is the search input box that resembles that of the old Start Menu as you can see above. The Start Menu can also change in size and you can simply drag and drop tiles and programs shortcuts from the desktop screen towards it. The shortcuts and tiles in it can also be moved to where you want them to in the Start Menu and just like the tweaks on the Start Screen, the modern app tiles in the new Smart Menu can also be resized so you can have them arranged perfectly.

The Old Behavior Retained

With the revamped Start Menu in Windows 10, the once familiar quick launch menu and the new one which caused a lot of stir of opinions from dissatisfied users were combined to become a lot useful than any one of them existing alone. Aside from being able to handle modern App tiles like what you did on the Start Screen in Windows 8.1, the new Start Menu also behaves just the same as the ones found in older Windows versions like Windows Vista or Windows 7. Yes! All of the programs and folders that you frequently use are placed on top of the list and are arranged in a neat column at the left.


The tiles on the new Start Menu still works the same showing bits of information about its contents in order to entice users to really open it. Everything feels just like the Start Screen on the right portion of the Start Menu where you can customize tiles, turn off Live Tile feature and even drag tiles from the left portion towards the right to pin them there. However, if you don’t want to deal with any of the modern apps and the tiles that display on the right portion of the Start Menu then you simply need to right-click on each one of them and hit the option to remove them one-by-one.

Modern Apps Now Open in Windows

In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, modern apps really open in full screen making it a lot harder for you to multitask since switching between these apps towards the desktop really takes time and an older computer that was just upgraded to Windows 8.1 may even suffer screen freezing or becoming unresponsive because of weak hardware specifications. To solve these problems, Windows 10 now opens modern apps just like desktop programs. When you click on a tile from the Start Menu, the app will open in a Window and you can maximize, minimize or snap it side by side with desktop programs for easier switching between them.

This allows users to experience the Metro world that Microsoft has been working on for all of us to accept back in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but this time in Windows 10, the whole screen will not be sacrificed because of this Windowed modern apps which is a very welcome change!

More and More Updates Will Be Added Soon

As the gap between computers and mobile devices closes, Microsoft has been working even more to make their flagship product be at the top among its competitors. These features that were added in Windows 10 is really seen as a “game-changer” by most experts and as the company works in bringing Windows 10 to tablets and smartphones and adding even smarter features to it which will make everything a lot smoother to work on, things will only get even better from here. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 may have been quite a failure but Microsoft is still on track in making our favorite OS a lot better than it used to be.

In our next tutorial, we will be showing even more features that can be found in Windows 10 so be sure to stay tuned with us here on to learn all the latest news about Windows and discover some tips and tricks for working with this very popular operating system that you can’t find in any other websites.