Whether you're still unsure about upgrading or simply want a better look at the most significant changes. Here's a look at our 10 favorite new Windows features:
1. New and improved Start menu
There's a reason why the new Start menu was one of the very first Windows 10 features Microsoft chose to show off: For many Windows users, it's simply not the same without that Start button in the left-hand corner of the screen. The refreshed Start menu has all the same features you came to expect from versions of Windows past, along with a much more manageable approach to the live tiles of Windows 8
Microsoft's decision to put its digital assistant next to the Start button on the task bar signals just how central Cortana is to the operating system. Part Siri, part Google Now, Cortana provides contextual reminders based on your interests, search the web and local files on your PC, and surface news, events and other information relevant to you.
If you use a "hybrid" device that pulls double duty as a tablet and a traditional PC, then Continuum is absolutely a game-changer. The feature allows you to seamlessly switch between different interfaces based on how you're using your device. A touch-friendly, full-screen experience for tablet mode and a desktop-centric interface for "mouse and keyboard" mode.
4. Microsoft Edge
Microsoft's new stripped-down browser offers the fast and responsive experience that's been missing from Internet Explorer for so long while adding a few new tricks of its own. Cortana comes baked-in and you can make browsing even more personal with the ability to highlight or annotate text on web pages.
5. Task View
Task View has draw a lot of comparisons to Apple's Mission Control feature in OS X, and that's a good thing. It allows you to easily view and navigate between all your open apps and virtual desktops (another welcome addition for multitaskers and power users).
6. Action Center
Action Center offers an overview of recent alerts and notifications while providing quick access to settings like Wi-Fi, bluetooth, airplane mode and other controls.
7. Snap Assist
Ideal for multitaskers, Snap Assist makes it fast and easy to get multiple apps to share valuable desktop space and highlights the significance of Microsoft's move to decrease Windows' reliance on full screen apps. Simply grab a window and drag it to a corner of the screen and Windows automatically organizes the remaining apps.
8. Xbox App
The Xbox app itself isn't new, but Microsoft gave it a major facelift. The app comes with a new Game DVR feature that lets you capture and share screenshots and videos while you play. Better still, you can stream games directly from your Xbox One to your PC.
9. New settings menu
With the new settings menu, Microsoft appears to be moving farther away from the Control Panel with most basic settings easily accessible. The Control Panel still exists, and there are some redundancies between the two apps, but the new settings menu is a significant improvement from Windows 8's "PC Settings" menu.
10. Mail app
Another great example of one of Microsoft's new universal apps, Mail introduces some welcome changes like a nested conversation view and gesture support for actions like archiving and deleting messages. (Other native apps, like the Calendar, Maps and Photos app have also gotten big improvements.)