Main benefits of Windows OS
Familiarity – it’s the most commonly used
operating system (after Android)
Available compatible software – thanks to its
ubiquitous presence on the software scene for more than 30 years,
there’s a huge selection of programs, systems and services
specifically designed to work with Windows
Extensive online knowledge database – there are
countless guides, articles, discussion boards, and services that
provide advice, education and support for Windows users accumulated
over decades on the Internet
Ease of use – Windows’ graphical user interface
and user experience constantly undergoes improvements; additional
options such as voice assistants and touch peripherals are also
extensively developed and aimed at intuitive interactions between
user and device
Increasingly uninterrupted experience on various
platforms – with its newest edition Microsoft focuses on
converting Windows into a unified service across various devices
(phones, tablets, PCs)
Windows products are for anyone – from casual
users to enterprises with extensive complex structures.
Comparison of frequently used features of Windows 7, 8 and
Take a look at what features are included in the Windows
releases that we sell in our e-shop in the table below.
The Start button allows users to easily access
programs and various other options by opening the Start menu. This
classic feature briefly disappeared in Windows 8 but returned in
Windows 10 due to high demand from the general public.
Local and web search
Searching for files and folders has been around for decades
but with Windows 8 Microsoft introduced in-built web search – users
can write inquiries directly in the Start menu or the search field
of the task bar and it will show results from both the local system
and the Internet. Going to the webpage that contains the result
still requires an internet browser though.
Local search has also undergone significant improvements –
suggestions show up while the user is typing and the results show
up much faster.
Task Manager provides monitoring and management of
the processes and applications running on a computer, as well as
general information about the system performance.
Windows 8 introduced a simplified look to Task Manager that
helps users to immediately see what program is causing trouble
without getting distracted by unnecessary details. The advanced
view with all tabs and options is still accessible by clicking the
“More details” button.
Windows 8 brought an essential feature to
Microsoft’s operating systems – Windows Defender, a built-in
realtime security program that guards against viruses, attacks,
spyware etc. that updates its definitions daily. Windows 7 and its
predecessors could use the free Microsoft Security Essentials but
as it was a separate installation, many users neglected it or
simply didn’t know about it. Including the security program
directly in the operating system significantly improves its
protection, and Defender is considered to be one of the best
programs for Windows security.
The Microsoft account is a single unified ID and
password for signing in to Microsoft’s diverse services and
products, aimed at making the user experience safe, flexible and
accessible on various platforms and devices. Once an account has
been created, it can be used to access a wide range of apps and
Windows components such as: Cortana, Microsoft Store, OneDrive,
Mail, Messenger, Skype, Office, Microsoft 365, Visual Studio, Xbox
OneDrive is a data storage service created to expand
Microsoft’s cloud service offering, providing a minimum of 5GB free
space per user, as well as many options for expansion of the
storage upon purchase. Users can drag and drop files up to 300
MB/file via the client application available for Windows 8, Windows
10 and Windows 10 Phone, as well as Android and iOS.
Among its numerous features is the possibility of integration
with Office apps and services, as far back as Office 2010 and
Office for Mac 2011, so documents can be opened, saved and edited
directly on OneDrive.
As with most modern operating systems, Windows
applies predominantly visual and tactile user interface,
supplemented by an expanding range of auditory options.
The advancement of interconnectivity and cloud services
required UIs to adapt to diverse hardware requirements and display
sizes, so Microsoft developed Continuum for Windows 10 as a
Continuum lets the OS detect the type of hardware it’s
running on and choose an appropriate interface for it, scaling
smoothly to any size and display. This allows users to interact
with Windows on phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers with
Edge is Microsoft’s new default Internet browser,
introduced for the first time in Windows 10. In early 2020 the app
got a major update – it’s newly based on Chromium and holds up to
modern browser standards. Users can write, type, and mark up
content directly on web pages, plus it drains device batteries less
than other popular browsers, as it is designed to work smoothly
with all Microsoft products.
Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana helps users by
performing searches and answering questions (including voice
inquiries) by using the Bing search engine, and setting up
reminders. The assistant is seamlessly integrated with Edge and
Windows 10 and provides location-based information such as nearest
points of interest, opening hours of businesses, weather reports,
traffic conditions and other similar items aimed at organising and
easing up users’ daily agenda. Additionally Cortana is able to
synchronize notifications and reminders across devices – this way
computer users can get alerts for events saved on their phone’s
calendar, for example.
Currently, Cortana responds to voice commands and answers in
the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Should I choose Windows 7, 8, or 10?
Still not sure which one suits you best? Here’s a short summary
that can help you decide:
Windows 7 is celebrated as one of Microsoft’s
most beloved operating systems, thanks to its stable performance
and classic desktop-style UI. The system offers a simplistic
approach towards tasks and programs centered on one device (PC or
laptop), so if you don’t require cloud services or constant
synchronization between various devices, it is the perfect
Have in mind, though, that if you decide to get this operating
system, we strongly recommend purchasing security software products
as well, as the
Windows 7 extended support has already ended.
Without taking any additional safety measures, you would be putting
your data at a great risk of being exploited.
If you are a fan of mobile devices,
Windows 8 is the OS for you! It’s specifically
designed to work well not only on PCs and laptops, but also on
tablets and mobile phones. Furthermore, unlike its predecessor, it
comes with integrated security so there is less need for 3rd party
software to keep your data safe.
Windows 10 is Microsoft’s newest operating system
– and according to them, their final. The OS relies on constant
updates to keep up with the latest trends in technology,
continuously offering the newest features and the best in-built
security so far. Windows 10 also helps you manage your daily agenda
very efficiently – its wide array of preinstalled apps and features
can be interconnected across devices via the cloud, so you can
spend less time in technicalities and more time in creative
Additionally, you can find a more detailed comparison of Windows
7 and Windows 10
in our article.