The commercial editions get extended Network Protection with a new ability to create user profiles and define default rules for each network connection.Microsoft's Get Windows 10 app has started appearing on Windows 7 and 8 boxes, with a one-click option to upgrade free to the new OS from July 29.You can perform this check manually by choosing “Check your PC” in the Get Windows 10 app.The system requirements are a 1Ghz or faster processor, 1GB ram and 16GB disk space for 32-bit or 2GB and 20GB for 64-bit Windows, and at least Direct X 9 with a 1024x600 display.Scan speeds have been improved with the addition of "unique file parsing algorithms," apparently, and real-time protection has also been enhanced.The installation process has been simplified with no immediate definitions download or forced installation scan.
Adware not only slows down your system, it can sometimes create a security risk.
Windows 10 previews get more polished with each build, but in terms of stability it is well behind where Windows 8 was in its final stages.
That said, the upgrade is potentially more compelling for Windows 7 users than Windows 8 was, thanks to new features for desktop users (including multiple desktops) and a more familiar user interface, though the new Start menu is quite different from the old.
The company is keen to persuade users to upgrade, particularly following the lacklustre response to Windows 8.
At Microsoft’s Build conference, Windows boss Terry Myerson predicted that a billion devices would run Windows 10 in a few years, creating a strong market for Universal Apps that run everywhere from PCs and tablets to phones and Xbox consoles.