Windows 7 vs. Windows 10: Which is better?
Windows 7 is still immensely popular. Is it really better than Windows 10?
It might seem obvious always to run the latest and greatest Microsoft operating system on your PC. But many people don’t agree. Windows 10 only recently surpassed Windows 7 as the most popular version of Windows. Despite the end of support in one year’s time, many are still holding on to the nearly 10-year-old Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 8 was such a radical overhaul for Microsoft’s desktop OS that many users have stuck with Windows 7. We explain why it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10.
Should I buy Windows 10?
Windows 7 is still a reliable and stable operating system, but mainstream support has ended and security updates will cease in 2020.
You might not want to update to Windows 10 but at that point it will be your best option, unless you decide to switch to another OS entirely.
And if Windows 8 left a bad taste in your mouth, or just never really appealed, we think you’ll find the user friendly feel of Windows 10 an easier transition from 7.
Windows 10 full review
Windows 8 was a radically different operating system to Windows 7 but with Windows 10 Microsoft brought back the legacy look and feel of Windows 7, but improved performance and added new features. Here’s our comparison of Windows 7 vs Windows 10 to help you decide whether to upgrade.
For many, Windows 7, which launched in 2009, has been the benchmark against which to judge all other versions. Considering how confusing and ill thought out was Windows 8’s interface, it’s no surprise that many are sceptical of the Windows 10 upgrade.
Security updates for Windows 7 will continue until January 2020 but although Microsoft is offering a way for business users to pay for additional updates until 2023, that isn’t going to be an option for home users. So consider 14 January 2020 to be the time when you really need to decide whether to upgrade to Windows 10 or find a different operating system.
Windows 10 comes on new PCs and laptops, but if you prefer to upgrade your existing machine, a licence costs £119.99 for the Home Edition and £219.99 for the Pro version. However, you can get them a lot cheaper if you buy an OEM version.
Since you came here to find out the differences between 7 and 10, let’s get into it.