With support for Windows 7 running out soon, many companies and individuals are making the move to Windows 10. Hereâ€™s how to make the new OS more familiar.
One of the things I typically spend time doing after holidays and birthdays is helping family members with new PCs, which invariably these days come with Windows 10. I notice one thing in common across all of these little projects: All of the recipients ask me how to make Windows 10 look like the Windows theyâ€™re used to â€” usually Windows 7, or in some cases, Windows 8.1. Things like putting the Start menu back, bringing back functional search, fixing high-DPI display issues, removing Cortana, and so on.
None of these family members really wants to rip and replace Windows 10 with a previous version of the OS, but they want Windows 10 to have the interface to which they are accustomed. â€śMake it look like it did before!â€ť is a familiar cry in the workplace as well, as more and more enterprisesÂ make the move to Windows 10.
In this piece, Iâ€™m offering advice on how to do just that: make Windows 10 look like Windows 7 (or Windows 8.1, if you are so inclined). This way, one gets the benefit of Windows 10â€™s tremendous security improvements and the new features that are indeed beneficial, while removing stumbling blocks to actually using the OS day to day.