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) in January, which means that devices with that operating system no longer receive important updates or security patches. Learn to navigate in Windows 10 (
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) is not that difficult, especially if you can identify all major differences between the new operating system and the older version.
From stricter security to a new browser, Windows 10 has a lot to offer. Here are some of the biggest feature updates in Windows 10 compared to Windows 7.
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Security enhancements  The advanced security and continuous patches and updates of Windows 10 are the main reason to switch to the latest version of the operating system. Some of the best security features are:
- Windows Hello: software that uses face recognition to unlock your machine using the webcam, and to unlock more than a dozen apps.
- Microsoft Defender: the antivirus program and internet security software are supplied free with Windows 10.
- Automatic updates: Unlike previous versions of the operating system, Windows 10 offers automatic updates as standard to keep systems more secure. (You can disable it by going to Windows Update Settings> Advanced Options and going to another option in the Automatic drop-down menu.)
If you are still holding on to Windows 7, hold at least consider these. You can also view this full comparison of the security features of Windows 10 and Windows 7 from Microsoft.