As the arrival date for Windows 10 draws near, we keep getting more and more questions about the new operating system, including this one from Sandra:  I have signed up for the Win 10 upgrade and I wonder if you can show me what I’ll see when it opens? I’m using Win 7 now, will it be similar and will I easily be able to get to my stuff the way I do in 7?

Well Sandra, since I have been working hard on our guide to Windows 10, I can answer that question.  Here’s what your desktop will look like. Of course, your desktop may have different programs on it.

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Now let’s take a look at that Start Button.

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Click it to open your Start Menu.

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Let’s take a closer look.

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Oh, and what do we have over here – Live Tiles.

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As far as getting to your stuff, it has never been easier. Simply typing in or saying what you want to see to Cortana gets you an instant result. The All Apps button will get you to any program and File Explorer is right there on the Start Menu to make browsing a breeze. As I said, we’ve got a great guide to Windows 10 on the way and we’ll get much more in-depth about how easy it is to find what you need.

~ Cynthia