Windows 7 is approaching its end of life on January 14th. If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, please do so; If you have questions or are unsure how to perform the update we are available to help.

We know that a lot of people like the look and feel of Windows 7 and do not like change; so we have a guide with over 40 customizations to make Windows 10 feel more comfortable.

What is different between Windows 7 and Windows 10

I like to compare Windows 10 as a hybrid design of the classic Windows 7 layout and feel and the graphical interface of Windows 8. The start menu is back but it has tiles which is nice for your frequently used programs, you don’t have to hunt through the long list of installed application. You can customize the size and layout of the tiles in your start menu, to suit your needs and preferences.

There are some changes to the control panel and settings menus which take some getting used to, which the power user will have issues adapting to but the average user will find it user friendly and easier to navigate and use.

Overall the changes are intuitive and just take some getting used to the new layout and look.

My Top 5 Favorite Customizations

  • Pin apps to the taskbar
  • Hide Application Icons in the Notification Area
  • Configure the Taskbar for Multiple Display
  • Change What Colors Windows Uses and Where
  • Change the Size of the Taskbar

Our hope is that with these customizations you can make your installation of Windows 10 feel more comfortable and the change is not as abrupt and you are able to adapt to the new operating system from Microsoft.