Comparing Windows 7 Vs Windows 10 Operating Systems

With Windows 7 support ending on 14th January 2020, businesses need to prepare and upgrade to Windows 10 to protect and secure their business and data. Many businesses have held back from updating to Windows 10 for a variety of reasons, including the cost of an upgrade, fear over technical issues and difference in features. However, there can be a cost of doing nothing.

Worried about upgrading your business to Windows 10? Let’s look at the difference between the latest Windows operating systems to dispel any fears or concerns you may have. And, if your business needs to upgrade before the end of Windows 7 support, get in contact with our IT experts to discuss how we can help!

How does Windows 10 compare to Windows 7:


Windows 10 marks a significant departure from the rounded-edged, 3D-looking icons of Windows 7. In its place you will see a squared, bold and modern style for a cleaner and more professional feel. Even though it may be a shock at first, we are confident you will get used to the design quickly. 


One of the most anticipated features in Windows 10 are the performance upgrades. Our favorite upgrade is the reduction in boot-up time, which you will see is much faster. Power management has also been improved, so we find battery life to last a little longer. Overall, Windows 10 offers an improvement throughout its all of its features, something our IT experts are excited about.

File Management

For productivity and efficiency, file management is an important function of any operating system. Windows 10 has stepped it up and improved File Explorer and the file copying interface from Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS versions.  In Windows 10, the top menu is now arranged in a ribbon, so all of the common tools are easy to find and use. We particularly like seeing transfer speed in real time - it’s the small details that make us happy! 


The new notification area on Windows 10 is a simple yet beautiful addition that is also a really useful tool. System messages and app notifications are brought together in one place with alerts ordered chronologically. Other functions include being able to access the settings screen or switch to tablet mode. You won’t ever miss an important notification again! 

Workspace Management

To be agile, efficient business day-to-day, an organisation is important and there is no exception to your computer’s desktop! Windows 10 supports multi-monitor features. Different monitors can have different backgrounds with different slideshows, pictures can span across you monitors and more. Be more productive, share more information with colleagues and organize your work better with Windows 10.


Windows 10 has all of the same web browsers as Window 7, but with a new browser called Edge added into the mix. Edge is set to take over from Internet Explorer with support having ended on most versions of Internet Explorer already, but for now, you will have access to both on Windows 10. It has a clean new look that we find easy to use and navigate.

Overall Verdict

We have listed just some of the main feature upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10. We believe Windows 10 has many genuinely helpful new features, as well as key performance improvements when compared to Windows 7. You will receive an overall faster OS which has a better search, window management, file management and more. If your business needs a Windows 10 upgrade, get in touch with our team today. If you’re looking for any additional IT Managed Services, learn more about how Datek can professionally and proactively manage your business’ IT needs.