Windows 10’s Big November update with Windows 7 and Windows 8 keys
Windows 10’s update with a number of features like fixes to the Start menu, colored title bars, and at last a better way to activate your Windows 10 license.
Windows 10’s Big November update is that if you install windows 10 you can activate that with Windows 7 and Windows 8 keys. Surprising isn’t it ? Everything should work much more efficiently now, and while this won’t affect your computers that already have Windows 10 on them (cause they will be activated automatically by the hardware), any computers you haven’t upgraded yet should be much simpler.
New Improvements in the Start Menu
You can now stretch columns up to four tiles wide (Settings > Personalization > Start > Show more tiles), and the Start menu as a whole can contain more than 512 tiles—2048, to be exact.
Colored Title Bars Have Returned
It was a little silly that Windows 10 let you customize the color of the Start menu and taskbar, but not the title bars of your windows—which stayed white no matter what. Now, if you go to Settings > Personalization > Colors and check the “Show color on Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar” option, your color customization’s will show up on all your desktop windows, too.
Windows Gets a Built-In “Find My Device”
Windows has a new “Find My Device” feature built in, which will track your laptop or tablet if it gets lost or stolen. Just head to Settings > Update & Security > Find My Device and click “Save my device’s location periodically” to enable it.
Those are the big changes, but you’ll also find some nice new touches:
- Tablet mode works much more like Windows 8 now: you can minimize apps by dragging their thumbnail to the bottom of the screen in task view, and multitasking now resizes both apps at once when you’re splitting them across one screen.
- In Settings > Devices > Printers & Scanners, you now have the option to let Windows manage your default printer. With this enabled, your default printer will be whichever one you used last.
- You can turn off the default Windows background on the lock screen and just use a plain color. Head to Settings > Personalization > Lock Screen to change this setting.
- Microsoft Edge can now sync your favorites and reading list across Windows 10 devices, and gives you a preview of tabs when you mouse over them.
- Skype now comes built-in to Windows 10 as three apps: Skype Video, Messaging, and Phone. You can still download the regular Skype app, however.
- Tablets and other devices with low storage let you install new apps wherever you want, like an SD card. You’ll find this setting in Settings > System > Storage.