Doubts switching to Windows 10? Microsoft online ’emulator’ may change your mind

Microsoft highlights the new Windows 10 features on a new online emulator to convince you to switch.

Windows 10 emulator

If you’re still unsure about upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, or if you are an OS X user, now there is a way you can learn and see all the new features without having to install the operating system or creating a virtual machine.

Microsoft has now launched a new “Windows 10 Demo” website that allows anyone to (sort of) test drive the new operating system and all the main features with the new online “emulator”.

Because the operating system runs across platforms, Microsoft showcases all the main features in three main sections, including for Windows 10 PC and for tablet, and Windows 10 Mobile for phones.

Each section, which you can switch at any time by clicking one of the tabs on the top-right corner, lists the categories and available features. On each category, select an item, and click the play button to see the feature in action.

The emulator contains a vast number of videos highlighting the most essential new features of Windows 10, including how to use Cortana to search files, set appointments, and work hands-free. You’ll also learn about the personalization options, how to get apps from the Store, manage photos, use Microsoft Edge, and even how to setup Windows Hello to unlock your device with only your face.

While anyone can visit the site to learn a little more about Windows 10, Microsoft aims the emulator for those people who are still indecisive about the new operating system.

Are you already using Windows 10? Tell us about your experience so far in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and