Windows 10 & Office

Does Windows 10 come with Office?

Does Windows 10 come with Office – With three separate types of software, Windows 10 already provides practically everything a typical PC user requires. There are typical Windows apps like WordPad, to begin with. Second, new-style apps such as Mail and Sticky Notes are available. Third, there are in-browser tools that function with your Microsoft Account’s log-on email address.

Traditional programs are the most effective, but they are also the most harmful. Only the source (the software vendor) or a trusted alternative, such as Major Geeks or Ninite, should be used to download them.

New-style apps are downloaded and maintained via the Windows Store, and they run in sandboxes that keep them from doing anything wrong. There are apps for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Netflix, Shazam, Deezer, Pinterest, Twitter, TuneIn Radio, and other social media platforms (though not Snapchat) and a variety of games.

If you have a good internet connection, you can use online apps. Microsoft Office online editions of OneNote, Word, Excel and PowerPoint are included in Windows 10. Online programs frequently have their own applications, which are available for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets.

In principle, only things that are better than the bundled apps should be installed, but this varies on personal preferences and circumstances. I used to advocate Evernote and Dropbox, but I no longer do. OneNote is now superior to Evernote, and it is commonly utilized in schools.

Although Dropbox is superior to OneDrive, OneDrive provides greater free storage (5GB vs. 2GB) and is enough. Many people already have data on Evernote and Dropbox, but they aren’t required for the rest of us.

Windows 10 security

If you keep the default settings, Win 10 is safe to use without any additional security software. SmartScreen, which scans site URLs for known malware, and a cloud-based service, which was turned on by default in the Anniversary Update edition, are two among them.

If Defender notices a suspicious file it doesn’t recognize, it sends it to the cloud service, which decides whether or not to block it based on heuristics, automated file analysis, and machine learning. This is critical in the case of ransomware attacks.

There are two browsers in Win 10: the new Edge and the old Internet Explorer 11. Edge is a good browser since it is safe, quick, and light. It does, however, include some odd omissions (you can’t save pages!) and just a few extensions (about 20). IE11 should be avoided unless a website requires it. As a result, you’ll most likely require a different browser.

Useful utilities

There are a few free programs that I install on most PCs because they’re generally useful. These are:

Unchecky is a simple software that removes tick boxes from a list. When you download a free Windows product, the vendor will frequently try to sell you other software, such as Google Chrome. It’s how they make a living. Unchecky clears all the boxes so you don’t miss anything.

Search Everything If you can’t remember their names or where you stored them, Search Everything is a quick way to find and open them. It doesn’t search inside files, therefore indexing takes up less time and resources.

Paint.net is a photo and image editing program that works as a replacement for Microsoft Paint. It can resize photos as well, but Bluefive’s PIXresizer is very good at lowering file sizes. It also performs batch conversions, allowing you to process entire folders of photographs before posting them to Facebook or wherever else you want.

FreeFileSync is a simple tool for synchronizing two sets of files: one on your computer and the other on an external hard drive or another location. It’s not a replacement for full backups, but it’s a great method to retain uncompressed, always accessible copies of crucial photos and documents.

The K-Lite codec pack is a collection of decoders that can play most video and audio files available on the internet. The base version comes with a lightweight media player called Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC), which appears to be a Microsoft product but isn’t. VLC, which is also available for macOS and Linux, is the most popular alternative.

Office.com/setup is the web address for redeeming an office product key as well as downloading, installing, and activating an office product setup.