Sareen told me that Windows engineers have incorporated about 200 performance increases for the new touch devices, including reducing its disk footprint.
That's not to say that touch PCs are completely ignored in the Update.
On Windows 7, that setting is in the Start menu, a place users expect it to be. (In fairness, Microsoft added a power icon to the Start screen in Windows 8.1.) Now that the Start menu's back on Windows 10, the shutdown setting is right back where it belongs and as easy to access as in Windows 7.
On Windows 8, you have to swipe in from the right (on a touchscreen device) or point your mouse at the top right or bottom corners and bring up the Charms bar. I was never a fan of cluttering my desktop with Microsoft's "Gadget" widgets in Windows 7.
It's such a cliché, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Or in this case, if Windows 7 still works perfectly fine, why update it to Windows 10?When it came to updating its struggling Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft took the mantra "change is bad, unless it's great." At least that's what Windows Principal Program Manager Chaitanya Sareen told me in a meeting last week.