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Will all my current applications work the same in Windows 10?

For the most part, you should expect a very similar experience with your applications in Windows 10 as you did with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. We cannot speak for other vendors, but Freedom Scientific engineers have been hard at work ensuring that you have a positive experience in Windows 10.

There are some known accessibility limitations as described by Microsoft. They recommend the following:

  • Set your default web browser to Internet Explorer (or Firefox) for a more accessible web browsing experience (see instructions below)
  • Install a 3rd party PDF reader like Adobe Reader, for a more accessible PDF reading experience
  • Use the Outlook and Office desktop applications for a more accessible email and productivity experience
  • If you have a secondary computer, consider upgrading that one first, to familiarize yourself with the Windows 10 experience

To change your default browser, do the following:

  1. Open Settings by typing "settings" into the Windows 10 Search box, or press WINDOWS Key+I.
  2. Enter Default programs.
  3. Choose Set your default programs.
  4. Select Internet Explorer from the list of programs.
  5. Select Set this program as the default, then select OK.

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