Well one thing you can do is actually unpin the Cortana item in Start and hide the Search icon seen on the task bar which is tied to Cortana as the new search engine being brought it! Edge is practically still a beta browser replacing IE 11 there while the other things you may not be aware of is the new support for virtualization even in the Home edition!
When you don't have a second monitor to work with what do you do? Add a new desktop!
You will notice that little + plus sign on the bottom right corner. And how about those times when your single display is a bit crowded?
That other new Task manager button on the task bar second to the Search can condense things down a bit and ...
once you have clicked on the button once the single desktop is full in order to move something over to the next desktop...
you're going to find out you have room for expansion since you can add quite a few desktops as long as you have the memory and not running at the 1gb minimum for ram but a good 4gb to start.
And there you have it! Something not seen previous in Windows besides trying to run more things on VMs.
To close up an extra desktop the task is simple as well by simply doing what you would do with any explorer window click the X.
Now if I found myself in a situation where I could no longer run 7 and had to pick between 8, 8.1, or 10 which do you think I would go with? The answer is obvious since 8 was a sad case to start with and not how MS should have brought in the new dual platform type OS by simply stripping out a lot there! And so far the only actual buggyness found with 10 happens during the upgrade type install required but not seen later after a full clean install!
If you upgrade from a previous version(7, 8, or 8.1 only) especially here over a temp install of 7 in order to set up a dual boot of both versions the activation servers keep a record of the hardware profile and genuine Windows when automatically activating Windows without entering a product key. Afterwards when performing a clean install 10 will be found activated by the time you reach the desktop for the first time once again.
The upgrading, security updates, and any patches will come while the upgrade remains free until next July. Originally I was planning 10 as the second OS to 7 but found the two actually play well together in a dual boot compared what was seen when trying this out with the 8 Customer Preview nightmare! Both 7 and 8 CP crashed until the DiskCheck tool cleaned up both drives and 8 saw a PC Refresh! The first saw 8 added into the 7 BCD while the refresh saw 7 added into 8's and still the two clashed! Something else to mention.