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Windows 10 is getting new privacy tools in the next major update - WindowsLatest (blog)

Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 release with the Windows Insiders and the features available to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring will eventually make its way to the public with Windows 10 Redstone 4 update in April. Windows 10 version ...

Microsoft's $189 Windows laptops are going to be a game-changer for PCs - BGR

At an event in London, Microsoft and its manufacturing partners announced a new generation of cheap Windows 10 S devices aimed at the education market. The headliner is a $189 Lenovo laptop, powered by Intel's Apollo Lake-generation Celeron chips. It's ...

How to Enable Dictation for Voice Input on iPhone, Mac, Android, and Windows Devices - Brinkwire (press release)

Windows 10 has another feature called Dictation. This feature was only newly added in the Windows Fall Creators Update, which only just became available to all users. This is likely connected to the improvements to the Windows virtual keyboard, which ...

Microsoft Just Released an Education Laptop That's a Total Dunce -

When Microsoft first announced Windows 10 laptops that would be stripped down and meant for students, it was obvious they had taken note of the Chromebook craze. I'm a big fan of these low-end laptops because they don't make any promises about running ...

Windows 10 VR headsets discounted by 50 percent on Amazon - The Verge

Unfortunately, Samsung's Windows Mixed Reality headset isn't part of Amazon's discounts. Samsung's headset is one of the best Windows Mixed Reality devices available right now, and it's actually sold out at Amazon at the moment. Still, if you're ...

Microsoft continues its assault on Chromebooks with affordable PCs - Digital Trends

It's a “streamlined” version of Windows 10 that essentially locks all software installs, save for apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store. That means students can't use third-party browsers and anti-virus solutions, nor can they venture deep into the ...

Top 10 Innovative Laptops for 2018 - Techlicious (blog)

Laptops that convert to tablets have become more commonplace in the last few years and with this year's innovations, they're bound to become even more popular. The biggest news is that Alexa is coming to Windows 10 laptops and computers. We're also ...

Xbox One User Horrified to See Nazi Club Suggested for Players of a Children's Disney Game -

Here's something we didn't expect to see today. An Xbox One user logged on to his console today, and was shocked to see a big banner recommending he join a club for the Nationalist Socialist Women's League. What's even more shocking is that the ...

Microsoft unveils ultra-affordable, uncompromising Windows 10 laptops for schools - 10,000 Couples

Last May, Microsoft fired its shot across the bow with Windows 10 S - a dumbed-down version of its operating system meant to take on the Chromebook with ultra-cheap hardware. Google found a bit of an untapped market with their cheap yet efficient line ...

Microsoft challenges Google in the classroom with new devices, Office features - SiliconANGLE (blog)

Microsoft said the machines run Windows 10 S, a lightweight version of its operating system specifically geared toward classrooms. The platform only supports applications from the Microsoft Store to reduce the risk of malware infections and has a ...

Monster Hunter World Trophy List Revealed -

An Xbox One user logged on to his console today, and was shocked to see a big banner recommending he join a club for the Nationalist Socialist Women's League. What's even more shocking is that the recommendation was based on his interest in Disney ...

Sea of Thieves' upcoming closed beta will enable Xbox Play Anywhere - Windows Central

We're delighted to announce that starting in Closed Beta on January 24th, you can jump between any device and continue where you left off, whether that's a Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 laptop, Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X. And with cross play, you ...

Asus Maximus IX Extreme – with Bitspower monoblock - KitGuru

When Intel launched Z370 for Coffee Lake we saw that drivers were only officially available for Windows 7 and Windows 10, however some motherboards such as ASRock Z370 Extreme4 only support Windows 10. We have been using Windows 10 for quite some while ...

Tweetium now supports Twitter's 280-character limit - Windows Central

If Tweetium is your Twitter app of choice on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, you can now double the length of your tweets.. With its latest update, Tweetium has added support for Twitter's newer 280-character limit on tweets. Latest update to ...

Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With $189 Laptop For Schools - ValueWalk

At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft launched a new Windows 10 and 10 S device priced between $189 and $300. Created by Lenovo, the new 100e laptop costing $189 is powered by Intel's Celeron Apollo Lake Chips to keep the price low and ...

Microsoft unveils $200 Windows 10 laptops for schools -

Microsoft is taking the fight to Chromebooks with a selection of new sub-$200 laptops and sub-$300 convertible PCs. They come with Windows 10 and are loaded with free software to aid in your studies. The Lenovo 100e will cost just $190 and is powered ...

Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows laptops - OS News

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is ...

Hints of new Windows 10 privacy tools spotted in recent Insider builds - Windows Central

This has been a particular point of contention for privacy organizations, even leading to formal complaints from a French regulator over allegations that Windows 10 collects "excessive data." The regulator later dropped its complaints, citing Microsoft ...

How to prevent the uploading of updates to other PCs on Windows 10 - Windows Central

Windows 10 uses its Delivery Optimization feature to download updates more quickly onto your device using multiple sources (in addition to Microsoft), including from random PCs on the internet and local network. However, participating in this peer-to ...

Tutorial: How to get the old Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 - MSPoweruser

With the introduction Windows 10, Microsoft revealed a new Photos App which was better than the existing photo viewers and did carry editing capabilities which were an addition. The photo app sure was great but I still liked the old Photo Viewer. Don't ...

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10
A version of the Windows NT operating system
Windows 10 Logo.svg
Windows 10 build 14393 (Redstone).png
Windows 10 version 1607, showing the Start menu and Action Center
Developer Microsoft
OS family Microsoft Windows
Source model Closed source and shared source
Released to
July 15, 2015; 17 months ago (2015-07-15)
July 29, 2015; 16 months ago (2015-07-29)
Latest release 1607 (10.0.14393.576)
Latest preview 1703 (10.0.14986.1001)
Marketing target Personal computing
Update method Windows Update, Windows Store, Windows Server Update Services
Platforms IA-32, x86-64, ARM, ARM64
Kernel type Hybrid (Windows NT)
Userland Windows API
.NET Framework
Universal Windows Platform
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Default user interface Windows shell (Graphical)
License Trialware, Microsoft Software Assurance, MSDN subscription, Microsoft Imagine
Preceded by Windows 8.1 (2013)
Official website
Support status
  • Mainstream support until October 13, 2020,
  • Extended support until October 14, 2025
Version 1607 LTSB:
  • Mainstream support until October 12, 2021
  • Extended support until October 13, 2026

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as "universal apps"; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Windows Holographic. The Windows user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices‍—‌particularly on 2-in-1 PCs; both interfaces include an updated Start menu which incorporates elements of Windows 7's traditional Start menu with the tiles of Windows 8. The first release of Windows 10 also introduces a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

Microsoft described Windows 10 as an "operating system as a service" that would receive ongoing updates to its features and functionality, augmented with the ability for enterprise environments to receive non-critical updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that will only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their five-year lifespan of mainstream support. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, argued that the goal of this model was to reduce fragmentation across the Windows platform, as Microsoft aimed to have Windows 10 installed on at least one billion devices in the two to three years following its release.

Windows 10 received mostly positive reviews upon its original release in July 2015; critics praised Microsoft's decision to downplay user-interface mechanics introduced by Windows 8 (including the full screen apps and Start screen) in non-touch environments to provide a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions of Windows, although Windows 10's touch-oriented user interface mode was panned for containing regressions upon the touch-oriented interface of Windows 8. Critics also praised the improvements to Windows 10's bundled software over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, as well as the functionality and capabilities of Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge.

Critics characterized the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015 as being rushed, citing the incomplete state of some of the operating system's bundled software (such as the Edge web browser), as well as the stability of the operating system itself on launch. Windows 10 was also criticized for limiting how users can control its operation, including limited controls over the installation of updates on the main consumer-oriented edition in comparison to previous versions. Privacy concerns were also voiced by critics and advocates, as the operating system's default settings and certain features require the transmission of user data to Microsoft or its partners. Microsoft has also received criticism for how it has distributed Windows 10 to users of existing versions of Windows, which has included the automatic downloads of installation files to computers, the recurring display of pop-ups advertising the upgrade, and allegations of the installation process being scheduled or initiated automatically without expressed user consent.

Up to August 2016, Windows 10 usage was increasing, with it then plateauing, and with previous versions of Windows declining in their share of total usage as measured by web traffic. The operating system is running on more than 400 million active devices and has an estimated usage share of 24.43% on traditional PCs and 12.08% across all platforms (PC, mobile, tablet, and console).

Windows 10 - Beginners Guide [Tutorial]

This tutorial provides a detailed beginners guide to Windows 10. This covers the Windows 10 Start Menu, System Settings, Windows 10 Universal Apps, Taskbar, Cortana Digital Assistant, Task...

Windows 10 (Beginners Guide) 2018

The Windows 10 operating system has been out for more than a couple years now. I still get questions on how to perform certain tasks and which settings to use within the operating system. Whether...

8 Cool Windows 10 Tricks and Hidden Features You Should Know (2017)

Microsoft has rolled out a lot of updates for Windows 10 in the past year. There has been the Anniversary Update, the Creators Update and now, the Fall Creators Update. Well, we bring you 8...

Windows 10 Major "Fall Creators Update" - Best New Features!

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Windows 10 Tips & Tricks (You Wish You Knew Earlier!)

In this video, I will show you 10 cool tips and tricks for Windows 10 that you wish you knew earlier. Some of these are hidden features that you should know and were recently added after the...

Windows 10 Settings You Should Change

Windows 10 Settings You Should Change When it comes to Windows 10 there are a number of settings that you may want to disable and enable but the majority of these settings will be disabled....