You’re already an expert with the familiar Start menu, task bar, and desktop. Live tiles provide streaming updates of what matters most, instantly.
Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software, and peripherals you already own. And always-enabled updates help you stay current on features and security for the supported lifetime of your device.
This combines the strengths of Windows 8 with Windows 7.
The Windows Insider Program is a global community of fans who love Windows and want to help make it better. Because they get to see new features first, Insiders have the opportunity to provide feedback to continue shaping the best Windows ever.
Learn more about being a part of the Windows Insider community.
Gaming just got even better with Windows 10. Not only do your existing games work great, but now you can play and connect with gamers across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. From the best casual games to a new generation of PC gaming, Windows 10 is built for games you love.1
Microsoft Edge is the all-new browser that helps you go beyond browsing and get more done on the web. Experience the thrill of writing or typing directly on webpages. Clear away distractions from your online articles. And, with Cortana enabled, you can instantly move from searching to doing.
Windows 10 gives you absolutely the best experience for doing what you do. Stay focused with easy ways to snap apps in place and optimize your screen space for getting things done. See your open tasks in a single view and create virtual desktops to gain space or group things by project, like Office apps for work and games for play.
Cortana works across your day and your devices to help you get things done. By learning more over time, Cortana becomes more personal and useful to you. Cortana’s also best at reminders, delivering them at the right time and place so you forget less and can do more.
Using Cortana with reminders is AMAZING!
Windows 10 enables your apps to look and work great in all modes, on all devices and even as you transition from one to another.2
Windows optimizes your experience for your activity and device. Onscreen features adapt for easy navigation and apps scale smoothly from small to large screens. 2 You can change from desktop to tablet mode at any time knowing your screen will display beautifully and transition smoothly.
Look at how much more your Windows 10 phone can do, with the power of Continuum for phones. Use it like a PC for getting things done or turn it into a large-screen projector for big time entertainment – all without tying up your phone.3
Note: Continuum for phones will be available on select new premium phones coming soon.
Introducing the new Windows Store, a one-stop shopping experience across every Windows 10 device. Browse the store on your PC, tablet, or phone and easily download great free and paid digital content including apps, games, music, movies, and TV shows.3
Windows 10 comes with elegant built-in apps4 like Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Groove, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices, so you’re never far from what you need.
Windows 10 is the most secure Windows we’ve ever built. From first boot up through the supported lifetime of your device, you’re covered by enhanced security features that help protect against viruses, malware, and even phishing attacks.
Windows Hello recognizes you apart from all others, so you – and only you – can unlock your device with a look or a touch*.
This method is more secure precisely because it’s more personal. And, with no more login passwords to slow you down, you can quickly get right into what you want.