It’s the Windows you know, only better

Familiar and up to date

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Familiar and up to date

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.

Windows Insider

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Millions of people are already using Windows 10

Millions of people are already using Windows 10

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.

Learn more about being a part of the Windows Insider community.

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Enjoy innovative experiences and devices

Best Windows ever for gaming

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

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Go beyond browsing

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Go beyond browsing

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 is personal and productive

Great ways to finish faster

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Great ways to finish faster

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.

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Meet Cortana, your truly personal digital assistant

Laptop and Windows phone with Cortana on the screens

Meet Cortana, your truly personal digital assistant

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!

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The best screen is always the one you’re on

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The best screen is always the one you’re on

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.

Looks like a phone, does like a PC

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Looks like a phone, does like a PC

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

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WindowsStore

The new Windows Store is the one place for all your favorites

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

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Elegant built-in apps that work across your devices

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.

The most secure Windows ever

We’ve got you covered

  
   
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We’ve got you covered

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.

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Log in with a smile

A laptop and phone with the Windows 10 Start screen on the display. There’s a smiley face at the top of each above the words, “Hello Miranda Vance”

Log in with a smile

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.

*Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.

Upgrade to Windows 10 for free5

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1Broadband Internet required for some features (ISP fees apply). Xbox Live features only available with supported games in Xbox Live-supported countries, see xbox.com/live/countries. Limited number of games available in 2015 that support cross- device play; additional games to follow. Stream to one device at a time; streaming with multiplayer from Xbox One requires home network connection and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately); Gold also required for multiplayer play on Xbox One. DirectX 12 only available with supported games and graphics chips. Game DVR only available with supported hardware. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and www.windows.com/windows10specs. Xbox One, PC/Tablet and Phone versions of games all sold separately.

2App experiences may vary.

3External monitor must support HDMI input. Continuum-compatible accessories sold separately. App availability and experience varies by device and market. Office 365 subscription required for some features.

4Feature, content, and app availability and experience may vary by market and device.

5Windows Offer Details

Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet access fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Features vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page.

Windows 10 is automatically updated. Additional requirements will apply over time for updates. See the Windows 10 Upgrade page for details.