The best Windows yet keeps getting better

Introducing the Windows 10 October 2018 update. Bringing you new features to help you pursue your passions, make better connections, and give you back some time.*

Woman seated at kitchen counter and using Windows 10 laptop computer with her mobile phone
The new timeline screen in Windows 10 showing a timeline of past apps and activities


Whether it was browsing, buying, or business—on your phone or PC, now you can go back in time and pick up where you left off. 1

The new Focus Assist window showing settings for the feature and an option to view recent activity while you were focusing

Focus assist

Create distraction-free work times by blocking notifications, sounds, and alerts.

The new Nearby Sharing window showing status of sharing at 100% from Photos appNEW

Nearby sharing

Share videos, photos, documents, and websites instantly using Bluetooth or WiFi.2

Microsoft Edge browser window showing the Books feature

The best browser for Windows 10

Organise, annotate – Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer way to get things done on the web.4

A PowerPoint screen showing the Hubble telescope as a 3D image being placed atop one of the slides

Do more with Office on Windows

At home, school, or work, on your phone, or PC—Office on Windows has what you need to get it done. Including 3D capabilities and the latest in inking technology.5

Partial image of a Microsoft Store window showing a hand-written search request in the search bar

Windows Ink technology

Take it down, mark it up, doodle, draw and make your signature sing with a digital pen.7

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Partial image of Photos app showing Choose a Star video creation capabilities

Photos app

If you liked Movie Maker, you’ll love what you can do with Photos. Bring a little life and organisation to all your digital memories.

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3D dinosaur

3D tools

With the Windows collection of 3D tools, it’s easy for anyone to create in a new dimension.

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Gaming laptop showing Sea of Thieves on the screen.

Take on the latest blockbusters

From Forza Motorsport 7 to Sea of Thieves, Windows 10 gives you the most choices of top-rated games.

PC Gaming

Boost contrast, or get rid of colour entirely - whether you have colour blindness, light sensitivity or a visual preference, with colour filters you can customise your screen’s colour palette.


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Comprehensive security

Anti-virus, firewall, and anti-phishing technologies all at no extra cost10 for the supported lifetime of your device.

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Windows Hello

Use your face, fingerprint, or companion device for a secure, fast, and password-free sign-in.11

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Windows Updates

With automatic updates enabled, you get the latest features and security, hassle-free.


* The Windows 10 October 2018 update rolls out automatically via Windows Update. After the download completes we’ll notify you to pick the right time to finish the installation. If your version of Windows 10 has reached end of service, use the Update Assistant to update now.

1 Timeline shows activities done on tablet and mobile phone when users are signed into their Microsoft accounts. Timeline shows 3-5 days of past activities. To see up to 30 days of past activities, users must choose this option in settings.

2 Sharing is only available between Windows 10 PCs with the April 2018 Update. Nearby sharing must be enabled on both devices.

4 Performance claims based upon Jetstream 1.1 tests using Edge 15063 vs. Chrome 57 and Firefox 54: Microsoft Edge is the safer browser for Windows 10 according to NSS Labs reports at Features and functionality may vary on non-Windows 10 devices.

5 Requires Office 365 subscription and touch-capable tablet or PC; pen accessory may be sold separately.

7 Pen-capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

8 PC hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10. Games sold separately. 4K functionality available with supported games, monitors and graphics chips. DirectX 12 only available with supported games and graphics chips. Check PC to determine graphics chip compatibility.

10 Internet access fees may apply.

11 Requires specialised hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.