The best Windows 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.1
New computers are faster, lighter and more durable
Buying a new computer doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whatever your budget, we can help you find something you’ll love for years to come.
New ways to use a new computer
Most of us are familiar with touchscreens on our phones, and now you can have a touchscreen on a new Windows 10 computer. Zoom in, zoom out, quickly scroll, and sign documents.
Move your files to your new computer
Whether you use OneDrive, an external drive or a file moving service, you’ve got options.
Write it down and mark it up
Take notes, navigate, draw, doodle, edit and make. Get creative and stay productive with a digital pen and a touchscreen computer.LEARN MORE
Sign in three times faster
Forget your password. Just use your face or fingerprint,4 to securely and instantly5 unlock your computer.
Security comes standard
The most secure Windows ever, Windows 10 provides comprehensive protection—at no extra cost.7
Built-in security at no extra cost
Your Windows device comes with built-in security features, including firewall and internet protections to help safeguard against viruses, malware and ransomware.
Stay protected against the latest security threats
Ongoing security updates protect you against the latest threats.7 You can use Windows Defender to detect ransomware attacks and, with an Office 365 subscription,8 restore your files with a click.9
Help keep your family safer online
Connect your family's Microsoft accounts and use Windows settings to help keep kids safe. Manage screen time, limit access to mature content, and control online purchases.
You love your phone. So does your computer.
No need to dig for your phone to text. And you can finally stop emailing yourself photos. With the Your Phone app you get instant access to your Android phone's photos, texts and more on your computer.11LEARN MORE
Pick up where you left off, wherever you left off
Your computer’s timeline2 is now available on your phone. Allowing you to scroll through time to find documents and websites—whether you were working on your phone or computer.GET MICROSOFT LAUNCHER APP
Organising photos just got easier
The Photos app automatically organises and tags your photos. Searching for photos is easy and fun. Looking for pictures you took at the beach? Just type “beach” into the search bar and all your beach photos appear.10LEARN MORE
Print the document, not the ads
Print webpages from Microsoft Edge without ads or unnecessary clutter. Enable the Clutter Free printing option and print the content you want.15 16
Windows for each of us
Whether you have a disability, a personal preference, or a unique work style, Windows adapts to you.MICROSOFT ACCESSIBILITY
Want to see more than one window?
Use your Windows and arrow keys to easily snap up to 4 windows into place on your screen, so you get a view of everything you're working on.WATCH HOW
More power, more features, more games
GAMING ON WINDOWS
Get your game on in the real or virtual world with Windows 10. Play in 4K, reap the rewards of Game Mode and DirectX 12 performance, and strut your stuff with built-in Mixer broadcasting.14
When words can’t express
Use an emoji! Windows 10 has a very fun and easy-to-use emoji keyboard. Try it out—you might ❤️ it. Just press Windows logo key+full stop.WATCH HOW
The blue light that screens emit can keep you up at night. With Night light, your screen displays warmer colours.WATCH HOW
1 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.
2 Timeline on phone shows 7 days of past activities, including activities done on a tablet and laptop when users are signed into their Microsoft accounts.
4 Requires specialised hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
5 Based on average time comparison between typing a password and detecting a face or fingerprint in order to successfully authenticate.
7 For the supported lifetime of the device. Internet access fees may apply. Additional storage and/or hardware requirements may apply over time for updates. See https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows/windows-10-specifications for more details.
8 Office 365 subscription sold separately.
9 Files are restored to the state they were in before the attack occurred. Files Restore requires an Office 365 subscription. File versions created up to 30 days in the past can be restored at any time for any reason.
10 Includes pictures and videos stored on the PC hard drive and in OneDrive and requires all devices to be synced with OneDrive.
11 Users must link their mobile phone to their PC in PC settings or through Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store. Users will receive an app from Microsoft which they must download to their mobile phone and follow the setup prompts. Requires Android 7.0+.
14 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.
15 Available with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and later, which includes new innovations, features and security capabilities. To ensure the best experience, the update rolls out via auto-updates when your PC is ready. Or if you want to get the update now, download the Update Assistant.
16 Availability and functionality may vary on non-Windows devices.