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Get faster start-ups; a familiar yet expanded Start menu; and great new ways to get stuff done even across multiple devices.

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home

Get faster start-ups; a familiar yet expanded Start menu; and great new ways to get stuff done even across multiple devices.


  • Required processor

    1GHz processor or faster

  • Required memory

    1GB RAM for 32-bit; 2GB for 64-bit

  • Required hard disk space

    Up to 20GB available hard disk space

  • Required video card

    800 x 600 screen resolution or higher. DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver

  • Required connectivity

    Internet access (fees may apply)

  • Other system requirements

    Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software

  • Additional system requirements

    You must accept the enclosed License Terms, also at microsoft.com/useterms

    Activation required • Single license • 32 & 64-bits on USB 3.0 media included

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Great, when you clean install...

Upgraded from 8 to 10, then it got hung on version 1511 and would not move past there. I wasted so much time trying to delete old updates, re download them. It kept reverting back to a prior version of windows... I wasted days, hours, cursed, it brought out the very worst in me... If I would only have done what I tried to avoid in the beginning. Here's the fatal problem with Windows 10 when you upgrade from 7, 8, 8.1... You carry with you this incredibly long chain of updates. The probability you are going to have an error increases with every update as your chain of updates gets longer. Because you already have Windows 10, Microsoft allows you to download an ISO file of windows with an installation software and you can put it on a usb drive. When you are done downloading you can boot off of the usb drive. I cloned my original hard drive to a SSD so this was easy. To boot off the hard drive, press and hold down F2 while you computer is starting. Then you can change boot option to usb. Windows installation software starts and you can then wipe your hard drive clean and do a fresh install of Windows 10. You then need to download your drivers for your computer from your manufacturer. This whole process took less than 30 minutes. Now my computers are ultra fast and I don't have to worry about update errors... Microsoft should explain this process to people!

37 out of 41 people found this helpful.

Too much invasion of privacy and personal data col

I don't like the amount of personal data collected with this or any other software produced by large corporations. Slow performance, and Edge causes too many conflicts with other MS programs.

17 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Best Windows Yet!

I agree with some other reviewers, upgrade your hardware. On current hardware Windows 10 runs rock hard stable. Fastest boot times ever. My wife is disabled and uses a Surface Pro with touch. Microsoft is far ahead of the 'others' when it comes to accessibility.

29 out of 37 people found this helpful.

Windows works great!

We upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as soon as we could. It was a smooth upgrade and we have had minimal problems with it.

26 out of 33 people found this helpful.

Win 7 was a much better product

Windows a a much better product. Faster and easier to use. I don't appreciate being forced to settle for Win 10

10 out of 12 people found this helpful.

From Vista to Windows 10

I upgraded my computer from Vista to Windows. after doing so and having to back up everything possible if you do decide to upgrade from Vista to Windows 10 make sure you backup your desktop anything like that because you will lose it. right now I'm trying to get the scanner to work on my printer which is a total different setup which I'm trying to figure out ,otherwise it's okay program. I had Windows 7 on my laptop which I was used to which I can Zippity Doo Dah through it, but Windows 10 is a little bit harder to deal with. recommend it.... if you really want to try it go ahead but I wouldn't go any higher than 8

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Impossible to link to boot camp

I bought this to use with mac but the instructions for downloading and using with boot camp are incomplete. Seems like whoever wrote them had no interest in whether they would be effective or not. Why not just say 'we don't care' and be done with it?

24 out of 34 people found this helpful.

Bricked my computer

Despite the fact that my system meets all the listed technical requirements, Microsoft now tells me my Dell Laptop is actually not compatible with Windows 10. Unfortunately, there was no way for me to know that until after running the install program which erased my previous operating system before. Now I have a computer that doesn't work, can't be restored, and a copy of Windows 10 that's completely useless. (And have been hung up on 3 times while trying to get customer support.)

17 out of 21 people found this helpful.

updates never go through.

I had windows 10 for a year and not one update has gone through.

34 out of 52 people found this helpful.

should be free

Free downloads for windows wanted to install earlier but you making me pay for it now

19 out of 21 people found this helpful.

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This is a full version of Windows 10; we recommend you back up your files before installing. Windows Media Center is not available in Windows 10. Apps and features may vary by market. Updates are automatically enabled during support period; additional requirements will apply over time. Some features such as touch may require a new device. To check for compatibility, support period, and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer's website and windows.com/windows10specs.

[1] For the supported lifetime of the device.
[2] Touch capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.
[3] Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.
[4] Netflix subscription required, sold separately.
[5] 4K functionality available with supported games, programming, monitors, and graphics chips.
[6] Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.