Windows 10

Updated: 09/16/2017 by Computer Hope

Windows 10Sometimes abbreviated as Win10 or WinX, Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows that is an upgrade to Windows 8.1 (skipping Windows 9) and was released July 29, 2015.

New Windows 10 features

Windows 10 shares a lot of the features first introduced with Windows 8 in addition to the major features mentioned below.

  • Start Menu - Brought back the Windows Start Menu with the tiles introduced with Windows 8 also capable of being shown in the Start Menu.
  • Microsoft Edge - Microsoft has kept Internet Explorer but has also introduced and included the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 users and recommends using it as the default browser.
  • Cortana - The new voice assistant Cortana is now part of Windows and the Windows search bar.

Tip: In April 2017 Microsoft related the Creators Update that introduced even more features for Windows 10 users. See our Creators Update for further information and a list of new features.

Windows 10 system requirements

1 GHz processor or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
1 GB of RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit
16 GB of hard drive space for 32-bit or 20 GB for 64-bit
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher.

What Windows came before Windows 10?

For the end user, Windows 8 came before Windows 10.

What version of Windows came after Windows 10?

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft says it will be the last version of Windows.

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