The best Windows ever

Be more productive and creative with 3D tools, cross-device experiences, and more.

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$93.49

Best for personal or household use.

Licensed for 1 PC.
  • Fast start-up and Windows Hello for password free sign-ins [1]
  • Windows Mixed Reality for exploring new worlds, going to top destinations, and playing immersive games [2]
  • My People for easy access to key contacts, drag and drop sharing and sending animated emojis
  • Windows Ink for creating lists, sticky notes and drawings, writing directly on your screen, and working smarter on Office documents [3][5]
  • 4K gaming, DirectX 12 graphics, Mixer broadcasting, and a more intuitive Game mode [4]
  • Paint 3D and Remix 3D for seeing 3D creations in your world, or enhancing photos, videos and Office documents [5]
  • The reimagined Photos app for creating videos with soundtrack, transitions, 3D effects, and Windows Ink
  • Microsoft Edge for longer battery life, 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Audio, and organizing the web your way
  • Cortana, your personal digital assistant [6]
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$169.99

Best for small businesses or users needing enhanced functionality.

Licensed for 1 PC.

All of the features of Windows 10 Home, plus:

  • Get built-in protection from security threats at no extra cost with BitLocker, Windows Defender Antivirus and more
  • Access all your files, folders and apps from virtually anywhere on any device with remote desktop
  • Choose deferred updates so you can decide when and how to update your devices
  • Connect to your school, business, or corporate network via the cloud with Azure Active Directory
  • Create and run virtual machines with Hyper-V [7]
  • Make use of powerful management tools for single sign on and more control over your devices

Microsoft Windows brings together everything you do - from mobile apps for your business, to Office productivity work, to searching and browsing, to accessing all your data from anywhere.

Windows 10

Get the new and improved Windows when you upgrade to Windows 10. You’ll soon discover that it is familiar to Windows users, but a more personalized experience that takes everything you already love about prior versions like Windows 7 and 8 to the next level.
 
 
Windows 10 delivers an even better Start Menu, expanding the possibilities and bringing over your favorite apps and pins so they’re easily accessible. Not only does it make multitasking easier than ever, it also interoperates well with software and hardware you already have, allowing you to stay productive whenever you need to get to work. Specifically, you can view up to four apps and all open tasks at one time.
 
When you upgrade to Windows 10, your apps will work great in all modes, on all Windows enabled devices. Browse Microsoft Store and you’ll find plenty of amazing devices that are designed to work perfectly with the latest version of Windows.
 
Whether you want to work or play, Windows 10 helps you interact with your devices in the perfect way. Amazing apps like Mail, Calendar, Music, Video, Maps, and more come standard with Windows 10 and can use OneDrive to back up your information. And the gamer in you will love how your Windows 10 device can sync with Xbox Live, letting you record gameplay in seconds, stream games from your Xbox One console to your device anywhere at home, and more. Buy Windows 10 and you’ll get more flexibility than ever before.
 
If you’re already a Windows user, download a Windows 10 upgrade so you can experience the latest in Windows technology.
 
 
 
[1] Requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
 
 
[2] Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; PC hardware requirements may vary for available apps, features and content.
 
[3] Touch-capable PC required, pen accessory may be sold separately.
 
[4] 4K hardware and supported games required.
 
[5] Office sold separately.
 
[6] Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.
 
[7] Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second-level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and an additional 2GB of RAM.

Windows 10 Fundamentals

Existing Fundamentals

Existing differentiated management and security features

FeaturesHomeProEnterpriseEducation
Device Encryption
Domain Join
Group Policy Management
BitLocker
Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE)
Assigned Access 8.1
Remote Desktop
Direct Access
Windows To Go Creator
AppLocker
BranchCache
Start Screen Control with Group Policy

Windows 10 management features

Management and Deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment

FeaturesHomeProEnterpriseEducation
Side-loading of line business apps
Mobile device management
Ability to join Azure Active Directory, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps
Business Store for Windows 10
Granular UX Control
Easy Upgrade from Pro to Enterprise Edition
Easy Upgrade from Home to Education Edition

Windows 10 security features

Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats

FeaturesHomeProEnterpriseEducation
Microsoft Passport
Enterprise Data Protection
Credential Guard
Device Guard
BranchCache
Start Screen Control with Group Policy

Windows 10 "servicing" features

Delivering Windows as Service

Stay up to Date with Windows

FeaturesHomeProEnterpriseEducation
Windows Update
Windows Update for Business
Current Branch for Business
Long Term Servicing Branch
Start Screen Control with Group Policy

Upgrade To Windows 10

An upgrade moves your PC from a previous version of Windows—such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1—to Windows 10. An upgrade can take place on your existing device, though Microsoft recommends using Windows 10 on a new PC to take advantage of the latest features and security improvements. This FAQ is intended to answer questions about upgrading to Windows 10.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Questions

How long will it take to upgrade my device?

The time that is required to upgrade to Windows 10 depends on factors such as the age of your device and how it’s configured. Most devices will take about an hour to upgrade as soon as the download is completed. Although older devices could take longer, some newer, high-performance devices might upgrade faster.

How do I free up space for the upgrade?

Devices with a 32 GB hard drive or older devices with full hard drives might need additional storage space to complete the upgrade. If you don’t have sufficient space, try removing files or apps you no longer need or use Disk Cleanup to free up space.

During the upgrade, you might be asked to free up space on your device or attach an external drive with sufficient space to continue with the upgrade. If you attach an external drive, make sure to keep it in a safe place after the upgrade in case you need it for recovery options.

Why do I need to uninstall some of my apps during the upgrade?

Some apps have to be uninstalled because they could cause problems with the upgrade process. You'll be able to reinstall these apps after the upgrade to Windows 10 is done.

Other apps have to be uninstalled because they won't work correctly or might not work at all with Windows 10.

You won't be able to reinstall or use these apps after the upgrade is completed.

Will Windows 7 apps work on Windows 10?

For the best possible experience, we recommend doing a fresh installation of your applications on your new Windows 10 PC. The Microsoft Store has a variety of 3rd party applications that can be easily downloaded and installed.

For any software not currently available in the Microsoft Store, we recommend going to that company’s official website and downloading the Windows 10 version from there. In limited circumstances, some older software may not have an updated version that is compatible with Windows 10.

Can I change my language when I upgrade?

The easiest way to change your language is to upgrade using the same language you currently have on your PC and then add a new language later.

To add new languages in Windows 10, select Start> Settings> Time & Language > Language and then choose the language you want.

Is Windows Media Center available in Windows 10?

No, Windows Media Center isn’t available as part of Windows 10 and will be removed during the upgrade. After the upgrade is completed you won't be able to install Windows Media Center.

Upgrade Table Guide

Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10

From Windows 7 EditionTo Windows 10 Edition
Windows 7 StarterWindows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home BasicWindows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home PremiumWindows 10 Home
Windows 7 ProfessionalWindows 10 Pro
Windows 7 UltimateWindows 10 Pro

Upgrade From Windows 8.1 To Windows 10

From Windows 8.1 EditionTo Windows 10 Edition
Winodws 8.1xxxWindows 10 Home
Windows 8.1 ProWindows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro for StudentsWindows 10 Pro