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Windows 10 is an operating system developed and released by Microsoft. The operating system is a return to its base for personal computer usage, unlike Windows 8/8.1 that was aimed more for the tablet audience. A demo was done in September 2014, beta in October 2014 and final release in July 29, 2015.

Windows 10

Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have. Whether you want to upgrade your PCs to Windows 10, gain access to offerings such as Software Assurance, or use Windows with greater flexibility, there is a Microsoft Volume Licensing solution that is right for your organization. What’s new Introducing Windows 10

Windows 10 brings a new way of delivering Windows, with new features and functionality delivered in an incremental manner without requiring a large operating system redeployment. Active Software Assurance will enable you to receive ongoing features and functionality for Windows 10 Enterprise, along with security updates, on a regular basis. Organizations that are using Windows 10 Enterprise now have the opportunity to choose which Windows service best fits their needs. If your organization is looking for the latest innovation on an ongoing basis for a variety of devices, the Current Branch for Business is a great fit. For mission critical environments with strict change management policies, the Long Term Servicing Branch is a good choice because it offers the latest security updates—but no new features.

Read blog about Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Pro free upgrade offer

For the first year of availability, many customers who currently use Windows will qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10.

System requirements

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, here’s the minimum hardware you’ll need. Read further below to learn about the additional factors that impact upgradeability. For more information about the free upgrade offer1, please visit the Windows 10 Upgrade page for details.

Latest OS:
Make sure you are running the latest version of either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC


1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

Hard disk space:
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

Graphics card:
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

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