If you use your device for tasks like browsing the internet, paying bills, checking email, or streaming, Windows 10 Home might be right for you.
Windows 10 Home has an extensive collection of universal apps and features that you can use across platforms with a Microsoft account on a Windows-compatible device. Plus, the apps and features your family uses most come with built-in security. Windows 10 Home includes widely used entertainment, productivity, and security apps and features. Let’s review the most popular ones so that you can evaluate them for your needs.
Windows 10 Home features internet protection to guard against potentially dangerous apps or websites when streaming movies or playing games. Parental controls also provide an extra layer of protection to manage your children’s screen time and restrict access to adult content when using a Microsoft account.
The Home edition includes all the familiar tools, such as Microsoft Edge, Mail, Cortana personal assistant, the familiar Windows Start Menu, digital pen and touch, and the ability to download non-Microsoft Store apps.
If you want to use Microsoft Store for Business, which allows a business to find, manage, and distribute apps to multiple devices, try Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Home includes built-in security with Windows Hello that lets you sign in to your device using facial recognition or your fingerprint. It also includes Windows Security Center, which protects your device and automatically scans for viruses. That way, you can keep your device updated to ensure it’s always protected from threats.
If you’re looking for business features such as Windows Update for Business, BitLocker device Encryption, or Enterprise Data Protection, try Windows 10 Pro.
If you’re upgrading from an earlier version of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, there are some basic requirements that you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10.
Windows 10 Home has the following system requirements:
- 1 GHz or faster compatible processor
- 1 GB RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB for 64-bit
- Up to 20 GB available hard disk space
- Video card: 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher. DirectX® 9-compatible graphics processor with WDDM driver
- Internet access