After skipping a version number, Windows 10 was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and two weeks later, for worldwide availability. A free upgrade offer to this operating system was distributed by Microsoft immediately following release. The offer only affects those who are using a genuine copy of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. This upgrade offer expired exactly one year after the official release of Windows 10 -- on July 29, 2016. As of September of that year, Windows 10 has been installed on 400 million devices, then more than 600 million as of November 2017. It is also the only operating system currently in mainstream support as of January 9, 2018.

New features for Windows 10

  • Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer
  • A new user interface
  • Windows DVD Player (as an app from the Windows Store)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V (replacing Virtual PC)

Removed from Windows 10

  • Windows Media Center
  • Support for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and Windows Virtual PC



Introducing Windows 10 - The future starts now

Introducing Windows 10 - The future starts now