Windows 10 home keys
|Processor||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC|
|RAM||2 GB for 64-bit|
|Hard disk space||20 GB for 64-bit OS|
|Graphics card||DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver|
Windows 10 Home
Familiar but Fresh
Windows 10 Home brings the best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8
together. The Start menu is back and combined with live tiles to
keep you up to date. Windows 10 features brand new apps like Mail,
Photos, Maps, Groove, Movies & TV. OneDrive lets you keep all
your information in the cloud so you can access it easily on any
Windows 10 device.
No New Hardware Needed
Windows 10 Home has minimal system requirements that make it easy
to install on your current computer. If your computer is running
Windows 7 or Windows 8 than you can easily install Windows 10.
Automatic security updates keep you up to date and protected.
Windows 10 Home vs Windows 10 Pro: What do they have in common?
For the majority of users the differences between Windows 10 Home
and Pro will be negligible, as both provide pretty much everything
they need for everyday computing. The main differences affect
All versions of Windows 10 come with Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual
assistant, that can make calendar entries, take dictation, open
applications and local files, search the web, and give directions,
all from voice commands on your PC. This feature could become quite
key in the future, as Microsoft has recently announced the upcoming
release of Cortana apps for Android and iOS phones, alongside the
full integration it enjoys on Windows Phone. You can read here how
to use Cortana in Windows 10.
The Microsoft Edge browser is also available on both versions. This
break from Internet Explorer is an interesting one, and Edge
certainly has enough features to make it a worthy adversary to
Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. The new offering comes complete with a
stripped down Reading Mode to declutter articles online, an
Instapaper/Pocket style Reading List for saving articles you don’t
have time to read there and then, plus the ability to annotate and
share web pages. For more information check out our guide for how
to use Edge browser in Windows 10
As Windows continues its voyage into a touch compatible future,
Microsoft has made some significant adjustments to the user
interface on both Home and Pro. Gone is the overbearing and oft
confusing Windows 8 touch-first layout, replaced instead with a
modern take on the Windows 7 desktop. This doesn’t mean touch has
been left behind; instead Windows can now detect the type of
hardware you are using and offer the appropriate interface. This
feature is called Continuum and should make the new Windows far
more attractive to the majority of users, most of whom don’t own a
touchscreen laptop or Windows tablet.
A welcome addition to Windows 10 is a fully integrated version of
Virtual Desktops. This feature has been around in past iterations
of Windows, but always required additional software to get it
going. Now you'll be able to create different workspaces on your PC
very easily thanks to a new Task View option. You can also drag and
drop open applications onto different desktops, making the whole
process smooth, fast, and simple. To learn more about this helpful
feature read our How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 guide.
The other main upgrade to Windows that can be found of both Home
and Pro is that of universal apps. This idea is a simple one, in
which any universal app you buy from the Windows Store will work on
any of your devices, be they PC, tablet, phone, or even the Xbox
One. You can read our How to Use Universal App in Windows 10 for
more details on how these new apps really work.