Windows 10 Pro Software OEM English / French / Italian / Polish /
Korea / Japanese
|1 GHz clock rate|
IA-32 or x86-64 architecture
Support for PAE, NX andSSE2
|x86-64 architecture with support for double-width compare and
exchange (CMPXCHG16B) CPU instruction,PrefetchW and LAHF/SAHF|
|IA-32 edition: 1 GB|
x86-64 edition: 2 GB
|DirectX 9 graphics device|
WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
|WDDM 1.3 or higher driver|
|800×600 pixels||1024×768 pixels|
|Keyboard and mouse||Multi-touch display|
Ctrl, Alt and Windows keys or their other hardware equivalents
Hard disk space
|IA-32 edition: 16 GB|
x86-64 edition: 20 GB
Windows Hello requires specialized illuminated infrared camera for
facial recognition or a finger print reader which supports the
Window Biometric Framework. Windows Hello with an Intel® RealSense™
(F200) camera requires a software update to work on Windows 8.1
devices after upgrading to Windows 10. This update is expected to
be available soon.
Continuum is available on all Windows 10 desktop editions by
manually turning “tablet mode” on and off through the Action
Center. Tablets and 2-in-1s with GPIO indicators or those that have
a laptop and slate indicator will be able to be configured to enter
“tablet mode” automatically.
Continuum for phones limited to select premium phones at launch.
External monitor must support HDMI input. Continuum-compatible
accessories sold separately. App availability and experience varies
by device and market. Office 365 subscription required for some
(1) Features only available in supported games in Xbox Live
supported countries. See xbox.com/live/countries. Limited number of
games available in 2015 support cross-device play; additional games
to follow. Stream to one device at a time; streaming with
multiplayer from Xbox One requires network connection and Xbox Live
Gold membership (sold separately); Gold also required for
multiplayer play on Xbox One. DirectX 12 only available with
supported games and graphics chips.
(2) Cortana available in select global markets at launch. Cortana
experience may vary by region and device.
All mentioned editions have the ability to use language packs,
enabling multiple user interface languages. This functionality was
previously only available in Windows 7 Ultimate or
Enterprise.Single-language variants of Home and Pro editions are
Windows 10 Home is designed for use in PCs, tablets and 2-in-1 PCs.
It includes all consumer-directed features.
Windows 10 Pro builds on the Home edition and adds features
essential for businesses, and functionally equivalent to Windows
Not part of the initial line up of Windows, this edition was
introduced in July 2016 for hardware partners on new devices
purchased with the discounted K-12 academic license. It features a
Set Up School PCs app and does not include Cortana, Windows Store
suggestions and basic tips and tricks of Windows 10.
Windows 10 Enterprise provides all the features of Windows 10 Pro,
with additional features to assist with IT-based organizations, and
is functionally equivalent to Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
Windows 10 Enterprise Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) is similar
to Windows 10 Enterprise but does not include Cortana, Windows
Store, the Edge browser, Photo Viewer and the UWP version of
Calculator (replaced by classic version), and will not receive any
feature updates, gives companies more control over the update
process. Windows 10 Enterprise N LTSB also lacks the same
components absent in other N variants (see below), and it is the
most stripped down edition of Windows 10 available.
Windows 10 Education provides all Windows 10 Enterprise features
(excluding Cortana), designed for use in schools, colleges, and
universities. It is available with Microsoft's Academic Volume
Windows 10 Mobile is designed for smartphones and small tablets. It
includes all basic consumer features, including Continuum
capability. It is the de facto successor of Windows Phone 8.1 and
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise provides all the features in Windows
10 Mobile, with additional features to assist with IT-based
organizations, in a manner similar to Windows 10 Enterprise, but
optimized for mobile devices.
As with all versions of Windows since XP, all Windows 10 editions
for PC hardware have "N" and "KN" variations in Europe and South
Korea that exclude certain bundled multimedia functionality,
including media players and related components, in order to comply
with antitrust rulings. The "Media Feature Pack" can be downloaded
and installed to restore these features.As with Windows 8.1, a
reduced-price "Windows 10 with Bing" SKU is available to OEMs; it
is subsidized by having Microsoft's Bing search engine set as
default, which cannot be changed to a different search engine by
OEMs. It is intended primarily for low-cost devices, and is
otherwise identical to Windows 10 Home.