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Windows 10

Knowledge Identifier: $Windows_10

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Windows 10

Upcoming, in development operating system by Microsoft, the successor to Windows 8,1 add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2013.

Countries: (64%), United States (25%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

Linked to: Microsoft, Back to school, Lenovo, Tencent

 

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2013

In December 2013, Mary Jo Foley reported that & Microsoft was working on an update to Windows 8, codenamed "'Threshold"' after a planet in Microsoft's "Halo" franchise add something


2014

In April 2014, at the Build Conference, Microsoft's Terry Myerson unveiled an updated version of Windows that added the ability to run Windows Store apps inside desktop windows, and a more traditional Start menu in place of the Start screen seen in Windows 8 add something

 

Rise of Nations - It released for Steam on June 12, 2014 and for the Windows 10 Store on September 14, 2017 with Xbox Live achievements and cross-play with the Steam version

 

Rise of Nations - It released for Steam on June 12, 2014 and for the Windows 10 Store on September 14, 2017 with Xbox Live achievements and cross-play with the Steam version

 

In July 2014, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella explained that the company was planning to "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes," unifying Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Embedded around a common architecture and a unified application ecosystem add something

 

Screenshots of Windows builds which purported to be Threshold were leaked in July 2014, revealing the previously presented Start menu and windowed apps, along with a new virtual desktop system, a notification center, and new, flatter system icons inspired by the Metro design language add something

 

In September 2014, Microsoft Indonesia president Andreas Diantoro claimed that Threshold would be available for free to existing Windows 8 users add something

 

Threshold was officially unveiled during a media event on September 30, 2014 under the name "'Windows 10"'; Myerson touted that Windows 10 would be Microsoft's "most comprehensive platform ever," providing a single, unified platform for desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and all-in-one devices add something

 

Windows 10 was first unveiled at a media event on September 30, 2014 add something

 

Microsoft Windows - On September 30, 2014, Microsoft announced Windows 10 as the successor to Windows 8,1

 

A technical preview build was released on October 1, 2014, which is primarily oriented towards testing by enterprise and enthusiast users, and the collection of feedback from users add something

 

Microsoft Edge - In December 2014, writing for "ZDNet", technology writer Mary Jo Foley reported that Microsoft was developing a new web browser codenamed "Spartan" for Windows 10


2015

Windows 10 is expected to be released in late 2015 add something

 

Microsoft Office 2013 - Windows 10 Mobile, set for release later in 2015, will come with brand new Office apps, more in line with their iPhone and Android equivalent, and making use of the "universal app" platform pioneered with Windows 10

 

Killer Instinct (2013 video game) - A port of the game for Windows 10 was announced at E3 2015; the PC version was developed in-house by Iron Galaxy and supports cross-play and cross-buy with the Xbox One version

 

Killer Instinct (2013 video game) - A port of the game for Windows 10 was announced at E3 2015; the PC version was developed in-house by Iron Galaxy and supports cross-play and cross-buy with the Xbox One version

 

Cortana - During E3 2015, Microsoft announced that Cortana would come to the Xbox One as part of a universally designed Windows 10 update for the console

 

Cortana - During E3 2015, Microsoft announced that Cortana would come to the Xbox One as part of a universally designed Windows 10 update for the console

 

Cortana (software) - During E3 2015, Microsoft announced that Cortana would come to the Xbox One as part of a universally designed Windows 10 update for the console

 

Microsoft Office 2013 - Universal Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Windows 10 are in the preview stage and are set for release later in 2015

 

Cortana - In January 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of Cortana for Windows 10 desktops and mobile devices as part of merging Windows Phone into the operating system at large

 

Cortana - In January 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of Cortana for Windows 10 desktops and mobile devices as part of merging Windows Phone into the operating system at large

 

Cortana (software) - In January 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of Cortana for Windows 10 desktops and mobile devices as part of merging Windows Phone into the operating system at large

 

Microsoft Edge - In early-January 2015, "The Verge" obtained further details surrounding "Spartan" from sources close to Microsoft, including reports that it would replace Internet Explorer on both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10

 

Further details surrounding 10's consumer-oriented features were presented during another media event held on January 21, 2015, entitled "Windows 10: The Next Chapter" add something

 

Windows Phone - Windows 10 - Windows 10 for phones and small tablets was announced on January 21, 2015, as a mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 8 inches running on ARM architecture

 

Microsoft Edge - Officially unveiled on January 21, 2015, and first publicly released as a preview on March 30, 2015, it will replace Internet Explorer as the default browser of Windows 10 PCs, smartphones and tablets

 

Fable Legends - On 21 January 2015, Microsoft announced "Fable Legends" would be released on Windows 10, exclusive to the Windows 10 Store

 

Fable Legends - On 21 January 2015, Microsoft announced "Fable Legends" would be released on Windows 10, exclusive to the Windows 10 Store

 

On February 2, 2015, Microsoft announced that it would provide a free ARM port of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 devices through its Internet of Things developer program add something

 

AMD's first-quarter earnings report, released in April 2015, listed a possible release period of "the end of July", although this has not been confirmed by Microsoft add something

 

Windows 10 is expected to be released to manufacturing in June 2015 add something

 

On June 1, 2015, Microsoft first promoted that Windows 10 would be released on July 29, 2015 add something

 

On June 1, 2015, the "Get Windows 10" application was activated on Windows devices running versions eligible to upgrade to, and compatible with, Windows 10 add something

 

As per lifecycle policies, "Windows 10, released in July 2015" will receive mainstream support for five years after its original release, followed by five years of extended support, but this is subject to conditions add something

 

Historically in recent years, many of the seriously malfunctioning updates capable of blue screening a PC have been driver updates and security patches, and therefore some technology analysts express reservations about a system which does not easily allow the possibility to prevent a specific Microsoft-selected driver or security patch known to be troublesome, from being forcibly installed in such cases; this problem arose for real in July 2015 when Windows 10 forcibly overwrote an NVidia driver causing widespread video setup and booting failures am add something

 

Microsoft began an advertising campaign centring around $Windows (Microsoft_Windows) 10, "Upgrade Your World", on July 20, 2015 with the premiere of television commercials in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States add something

 

Surface 3 - Surface 3s purchased before 29 July 2015 come with Windows 8,1 but are upgradeable to Windows 10 for free from that date onwards

 

Microsoft Surface Pro - Surface Pro originally shipped with Windows 8 Pro, but was upgradeable to Windows 8,1 Pro. The Surface Pro is further capable of upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which became a free upgrade for users since July 29, 2015

 

In August 2015, Russian politician Nikolai Levichev called for Windows 10 to be banned from use within the Russian government, as it sends user data to servers in the United States add something

 

Microsoft Edge - In an August 2015 review of Windows 10 by Dan Grabham of "TechRadar", Microsoft Edge was praised for its performance, despite not being in a feature-complete state at launch

 

Dovetail Games - On 4 August 2015, Dovetail Games announced plans with Microsoft to bring a number of its future releases to Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2016

 

In September 2015, it was reported that Microsoft was triggering automatic downloads of the Windows 10 installation files on all compatible computers with Windows Update configured to automatically download and install updates, regardless of whether or not they had specifically requested the upgrade add something

 

In October 2015, & Microsoft announced that it planned to modify the activation procedure for Windows 10 upgrades, allowing users to enter an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8,1 product key to activate the free license, without the need to upgrade first to "activate" the hardware with Microsoft's activation servers add something

 

In October 2015, Windows 10 began to appear as an "Optional" update in the Windows Update interface, but checked off for installation on some systems add something

 

Candy Crush Saga - The app was subsequently made available for Windows 10 and Windows Phone in October 2015

 

Windows 10 has been installed on more than 110 million devices according Microsoft's Terry Myerson on October 6, 2015 add something

 

However, on October 29, 2015, Microsoft announced that it planned to consider Windows 10 as a "recommended" update in the Windows Update interface some time in 2016, which will cause an automatic download of installation files, and cause a one-time prompt with a choice to install to appear add something

 

In August 2015, Windows Insider members began to receive new builds as part of a release series known as "TH2" , a major post-release update that will be released on November 10, 2015 add something

 

The upgrade was re-instated on November 24, 2015, with Microsoft stating that the removal was due to a bug that caused privacy and data collection settings to be reset to defaults when installing the upgrade add something

 

In December 2015, it was reported that a new iteration of the dialog had begun to appear, only containing "Upgrade now" and "Upgrade tonight" buttons, and no obvious method to decline installation besides the close button add something

 

Microsoft Office 2013 - Windows 10 Mobile that was released in December 2015 included new Office apps, more in line with their iPhone and Android equivalent, and making use of the "universal app" platform pioneered with Windows 10


2016

Cortana - & Microsoft announced at Microsoft Build 2016 that Cortana would be able to cloud-synchronise notifications between Windows 10 Mobile's and Windows 10's Action Center, as well as notifications from Android devices

 

Cortana - & Microsoft announced at Microsoft Build 2016 that Cortana would be able to cloud-synchronise notifications between Windows 10 Mobile's and Windows 10's Action Center, as well as notifications from Android devices

 

Cortana (software) - & Microsoft announced at Microsoft Build 2016 that Cortana would be able to cloud-synchronise notifications between Windows 10 Mobile's and Windows 10's Action Center, as well as notifications from Android devices

 

Dead Rising 3 - At Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference, Dead Rising 4 was announced for Windows 10 & the Xbox One

 

Samsung Galaxy - At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show Samsung broke tradition with the announcement of the first $Galaxy (Category:Samsung_mobile_phones) Branded Windows device the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

 

Gears of War 4 - During its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft announced that "Gears of War 4" would be released on PC exclusively for Windows 10 Windows Store

 

Gears of War 4 - During its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft announced that "Gears of War 4" would be released on PC exclusively for Windows 10 Windows Store

 

Microsoft Fresh Paint - In 2016, the app was remade for Windows 10 computers

 

Microsoft Fresh Paint - In 2016, the app was remade for Windows 10 computers

 

Docker (software) - Since then, a feature known as Windows Containers was made available for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

 

Docker (software) - Since then, a feature known as Windows Containers was made available for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

 

In January 2016, Microsoft stated that under new support policies, Windows 10 will be the only Windows platform supported on future CPU microarchitectures, beginning with the upcoming generations of Intel and AMD architectures, and that support for Windows 7 and Windows 8,1 on Intel's Skylake processors will end July 17, 2017, making Windows 10 the only supported Windows platform on Skylake chips add something

 

As of January 4, 2016, Microsoft is reporting that Windows 10 has been activated on more than 200 million devices since the operating system's launch five months ago add something

 

Quantum Break - Though "Quantum Break" was originally announced as a Xbox One exclusive, Microsoft announced in February 2016 that the game would be released for Windows 10 as well, to launch simultaneously with the Xbox One version

 

On February 9, 2016, Microsoft retracted this decision and began to provide release notes for cumulative updates on the Windows website add something

 

In March 2016, Microsoft released a security patch for Internet Explorer 11 that, according to its documentation, bundles an update which adds advertising for Windows 10 on the new tab page add something

 

Shadow Complex - The remastered version was released on Xbox One on March 16, 2016, and a PlayStation 4 version, as well as PC version offered through the Windows 10 Store and Steam on May 3, 2016

 

Killer Instinct (2013 video game) - A third season, along with a port of the game for Windows 10, has been released on March 29, 2016

 

Killer Instinct (2013 video game) - A third season, along with a port of the game for Windows 10, has been released on March 29, 2016

 

On April 28, 2016 Microsoft announced that Cortana will be "locked into Edge and Bing" leaving users with no option add something

 

As of June 2016, Microsoft once again updated the GWX tool, leaving no option for users to opt out of upgrading add something

 

Roblox - In June 2016, the company launched a version compatible with Windows 10

 

Docker (software) - On June 8, 2016, Microsoft announced that Docker now could be used natively on Windows 10 with Hyper-V Containers, to build, ship and run containers utilizing the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 Nano Server container OS image

 

Docker (software) - On June 8, 2016, Microsoft announced that Docker now could be used natively on Windows 10 with Hyper-V Containers, to build, ship and run containers utilizing the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 Nano Server container OS image

 

Microsoft Edge - Browser extension support was developed and added in preview builds in March 2016, and released with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, 2016

 

The country had passed a federal law requiring all online services to store the data of Russian users on servers within the country by September 2016, or be blocked add something

 

Accessed 4 October 2016 Redstone supports Windows Subsystem for Linux, a new component that provides an environment for running Linux-compatible binary software in an Ubuntu-based user mode environment add something

 

Gears of War (series) - Gears of War - "Gears of War 4" is an upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 game currently in development by The Coalition and scheduled for release on October 11, 2016

 

Instagram - On October 13, 2016, Instagram published a desktop client for the first time on Windows 10, which can be downloaded via the Windows Store

 

For one week late in November 2016, Windows 10 overtook first rank from Windows 7 in the United States, before loosing it again; it still is more popular every weekend add something

 

On December 7, 2016, Microsoft announced that as part of a partnership with Qualcomm, it planned to introduce support for running Win32 software on ARM architecture with a 32-bit x86 processor emulator, in 2017 add something

 

Minecraft - On 19 December 2016, the full version of "Minecraft: Pocket Edition" was released on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10, along with the release of the game based on the "Pocket Edition" for the Apple TV


2017

It is expected to be released in early 2017 add something

 

By February 2017, Windows 10 was losing market share to Windows 7 add something

 

ITV Player - ITV Hub was launched for Xbox One on Friday 10th February 2017, this was made possible by a new Universal Windows Platform app which integrates with Windows 10 and Xbox One

 

ITV Player - ITV Hub was launched for Xbox One on Friday 10 February 2017, this was made possible by a new Universal Windows Platform app which integrates with Windows 10 and Xbox One

 

It was released on April 5, 2017 for manual installation via Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant and Media Creation Tool tools add something

 

It was released for general availability on April 11, 2017 add something

 

On May 2, 2017, & Microsoft unveiled "Windows 10 S" , a feature-limited version of Windows 10 designed primarily for low-end devices in the education market, such as the Surface Laptop that Microsoft unveiled at this time add something

 

In July 2017, Microsoft announced changes in the terminology for Windows branches, as part of its effort to unify the update cadence with that of Office 365 ProPlus and Windows Server 2016 add something

 

In November 2017, Microsoft detailed a new UI feature known as "Sets", which initially allows supported UWP programs to be hosted within Microsoft Edge tabs add something

 

Meltdown (security vulnerability) - On November 14, 2017, security researcher Alex Ionescu publicly mentioned changes in the new version of Windows 10 that would cause some speed degradation without explaining the necessity for the changes, just referring to similar changes in Linux

 

Meltdown (security vulnerability) - On November 14, 2017, security researcher Alex Ionescu publicly mentioned changes in the new version of Windows 10 that would cause some speed degradation without explaining the necessity for the changes, just referring to similar changes in Linux

 

Microsoft launched the branding "Always Connected PCs" in December 2017 to market $Windows (Microsoft_Windows) 10 devices with cellular connectivity, which included two ARM-based 2-in-1 laptops from Asus and HP featuring the Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, and the announcement of a partnership between AMD and Qualcomm to integrate its Snapdragon X16 gigabit LTE modem with AMD's Ryzen Mobile platform add something

 

In November 2017, Microsoft stated that this program would end December 31, 2017 add something


2018

Microsoft Windows - Use of the latest version Windows 10 has exceeded Windows 7 globally since early 2018

 

In the middle of January 2018, Windows 10 got slightly ahead of Windows 7 reaching its all-time high for "Desktop Windows Version Market Share" add something

 

Support was added for palm-vein scanning through a partnership with Fujitsu in February 2018 add something

 

In March 2018, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 S would be deprecated due to market confusion, and would be replaced by "S Mode", an OEM option wherein Windows defaults to only allowing applications to be installed from Windows Store, but does not require payment in order to disable these restrictions add something

 

As a time-limited promotion, Microsoft stated that this upgrade would be free on the Surface Laptop until March 31, 2018 add something

 

This version is installed by the April 2018 Update, which was released as a manual download on April 30, 2018, with a broad rollout coming on May 8, 2018 add something

 

This version is installed by the "'October 2018 Update"', which was released on October 2, 2018 add something

 

On October 6, 2018, the build was pulled by Microsoft following isolated reports of the update process deleting files from user directories add something


2019

In March 2019, Microsoft announced that it would display notifications on Windows 7 devices informing users of the upcoming end of extended support for the platform, and direct users to a website urging them to upgrade to Windows 10 or purchase new hardware add something

 

In April 2019, it was announced that, in addition, feature updates will no longer be automatically pushed to users add something

 

The May 2019 update changes the minimum disk capacity needed to 32&nbspGB. Beginning with this update, 7&knbp;GB is permanently reserved for Windows Update purposes add something

 

On May 29, 2019, new features for future Windows 10 versions were presented add something

 

On August 11, 2019, researchers reported that Windows 10 users may be at risk for "critical" system compromise due to design flaws of hardware device drivers from multiple providers add something