The new Windows 10 Home operating system offers both experienced users and beginners in, as the name implies, the “home environment” ideal computer support. Just like every previous “Home” version from Microsoft, the Win 10 Home operating system stand out with its extremely user-friendly interface. In addition, Microsoft Windows 10 Home adjusts to the device used and its properties according to the platform. System requirements for the Windows 10 Home operating system are the same as for its two predecessors, Windows 7 und 8.1. This means that even older computers can run with Windows 10 Home without a problem.
New features in the Windows 10 Home operating system
Apart from visual changes, there are a number of new features in the Windows 10 Home operating system:
- Cortana: Personal assistant for operation of the computer
- Microsoft Edge: New internet browser, replaces the existing Internet Explorer
- Face and fingerprint recognition (if the appropriate equipment is available)
- Continuum: Tablet mode for touch devices
- Windows Holographic: Application platform for the associated HoloLens data glasses (augmented reality)
Programs and games
The Win 10 Home operating system also has the usual calendar, mail, music, video and photo programs. One further innovation introduced by Microsoft Windows 10 Home is the new DirectX 12. This provides even further graphics support for games. Games from Xbox One in the home network are also receiving a necessary boost in performance to enable playing or streaming.
Updated functions in the Windows 10 Home operating system
The familiar Start menu has been reworked in Microsoft Windows 10 Home and now offers a tile area which can be loaded with individual functions. The desktop in the new Win 10 Home operating system also has new functions that enable the use of multiple virtual desktops for different areas. The Windows Store has been standardised for all versions with the conversion to Microsoft Windows 10 Home.
Security and data protection
With respect to security, the Windows 10 Home operating system supports the FIDO Alliance standard 2.0 for internet authentication. In tandem with this, “Microsoft Hello” biometric user authentication, which enables login without a password, has been introduced.
On the issue of data protection, the user has greater freedom of choice with the Windows 10 Home operating system compared with its predecessor versions. In the system settings all links to Microsoft which transmit data to Microsoft in the form of feedbacks, for example, can be personally specified with individual menu points.
Optimum support with Microsoft Windows 10 Home
According to Microsoft there will be no more versions of Windows published in the future. Instead, Windows will be used more as a service. This means that purchasers of Win 10 Home will not only receive updates in the form of fixes and bug fixes, but also new features which were not available at the time they made the purchase.
Attention: Please note that, with this version of Windows 10 Home the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro is not possible!
Microsoft Windows 10 Home – System requirements
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver