Microsoft Windows 10 Super Guide

Windows 10 Desktop Screenshot Technology World Stock Photograph
Windows 10 Desktop Screenshot Technology World Stock Photograph

These super guides are your ticket to learning how to accomplish tasks on a personal computer, using a variety of operating systems, with emphasis on the Windows 10 family of operating systems and personal computer hardware.

Introduction:

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Windows 10 is a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for retail sale on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 receives new builds on an ongoing basis, which are available at no additional cost to users, in addition to additional test builds of Windows 10 which are available to Windows Insiders. Devices in enterprise environments can receive these updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their ten-year lifespan of extended support (courtesy of Wikipedia.org).

Windows 10 Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts that you may have not known about Windows 10:

A version of the Windows NT operating system
Windows 10 Desktop Screenshot Technology World Stock Photograph
Windows 10 Desktop Screenshot Technology World Stock Photograph
DeveloperMicrosoft
Written in
  • C, C++, C#
OS familyMicrosoft Windows
Source model
  • Closed-source
  • Source-available (through Shared Source Initiative)
Released to
manufacturing
July 15, 2015; 4 years ago
General
availability
July 29, 2015; 4 years ago
Latest release1909 (10.0.18363.720) (March 12, 2020; 1 day ago)
Latest previewFast Ring (10.0.19582.1001) (March 12, 2020; 1 day ago)
Marketing targetPersonal computing
Available in110 language (Specific language packs included on the device depend on the mobile operator (for cellular connected devices) or device manufacturer. Additional language packs are available for download on the Microsoft Store, pursuant to manufacturer and carrier support.)
 
Update method
  • Windows Update
  • Microsoft Store
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64, ARMv7, ARM64
Kernel typeHybrid (Windows NT)
UserlandWindows API
.NET Framework
Universal Windows Platform
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Default user interfaceWindows shell (Graphical)
LicenseTrialware, Microsoft Software Assurance, MSDN subscription, Microsoft Imagine
Preceded byWindows 8.1 (2013)
Official websitewindows.com
Support status
All editions except LTSB and LTSC:
  • Versions 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, & 1909 are supported.
  • A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacks current drivers or otherwise outside of the OEM period. Not all features in an update will work on the devices. A device also needs to have the latest update to remain supported.
2015 LTSB:
  • Mainstream support until October 13, 2020
  • Extended support until October 14, 2025
2016 LTSB:
  • Mainstream support until October 12, 2021
  • Extended support until October 13, 2026
2019 LTSC:
  • Mainstream support until January 9, 2024
  • Extended support until January 9, 2029

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