Get started with Windows 10

Introducing Windows 10

​Windows 10 is full of new features and improvements. Take a look at the highlights!

Ready, set, Start menu

The Start menu is back – and it's more personal, more organised and more fun than before.

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Select the Start 
              Start icon
            button on the taskbar. You’ll find your most used apps on the left, the All apps list, and shortcuts to other locations on your PC, such as File Explorer and Settings.

Get apps, music and more

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The Store is a one-stop shop for music, videos, games and apps.

Try out an app before you buy it, or pick a free one. Your Windows 10 apps will work on all your Windows 10 devices.

Rule the web with Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the first browser that lets you take notes, write, doodle, and highlight directly on web pages. Use the reading list reading list icon to save your favourite articles for later, then read them in reading view Reading view icon. Hover over open tabs to preview them, and bring your favourites and reading list with you when you use Microsoft Edge on another device.

GIF showing the tab preview feature.

Where you can type, you can write

Microsoft Edge isn’t the only app you can write in. Use your tablet pen, finger or your mouse to write anywhere you could type before. Or just doodle in OneNote. We won’t tell anyone.

Screenshot of notes and highlighted sentences on a web page.

Sign in and greet the day with Windows Hello

If it’s available on your device, Windows Hello changes how you sign in – it uses your face or fingerprint instead of a password. Go to Settings  > Accounts > Sign-in options to set it up.

Screenshot Windows Hello lock screen.

All your photos in one place

No more endless searching. The Photos app collects all your photos and videos in one place. From your phone, and your PC, and OneDrive. Then it organises your memories into albums for you to enjoy and share.

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