The Big Fat Windows 10 FAQ Page

General

What is Windows 10?
When was Windows 10 released?
What makes Windows 10 different from Prior Windows Versions?
What are the different versions of Windows 10?

Prices

How much does the Home version cost?
How much does the Pro version cost?
How much does it cost to upgrade from Home to Pro?

Software Specifics

I don’t like the new the Start menu, can I change things in it?

General

What is Windows 10?

Windows is the world’s most popular PC operating system, used in around 90% of personal computers. Windows 10 is the latest and – according to Microsoft – last version of Windows. From now on it will be updated continually with small updates, instead of a new numbered version every few years.

When was Windows 10 released?

Windows 10 was released to the public at the 29th of July, 2015.

What makes Windows 10 different from Prior Windows Versions?

Here’s a list of some significant changes from past versions:

  • Windows 10 introduced Cortana – the virtual assistant that you can talk to.
  • Edge – a new browser to replace Internet Explorer.
  • The ability to change between several virtual desktops when you work.
  • Windows Hello – a biometric authentication system to log into Windows and other Microsoft products.
  • What are the different versions of Windows 10?

    Windows 10 has two different versions: a Home version and a Pro version. The names are self-descriptive: Home is designed for home users, while Pro has extra features for businesses.

    Prices

    How much does the Home version cost?

    The Home version costs $119.99 in the US when bought from the Microsoft store. The price changes according to the country you live in.
    https://www.microsoftstore.com

    How much does the Pro version cost?

    The Pro version costs $199.99 in the US when bought from the Microsoft store. The price changes according to the country you live in.
    https://www.microsoftstore.com

    How much does it cost to upgrade from Home to Pro?

    The upgrade costs $99.99 in the US. The price changes according to the country you live in.

    Software Specifics

    I don’t like the new the Start menu, can I change it?

    Yup! Check out this article.

    ilan