Microsoft Windows 10 Home (32/64-bit, Download)

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (32/64-bit, Download)

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (32/64-bit, Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Expanded Start Menu
  • Microsoft Edge Web Browser
  • Cortana Personal Digital Assistant
  • Snap Window Enhancements
  • Multiple Virtual Desktops
  • Action Center Icon
  • Touch, Keyboard, & Mouse Support
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Built-In Apps
  • Windows Store
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Install the 32/64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system from Microsoft on your notebook or desktop to enhance it with a hybrid Start Menu, Microsoft Edge web browser, and Cortana personal assistant. Without leaving the Windows desktop to access your apps, the hybrid Start Menu in Windows 10 Home looks similar to the menu in Windows 7 and combines it with the live tiles used in Windows 8's Start Screen. The Start Menu has been enlarged to include these tiles, which can let you view how many email messages you have, the current weather status, and more. In addition to the live tiles, you still have enough room on the Start Menu to pin your most frequently used apps and files. Built with the strengths of Windows 7 and Windows 8, Windows 10 Home combines the best features of both engines to remain compatible with nearly all your peripherals and the computer's internal components. Furthermore, it offers a similar design to the previous version of Windows, so you can easily start using Windows 10 Home right away.

The web browser included with Windows 10 Home is Microsoft Edge. This browser lets you write or type notes directly on webpages and share them with others. You can save your favorite websites for offline access as well as read online articles free of distractions by displaying only what you want to see in a Reading view mode. With Cortana integrated in Microsoft Edge, you can highlight a word on a webpage and have Cortana run a search and display the results in a mini window. Not just a part of your browser, Cortana is integrated into Windows 10, and she can can guide you to your answer by searching the Internet, Help menu, apps, files, and settings. You can also use Cortana to verbally record a task into her Notebook, where she keeps track of what you like and what you want her to do.

Utilizing Windows 10 Home's Continuum feature on a 2-in-1 convertible notebook allows you to switch back a forth between tablet and notebook mode. When you only want to use the display's touchscreen feature in tablet mode, Continuum changes the layout of the Windows 10 desktop screen and the apps go full screen, so you can easily use your fingers to perform actions and tap your selections. Additionally, it is designed to connect all your Windows 10 devices together with universal apps. These apps provide the same features whether you are working on a desktop computer in the office or finishing the task using a Windows 10-compatible smartphone while commuting back home.

Microsoft has redesigned the Setting menu within Windows 10 Home to make it easier for you to customize your system's settings, such as Devices, Network & Internet, Accounts, and more. On the bottom right of the taskbar, you get an action center icon that expands to display your important notifications from your apps and Windows 10 Home. You also have quick access to frequently used settings and apps, so you can turn on your computer's Bluetooth or adjust the screen's brightness level without having to go through the entire menu.

Another feature of Windows 10 Home is the ability to neatly snap up to four applications side by side so you can clearly view the content. In addition to this, you can create multiple virtual desktop workspaces that contain different apps pertaining to your work or entertainment. Included along with Windows 10 Home are apps such as Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Video, and the Windows Store for additional content.

Start Menu
Combining the strengths of Windows 8 and Windows 7, you get a familiar operating system with a hybrid Start Menu that contains your important content and frequently used programs. You can pin the apps and favorites so they're ready and waiting for you.
Microsoft Edge
The Microsoft Edge web browser lets you write or type notes directly on webpages and share them with others. In addition, it allows you to read online articles free of distractions as well as save your favorite websites.
Enhanced Viewing
Snap up to four apps in place so you can see all open tasks in a single view. You can even create virtual desktops when you need more space or want to group apps or things by project.
Windows Store
All your purchases made on every Windows 10 device can be viewed in the Windows Store. You can access apps, games, music, movies, and TV shows on your compatible computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Cortana
With your virtual digital personal assistant enabled, you can get instant access to key actions with Cortana. It learns over time to better help you accomplish your tasks by delivering reminders at the right time and place.
Multiple Ways to Interact with Your Computer
Besides using a keyboard and mouse, Windows 10 supports touch features so you can write, tap, and scroll through what you're doing.
Continuum
The Continuum feature allows you to easily switch from mouse and keyboard to touchscreen—and adjusts the OS to handle each scenario more efficiently. You simply plug or unplug your peripheral and choose your mode from a pop-up alert. When you only want touchscreen support, all apps go full screen and you can use gestures to navigate. When you go back to desktop mode with mouse and keyboard, apps revert to desktop windows and are more efficiently navigated with a keyboard and mouse. You can even attach a Windows 10 smartphone to an external monitor for a near-desktop experience.
Access Xbox One Content
With an optional Xbox Live Gold membership, you can stream and play a select number of games from your Xbox One directly on your Windows 10 PC. Other features include the ability to record gameplay and compete against console players on supported games.
Packed with Helpful Apps
Windows 10 Home comes with built-in apps like Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, and Video. These apps use Microsoft OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices, so you're never far from what you need.
UPC: 885370938876
System Requirements 1 GHz or faster processor or SoC
32-bit: 1 GB of RAM
64-bit: 2 GB of RAM
32-bit: 16 GB of free disk space
64-bit: 20 GB of free disk space
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
800 x 600 display
Windows 10 Home (32/64-bit, Download) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A breeze to install I needed to install Windows 10 on a 15 MBPr with Bootcamp. The download means you can safely backup the file in multiple locations unlike a single DVD-ROM that can become damaged or lost. Installing on my Mac was a breeze when following Bootcamp Assistant instructions to copy to a USB Flash Drive along with Apple's Windows drivers. Even if you're building an OEM Windows computer, the download offers greater flexibility than dealing with a DVD-ROM.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Installed on my new home-built PC I had to try to 3 computers to get the Windows 10 download tool to recognize a SanDisk USB stick. The tool could not find any usb stick, but windows 7 could. Nice, MS! Anyway, that was the hardest part. I put the usb stick into a brand-new, home-built PC using usb 2.0 port. Turned on PC and Gigabyte motherboard found the stick, installed win10, and I entered the key that B&H emailed to me almost immediately after purchase. I was testing early versions of win10 at work, and my initial impression was that I would be a win7 or bust person. MS has made a lot of improvements to win10 to make the jump from win7 more palatable. I game a lot, and even games that are 10 years old are able to run on it right from Steam (this is not a blanket statement; read the forums to see if your game will run on win10). Stability is very nice. I built my machine over xmas break, so I haven't been inconvenienced by auto windows updates yet; that may change now that MS is back to work in the new year. If so, I will update my review. Things I really hate: - Cortana. Even when you turn it off, it still tries to get you to interact with it. (If Cortana were a human, it would be a stalker.) - Program files are listed in alpha order in a loooong, hard-to-read list. It's VERY difficult to find anything compared to Start> Program Files in win7. - Win10, like Win7 does not properly index portable HDDs. Whenever you plug a portable HDD back into Win10, it takes a long time for the list to propagate in explorer, when it should just remember that device. - I hate big stupid tiles in the start menu, especially when program icons do not scale up to fill the tiles as they would for hi-dpi. So you see a little icon in the big tile. It just screams Win8 which I thought we all agreed was a mistake and are still awaiting apology from MS. - I think OEM Home is really expensive (& there are ads!) and the jump to Pro is far too high. The black market for pirated Win10 licenses is so prevalent in the US.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Windows 10 Download Had to contact B&H for the download link. I did not receive the link on the first send. On the second send, I received the link and downloaded W10 OS with no issues. Had it setup on a USB thumb drive. Installation on the computer was a breeze.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivered as stated in the descrption Paid for the download version. As I live in Mexico the description stated it might take up to 24 hrs to arrive and the next morning it was delivered. I downloaded and installed the windows 10 OS without any issues.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from happy with B&H when buying anything from them always trust any purchase from B&H never had any problem.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Worked fine...download was fast...satisfied
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best windows in years Looks great. Works great.
Date published: 2015-12-13
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