What’s New in Windows 10?

What’s new?

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.

Image of the Start menu

Select Start Windows logo icon 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.

What’s new?

Get apps, music and more


Image of the Windows Store

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.

Cortana can get it done

Cortana, your digital personal assistant, is right on your desktop. Ask Cortana to set up a meeting or send an email to a friend – even find your files for you and tell you jokes. Select the search box and type what you want Cortana to do, or just select the microphone to talk with Cortana instead.


Screenshots of Cortana

Note:

Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.

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. Plus, Cortana is built in to Microsoft Edge to help you do things faster and more easily.

Screenshot of reading view

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 everywhere you could type before. Or just doodle in OneNote. We won’t tell.

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, to your PC, to OneDrive. Then, it organises your memories into albums for you to enjoy and share.

Image of photos