What is Windows 10: Definition and 32 Discussions

Windows 10 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, released nearly two years earlier, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for the general public on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 was made available for download via MSDN and Technet, as a free upgrade for retail copies of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users via the Windows Store, and to Windows 7 users via Windows Update. 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.Windows 10 received mostly positive reviews upon its original release. Critics praised Microsoft's decision to provide a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions of Windows, contrasting the tablet-oriented approach of Windows 8, although Windows 10's touch-oriented user interface mode was criticized for containing regressions upon the touch-oriented interface of its predecessor. Critics also praised the improvements to Windows 10's bundled software over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, as well as the functionality and capabilities of the Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge. However, media outlets have been critical of the changes to operating system behaviors, including mandatory update installation, privacy concerns over data collection performed by the OS for Microsoft and its partners, and adware-esque tactics used to promote the operating system on its release.Microsoft initially aimed to have Windows 10 installed on over a billion devices within three years of its release; that goal was ultimately reached almost five years after release on March 16, 2020. By January 2018, Windows 10 surpassed Windows 7 as the most popular version of Windows worldwide. As of June 2021, it is estimated that 79% of Windows PCs, 58% of all PCs (the rest being older Windows versions and other operating systems such as macOS and Linux), and 24% of all devices (including mobile, tablet and console) are running Windows 10.

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  1. E

    Screen Recorder microphone sound not recorded

    My Windows 10 IceCream Screen Recorder app was not able to record via microphone the sound during a particular screen video capture even if the microphone is turned on (but only 5%). In other instances, the microphone sound is available and also in tests afterwards. I was able to record...
  2. nomadreid

    Conflict between Windows and Avast

    When I follow the directions on https://helpcenter.trendmicro.com/en-us/article/tmka-11234, I am told by Windows 10 that all my drivers are updated. Avast Antivirus keeps giving me notices to try to make me upgrade from the present free version to their Premium version, and one of them is that I...
  3. S

    What is causing high disk usage and slowing down my Windows 10 computer?

    Lately it seems my Windows 10 computer been getting more and more sluggish. Checking on the task manager, it appears that the disk usage almost constantly stays at 100%, and that the System task is the biggest consumer. It is backing out applications I am using at the time. Is this normal...
  4. shivajikobardan

    Comp Sci How do I free up tcp port 80 in windows 10?

    Studying a totally random subtopic in a subject out of nowhere called virtual hosting. I need to learn to configure its types(port based, name based, ip based). this kind of answer is what we are expected to write in exam. tbh i didn't find anything like that. so i am watching this video...
  5. Melbourne Guy

    Any suggestions for an open source Windows 10 disk encryption app

    The summary says it all, really, but in addition, I've done a lot of googling and am finding it hard to identify trustworthy options. LibreCrypt, DiskCryptor and VeraCrypt are candidates, but I have not used any of these tools so am wary of jumping in and finding that I have bricked my PC.
  6. LorenzoIvan78

    How to fix Audio issue in windows 10?

    Hi Everyone! I am facing issue of The Audio Service is not running in my system whenever I play any music or video. Anybody knows what is the issue behind it? My Window is updated but still I am facing this issue.
  7. StevieTNZ

    Getting rid of a new weather icon on my Windows 10 taskbar

    I installed a security update for Windows 10 and now I'm stuck with this awful icon on my taskbar: How do I remove it? Many thanks Stevie
  8. Arman777

    Python Running a Github File on VS code for windows 10- File system problem (

    I am doing a cosmological work and I need to run a code form this github page https://github.com/ja-vazquez/SimpleMC I download the whole repository as .zip file and I inserted into my desktop. Then I opened it through vs code and this is how it looks like The problem is that, when I run...
  9. L

    SSD crash after Windows 10 update on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen

    Hi all, I have a laptop Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90 GHz, 8 GB RAM). It was bought with Windows 10 OS installed on SSD 512 GB (model of the disk is SSDPEKKF512G7L). Since the 1st running, the laptop was constantly heating and fan made much...
  10. Wrichik Basu

    Have you faced these odd problems with Windows 10 Professional v1909?

    Windows 10 v1909 is a feature update rather than a security update. Although it was not compulsory to upgrade, I decided to do it - getting something for free, who wants to decline it? I plugged in the laptop and it installed overnight. In the morning, I found that the upgrade was complete...
  11. Wrichik Basu

    Upgrading Win 7 32 bit to Win 10 64 bit

    We have a Windows 7 Professional 32-bit desktop running on an Intel core i3 processor which is 64-bit capable. No idea why 32-bit version of OS was installed. I want to upgrade it, as stated above. I will be doing this for the first time, so there are some unanswered questions. I will be using...
  12. Wrichik Basu

    Shutting down Windows 10 from CMD takes more time than usual....

    Just like a Linux computer can be made to shut down from the terminal using sudo poweroff, a Windows 10 PC can be shut down from the command prompt using shutdown /s. I have, however, seen that Windows 10 takes more time to shut down if the command is triggered from CMD. In my laptop, it...
  13. berkeman

    Windows 10 Question: Different check mark fields on icons on the desktop

    Sorry if this was already addressed in the other Windows 10 thread. What do the different check mark fields (round and square) mean in the icons on my new Windows 10 laptop's desktop? My Google search only turned up results on "green checkmarks" that related to Office 365 synching? Thanks <<...
  14. J

    Problems Using Windows 10 Home mRemoteNG to remote into Windows 7 Pro

    Hi, I'm remoting from a Windows 10 Home laptop into my office Windows 7 Pro desktop using mRemoteNG on the Windows 10 laptop. I get a super tiny mouse in the remote session. Back in the laptop all is fine. Its so small and annoying! Everything else is fine, but the teeny mouse is a real...
  15. W

    Windows 10 HP Turns off at Random

    Hi All, I was using my Win10 HP for standard surfing ; nothing that would require intensive processing and it just turned off at random, for no apparent reason. I was unable to turn it on for a few minutes ( no response when pressing the power switch) , after which it turned on , did the POST...
  16. W

    Windows 10 Not recognizing Device (Android ZTE)

    Hi All, I am trying to transfer files from my ZTE971 Android into my Windows 10 PC. Problem is computer is not recognizing the Android when I plug it into the USB port. Strange, since it used to recognizing it without any problem just a few months back. I have checked in device manager...
  17. HaNguyen

    Windows 10 full disk error 100%?

    I'm using Windows 10 sometimes it is 100% full disk error, does anyone know how to fix it?
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    Is There a Reliable Mac Emulator for Windows 10?

    Are there any working Mac emulators that are simple to set up and use? I have had a look through google but there is not a lot
  19. kyphysics

    Windows 10 Update - Caused Loop (Need a Computer )

    I have an ASUS X540S (a cheap $199 priced) laptop and it asked me to do an update a few days ago. I agreed and left it running to go to dinner. When I came back, it was in some weird screen asking me to select a language. I chose English and the next thing I know it was in some sort of loop...
  20. M

    Keyboard and Language dependency in Windows 10

    In windows 10 when we are using a language can we use a different keyboard belonging to another language. For example can we use win 10 in English but can we use a French keyboard layout. Thank you.
  21. M

    What Causes Windows 10 DVD-Writer to Treat DVDs as Blank?

    I have newly installed Win 10 but it has a problem with my DVD-writer. The problem is that it treats DVDs as blank DVDs but this is for some of them. The behavior is very strange because it sometimes treat a DVD properly but then sees it as blank. What can be the problem and how can I solve it...
  22. RedRum69

    Stay with windows 10 or go with Linux

    Good Day. I currently am running windows 10 on my Laptop & Desktop. I do enjoy it though I would like some customization with my OS. I was thinking of Linux (Ubuntu, Zorin, RedHat) as I can further my System administration work and progress to cyber/information security. For information...
  23. M

    Windows 10 Problem: Cursor Gone after Fixing Issues

    Windows 10 found some problems in my computer and fixed them, leaving a message that I had to restart. However, the cursor was gone and there was no indication of how to restart. I had to shut off the computer hardware and then restart by turning it back on - there should be a better way.
  24. DiracPool

    How to Change Default PDF App in Chrome/Browser

    I've got this default PDF file opener in Windows 10 that drives me nuts. Every time I activate the cursor to navigate the page these banners drop in from the top and side and it's just irritating. I don't know how to change the default PDF app, though. I'd like to just change it so when I...
  25. M

    Windows 10 Benefits: 2 PCs, Upgrading from Win 7

    I have 2 pc's (desktop and notebook), both on Windows 7. What would I gain (or lose) by switching to Windows 10?
  26. Guidestone

    Not Able to install Sp6 for Vb6 on Windows 10

    Hey guys, I've been trying to install the service pack 6 for visual basic 6 but my computer keeps on telling me it can't install it and that I have to search for a compatible version for my computer. I've tried the compatibility options available at the properties menu whenever I right click...
  27. fluidistic

    Windows 10 made a brick out of my laptop

    I bought a laptop about 1.5 years ago with the goal of finishing my studies with it. I didn't mind if it break 1 day after getting my degree, but it just failed about 2 to 3 weeks short. Since I had it, I used to triple boot 2 linux distributions and Windows. I got the upgrade to Windows 10 a...
  28. J

    .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 10 unable to load

    Hi, A few days ago, my Windows 10 went through a long auto update and now when I run Windows Live mail, I cannot send an e-mail and I receive a message: An app on your PC needs the following Windows feature: .Net Framework 3.5 and then it instructs me to load it. But when I attempt to load...
  29. H

    My Windows 10 Experience: A Cautionary Tale

    I thought I would let you know my experience. I down loaded Windows 10 a couple of days ago. It took about two hours and, frankly, I didn't see any advantage. Perhaps I don't do the kinds of things it was intended for- but I don't know what those might be! It took a while to figure out that...
  30. Kostas Tzim

    Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion: Compatibility and Features

    Hello there...as the title says, when the time of the upgrade comes..lets discuss in this topic problems and other stuff on this new software edit: when i received my notification i was asked to give my e-mail until the upgrade day unfortunately i pressed the X button and i missed to give my...
  31. sk1105

    Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

    Microsoft has just placed an icon on my taskbar inviting me to sign up for my free copy of Windows 10 when it becomes available. Ordinarily I would go for it (upgrades must be better, right?), but given the complaints levelled at Microsoft's last OS I'm not so sure. I currently have Windows 7...
  32. Joe Martin

    Is Microsoft Hololens the Future of 3D Computing in Windows 10?

    So we've all dreamed about wearing some Star Trek headset that allows you to view virtual things in 3D that you can manipulate...cool future tech yeah? Not any more...Microsoft appears to be releasing just that with the new Windows 10! Here is a link to the site...