The Start menu is back—and it’s more personal, more organized, and more fun than before.
Select the Start 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, like File Explorer and Settings.
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, your personal assistant, is right on your desktop. Ask her to set up a meeting or send an email to a friend. She can 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 her instead.
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.
Microsoft Edge is the first browser that lets you take notes, write, doodle, and highlight directly on webpages. Use the reading list to save your favorite articles for later, then read them in reading view . Hover over open tabs to preview them, and bring your favorites and reading list with you when you use Microsoft Edge on another device. Plus, Cortana is built in to Microsoft Edge to help you do things faster and easier.
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.
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.
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 organizes your memories into albums for you to enjoy and share.