You will be provided with two buttons on the next screen. Select the Windows 10 edition to download and press the Confirm button. The above steps will enable a drop-down list just below the checkbox.

Two years back, Microsoft quietly made Windows 10 free to download, install, and use. However, the sad part is that users are still unaware of it. If you are looking for a Windows 10 key, the better alternative will be to use the free version of Windows 10 instead of buying a new license key. It comes with all Windows functionalities and you will get feature and security updates too.Basically, everything works similar to the activated Pro version. Critics have acknowledged that Microsoft’s update and testing practices had been affecting the overall quality of Windows 10.

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For details, see Microsoft’s Security Update Guide website. This build addresses about three dozen bugs, including one in which signing in using a PIN fails, and another that might cause a VPN to fail after renewing a user auto-enrolled certificate. It also removes Adobe Flash from your PC and makes improvements to the servicing stack, the component that installs Windows updates.

  • To stop being charged, cancel your subscription in your Microsoft account ( or on your Xbox console, before the next billing date.
  • But last week, Microsoft announced an online event to reveal “the next generation of Windows.”
  • Certified tablets must include Power, Volume up, and Volume down keys; ⊞ Win and Rotation lock keys are no longer required.

New with 1803, this is a mode and not a specialized version of Windows. This makes deployment much easier as it is simply a switch to be flagged on in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise versions starting with 1803. So Microsoft created this mode claiming it’s for better security by limiting what the user can install. That’s a fair enough excuse but I wonder how many people know what it means, or how it can be turned off and then know it can’t be turned on again ever. The tech guys in the shop never said anything and didn’t know what it even meant.

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You’ll immediately notice that Microsoft has changed the layout of the Taskbar so system buttons and pinned or running apps are centered. This is a big change to the Taskbar, which has always been left-aligned. I’d love to see filter options become available in the future.

Others are new to Windows 10 and provide various online and offline services. One such app is the new Your Phone app which is available starting in Windows 10 Build 17728. Zorin OS 16 will receive software updates and security patches until at least April 2025. We normally release major versions every 2 years, so you’ll have plenty of time to upgrade to future versions to extend support. As you might have noticed, Microsoft released a big February 2022 update for Windows 11 stable builds with support for a few taskbar features rolling back and more.