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Windows 10 has twelve editions, all with varying feature sets, use cases, or intended devices. Microsoft also makes editions of Windows 10 available to device manufacturers for use on specific classes of devices, including smartphones (Windows 10 Mobile) and IoT devices.

Windows 10 Home is designed for use in PCs, tablets and 2-in-1 PCs. Pro for Workstations Windows Windows 10 S is a feature-limited edition of Windows 10 designed primarily for low-end devices in the education market. Windows 10 Education is distributed through Academic Volume Licensing. It was built off of Windows 10 Enterprise and initially reported to have the same feature set. Windows 10 Enterprise provides all the features of Windows 10 Pro, with additional features to assist with IT-based organizations. Windows 10 Enterprise is configurable on three branches, Semi-Annual Channel, Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted), and Windows Insider. This edition was first released as Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB Windows 10 Team is a device-specific version of Windows 10 loaded onto the Surface Hub.

The following editions of Windows 10 are discontinued, i.e. were not part of Windows 10 version 1803. Windows 10 Mobile is designed for smartphones and small tablets. It is the de facto successor of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows RT. Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise provides all the features in Windows 10 Mobile, with additional features to assist IT-based organizations, in a manner similar to Windows 10 Enterprise, but optimized for mobile devices.

As with Windows 8.1, a reduced-price "Windows 10 with Yes Yes, since update Features

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Family Safety and Parental Controls

Yes Yes Yes Yes, disabled by default Yes, since 1703 Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mobile device management

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes, since 1903 Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows Spotlight

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes, disabled by default Yes, disabled by default Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

BitLocker

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Business Store

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Conditional Access

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Enterprise data protection

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE)

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows Analytics

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows Information Protection

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows Update for Business

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Start screen control with Group Policy

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Unified Write Filter Yes Yes

Long-term servicing option available (LTSC)

Yes

Features

At the time of launch, Microsoft deemed Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge, so long as the upgrade takes place within one year of Windows 10's initial release date. Windows RT and the respective Enterprise editions of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 were excluded from this offer.

Windows 10 free upgrade matrix(for the first year of availability)

Windows version and edition

Windows 10 edition

Windows 7 Starter

Home

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Pro

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 8.1 with Bing

Home

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Pro

Pro

Windows Phone 8.1

Mobile

Yes Windows 10Education

Windows 10Enterprise

Windows 7

Starter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Enterprise Yes Yes

Windows 8.x

(Core) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Enterprise Yes Yes

Windows 8.xEmbedded

Industry Yes

Windows 10

Home Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes A

New releases of Windows 10, called feature updates, are released twice a year as a free update for existing Windows 10 users. Windows Insider The Semi-Annual Channel is not available on Windows 10 Home.

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