Get started with Windows 10

Windows 10 is full of new features and improvements. Take a look at the highlights here.


Re-imagined Start Menu

The Start menu is back – and it’s more personal, more organised and more fun than before.


Go to Start tiny little 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.

Get apps, music and more

The Store is a one-stop shop for music, videos, games and apps.

Try out an app before you buy it, or pick up a free one. Your Windows 10 apps will work on all your Windows 10 devices.

Cortana can get it done

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 out what you want Cortana to do, or just select the microphone icon and talk to her instead.


Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available to everyone. 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 onto a webpage. Use the reading list to save your favourite articles for later, then read them in reading view. Plus, Cortana is built in to Microsoft Edge to help you do things faster and more easily!

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.


Sign in the 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.


All of your photos in one place

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 organises your memories into albums for you to enjoy and share.


Get other guides to learn the basics

Windows 10 revolutionises the way you use your apps. Click Here to view our free Quick Start Guides for the new versions of your favourite apps such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.



Gregory Olczyk

Gregory Olczyk