Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.
It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014.
The first release of Windows 10 also introduces a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and Direct X 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.
Windows 10 received mostly positive reviews upon its original release in July 2015; critics praised Microsoft's decision to provide a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions of Windows, contrasting the tablet-oriented approach of 8, although Windows 10's touch-oriented user interface mode was panned for containing regressions upon the touch-oriented interface of Windows 8.
Visiting your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer page allows you to see if any BIOS updates are available for your motherboard and what the updates will fix.
Unlike a driver update, these updates should only be performed for users who are experiencing hardware related issues with their drives. Actual range and image clarity depends on installation location, viewing area and light reflection/absorption level of object. Default covert function (blank screen) available as an alternative option. Stated IR Illumination range is based on ideal conditions. 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 Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge.However, media outlets have been critical of changes to operating system behaviors, including mandatory update installation, privacy concerns over data collection performed by the OS for Microsoft and its partners, and the adware-like tactics used to promote the operating system on its release.