That's partly why Microsoft delivered Windows 10 S, which will only run Store apps.
In fact, Microsoft recommends against using any third-party registry-optimizing software for Windows 10.
You can find out whether your system is up to snuff by reading Can My PC Run Windows 10?
Windows 10 is available to most users in just two editions: Home and Pro (with 32-bit and 64-bit options for each), but all of the major features appear in both versions.
If you didn't move up from Windows 7 or 8 during the year it was a free upgrade, you can still get Windows 10, but you have to pay.
It's preinstalled on all new PCs, but you can get the software via download or on USB sticks for the same prices as previous Windows versions; that is, 9.99 list for Home and 9.99 for Pro.
That said, Windows 7 holdouts still retain over 47 percent of the market.
For example, Fluent Design features started appearing in Windows 10's included apps well before the Fall Creators Update.Even before the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft's flagship software has proven to be a much bigger success than its ill-fated predecessor, Windows 8: Windows 10 already claims 29 percent of the desktop operating system share, with more than 500 million copies installed (as of last May—certainly more by now).By comparison, all versions of Apple's desktop operating system account for less than 8 percent of worldwide computers, according to data from Net Market Share.Your data and programs come along for the ride when you update from previous versions, though it's always a good idea to back up before an OS upgrade.Windows 10's minimum system requirements are surprisingly low: a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of hard drive space.