Windows is an operating system, made by Microsoft, that's found on many desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.

Windows has many versions; the latest is Windows 10. To find out which version of Windows you're using, you can search for "System" on your computer, then select the System option under "Control Panel."

You can read more about Windows on Microsoft's website.


Windows 7 and below:

Windows 8 and 10:

Windows RT:

Compatible formats





Examples of Windows devices

Some Windows RT devices (no longer manufactured):

  • Surface 2
  • Surface RT

Some devices that come with Windows 10:

Note: Most computers and tablets that originally came with Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:16PM EST