Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 20H2

Microsoft will release this version later this year (~Nov. 2020). ITS will start testing this as soon as it is released.

Windows 10 2004 (version 20H1)

Microsoft released this update in May 2020. ITS is currently installing this on all new managed PCs unless noted. For more information, click here.

Windows 10 1909 (version 19H2)

Microsoft released this update in November 2019.

Windows 10 1903 (version 19H1)

Microsoft released this update in May 2019.

Windows 10 1809 (version Redstone5)

Microsoft released this update in October 2018.

Windows 10 1803 (version Redstone4)

Microsoft released this update in April 2018.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1710)

Microsoft will release this update in October 2017.

Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703)

Microsoft released this update on April 11, 2017.

Creators Update features

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607)

Microsoft released this update on August 2, 2016. ITS will support this version until Spring 2018.

Anniversary Update features

Windows 10 (version 1511)

Microsoft Windows 10 was released in July 2015.

Windows 10 Education Edition is the default operating system for UCSC Windows computers. 



Cortana Support

Cortana is Microsoft's voice personal assistant built into Windows 10.  Due to privacy concerns, we are disabling Cortana on Windows 10 computers. We will periodically re-assess these concerns and may enable Cortana functionality in the future.

Cortana, Search, and privacy: FAQ


Web Browser Support

Microsoft provides two web browsers with Windows 10: Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge. Edge does not support Java, so campus business systems that use Java should continue to use IE 11.


Windows 10 Info

Microsoft: Windows 10 Help

Microsoft: Windows 10 Features

Microsoft: Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts


If you have questions, please contact the ITS Support Center