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Review: Microsoft Windows 10

Production Version - Windows 10 Enterprise

Last Updated: June 1, 2016

Product Information

The Windows 10 interface combines elements from both Windows 7 and 8 operating systems. There are, however, many new features offered with this release. For more detailed information about Windows 10, refer to Microsoft's Windows 10 website.

Recommendation

Windows 10 is compatible with all university-owned Windows computers that meet the system requirements.

Windows 10 is compatible with all primary Texas State IT services. Before upgrading, be sure that software specific to your department is tested and works with Windows 10. See your department Technical Support Person for more information, or contact ITAC with questions.

Support Summary

Windows 10 is considered the primary operating system for Texas State-owned and managed Windows computers. However, ITAC supports both Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1) operating systems for Texas State business purposes and provides best effort support for personal computers.

Compatibility Review

This table displays results of our compatibility review of Windows 10 and Texas State IT services.

Service

Compatible With Texas State IT Services?

Notes

Adobe Creative Suite Yes  
Banner (INB) Yes

 

Internet Explorer 11 Yes  
Microsoft Office 2016 Yes  
SAP GUI 7.40 Yes  
Software Center (SCCM) Yes  

 See the Complete Microsoft Windows 10 Test Results >>

How to Get Windows 10

Windows 10 is available on new Texas State standard Windows computer orders. Also, Windows 10 is the only Windows Operating System option for ITAC's re-image services. To learn more, see the Windows 10 Operating System webpage.

Hardware Specifications*

Texas State's recommended minimum hardware specs for Windows 10:

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz (gigahertz) dual core or better
  • RAM: 8 GB (gigabytes) or more
  • Available hard disk space: 30 GB or more
  • Graphics card: Microsoft Direct X 9 graphics device with WDDM driver or better

Tech Review Release Dates and Version Updates

The following table contains version and release date history related to content on this page.

Date Version Notes
06/10/2015 Windows 10 (Insider Preview 10074) Initial testing results with preview version
12/11/2015 Windows 10 Enterprise (Build 10240) Compatibility issues resolved from previously tested version
02/18/2016 Windows 10 Enterprise Campus release
06/01/2016 Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 is now the only operating system version available on the standard software image.