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You might notice some emoji characters hidden in browser tab titles and on certain pages. The internet is full of emoji symbols and the amount is growing each year as new ones are added to the shared characer set. However, there are many holdouts on old versions of Windows. The downside to using outdated software is that emoji characters may not show up correctly. Also, the type of games you can play are limited. Older systems won’t be able to play the latest 3D games available in browsers in the year 2020. Lastly, old systems that have security updates disabled are more likley to experience security problems.


If you are using a desktop or laptop that has Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 and you want to update, download Windows 10.


  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800 x 600

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Windows 10 What to Expect

  • The installer may ask for your Windows key
  • The download and install process can take hours
  • Many computers will see a speed benefit to upgrading