Windows 10 – Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

ACT Screenshot
A Screenshot of Microsoft Assessment and Compatibility Tool

This Tool helps determine whether an installed applications will work correctly in Windows 10.

  • A database of known application issues and possible mitigations
  • create compatibility fixes to enable applications to run properly
  • A setup analysis tool that helps identify issues with the installation process of applications
  • The Standard User Analyzer, which can help identify issues relating to running an application as a standard user
  • Windows 10 Versions

    Multiple versions of the OS offers a solution for all levels of Users

    There are three main categories to which Windows 10 falls into :

      Windows 10 – Home
      Windows 10 – School and Education
      Windows 10 – Business

    Lets break em down
    Windows 10 – Home comes in three flavours

    1. Windows 10 Home – includes the familiar features of Windows 10 with support for non-Windows Store apps.
    2. Windows 10 Pro – Windows 10 Pro includes all the features of Windows 10 to support professionals, including non-Windows Store apps, domain join, remote desktop and BitLocker.
    3. Windows 10 S – Windows 10 S is streamlined for security and performance, and works exclusively with apps from the Windows Store.
    1. Windows 10 School/Education
    1. Windows 10 – Business

    There are three main categories to which Windows 10 falls into :

      Windows 10 – Home
      Windows 10 – School and Education
      Windows 10 – Business

    Lets break em down
    Windows 10 – Home comes in three flavours

    1. Windows 10 Home – includes the familiar features of Windows 10 with support for non-Windows Store apps.
    2. Windows 10 Pro – Windows 10 Pro includes all the features of Windows 10 to support professionals, including non-Windows Store apps, domain join, remote desktop and BitLocker.
    3. Windows 10 S – Windows 10 S is streamlined for security and performance, and works exclusively with apps from the Windows Store.
    1. Windows 10 School/Education

    Windows 10 Hardware Requirements

    Basically Windows 10 can run on any Hardware which a Windows 7/8 is Installed

    Minimum requirements

    1. Processor – A 1-gigahertz (GHz) or Faster Processor
    2. Memory – 1 Gigabyte (GB) RAM on 32-bit Versions and 2GB for 64-bit Versions
    3. Hard Disk Space – 16 GB for 32-bit Versions and 20 GB for 64-bit Versions
    4. Graphics Card – DirectX 9 or later with a Windows Display Driver Module (WDDM) 1.0 driver
    5. Display Resolution – 800×600 Pixels

    Although these are guidelines and minimum requirements for a Windows 10 installation, it is recomended to use
    Hardware which exceeds these specifications

    To verify if a System is eligable for a Windows 10 Upgrage, then use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool (MAP) – this could be downloaded on the Microsoft webseite here