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Windows 10 application compatibility

Find tools and step-by-step guides to help you discover applications, assess compatibility with the Windows 10 operating system, and address compatibility issues prior to deployment.

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Ready for Windows 10?

While some applications that interface with Windows at a low level, those that use undocumented APIs, or those that do not follow recommended coding practices could experience issues, most existing desktop (Win32) applications already work with Windows 10, without any changes. Look up which applications are ready today for Windows 10.

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Learn about compatibility

Explore common Windows 10 compatibility questions and scenarios.

Get familiar with Windows as a Service

With Windows as a Service, application development and compatibility testing will evolve to cater to the faster release cadence.

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