But that seems to be changing with Windows 10, at least with the Home edition.
Support means that while the operating system may load and run on unsupported hardware and software, any issues that come up with the system will not be covered (i.e.
supported) by Microsoft Technical Support if you should need to engage them.
Windows XP Professional supports only the devices listed in the HCL.
If your hardware isn't listed, contact the hardware manufacturer and request a Windows XP Professional driver.
Microsoft has always offered a certain amount of flexibility in the way you can manage and customize Windows, including the manner in which updates are installed.
But the new option seems a step backward as it's removing some of that control, and only for Windows Home, the cheaper consumer version of Windows 10.You can tell Windows to check for updates but allow you to choose whether to download and install them.Or you can tell Windows to never check for updates.(You can for more details.)For everyone else, a copy of Windows 10 Home will run 9, while Windows 10 Pro will cost 9.For those who wish to upgrade from the Home edition to the Pro edition, a Windows 10 Pro Pack will cost .[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] - I often get the question, "how do you know all of this stuff", when I am working with desktop or system admins.