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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Upgrades Have Serious Problems

Forbes - ‎19 hours ago‎
While the additional warning is welcome and will help reduce the number of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users hoodwinked into a Windows 10 upgrade they do not want, Microsoft has still fallen short of taking the most obvious first step: returning the normal ...
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New Windows 10 Upgrades Have A Nasty Surprise

Forbes - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Are you happy using Windows 7 or Windows 8? Would you like the Windows 10 upgrade? I'm asking you these questions for two reasons.
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How to stay on Windows 7 & 8 forever

PC Advisor - ‎May 18, 2016‎
If it does, those Windows 10 upgrade notifications might cease. But of course they won't: Microsoft will simply want to you pay to upgrade after 29 July 2016.
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Windows 7 And Windows 8.1 Get Fantastic But Bizarre New Feature

Forbes - ‎May 19, 2016‎
While Microsoft has been pushing Windows 10 heavily since its launch in July last year, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are still very popular and news today could make them even more so. Many indications are that Windows 10 is slowly dragging users into ...
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5 ways to spring clean your PC or laptop

PC Advisor - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Now you can use Windows' built-in cleanup functions to create more space: they do so by emptying the Recycle Bin, and removing temporary and other files you no longer need.

BB-8's Windows XP makeover is the stuff of nightmares

The Guardian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Everyone knows that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is actually an uplifting story about a little robot named BB-8 overcoming adversity with the help of his human servants.

How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 8.1

PC-Tablet - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Imagine, you purchased a laptop pre-installed with Windows 8.1 and you upgraded to Windows 10 by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer.

Is Windows Defender Good Enough? Not Yet

Tom's Guide - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Instead, when it was first built into Windows 8 in 2012, Windows Defender was intended as a stopgap, a minimum level of defense for the millions of Windows users who hadn't installed any antivirus software on Windows XP, Vista or 7. The problem with ...
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Fourteen Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

IT PRO - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Microsoft's new operating system has - rightly - earned acclamation: Windows 10 takes a great step forward from the rock-solid and much-loved Windows 7, and it goes a long way to fixing the stumble that was Windows 8. Now we've all had a chance to live ...
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Microsoft Shares Numbers On Staggering Success Of Windows Store

Forbes - ‎7 hours ago‎
According to Microsoft, the Windows 10 opportunity translates to double the engagement and four times the revenue per user compared to Windows 8. With more than 300 million Windows 10 devices, that is a significant opportunity for developers to cash in ...

Windows Encryption Showdown: VeraCrypt vs Bitlocker

Lifehacker - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Bitlocker: Microsoft's own baked-in encryption tool is very popular, partially because it's effective and built-in to the OS you're already using (assuming you're using Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise, or Windows 10 Pro or ...
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Windows hardware specs going up for the first time since 2009

Ars Technica - ‎May 23, 2016‎
But those 2006-era requirements looked much less steep once Windows 7 rolled out in 2009: it required almost the same system specs, but now 16GB of available disk space instead of 15.

How to Install Chrome OS on Your Windows Laptop

Gizmodo - ‎5 hours ago‎
You're also going to need a UEFI-compatible Windows 7, 8, or 10 installation on your machine. Go here if you need help checking determining whether your PC is compatible.
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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Review: a Windows 10 convertible that's actually a good tablet

The Next Web - ‎8 hours ago‎
Microsoft has been telling us that tablets are the future of personal computing since the original Surface and Windows 8, yet after all these years, very few Windows tablets have been able to hit the size, weight and battery life we've come to expect ...

Microsoft Releases Service Pack-Like 'Convenience Rollups' For Pre-Windows 10 Systems

Lifehacker Australia - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Microsoft is not as Service Pack happy as it once was. While Windows XP and 2000 had three and four SPs respectively, Windows 7 had just one while Windows 8 went with a versioning approach instead, in the form of 8.1. Microsoft now looks like it's ...
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Windows Phone is all but dead: A quick look at how it all went wrong

CyberShack - ‎May 24, 2016‎
2012 brought about Windows Phone 8. While it built on Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft swapped kernel in order to make cross platform development for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 easier. While the goal might been noble (even if it didn't quite work ...

Behold the horror of BB-8 dubbed with Windows XP sounds

CNET - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Oh, BB-8, you're so adorable! You're round and sassy and you make sweet digital noises that are full of personality.

How to delete or rename a file in use in Windows

PC Advisor - ‎4 hours ago‎
To show extensions in Windows 8 onwards, click on the View tab and tick the 'File name extensions' box. In previous versions, including Window s7, search for 'folder options' in the Start menu.
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New Note 6 Leak Highlights An Aggressive Move From Samsung

Forbes - ‎6 hours ago‎
One of the recent cases would be Microsoft, who went from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 straight to Windows 10, bypassing 9. Palm's early PDA range jumped from the Palm III to the Palm V (as did Psion with the Series 3 range superseded by the Series 5 ...

Apple has a huge decision to make about naming the iPhone

Business Insider Australia - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Microsoft jumped from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Samsung is thinking about jumping from the Galaxy Note 5 to the Galaxy Note 7. The “Grand Theft Auto” series is all out of whack.