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  • July 16, 2019 16 Jul'19

    Despite Windows 10 issues, customers remain confident in OS

    The issues surrounding the latest Windows 10 OS update have affected some users to the point of annoyance, while others remain unaffected and unfazed by the continued issues.

  • April 19, 2019 19 Apr'19

    Latest Windows 10 update issues cause more freezing problems

    This news brief details the additional issues around the April 9 Windows 10 update as well as provides a look at Microsoft's Edge browser, built using Google's open sourced web browser Chromium.

  • April 14, 2019 14 Apr'19

    MCT1903 Misnomer Not Available

    Though some enterprising Windows-head found a file named MediaCreationTool1903.exe, it's a MCT1903 Misnomer not available to the public just yet, as a bit of DISM inspection shows. It will be ready ...

  • April 04, 2019 04 Apr'19

    MS Backs Off Forcing Updates

    In a surprising but welcome move, MS Corporate VP for Windows Mike Fortin announces that, starting with the next feature upgrade, MS backs off forcing updates on users. All I can say is: "Hooray!"

  • March 29, 2019 29 Mar'19

    Win10 1809 Designated for Broad Deployment

    About one month before the next feature upgrade would typically appear, MS finally proclaims Win10 1809 designated for broad deployment. 'Bout time!

  • March 27, 2019 27 Mar'19

    AdDuplex Tells Interesting 1809 Story

    In publishing its latest release distribution numbers, Latvian software company AdDuplex tells interesting 1809 story -- namely, that for every 1809 user, there are 2.5+ users running 1803 or some ...

  • January 16, 2019 16 Jan'19

    Windows 7 Inside Last Extended Support Year

    With Windows 7 inside last extended support year, lots of businesses and organizations need to plan to migrate to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. Here's why...

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Win10: Upgrade Now or Upgrade Tonight. Really?

    Users who haven't used the GWX Control Panel to remove the "Get Windows 10" stuff from Windows 7 or 8.1 systems are now faced with an interesting choice when that runtime facility triggers in the ...

  • October 01, 2015 01 Oct'15

    Can Windows 10 tip the upgrade scales?

    Much of the buzz around Windows 10 has been about how it atones for the sins of Windows 8. Experts say that the new operating system is more similar to Windows 7, while still including some of the ...

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    Secrets of Win10 Activation & Keys Revealed

    After months of wondering and speculation on this subject, Microsoft has finally published a web page entitled "Activation in Windows 10." It explains how activation works, and is particularly ...

  • September 07, 2015 07 Sep'15

    Oho! Explaining Clean Install for Win10 on Upgraded PCs

    I'd been wondering for some time how one could perform a clean install on an upgraded Windows 10 machine without providing a key. Thanks to the nice folks at the Windows Ten Forums, I found a ...

  • August 31, 2015 31 Aug'15

    75 Million Win10 Installations One Month Out

    On August 26, 2015, MS made it known that the Windows 10 installed count had surpassed 75 million. A quick look at the calendar shows me that 8/26 is exactly four weeks after 7/29 (the day Windows ...

  • August 20, 2015 20 Aug'15

    Last Upgrade Anticlimactic + Lessons Learned

    Whew! I'm pleased and relieved to report that my big upgrade push is over now, with all 8 PCs successfully upgraded to Windows 10 in at least one boot-up partition (a couple of my test machines ...

  • March 18, 2015 18 Mar'15

    All Pirates Forgiven in Upcoming Free Windows 10 Upgrade

    A Reuters story from the WinHEC conference in China has got the Windows press and blog environment abuzz enough that it's being widely re-reported in most such outlets. In the story, Terry ...

  • January 21, 2015 21 Jan'15

    Windows 10 Free Upgrade for Win7, 8.1, Phone 8.1 Users for One Year After GA

    It's a big day for MS news today, what with the Windows 10 Customer Preview dog-and-pony show today at Global HQ in Redmond. There's all kinds of interesting news on that front, but the item that's ...

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