Windows 10 Scam Email

Watch out: A dangerous Windows 10 scam is being circulated online

By on July 31, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Watch out: A dangerous Windows 10 scam is being circulated online

The Windows 10 rollout has been relatively smooth, but there are plenty of users who never received the Get Windows 10 app and are still waiting in line for their turn to update. Unfortunately, scammers have seen how desperate Windows users are for the update, which is why it should come as no surprise that a phishing campaign has been discovered. More →

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Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

What it was like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

By on July 31, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

What it was like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Last night, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi took to the Windows blog to announce that over 14 million devices were already running Windows 10. Making the OS free is proving to be a smart move for Microsoft, and millions more are sure to join the early adopters in the coming days and weeks, but plenty of users are understandably cautious about updating.

Yesterday, I decided to take the plunge without reading any instructional articles or investigating the issues I might face. Foolish? Quite possibly, but I wanted to know what it would be like to go in blind. I’d seen a few worrisome tweets, but for all I knew they were the outliers. I was going to find out for myself if Microsoft was ready for the influx of installations… More →

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Windows 10 Upgrade Download Install Tips Tricks

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

By on July 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM.

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

More than 14 million people have already upgraded to Windows 10, but you might not be one of them. You’re probably scared that things will go wrong, that your data might be lost, or that Microsoft will soon have you searching for drivers. Don’t worry — that last one won’t happen.

The entire process is much simpler than you think, and below you’ll find everything you need to know before and after the install. More →

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Windows 10 Review

Windows 10 review: The first 24 hours

By on July 31, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Windows 10 review: The first 24 hours

When I first upgraded to Windows 7 back in 2009, I was shocked. Microsoft had somehow recovered from the mediocrity of Windows Vista and built an operating system that felt like the natural progression from Windows XP. It was clean, it ran better and most importantly, it didn’t try to fix what wasn’t broken.

Then Windows 8 happened.

I was smart/fortunate enough to avoid Windows 8 altogether, but as a fan of new technology, I couldn’t help but feel a little left out. I wanted the latest and greatest, and now, nearly three years later, it has arrived in the form of Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Password Sharing Facebook

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with all your friends – stop it using this guide

By on July 31, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with all your friends – stop it using this guide

Windows 10 is the much-needed upgrade that PC users have been waiting for ever since Microsoft promised it would fix its numerous blunders in Windows 8. But that doesn’t mean Windows 10 is perfect. In fact, there are plenty of issues that need correcting, and a Day One patch might fix some of them. On top of that, there are certain privacy issues you need to be aware of, and the fact that Windows 10 is spying on you by default.

On top of that, Windows 10 will also share your Wi-Fi passwords with others by default, but that can also be fixed relatively easily. More →

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Windows 10 Update

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

By on July 31, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

Windows 10 has done a fantastic job thus far of replacing the sour taste left in our mouths from Windows 8 with the sweet, sweet taste of software that’s actually intuitive and user-friendly. No longer is Microsoft attempting to cram a tablet interface down our throats on desktop and laptop computers, and that simple fact alone is likely enough to make most users happy with Windows 10. Of course, Microsoft didn’t stop there — here are some of the best new features you’ll find in Windows 10.

Of course, there are still some remnants of Windows 8 floating around in Microsoft’s new operating system, and in this post we’ll show you how to get rid of the biggest ones. More →

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Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do. More →

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Windows 10 Download Install

Windows 10 is already on 14 million PCs, and the rush to upgrade is far from over

By on July 31, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Windows 10 is already on 14 million PCs, and the rush to upgrade is far from over

Windows 10 is probably the most exciting Windows update we’ve seen in years. A massive number of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users have already upgraded to Windows 10, and the upgrade wave is far from over. More →

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Evolution of Windows Operating System

As Windows 10 rolls out, take a step back in time through the evolution of Windows

By on July 30, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

As Windows 10 rolls out, take a step back in time through the evolution of Windows

After years of anticipation, Windows 10 has finally arrived. Although Microsoft will undoubtedly be spending the next several weeks ironing out the kinks of its new operating system, the reaction from users and critics alike has been largely positive, proving that Windows 10 is a huge step up over the ill-fated Windows 8.

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Xbox Games with Gold August 2015

Every free Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download in August

By on July 30, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Every free Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download in August

Last month, Microsoft improved its Games with Gold program dramatically by giving Xbox One owners an additional free game to download every month. Xbox has always been a step behind PlayStation when it comes to rewarding subscribers of its pay-to-play online service, but this addition brings Games with Gold and PS Plus much closer to parity. More →

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Windows 10 Downgrade Windows 8.1 Procedure

An insane person’s guide to ditching Windows 10 and going back to Windows 8.1

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

An insane person’s guide to ditching Windows 10 and going back to Windows 8.1

So, you’ve installed Windows 10 on your laptop, tablet or desktop and for some reason, you don’t like what Microsoft has done to fix the tragedy that was Windows 8. Or, perhaps you’re aware of some bugs that Microsoft hasn’t yet patched. Luckily for you, Microsoft lets you downgrade back to a previous Windows version right from inside Windows 10, and the procedure is relatively easy, though not quite hassle-free. More →

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Windows 10 Error

5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 – and how to fix them

By on July 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM.

5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 – and how to fix them

There is absolutely no question that the response to Windows 10 has been overwhelmingly positive. True, anything would seem like a huge improvement compared to the disaster that was Windows 8. But people love that the Start Menu has made its triumphant return and replaced the Start screen that everyone hated so much, and new features like Cortana and the Edge web browser are big checks in the pro column as well.

Of course, nothing is perfect. More →

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Windows 10 Something Happened Error Message

Forget the blue screen of death, Windows 10 has the silliest error message yet

By on July 30, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Forget the blue screen of death, Windows 10 has the silliest error message yet

It looks like Windows 10 has fixed a lot of issues users had with Windows 7 and Windows 8, even though not all pre-release bugs have been squashed. In fact, you might discover things you don’t like here and there, though Microsoft is ready to fix some of them with quick updates. More →

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