Windows 10 System Requirements

How to check to see if your PC can run Windows 10

By on July 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

How to check to see if your PC can run Windows 10

It’s finally Windows 10 day, which means plenty of Windows users will receive the free operating system upgrade beginning today. Users who preregistered to download the update already know whether their machines are compatible with Windows 10. But if you haven’t checked your device, then there’s an easy way to do it. More →

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Windows 10 Mac Yosemite El Capitan Parallels

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

By on July 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

It’s Windows 10 upgrade day today, which means many Windows users eligible for a free update will turn their Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines into Windows 10 PCs. Mac users looking to run Windows 10 side-by-side with Yosemite or El Capitan will have to wait a while, but it’ll be worth it. More →

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Windows 10 Download Install Files

Windows 10: Don’t panic if you haven’t received the install files yet

By on July 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Windows 10: Don’t panic if you haven’t received the install files yet

It’s almost time for Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10 and Microsoft is getting ready to roll out the major operating system update to the millions of users who have already preregistered. In fact, it turns out that you may already have the files necessary for upgrading Windows 7 or Windows 8 downloaded on your device, without you even knowing. More →

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Most Wanted Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games

These are the Xbox 360 games we’re most excited to replay on Xbox One

By on July 22, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

These are the Xbox 360 games we’re most excited to replay on Xbox One

Of all the huge announcements at E3 this year, few received as much fanfare as the addition of backward compatibility on Xbox One. After years of hard work, Microsoft had finally cracked the code. Gamers will finally be able to bring their Xbox 360 libraries to the Xbox One, but there’s one important caveat: compatible games will come in waves. More →

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Windows 10 Commercial

Microsoft launches its first ads for Windows 10 – check them out right here

By on July 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Microsoft launches its first ads for Windows 10 – check them out right here

It was inevitable. They even told us it was coming, but I was still somehow surprised to see a Windows 10 ad parading around the Internet this morning. With ten days left until the launch of Microsoft’s next operating system, the first full commercial was shared on the Windows YouTube channel — an attempt to humanize a piece of software. More →

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Windows 10 Free Updates Lifecycle Hidden Fees

Windows 10: Yes, you get 10 years of free support with your free upgrade

By on July 20, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

Windows 10: Yes, you get 10 years of free support with your free upgrade

Microsoft has further cleared some of the confusion regarding its imminent Windows 10 release, explaining how following updates will work and how much they’ll cost. Spoiler alert: you’re not going to pay anything for them in the future. The company will offer users 10 years of support for the operating system, and that’s all free of charge, regardless of how you received your initial Windows 10 update. More →

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Windows 10 Preorder USB Install Stick Amazon

Windows 10: You can preorder USB install kits on Amazon right now

By on July 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Windows 10: You can preorder USB install kits on Amazon right now

Many Windows users will have their Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC updated for free to Windows 10 come July 29th, but that doesn’t mean other Windows fans won’t have to pay for it. In fact, several leaks so far suggested this might be the first time Windows will be available in packages containing USB install sticks rather than disks, and that, in the future, Windows updates will be done strictly over an Internet connection.

However, those of you looking to buy Windows 10 can already preorder it from Amazon, but be ready for a wait. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Release Date

Exciting new Microsoft Surface tablet is on track for an October launch

By on July 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Exciting new Microsoft Surface tablet is on track for an October launch

Microsoft is preparing for one of its most critical Windows updates in its history, the Windows 10 release that will be available as a free download to consumers who already own genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8 copies. Beginning on July 29th, the update will be rolled out gradually, with Windows 10 retail boxes supposed to reach retailers at some point after that. But Microsoft is also working on new hardware for Windows 10, and a report already shares some exciting details for the next-gen Surface tablet. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Launch

Here are all the ways Microsoft is celebrating the impending launch of Windows 10

By on July 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Here are all the ways Microsoft is celebrating the impending launch of Windows 10

With just over two weeks until the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is shifting the hype train into high gear. Corporate VP Yusuf Mehdi published an article on the Windows blog today outlining all the ways that the company plans to celebrate the release of its latest operating system on Wednesday, July 29th. More →

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Windows 10 Retail Boxes Disk USB

An age-old tradition may die with Windows 10

By on July 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

An age-old tradition may die with Windows 10

Microsoft is getting ready to release Windows 10, a new PC operating system that will be available as a free download for a large number of current Windows users. However, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer is only good if you download the new OS within one year of the official July 29th launch date, and enterprise users will have to pay either way.

That means many Windows users out there will still have to buy licenses, and now they know what the retail box will look like. More →

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Windows 10 Release

Would you buy a Microsoft smartphone? Reasons are getting scarce

By on July 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Would you buy a Microsoft smartphone? Reasons are getting scarce

Microsoft is not a force in phones and never has been. The software giant’s $7.6 billion write-off of its phone business makes it even less likely now that consumers will opt for its phones.

The Windows Phone platform is projected to have about 3 percent of the global phone market in 2015, according to market researcher IDC. That compares to about an 80 percent share for Android and over 16 percent for Apple (iOS).

With Android and Apple controlling the global phone market, that leaves very little for Microsoft to build a consumer phone business on. So, here’s a tough question for consumers: Would you buy a phone from a company that has just stated, however elliptically, that its consumer phone strategy is a bust? More →

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HoloLens Demo Video

Watch this new Microsoft HoloLens demo video, then pick your jaw up off the floor

By on July 9, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Watch this new Microsoft HoloLens demo video, then pick your jaw up off the floor

OK, Minecraft on HoloLens still might be the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. If you haven’t already watched the video, you really, really need to watch it. HoloLens is obviously about much more than just gaming though, and a new demonstration video Microsoft released this week shows some fantastic examples of how partners will use HoloLens. More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 17 – mayhem at Microsoft, carnage at Amazon, and pizza

By on July 9, 2015 at 1:51 PM.

The BGR Show: Episode 17 – mayhem at Microsoft, carnage at Amazon, and pizza

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, Jonathan gushes over iOS 9 and Apple Music, and Zach threatens to leave the show. We also discuss Microsoft gutting its phone business, Amazon’s colossal Fire phone failure — with some juicy never-before-reported tidbits — and pizza. Mmmmm, hot dog pizza. More →

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