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Windows-10 Articles

 

Can You Still Get Windows 10 For Free?

The last day to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 was July 29, 2016. Many of us chose to let that opportunity pass, following reports of ongoing bugs in the new OS. But now, eight months later, the major bugs in Windows 10 seem to be resolved, and it’s time to upgrade. The question is, can you still upgrade for free?

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Windows 10 Makes Privacy Concessions

Windows 10 has been embroiled in controversy with privacy advocates since the moment it was released in August, 2015. Now, Microsoft is making changes to Win 10 that please privacy advocates overall. But will the changes increase your privacy or make Win 10 even more complicated? Read on…

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New Features of Windows 10 Safe Mode

Safe Mode has been an important troubleshooting part of Windows since the operating system’s debut. With Windows 10, Safe Mode got a major upgrade, with new features that make it more powerful than ever. Read on to learn about them and new ways to access Safe Mode in Win 10...

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Windows 10 - The Missing Pieces

Windows 10 is full of new features and some pretty spiffy native apps. But there’s always room on a hard drive for more apps that Microsoft chose not to include for whatever reason. Here are some of the most useful third-party utilities for Windows 10...

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Fixes For Top Windows 10 Annoyances

As Windows 10 enters its second year, the operating system is accumulating its share of user complaints, just like every previous version. Here are some of the most frequently cited Win 10 annoyances and solutions to them…

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Postpone The Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft began to roll out the much-anticipated Anniversary Update (AU) of Windows 10 on August 2, 2016. Depending on how old your hardware is, it may be several weeks before the AU is installed on your PC. You may want to postpone that update as long as possible, given the glitches and unwelcome new features in the Anniversary Update. Here's how…

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[WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10

Video tutorials can be a big help for people new to Windows 10, or any other software. There are many amateur Win 10 how-to videos online, but unfortunately, most of them are awful. But I found some that are excellent, and free. If you're having trouble getting acclimated to your new operating system, or you just want to see what's new and different in Windows 10, read on...

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[HOWTO] Install Windows 10 and Keep the Windows You Have Now

The July 29th deadline for claiming your free upgrade to Windows 10 is approaching soon. But many people want to try Windows 10 while retaining the option to go back to their familiar older version (Windows 7 or 8.1). You may have heard about the 30-day “downgrade window" for Windows 10, but today you'll learn how to keep both the old and new versions indefinitely. Read on…

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[TIP] The Windows 10 Secret Microsoft Won't Tell You

Microsoft says July 29, 2016, is the last day to upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 system to Windows 10 free of charge. After July 29, you will have to pay for a retail copy of Windows 10 ($119 for a Home upgrade or $199 for the Pro edition). Most people will eventually upgrade, but what if you're not ready to give up your Windows 7 or 8 system permanently by July 29? Here's a secret to delay the process as long as you want, and still get Win10 for free...

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[TEN] Windows 10 Features You Didn't Know About

Windows 10 has been on the market since July 29, 2015, and tens of millions of users have upgraded to it. Yet there are still many new and useful features in Windows 10 that most people don’t know about. Here are ten of the most useful, interesting, or at least amusing ones...

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[SNEAKY] Microsoft is Pushing Windows 10 Hard

Windows 10 debuted a little over 8 months ago, leaving less than 4 months for you to upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 system to Windows 10 free of charge. The exact cutoff date is July 29, 2016. But even if you have decided to stick with one of the older Windows versions, you may soon wake up in the morning to find Windows 10 has taken its place. Here's what you need to know...

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[PREVIEW] What's Next For Windows 10?

My, how time flies! As of today, only 81 days remain to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. Also on July 29, the first anniversary of Windows 10’s debut, Microsoft is widely expected to roll out a major update to its flagship operating system. Here's what you need to know…

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[TWEAK] Unwanted Windows 10 Features

Windows 10 comes with a myriad of new features in the core operating system and in standalone apps bundled with it. They can make Win10 confusing for some users; others are leery of features and apps that seem to invade privacy. If you don’t want a feature or app, you can get rid of it in most cases, but not all. Here are some things that many users don’t want and how to get rid of them...

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[SOLVED] Windows 10 Bugs and Fixes

Windows 10 was released to the public on July 29, 2015. It’s seen one major update and dozens of minor bug patches as of November. It still isn’t 100% bug free - just like any other major piece of software with millions of lines of code. Here are some of the most common problems people are encountering with Win 10, and some suggestions for fixing them...

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7 Good Things About Windows 10

Windows 10 has been battered in the trade press lately. While some of the criticism has been justified, much of it is overblown and distorted. The truth is that tens of millions of people are happily using Windows 10. So just to balance things, here are seven good reasons to upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 system to Win 10...

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Windows 10: Ready for Primetime?

The first major update to Windows 10, code-named “Threshold 2” during beta testing, was released on November 16, 2015. It speeds boot-up times, includes updated drivers for thousands of devices, and adds new features to the OS, Edge browser, and Cortana digital assistant. Microsoft is proudly proclaiming Windows 10 is now ready for widespread deployment in businesses, signaling confidence in the platform’s stability. Here's what you need to know...

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How To Undo a Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 10 has a lot going for it. Improved speed and security, the return of the Start button, and the Edge browser are just a few things I like about the new Windows operating system. But it also has a few rough edges right now. The good news is that Microsoft has provided an “Undo button” for those who've tried Windows 10 and want to go back to what they had before. Here's how it works, and my experience using it...

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Got Windows 10? Do These 5 Things NOW...

Microsoft’s new operating system brings back old Windows 7 favorites like the Start menu, and dispenses with most of the things people hated about Windows 8/8.1. Even better, Win 10 runs faster than previous versions, enough to make a five year-old PC perform better than it did when new. But there are some privacy concerns. Read on to learn how to tweak your settings to maximize privacy...

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How To Get Windows 10 Right Now

Windows 10 has arrived, and for the most part, early adopters are giving it rave reviews. The Windows 8 annoyances are gone, things just seem to work, and many with older PCs say it runs faster after upgrading. If your free upgrade has not yet arrived, read on to learn how to jump-start the process, and how it worked on my aging laptop...

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Is Windows 10 WiFi Sense Nonsense?

A storm of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) swept the tech media world this month. The rumor is that Windows 10 will include a new feature called WiFi Sense which gives all of your contacts the keys to your WiFi networks. There's a kernel of truth here, but let’s separate facts from fiction…

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Windows 10 is Here, Almost...

It’s time to get serious about Windows 10. Microsoft has announced a firm release date of July 29, 2015. In addition, most systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8 will get Windows 10 for free. So let’s take a look at what home users stand to gain (or lose) by upgrading to the last version of Windows…

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Microsoft Edge: New Browser on the Block

The new browser that will replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10 has been called “Project Spartan” during its earliest development phase. But now it has an official name – “Edge.” At Microsoft’s Build 2015 developer conference, held during the first week of May, the company unveiled Edge completely. Here's what you can expect in the newest web browser...

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Internet Explorer is Dead

Love it or hate it, Internet Explorer has been the king of browsers since it was introduced in 1995. So why is Microsoft planning to replace Internet Explorer? And what new features will its replacement offer? Read on to learn about the browser that Microsoft has code-named Spartan...

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Windows 10 - Will it Be Free?

Will Windows 10 fix everything that was wrong with Windows 8? What new features will be in the Next Big Thing from Microsoft? And will you really get Windows 10 for free? Read on for the scoop…

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Good News: Windows 10 is Coming!

Wait, what happened to Windows 9? No, you didn’t sleep through it, though many users have chosen to sleep through Windows 8. Microsoft chose to skip #9 and call the last major version of their flagship operating system Windows 10. Here's how you can get a sneak peek at what's coming...

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