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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Extension For Users Of Assistive Technology

    Microsoft's free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last week, or did it? The software giant has introduced a "free upgrade offer extension" for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who use assistive technologies. While, technically, the free upgrade offer for the general public has ended, Microsoft...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10: End of a Free Upgrade and Beginning of A New Era for Windows Insiders

    Today, the free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8.1 users ends -- in terms of Windows 10 system milestones, it's kind of like 12:35 a.m. on New Year's Day when all the fireworks and sparklers have gone up in smoke and the party hats and funny glasses go away never to be seen again. Only for...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Free Windows 10 upgrades end tomorrow

    Microsoft released Windows 10 almost a year ago on July 29th, 2015. The software maker has offered its latest OS to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users as a free upgrade for the past year, but that offer is about to run out. You only have one day left to upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you're...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How Upgrades to Windows 10 Will Change After the Free Upgrade Offer Ends

    The year long free upgrade offer to Windows 10 for Windows 7/8.1 users is coming to an end on 29 July. While I expect there will be a big push of upgrades leading up to the offers expiration in a little more than three weeks, most individuals who were likely to take advantage of the free offer...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Guide Makes You the Hero

    As we have written about Windows 10 and the free upgrade offer that expires this summer we have talked about the expected spike of upgrades that should occur over the next two months as users on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems jump in to get their free entitlement to the new operating system. Of...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Don’t want anything to do with Windows 10? Here’s how to banish it for good

    Windows 7 and 8 users know all about Windows 10. They’ve probably seen an icon advertising the new operating system in their system tray for more than half a year, and put up with more than a few pop-up ads asking them to install the free upgrade. If you have Windows Update enabled, the install...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    What happens to those free Windows 10 upgrades after July 29, 2016?

    Microsoft's ambitious plan to get Windows 10 running on a billion devices within the next few years depends to a large extent on the success of its free upgrade offer. When the company first announced the terms of that offer last May, it literally included an asterisk and fine print. Those...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Here's what's next for Windows 10

    Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. While millions are performing the upgrade this week, Microsoft is working hard on updates and fixes behind the scenes. Some of those patches have already started rolling out, but there are more to come. The first...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Don't Upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29?

    The most important event in the history of the desktop will be the end-of-the-month rollout of Windows 10. It will also be one of the most confusing moments in computer history. Because Windows 10 is a free upgrade, the rollout will be a fiasco of epic proportions. The average consumer will...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 to anyone who tests it

    While there was some confusion over Microsoft giving away Windows 10 to pirates, the software giant is now being clear about its free upgrade plans for Windows 10. We already know that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get Windows 10 as a free upgrade (providing you install within a year of...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How Windows 10 Will Handle Clean Installs

    Much has been said about the Windows 10 free upgrade for consumers that will release on July 29, but very little has been uncovered about what the process might be for clean installs after the upgrade. Richard covered this topic just a couple weeks ago, but there were burning questions remaining...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Most will install Windows 10 in first 30 days of availability

    There are just six weeks left until Windows 10 will become available to Windows 7 and 8.1 users as a free upgrade. When Microsoft announced 29 July as the availability date for Windows 10 it started an avalanche of questions, many of them not clearly answered yet, about how the upgrade would...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Free Windows 10 Will Support Unlimited Clean Installs

    Microsoft says users can perform clean installs on their PCs Windows 10 will be offered free of charge to those who upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, but since a genuine product key is automatically upgraded to Windows 10 once you complete the transition, many wondered whether a clean...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free?

    Windows 10 will come in Home and Pro editions. Which version will you get for free? Microsoft is doling out Windows 10 as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the edition of Windows 10 that you receive will depend on which edition of Windows you're running now. Microsoft is...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 can be clean installed during and after free upgrade

    Questions about how the Windows 10 free upgrade will work beginning on 29 July are all over social media and popular tech websites. This may feel very familiar because the same thing happened as the Windows 8.1 Update was being released in the fall of 2013. It has also come up when new...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 upgrade will pre-download to reserved systems

    After a busy few days we are catching our breath around here and continuing to learn more about the entire Windows 10 availability date on 29 July 2015. We know that Windows 7 and 8.1 users started to see the Get Windows 10 App icon show up in their system trays over the weekend (See our...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29th

    Microsoft promised to launch Windows 10 in the summer, and now the company is revealing an exact date: July 29th. The official date comes weeks after AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 in late July. Microsoft’s aggressive timing means that the company will be...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10

    Microsoft announced today that it will be launching Windows 10 on July 29th, encouraging Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve their free upgrade with a notification in their task bar. However, while the company has been busy highlighting all the shiny new features in the upcoming OS, it's been a...
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Seven Editions Are Excessive

    This article, Windows 10's seven editions are excessive: See which two I'd cut, originally appeared on TechRepublic.com. Microsoft announced last week that there will be seven editions of the Windows 10 operating system (OS). When I first learned this information, I was surprised; the way...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    A Closer Look At Microsoft's Elegant New Web Browser

    It’s way more minimalist and helpful than before. If you want a sneak peek of Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 offerings beyond what the company has already shown off, look no further. Microsoft blog WinBeta has posted video of a preview version of Microsoft’s new Internet browser, called...