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  1. AWS

    Major Upgrade

    As some have noticed site features are being turned off. This is in preparation of a major software upgrade. At this point in the process I am removing all addons. They will not be compatible with the new version. You will see things changing during this process. I expect to be done with the...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    This week is your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

    If you've put off upgrading to Windows 10, now is the time to do it. After July 29, 2016, it'll cost you $119 to upgrade to Windows 10 compared to the $0 it costs you right now if you're running Windows 7 or 8/8.1. If you've already upgraded to Windows 10, you won't be charged anything. You...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft literally counting the seconds until free Windows 10 upgrade expires

    Grab it while you can: Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 is coming to a close on July 29. In case you forgot, though, a new update nags Windows 7 and 8.1 users with notifications and a full-screen advert. In a last-ditch effort to get those running older versions of Windows to upgrade to...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 At One Year: A Look at Windows As A Service

    One week from today, July 29, Microsoft will mark the one year anniversary of Windows 10 by ending the free upgrade program that has been in effect for Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the last 12 months. The end of the 12 month free upgrade offer means that the Get Windows 10 app which Microsoft has...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Promises to Upgrade Your PC by EOD or You’ll Get a Free PC

    If you’ve been delaying your upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft has just outlined a pretty sweet deal. For a limited time (lasts until July 29, 2016), if you bring your current PC into a Microsoft Store, employees will upgrade it by close of business or they’ll give you a free Dell Inspiron 15...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft rethinks Windows 10 upgrade push following complaints

    In recent months, in an apparent bid to accelerate adoption of Windows 10, Microsoft altered the way it asked users if they wanted to upgrade. It gave the Windows 10 update "recommended" status, normally reserved for critical security updates. If when prompted to update to Windows 10 users...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Refresh Windows Tool lets users clean up Windows 10

    It should be clear at this point that Microsoft really, really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. While many users might still be scrambling for ways to preserve their install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the company is now offering up a new tool to ensure that making the jump goes as smoothly...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Why it’s crucial for you to update to Windows 10 by July 29

    If you’re still putting off your upgrade to Windows 10, the end is nigh. That’s because the free update period for the operating system is quickly approaching: If you don’t make the move before it’s up, you’ll shell out $120 to $200 you otherwise didn’t have to spend. Since making the operating...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The definitive guide to not updating to Windows 10

    Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. Like, a lot. So much so that if you leave your PC to its own devices for too long, you might come back and find that Cortana has settled in and made itself at home. If you want to hang on your Windows 7 or 8 install without having to live in fear of...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Chinese backlash over Windows 10 upgrade push

    Microsoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system. Chinese microblog site Weibo said users had now made more than 1.2 million posts complaining about Windows 10. The complaints in China follow criticism...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Night My Laptop Upgraded to Windows 10 Without My Knowledge

    Like many PC owners, I've been receiving a lot of notifications from Microsoft lately suggesting, advising, and even strongly recommending that I upgrade to Windows 10, the company’s latest operating system. The option will no longer be free after July 29. Instead it will cost $119. But a few...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows Live Mail 2012 Users, It's Time To Switch Applications

    Javier Soltero, corporate vice president for the Outlook team, warned that Windows Live Mail 2012 users won't be able to send or receive mail on Outlook.com, and they need to upgrade their mail app. The recommendation put forth by Microsoft: If you are using Windows 7, upgrade to a newer...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft is removing its nagging Windows 10 upgrade notifications soon

    Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade prompts will become a thing of the past soon. The software giant is planning to remove its Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs after July 29th. Microsoft confirmed yesterday that the company is planning to end its free Windows 10 upgrade offer on...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 starting July 30th

    Microsoft is reminding everyone today that the free promotion for Windows 10 upgrades is finishing soon. The software maker first released Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines on July 29th last year, giving everyone a year to upgrade at no cost. Many had assumed...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Even weather forecasts aren’t safe from Windows 10 upgrade prompts

    Microsoft Windows 10 Update Interrupts Weather News Blooper Upgrade to Windows 10. You will upgrade to Windows 10. Upgrade to Windows 10 now. Upgrade to Windows 10 during a live TV broadcast. Upgrade to Windows 10. Just upgrade. Now. Microsoft's aggressively nagging Windows 10 upgrade...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Reveals Real Cost Of 'Free' Windows 10

    There is no such thing as a free lunch” has been the mantra of those cynical about the true cost of ‘free’ Windows 10. But as Microsoft increases pressure on users to upgrade, it turns out the real cost of Windows 10 lies somewhere far less expected… Windows 7 and Windows 8. Yes, the...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Block the Windows 10 upgrade using these steps from Microsoft

    There is no doubt that one of the biggest discussions that has happened about Windows 10 here at the SuperSite for Windows is the automatic upgrade prompts and downloads. In the past we have recommended several tips for dealing with the Windows 10 upgrade for those who want to remain on their...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft improves activation process in Windows 10

    With the release of Windows 10 Build 10565 to Fast Ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft has simplified the activation process on Windows 7/8/8.1 systems that are being upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer. Honestly, this is should have been enabled from day 1 of Windows 10's...
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Old News Resurrected: Microsoft Downloading Windows 10 Upgrade Bits to Computers

    Directly after the July 29 launch of the Windows 10 upgrade, much to-do was made about Microsoft automatically delivering upgrade bits to Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. It was pretty much a non-issue then as it is now, though some news outlets have picked it up as new based on a just...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Momentum

    Earlier today we learned via a tweet storm from Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s CVP for Marketing in the Windows and Devices group, that Windows 10 is now installed on over 75 million devices in its first month of availability. That is an overall average of 2.5 million upgrades per day since its...