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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    500 million machines are now running Windows 10

    Microsoft is announcing today that 500 million active machines are now running Windows 10. The latest statistic comes almost 8 months after the company revealed 400 million devices were running Windows 10. Microsoft revealed its latest Windows 10 figures just as the software maker starts its...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 really collects

    Microsoft has been responding to Windows 10 privacy concerns for nearly two years now, and it appears the company has finally got the message and is prepared to act. Starting today, Microsoft is updating its privacy statement and publishing information about the data it collects as part of...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft is infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads

    I’ve sat back and witnessed the development of Windows 10 and appreciated the speed of new feature releases, but it seems there’s a price to pay for this new “Windows as a service” world. Microsoft has gradually been infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads. The first emerged on the lock screen as...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices

    Windows 10’s cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will also affect the Windows 7 updates that Microsoft revamped this month. According to data published last month by LANDesk and refreshed by Computerworld with October’s numbers, Windows 10 cumulative updates for the...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft's redesigned Paint app for Windows 10 looks awesome

    Microsoft is building a Windows 10 version of its famous Paint tool. While the software maker has barely updated Paint in recent releases of Windows, the new Paint app will be completely overhauled. Twitter user WalkingCat has discovered video demonstrations of the new app, and it's clearly...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    400 million machines are now running Windows 10

    Microsoft is revealing today that 400 million active machines are now running Windows 10. The latest update on usage comes just three months after the software maker revealed 350 million devices were running Windows 10 back in June. While Microsoft claims the adoption rate of Windows 10 is 115...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    I don’t like being force-fed Windows 10

    I’m a Linux guy, but I kind of like Windows 10. However, its luster has been wearing thin. First, there was Cortana’s eavesdropping. Then there was the insanely buggy Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Adding insult to injury, Microsoft now force-feeds us updates and gives us only 10 days to roll...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Quick Tip: Turn off Get Office App Notifications in Windows 10

    When you update to or install Windows 10 there are quite a few first party apps that are installed at that time. Many of them are key elements of the operating system including Mail, Calendar, Groove Music, Movies & TV, Sports, Money and others. However, there are a couple that are installed...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Quick Tip: What are the minimum specs for Windows 10?

    The hardware specifications for the Windows operating system lay out the minimum requirements to install and run the OS. Of course, many of us have likely installed Windows on a system that was under the published specs but still found that it would operate on that hardware. I even installed...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Many Webcams

    Having some trouble with your webcam? You're not alone. If you're a Windows 10 user who recently installed Microsoft's big Anniversary Update for the operating system, the update has rendered a number of different webcams inoperable. Microsoft representatives have indicated that a fix should be...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Update Has A Serious Problem

    The ‘Anniversary Update’ is the largest and most important Windows 10 upgrade so far. It is also compulsory, but as it began rolling out reports followed that the mega update is causing PCs to freeze. Now Microsoft MSFT +0.35% has confirmed one major issue and admitted it currently does not have...
  12. 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...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows Update Active Hours in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    When Windows 10 was initially released last year one of its controversial features was that patches and drivers delivered via Windows Update were automatic and could not be turned off. Although this caused some consternation among advanced users who like to exercise that control themselves it...
  14. 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...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features

    In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10’s first birthday. It has been a busy year that has seen a number of Windows 10 updates with new features and improvements, but the biggest one is arriving on August 2nd. Microsoft’s free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 includes...
  16. 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...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Important Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly Charge

    For months Microsoft has been describing Windows 10 “as a service” and now we know why. Microsoft is going to introduce a monthly subscription fee for Windows 10 usage… That cost will be $7 per user per month but the good news is it only applies to enterprises, for now. The new pricing tier...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft extends timeline for Windows 10 to hit 1 billion users

    Back in April 2015, Microsoft made the bold claim that its new operating system, Windows 10, would be running on 1 billion devices by 2018. Today, the company is revising the timeline. In a statement obtained by ZDNet, Windows marketed head Yusef Medhi says the poor performance of its mobile...
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft goes full-screen for final Windows 10 upgrade nag

    Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade notifications have been the subject of amusing weather forecasts, a $10,000 lawsuit, and generally annoying for many other people. While Microsoft is tweaking the regular upgrade prompt to make it less confusing for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, the...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Just 30 days Left to Lock-in Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade

    In just 30 days the free offer of Windows 10 for those on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems will come to an end. Everything we have heard and seen from Microsoft over the last several weeks confirms that there are no plans to extend this offer in any manner whatsoever. In fact Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate...