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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Did Microsoft Inadvertently Reveal Windows 10 Anniversary Update Release Date?

    Microsoft and its millions of Windows Insiders have been testing the Redstone 1 development branch version of Windows 10 since December of last year. In that time frame there have been over 35 builds released to those testers to evaluate the second major update of Windows 10, commonly referred...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated

    Upgrade your Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 first so that your activation is taken care of. Clean installs can follow afterwards if necessary. ----- It has been a whirlwind 36 hours or so as Microsoft began rolling out Windows 10 in time zones around the world as they hit midnight on...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 release week: what to expect and how to download

    After nine months of waiting, Windows 10 is almost here. Tuesday night at midnight ET, Microsoft will release the first full release of Windows 10, the biggest sea change in PC software in nearly three years. It's kind of a big deal! We've been getting previews of Windows 10 since October, and...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Reports - Windows 10 will hit Release to Manufacturing milestone this week

    After a very busy week that included three builds for Windows Insiders and detailing the plans for rolling out Windows 10 on 29 July 2015 it now appears that Microsoft will cross a very important step in the Windows 10 development cycle this week. Release to Manufacturing, more commonly known...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Issue in Windows 10 Build 10130 prevents detection of new preview builds

    After all the confusion about Windows 10 upgrades over this past weekend things have been very quiet on the Ring Master front. Many times over the course of the development of Windows 10 we have attempted to infer certain outcomes/actions around build releases based on the Twitter presence and...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 - Is it free or not?

    Wow – what a crazy weekend. Did you see that three putt finish to the U.S. Open? Oh, we’re not talking about that weekend craziness? Although many of you who visit the SuperSite might also watch golf the vast majority of you are likely looking for clarity this morning after a crazy weekend of...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Build 10122 Upgrade Failure Work Around

    Beta testing a new operating system is full of challenges and with any new build it could easily go south for you. For myself I successfully upgraded an HP Stream 7 through three Windows 10 builds but the latest one, 10122, brought me to a screeching halt with a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Project Spartan Makes Its Formal Debut Today Inside New Windows 10 Build 10049

    The wait is over. Microsoft has been teasing the capabilities of Project Spartan for months. Those that have held their breath with news of each new Build release can finally exhale. Today, Microsoft is rolling out a brand new Windows 10 build to Fast Ring Windows Insiders, build 10049. And...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Build 10036 Screenshots

    Although we do not know when the next build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview is due to be delivered for Windows Insiders the usual leaks of later builds continue thanks to Windows screenshot leaker Wzor. In this set of screenshots you can see what is happening in build 10036 of Windows 10...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Cortana and Project Spartan integration in Windows 10

    That is the last date Windows Insiders, the nearly 2.8 million people testing Windows 10, received a new build of the upcoming operating system. 40 days; 5 weeks and 5 days; 960 hours; 57,600 minutes, 3,456,000 seconds All represent the number of days since that last public build was made...
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