Microsoft will not be issuing a product key for post RTM builds of Windows 10, this means that activation can only be achieved by an upgrade from RTM or dual booting from the same device.
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Insider build 14393.3 for PC and Mobile released to Fast ring
After updating to Windows 10 build 10525, released yesterday to the Windows Insider program, some testers soon found that Google Chrome's response to this was "Aw, Snap!"
OK, its been a few years since those protections were used on media discs, but for those still rockin' older games or DRM protected audio CDs on their Windows 10 PCs, it's now not possible.
True to its word, Chinese manufacturer Oukitel has confirmed the availability of their dual screen U6 smartphone. It has a 5-inch screen on the front and a 4.7-inch e-ink screen on the back.
Neowin member Ian S. has posted a number of screenshots and detailed new features coming to 'Outlook on the web', the new name for the Outlook Web App and Outlook.com.
Microsoft could be preparing to release a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, as the feedback app has been updated to show only the previous two weeks worth of feedback.
Following a series of screenshots from the third Technical Preview of Windows Server 2016 that leaked earlier today, that build has now also leaked online ahead of the public release.
Ahead of a third Technical Preview of Windows Server 2016, famed leaker WZor has posted a bunch of screenshots detailing the install of the server OS that will launch next year.
Nvidia has rolled out some new WHQL Geforce driver goodness for Windows 10, both the 32 and 64-bit versions are available to download right now after the jump.
Following a failed attempt to get a two year old page on Reddit pulled the proper way, a Russian censorship agency has instead ordered all ISPs to block the site entirely.
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Ahead of the Windows Insider release that will most likely happen this week, shots of Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 have been posted online at a Chinese website.
Several core apps for Windows 10, including Mail, Calendar, Calculator and several Office apps have received some updates and under-the-hood improvements ahead of the general release.
Stardock has released a new strategy fantasy game called Sorcerer King that is also available on Steam. The game challenges players to struggle against a Doomsday counter.
Even Blass, better known as @evleaks has teased his followers with the question "Has there yet been a Windows Phone with a front-facing flash?" possibly revealing Microsoft's plans.
Hot on the heels of images leaked yesterday of Windows 10 Mobile build 10162, now all of the wallpapers included in the build have been posted online, and you can grab them here.
If you are trying out Windows 10, you might be one of the unlucky ones for which updated builds newer than 10130 fail to show up. If so, here are several more fixes to try.
Notorious leaker WZor has posted a selection of images for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10163 online, which is the same build for which release notes were leaked last Friday.
Windows Insider group head, Gabe Aul has stated that a new Windows 10 build will not arrive today on PCs, while there's no doubt about that, we wonder if Windows 10 Mobile will drop.
Back in March, BlackBerry's handset boss Ron Louks surprised the audience by whipping out an unannounced, large-screen phone that featured a dual curved screen and a slideout keyboard.
BlackBerry has started rolling out the 10.3.2 update in the U.S. which includes support for the Amazon Appstore, adding "hundreds of thousands of Android apps" for those users.
On Tuesday Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 Mobile build to a limited pool of insiders, those on the previous 10080 build did not get offered the build due to a nasty bug.
Gabe Aul has let it be known that Edge branding has finally landed within internal Windows 10 builds. But Insiders will have to wait to see it, as it looks like an earlier build may drop first.
Microsoft has issued a patch that fixes the non responsive flyouts in Windows 10 build 10130 - which, incidentally, is definitely not heading to the Surface 3 due to a bug.
Following the leak of screenshots and release notes of build 10135 on Friday, the build itself also leaked on Sunday, but was quickly revealed to be a 'homebrew' or modified version.
Today, Apple will most likely reveal a music streaming service at their WWDC 2015 conference in San Francisco, and you can watch the keynote live, on any device, using the following methods.
Last year, a registry tweak was posted online that let you switch branches and view unreleased Windows 10 builds, but this crippled official Insider preview updates. Here's how to fix it.
Several features included with Windows 7 and 8.1 will no longer work when you upgrade to Windows 10, among them: native DVD playback, Desktop Gadgets and Media Center.
It's now possible to navigate to a particular Settings page directly in Windows 10 by typing a command in the Run dialog. The names are mostly easy to remember as well.
The language used in the upgrade details for those that qualify for the Windows 10 Home edition appear to suggest that users on that SKU will not be able to opt out of automatic updates.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 build 10130 and have experienced sync issues with Outlook Mail and connectivity issues with Wi-Fi, there's a patch for that, available now on Windows Update.
Gabe Aul said today that build 10134 is "even better" than 10130, and that the "Fast ring may get this one too" - perhaps indicating a faster stream of new build releases in the run up to RTM.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29, and as previously revealed, users on Windows 7 and 8.1 will qualify for a free upgrade in the first year.
Since the latest Windows 10 Mobile preview got released to Windows Insiders two weeks ago, the Recovery Tool has undergone several updates to support Windows Phones wanting to roll back to 8.1
Several Windows Insiders using a Surface Pro 2 or 3 have reported that the upgrade to build 10122 keeps failing at around the 18% mark, and now Gabe Aul has posted a workaround for this issue.
It's been less than a full day, but the company behind the YotaPhone 2 can already pop the champagne corks, as they have raised their target of $50,000 - in fact, they more than doubled it.
The U.S. President now has an official Twitter account, and the very first exchange somewhat trolls former U.S. President, Bill Clinton when answering a question about the account.
On Friday we learned what sort of rig Oculus Rift owners should have to experience the VR headset "at its peak" the team followed up with a post that OSX and Linux development has been paused.
One of the known bugs for build 10080 was that Cortana would crash and not open if your device was not reset to the default region before upgrading, here's a workaround for that.
Stardock has released its latest installment of one of the highest-rated strategy series of all time, Galactic Civilizations III which challenges players to build an empire through various means.
One of the most confusing areas of discussion right now is if Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, and if it will be gifted to Insiders. We take a look at official responses and answer the question.
Last November the IE dev team reached out via Twitter asking for feedback on how it could improve the F12 tools in Internet Explorer, this has now been ported to Edge.
If you're a Windows Insider and actively testing Windows 10, then Microsoft may have a treat for you, as a thanks, you might get upgraded to the full RTM, license and all, according to WZor.
Screenshots have surfaced of Windows 10 build 10102 showing further improvements to Cortana and tighter integration with the Taskbar, along with a new animation style for Live Tiles.
Browser preferences for privacy are all well and good, but Google takes it a step further by saving your online presence online, to enable or disable certain tracking options requires a few steps.
If you installed the leaked 10056 build, you will be prompted that the only available upgrade is to build 10066, which fails every time unless you are a Microsoft employee - but here's a workaround.
According to data from AdDuplex, Windows 10 for phones is just starting to make a mark on Windows OS market share, but it has a long way to go before it'll even beat Windows Phone 7.
Now that more than a week has passed since Windows 10 for phones became available, did you roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, or are you sticking with it? Share your experience with us.
It seems like BlackBerry is not ready to give up its square smartphone design or physical keyboards yet, as an image has surfaced showing off the "Oslo" based on last year's Passport design.
Those of you who installed the leaked Windows 10 build 10056 may be seeing a prompt in Windows Update to update to build 10061, but attempts to update to the new version fail every time.