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Time is running out to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade
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Build 14393.5 for PC and Mobile released to all Insiders
NetMarketShare's numbers are in, and as usual, it's good news for Windows 10, which is now on 19.14% of PCs. It's still a long way behind Windows 7 though, which is on 49.05%.
In 7 days' time, Microsoft will end its offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7/8.1 PCs. But even if you're not yet ready to move to the new OS, you can 'reserve' a free upgrade for later.
Microsoft's Get Windows 10 app is gearing up for the final days of the free upgrade offer, as it now shows a countdown. The icon in the system tray also shows a yellow alert symbol.
The latest statistics release by Valve reveal that 95.50% of all Steam gamers are using Windows on their machines, and 44.96% of these users are utilizing the 64-bit version of Windows 10.
Microsoft has now prepared a full screen notification to persuade Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to the latest version of its OS. However, it will only be displayed to a subset of users.
Microsoft has stated that a number of new improvements are headed to the Enterprise editions of IE on Windows 7 and 8.1, including the v.2 XML schema, the "about:compat" page, and more.
After almost a year of Windows 10's release, the OS has steadily grown in popularity. With this, according to StatCounter, Windows 10 is now the most used desktop operating system in North America.
Microsoft is releasing a new "convenience rollup" for Windows 7 users. The update will contain all security and non-security fixes that were released since Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
After receiving negative feedback from big customers who are not ready to make the jump to Windows 10, the Redmond giant has chosen to revise its hardware support policy.
Twitter has announced that from April 15, it will terminate support on Windows for its TweetDeck application - a favorite among power users - directing users to switch to TweetDeck on the web instead.
Windows 10 64-bit is now used by 34.01% of Steam gamers, just behind Windows 7 64-bit on 34.21% - but when you combine the 32- and 64-bit variants of each OS, the gap between them remains much larger.
The latest Steam survey numbers are out and they have revealed increased adoption of Microsoft's latest OS among users of the gaming platform, while Windows 7 and 8 have continued to decline.
Microsoft is now pushing Windows 10 upgrades as a 'recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, rather than an 'optional' one, but users will still have the final say on whether or not to install.
Windows 10's growth is really starting to show now; only six months after its release, it is now the second most-used version of Windows. Windows 7 still holds an impressive slice of the pie though.
Microsoft hit a massive milestone this month, their latest OS - Windows 10 - has stormed into second place, overtaking Windows 8.1. Now it has it's sight set on Windows 7.
Did you upgrade ASAP, or did you wait a while before taking the plunge? Did you buy a new Windows 10 PC - or are you sticking with Windows 7 or 8.1 for now? Vote in our poll, and share your thoughts!
Mozilla has released a new update for its flagship web browser, introducing a 64-bit version for Windows PCs. The update also increases performance and security on all platforms.
Microsoft has revised its 'Get Windows 10' experience on Windows 7 and 8.1, presenting users with just two clear options to install the new OS: they can either "upgrade now" or "upgrade tonight".
A new update to the Xbox One Wireless Adapter driver makes it possible to use the device on any Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC, despite the initial launch unit being restricted to Windows 10.
A couple of weeks after overhauling its web interface, and releasing a new app for Mac, WordPress.com has launched a new app for Windows, which it says is "simple, seamless and blazingly fast" to use.
The latest batch of security patches is now out from Microsoft and a number of them address critical vulnerabilities. As such we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible to keep your machine safe.
Microsoft has recently updated its Certificate Trust List after private keys belonging to a digital certificate for its Xbox Live domain had been disclosed.
Some tech support reps from Dell and HP have been recommending users to revert back to older versions of Windows, citing glitches in Microsoft's latest operating system.
Microsoft has updated its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet to indicate that OEMs have only a year more left before they starting clearing inventory of machines with Windows 7/8.1 pre-installed.
Windows 10 adoption looks to have slowed down during October. It's not wholly bad news for Microsoft though as Windows 10 usage is still increasing. Adoption could increase over the holiday season.
Following over 110 million downloads and months of feedback from customers, Microsoft is making several changes to Windows 10 upgrade paths, making it a simpler and more user-friendly process.
Microsoft says a "mistake" on its part resulted in the optional 'Upgrade to Windows 10' checkbox in Windows Update being pre-ticked, which led to multiple reports of the OS installing automatically.
Along with a bevvy of functionality and features, the latest Windows Insider build, 10565, now allows you to perform a clean install by utilizing a valid key from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
After a highly suspicious entry appeared in Windows Update on Windows 7, many assumed Microsoft had been hacked - but the company says it was due to the erroneous publishing of a 'test update'.
Microsoft has published a new guide which explains how Windows 10 can be activated, following a slight confusion over who would have to enter a product key to activate their device.
Following the heartbreaking news that our games from the noughties will no longer run in Windows 10 due to the removal of certain DRM support, Microsoft has now killed it in Vista, 7 and 8.
Microsoft has announced a new update to OneDrive, bringing couple of new very useful features including improved sync with the desktop and real time notifications for shared documents.
Microsoft's latest OS gets the benchmark treatment against Windows 8.1 and the beloved Windows 7. Benchmarks include boot up/shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and more.
One of the most requested features for OneDrive has been the ability to sync shared folders and Microsoft is finally delivering this feature to users starting today.
The company has just announced that its 600 stores across the country and their respective Geek Squads will help you learn about, and upgrade to, Windows 10 - but their assistance won't come cheap.
Microsoft is using a Torrent-like setup to help alleviate the load on its servers by allowing users to get updates from other users' computers, using some of their bandwidth in the process.
Coinciding with the company opening the floodgates for consumers to upgrade their devices to Windows 10, Microsoft is also allowing businesses to follow suit.
With a day before the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has started pushing Windows 10 files to Windows 7 and 8 users who reserved a copy already for installation tomorrow.
With only two days before the official launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has unveiled the official launch site, going over all the reasons you should be upgrading and how to do so.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band security patch to all version of Windows to close a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specific type of webpage.
The K400 Plus is designed for the living room with a range of ten meters from your TV, offering battery life of up to 18 months, and compatibility with Windows 7/8/10, Android 5.0 and Chrome OS.
The ATM Industry Association has announced that the ATMs running on older Windows versions will be upgraded to Windows 10 when it becomes available as part of its 2020 migration plan.
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.
Microsoft has officially opened up the reservation process for Windows 10 and when the window pops up, here are the steps you will need to complete to reserve your copy of the OS.
Microsoft has started advertising Windows 10 to Windows 7 and 8 users with a popup that allows the user to reserve their copy of Windows 10 by following the instructions in the prompt.
Microsoft has released a patch via Windows Update that will notify users of older versions of Windows, such as 8.1 and 7 SP1, to update to Windows 10 once the OS becomes available.
At its "Spring Forward" event Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro and Air, both with updated internals and, according to Apple's documentation, no ability to run Windows 7 in Boot Camp.
A patch released on Patch Tuesday for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is causing a bit of a headache for some users, which places the aforementioned OSes in an infinite reboot loop.
From EU investigations into Google's practices, to Net Neutrality in the US to Xbox burgers in Hong Kong, it's been a busy and exciting week for tech. And Mobile World Congress is just starting!