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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.
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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.
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After many years since it originally launched, Microsoft is finally offering users a way to legally download a digital copy of the Windows 7 install disc. Of course, users will still need a license.
With the launch of the January Technical Preview of Windows 10, users have a new way to update to the latest version of the OS: by using Windows Update. This works for Windows 8 as well as Windows 7.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be made available as a free upgrade for all users on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 for its first year of availability.
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Microsoft's outdated OS, Windows XP is continuing its steep decline and during the month of October it dropped roughly 4% while Windows 8 climbed steadily during the same time period.
Microsoft has stopped the sales of Windows 7 and 8 to consumers through retail channels. Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8 will only be available through PC OEM's.
At the end of this month, manufacturers will no longer be able to buy licenses from Microsoft for Windows 7 which means that the OS will start to disappear quickly from their websites.
It's unexpected, but Microsoft's latest operating system saw a slump in market share for August; Windows 8 and 8.1 both lost points for the month, while Windows 7 and XP continued to dominate.
The latest data for desktop usage share shows that Windows 8 has gained during the last month while XP has lost nearly one percent, but Windows 7 still remains dominant.
It has been two years since the release of Windows 8 and HP is still pushing Windows 7 machines to the consumer as Microsoft faces the harsh reality that Windows 8 will never replace Windows 7.
Google has released a more stable beta release of its new 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows 7 and 8, replacing the earlier Canary and Developer builds, which were first announced in June.
Early next year, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7 but this does not mean you have to upgrade your OS to Windows 8 to keep your machine secure from external threats.
According to the latest statistics from Net Applications, more consumers now use Windows 8.1 than Windows 8 but Windows XP has nearly twice the users of Windows 8, and Windows 7 had 50% of the market.
Microsoft has now said it will continue to offer Windows 7 to the Chinese government for their PCs, now that China has banned the use of the Windows 8 operating system on government computers.
An accident at Emory University in Atlanta this week resulted in a server at the school sending out a reformat request to all of its Windows 7 PCs, including the server itself.
Net Applications' PC OS numbers for April reveal Windows XP's market share dropped by 1.4 percent compared to March but it is still installed on over a quarter of all PCs worldwide.
Microsoft has revealed more information about the upcoming new version of its Internet Explorer 11 web browser for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7.
The March 2014 data from Net Applications shows that worldwide, Windows XP is still being used by 27.69 percent of all PCs, just a week before Microsoft releases the last public patch for the OS.
A build of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 with Enterprise mode has leaked, and the update could also be officially announced at BUILD that kicks off in early April.
The 12-year old Windows XP increased its market share again in February, according to the latest operating system data from Net Applications, which also shows Windows 8.1 adoption is stalling.