Operating Systems

With Windows 10 being rolled out in waves, there are likely a large number of people who are enthusiastic to get the upgrade now. Staring at your Windows Update and asking it to check again is a process that will get old fairly quickly. If you want to upgrade now, and you really don’t want to wait, you can download the software yourself to initiate the install. There are a couple of warnings I’ll give before you do this though. Windows 10 is really unlike any previous version rolled out. The plan is to be constantly updating and improving it over time, and adding features. As such, as of the day of the launch, it is a bit rougher than other builds of Windows at launch...

Windows 10 Installed On Over 14 Million Devices

Windows 10 has been out for a day, and Microsoft is reporting it has been installed on over 14 million devices so far. That’s not a bad start, but...

28 by Brett Howse 3 days ago

Windows 10 Launches Worldwide

It has been a busy time in Redmond. Three hundred and two days ago, on September 30, 2014, Windows 10 was announced by Microsoft. The name, at the time...

97 by Brett Howse 5 days ago

Windows 10 Retail Will Be On USB Flash Drives

The death of the optical drive in the PC space has been a long time coming, and while removable media is unlikely to go away any time soon, with...

95 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Windows 10 Build 10240 Released To All Insiders

Today Microsoft unleased build 10240 to both the fast and slow rings for Windows Insiders. The Verge reported earlier today that build 10240 would be the “RTM” or “Release...

45 by Brett Howse on 7/15/2015

Windows 10 Editions Compared

Today Microsoft has finally created tables outlining what the different versions of the operating system are going to feature. It was back in May that they finally announced all...

65 by Brett Howse on 7/2/2015

You Might Not Get Windows 10 On July 29, But You Get A New Build Today

Another day, and another build of Windows 10 has been released to the fast ring. With Windows 10’s official release date of July 29th coming up very quickly now...

41 by Brett Howse on 7/2/2015

Windows 10 Build 10159 Released To Windows Insiders

Just yesterday, Microsoft released build 10158 to the Windows Insiders fast ring. I was going to write it up but I wanted to kick the tires on it first...

51 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2015

Windows 10 Insider Activation Update: Part 2

Just a couple of days ago, Microsoft put out a blog post outlining how Windows Insiders would be updated to the release version of Windows 10. Later, they updated...

76 by Brett Howse on 6/22/2015

Windows Insiders To Receive Full Windows 10

Yesterday, Gabe Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, put up a blog post which answers one of the most asked questions regarding the ongoing Windows 10 preview...

101 by Brett Howse on 6/20/2015

A First Look At Apple's OS X El Capitan

Right on schedule, at last week’s World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced the next iteration of their desktop OS, OS X. Version 10.11, dubbed El Capitan, is the latest...

100 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2015

Microsoft Confirms You Can Clean Install Windows 10 After Upgrading

This is one question that a lot of people have been asking, and Gabe Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, finally answered it on Twitter today. Credit...

93 by Brett Howse on 6/2/2015

Microsoft Announces That Windows 10 Will Launch On July 29

Today Microsoft formally announced the release date for Windows 10, the latest version of their Windows operating system. Up until this point, all Microsoft had said was that they...

42 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Windows 10: Build 10122 Released To Fast Ring

Today there is a new release of Windows 10 available to those who have chosen the fast ring for the Windows Insider program. There are a few more changes...

63 by Brett Howse on 5/20/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Editions

In a blog post on the Windows Blog today, Tony Prophet outlined the various editions of Windows 10 that will be available this summer. And while there are a...

57 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Staggered Release Schedule

Today at a special breakout session, Corporate VP of the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed that the launch schedule for Windows 10 is going to be summer (he...

29 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

Windows 10 Build 10074 Now Available

As if Microsoft has not had enough Windows news today, they have also released a new build of Windows 10 into the pipeline. Unlike the last build, this one...

27 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2015

Windows 10 Build 10049: Meet Project Spartan

Microsoft has released a new build to the fast ring for Windows Insiders today. When build 10041 dropped on the 18th of March, we made note that updates would...

23 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2015

Windows 10 Update: Build 10041 Now Available

This afternoon, Microsoft release a new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is build number 10041. Just a few days ago, they promised to ramp up the...

39 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2015

Windows 10 News: New Authentication, New Storage Savings, And Launch Timeframe

Microsoft has been busy releasing news of upcoming Windows 10 features which will improve several age old issues. The password has been a thorn in the side of users...

49 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2015

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