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Windows 10 Free Upgrade On Schedule to End July 29TH 2016

If you still want to take advantage of the free upgrade offer to Windows 10, make sure you upgrade your Windows 7, Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.1 before end of July 2016.

The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don’t miss out. After July 29th, you’ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.

If you are still on the fence about upgrading, you have some options.

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How to troubleshoot Product Activation in Windows 10

This article can now be found in its entirety at Groovypost.com:

How to Fix Windows 10 Product Key Activation Not Working

Please review the latest Wiki Article about using your Windows 7, Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.1 product key to Install and Activate using the Windows 10 November Update (1511) build 10586.0. This article discusses issues  activating the initial July build 10240.

How to install and activate Windows 10 using your Windows 7 or Windows 8 product key

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Windows 10 Review

This summer Microsoft will launch Windows 10; a special major revision that spans desktop, mobile, virtual reality, gaming console, conference rooms and even IoT (Internet of Things) such as the Raspberry PI. Windows 10 is a significant upgrade in the platforms history; because the company describes this as the last monolithic release of the operating system. No, Microsoft is not ending development of the most popular operating system in history; but the company is moving to a future where the roll of the operating system takes a back seat to services. The Cloud has become the buzz word in this industry and for Microsoft it is a critical wave on which company’s future rides, not just on the client side but also in the data centre.

Windows 10 Review: Introduction, Specifications and Setup

Windows 10 Review: Daily Usage

Windows 10 Review: Microsoft Edge web browser

Windows 10 Review: Applications and Compatibility

Windows 10 Review: Multimedia and Productivity

Windows 10 Review: Advanced features, Security and Connectivity

Windows 10 Review: Windows Update, Support, Recovery, Easy Upgrade

Windows 10 Review: Conclusion, Pros, Cons, Rating


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How to: Fix Windows 10 Setup Failure

This article can now be found in its entirety at Groovypost.com

Here’s What You Can Do if Windows 10 Upgrade Fails

Remember to check bonus tips section at the bottom for updated information.

Also Review: How to: 10 Tips before installing Windows 10

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My ActiveWin Preview of Windows 8

I recently had the opportunity of publishing my experience with the Windows 8 Developer Preview released at the Build Developer Conference in September of 2011. Using the OS daily for 5 months has give me some key perspectives about Microsoft’s next major upgrade, here is a snippet:

I start this preview of the next version of Windows with a bit of hesitation. The reason is very clear; Windows 7 has been good for my PC’s and it has been good for the industry. Microsoft really went back to the fundamentals with that release by listening, not assuming. OEM’s and consumers (we) played a great roll in the design and performance of Windows 7. Windows 8 promises to be a different story, although I expect Microsoft to continue to involve us and the industry in the development of this upgrade, Microsoft does want to have a more innovative input on the new OS. This of course might ring some alarms, because when we look at the history of Windows successes and perceived failures, it’s a bit fluctuating to be honest with you. These of course are likely coincidences, but let us take a look anyway:

  • Windows 2000 – Industry accepted

  • Windows ME – Industry panned

  • Windows XP – Industry accepted

  • Windows Vista – Industry panned

  • Windows 7 – Industry accepted

  • Windows 8 – ?

To learn more, read the entire preview HERE


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