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Get Help with Upgrading to Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Hello friends,

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is fast approaching; August 2nd 2016 to be exact. For many of my readers, who have already taken the plunge and upgraded to Windows 10; I am sure you are looking forward to the latest revision.

Join me on the Windows 10 Forums and Twitter/adacosta for tips, tricks and discussions for ensuring a smooth upgrade starting August 1.

You can sign up now, its free. You can also sign in using your Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus account.

In the mean time, check out some of the articles written about the new features and functions.

 

 

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Get Windows 10 App Gets Agressive – How to Stop It.

Over at Groovypost, I talk about the accelerated push by Microsoft to get Windows 10 installed before the July 29th deadline.

Microsoft’s push to get users to upgrade from older versions of Windows to the company’s flagship Windows 10, has reached new heights of desperation. We have been covering solutions that give users choice about how to manage their computer. At the end of the day, upgrading to Windows 10 is a personal decision, it is your computer, you bought it, and know what does and doesn’t work on it. The software firm’s July 29th deadline to end free upgrades is fast approaching, but users are complaining about a recently added forced upgrade policy.

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Get Started with Windows 10

Summary

In preparation for the launch of Windows 10 this summer, many of you might want to get up to speed with the new features and functions included in the new version. I have been evaluating Windows 10 since October 1st 2014 and I have managed to the see the operating system go through its ups and downs during that time. The experience has afforded me the ability to have an intimate experience with this platform.  For the average user who probably just started learning about Windows 10 a couple months ago, a few days ago or even a few months from now, these Getting Started guides should help you hit the ground running. Don’t worry, I will continually update this wiki-article with new content. Please don’t hesitate to share your feedback in the comments.

Details

Before you start

Pre-requisite Task

When making significant changes to your computer such as updating the operating system, you should always backup. See links to resources about backing up by clicking the link for the respective version of Windows you are running: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1

Installation

Troubleshooting installation:

Customize and Personalize

After Installing Windows 10

Everyday Tasks

Maintenance

Miscellanous

Advance

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Windows 7 Family Pack availability winding down

ComputerWorld is reporting that availability of Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack will be ending at online merchant site Amazon.com December 31st 2010. This could be hinting at a possible end also at Microsoft’s own online store. If you have not upgraded to Windows 7, this is a good opportunity to pick up a license, especially for homes running older versions of Windows such as XP and Vista.

Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack upgrade for 3 PC’s

The Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack was originally introduced in October 2009 for a short period. Because of its popularity and based on feedback, Microsoft decided to bring it back in October 2010 without a specific end date for availability, only indicating while supplies last. The family pack is an upgrade license which requires that the PC is running a installed and activated Windows Vista or XP license. You don’t need to install all the licenses at once.

Resources

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack – Buy from Microsoft Store
Amazon’s page for the Family Pack

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