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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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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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Get Started with Windows 10


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.


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


Troubleshooting installation:

Customize and Personalize

After Installing Windows 10

Everyday Tasks





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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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Windows 8 has reached RTM


Today Microsoft reached a major milestone in the Windows 8 development, Release to Manufacturing! This signifies that Windows 8 is at stage where it is considered fit and stable for everyone to use. It’s been a long journey, although Windows 7 only came on the scene three years ago with great success, we were always wondering, what would come next. We finally know! Windows 8 represents a major departure for the traditional desktop from the classic idea of a desktop operating system running on a Desktop PC, Laptop or even a Tablet.

Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll introduce starting with General Availability. For more on RTM, I suggest reading this blog post from Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows 8 blog.

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Windows 8 puts Touch, Mobility and the Internet first, creating an experience that is immersive, fluid, connected yet strongly familiar. Windows 8 does not leave the past behind and it would be foolish if it did. Windows 8 continues to provide an environment that meets the legacy requirements of today’s standard desktop applications while embracing new advances through the Metro Design Language and Start Screen interface. Windows 8 is a triumph in new areas too, support for new CPU architectures such as ARM represents the significant changes in the computing landscape from 5 years ago. Consumption, Mobility and constant access to networks both data and social are key parts of what computing means today.

Windows 8 redefines and re-imagines computing going forward. Microsoft has accomplished a lot and I must give the team enormous praise for making the sacrifices, opening up about the decisions that went into the design changes that formed this major upgrade. Windows 8 is certainly a new chapter not just in the operating system’s life, but the lives of hundreds millions of users worldwide.

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