Tag: Windows 10

You can still get Windows 10 for free even after July 29

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Free upgrade expired? Have you made up your mind about upgrading to Windows 10?

Apparently there is still a way to get Windows 10 for free, but it is not through the usual method. Microsoft announced a while back that the deadline will be extended for people who use assistive technologies. But did you know that it is a very easy way to still get Windows 10 for free?

That’s right, this is not some Windows 10 accessibility edition or something like that. This is a completely stock version of Windows 10, and you don’t even need to have any form of disability to get the upgrade. Simply click on the Upgrade Now button and the upgrade will begin.

This does not last forever though, however Microsoft will make an announcement when the extension is going to be ended.

If you want to upgrade now, you can visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Windows 10 after one year

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July 29 2015. That is the day when Microsoft released their latest Windows operating system to the world. Today is July 29 2016, exactly one year after the launch of Windows 10 around the world.

For me personally I was really excited for this operating system since the announcement of the technical preview back in 2014. I even downloaded the preview and tried it on a virtual machine to see what it would look like. At first I was really impressed and was eagerly waiting for the final release.

One of the reasons that convinced me to upgrade from my previous operating system (Windows 7) was the fact that it was a free upgrade offer. I knew I couldn’t miss the chance to try out this amazing new operating system so I signed up when I got a chance.

Then the big day arrived. The installation of the operating system was really quick and smooth, considering you have a fast internet connection. The download was roughly 3 GB. There were a bit of glitches here and there but that was because a lot of things happened on my Windows 7 installation. I have done a clean install later on and it was working buttery smooth.

Windows 10 brings some amazing new features, such as Cortana, the redesigned Start Menu and Microsoft Edge, which I can’t wait to try out the extensions in the Anniversary Update when it releases on August 2. I was overall satisfied with the launch build of the operating system and had high hopes for future updates.

Then comes the November update, A.K.A Threshold 2. It brought some revisions to the operating system, as well as new apps like the Messaging app. I personally did not use the messaging app and disabled it, but that’s just a personal preference. I’m not trying to say it’s bad, it’s pretty decent.

While I enjoyed Windows 10 myself, there were some people who weren’t happy with the operating system, and Microsoft’s tactics. The so-called “forced upgrades” that Microsoft was doing to its GWX app on Windows 7 and 8.1 brought some controversy to the public. I feel that everyone has the right to make their own choices, and since the fact that it’s an optional upgrade, Microsoft should have made the notifications less aggressive. There were also some privacy concerns regarding telemetry and all.

Windows 10 is also available on Mobile and Xbox One. The fact that Microsoft is trying to make the OS a unified platform across all devices was a really interesting concept, and some great UWP apps are being made for it. Not all the big apps have made their way to Windows 10, but with the fact that you can convert your classic Win32 apps and publish on the Windows 10 is coming with the Anniversary Update, I feel the Windows Store will get better over time.

I am looking forward to the Anniversary Update when it comes out. It is bringing some major improvements to the UI, as well as things like Windows Ink, which is not much of a use for me but I’ll check it out anyways, and more. A good job to Microsoft for making this the best operating system yet and I’m looking forward to Windows 10’s future.

Microsoft to pay $10,000 to woman for forced Windows 10 upgrade

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Microsoft has agreed to pay $10,000 to a Californian woman after an automatic Windows 10 upgrade rendered her machine unusable.

The woman, Teri Goldstein said her computer updated itself to Windows 10 without her permission, leaving her unable to run her business using the machine.

Microsoft said it dropped its appeal to save on legal costs.

Since Windows 10 was released, Microsoft has been aggressively pushing the operating system to its Windows 7 and 8.1 user base, using ways that people can feel they’re being forced to upgrade. Many people chose not to upgrade because of compatibility issues, privacy concerns or simply do not want it.

Previously, the “forced” upgrade attacked a weather report as well as a gamer doing his live stream. Do you think there will be more forced upgrade stories before the free upgrade expires on July 29th? Let us know in the comments.

Source: BBC News

Microsoft extends Skylake support for Windows 7 and 8.1 until July 2018

Microsoft has announced that Skylake support for Windows 7 and 8.1 has been extended, and the end of support date is now July 2018.

This decision was made to ensure a smoother move for business to Windows 10.

  1. To help provide greater flexibility for customers who have longer deployment timeframes to Windows 10, the support period for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices on Skylake systems will be extended by one year: from July 17, 2017 to July 17, 2018.
  2. Also, after July 2018, all critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for Skylake systems until extended support ends for Windows 7, January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023.

Source: TechNet

Gamenology Media to launch Windows 10 apps in the near future

After the successful launch of both the Gamenology and GnT Android apps, Gamenology Media is always finding new ways to bring its apps to a variety of devices. We would like to share with you our preview of the “Windows 10” versions of both Gamenology and GnT.
Thanks to the Windows App Studio, we were able to create universal Windows 10 apps that work across PC, phones and tablets. As thousands of people upgrade or purchase Windows 10 everyday, the more people will be able to access our applications.

The apps features a user interface which focuses on the things you want, with no ads and no in app purchases. The home screen aggregates all the content, and you can simply click on the hamburger menu to see each module in more detail.

Gamenology on Windows 10
GnT on Windows 10
We are planning to launch the complete versions of these two apps in the Summer of 2016, on the Windows Store.
A downloadable preview is available on request. If you would like to download the preview, please contact us at gamenology.media@gmail.com