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Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:07

Nice article. Fair and balanced.

Nevertheless, there is a lot of unfounded fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Windows 10. For years now, Microsoft haters have been criticizing Microsoft...

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 09:19

Most consumers share personal data every day by using Google, Facebook, etc.. Grocery stores (and many other retailers) give you discounts on goods and services if you share with them your e-mail...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 19:42

Ed Bott (at ZDnet) has directions for turning downloaded update files into an ISO file so, once you have performed an upgrade to Windows 10, you can create the ISO and then do an ISO upgrade to...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 21:04

For what it is worth ... If you are debating between upgrading your Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10 or buying new hardware, Consider this:

I recently upgraded a five-year-...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 23:17

I would only quibble with these specs in one major area: RAM. Yes, 1GB is sufficient to run Windows 10 but the RAM "sweet spot" for x86 (32-bit) is 2GB of RAM. The "sweet spot" for x64 (64-bit...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 23:06

Thanks for providing the required specifications but you should not advise your readers to buy a new machine with first checking for Windows 10 compatibility. Especially in the context of your...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 16:59

Yes, I will stay - at least on some machines. Probably not enough room on my Surface Pro 2 but I will likely build a 64GB partition on my desktop system at home and use it as my dual-boot Insider...

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 17:08

I have been upgrading Windows (sometimes more than once on the same machine) since the days of Windows 2000 and the process has always been the same. If you bought your PC with an OEM license of...

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 18:19

Microsoft will let you move an upgrade license between motherboards but you have to call them to do so.

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 18:16

Your Microsoft account would certainly be convenient but not all Windows users have (or want to have) a Microsoft account. There needs to be a way to register hardware based upon a unique...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 16:20

The reason why ASK deserves this VERY-ONSIDED honor is that it is installed by default whenever you install Java on your PC. You have to watch very closely to OPT-OUT of it. Shame on Oracle and...

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 16:52

There is no reasonable alternative. Most AV titles will not allow changes that an upgrade will require. The best answer for those too stubborn to follow best-practices is to install Windows 10...

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 16:49

Part of the problems with popular AV software is that it utilizes the same vulnerabilities as hackers use to break-in. That is why AV software "broke" with the original version of Vista....

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 16:45

Yes but, since most consumers are running out-of-date AV software, at least Microsoft cannot be accused of putting your system in jeopardy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 17:22

Because of the licensing requirements for video decoders - as established under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) I don't think Microsoft will be providing anything like Media Center...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 17:11

I think the version you get will look at the version Microsoft finds on your hard drive when you reserve your copy. In my case, I am dual-booting but the RESERVE icon only appears on my Windows 8...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 17:07

Do I think it is feasible? Yes - but barely so. The Edge browser is still pretty rough, slow, and buggy but the OS is stable and runs everything I need it to run. Will Edge be ready to be the...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:27

We forget that most users have never paid a fee for Windows. The OEM paid Microsoft for Windows and, depending on the model of the PC, the user could pay a modest fee for an upgrade from the Home...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:28

The most telling number of all is that only Android had any growth AT ALL in the U.S. market. This suggests that the U.S. smartphone market is saturated. That being the case a 0.2% increase for...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 15:08

Windows 8.1 has made great performance strides and Windows 10 promises to be better.

When Windows Vista shipped, It promised 512MB of RAM on a 128GB HDD. It could not do it!.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 14:58

True enough but dual-boot has its own drawbacks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:42

This might explain the problems I have had. I am in the midst of testing a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 (build 10049) and I have had no luck with the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 14:48

The worst part of the new start menu is that even if you remove al of the "Metro" tiles, it cannot be made narrower than half the screen. I hope they fix that.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 18:20

It is too early to tell. Until Windows 10 mobile has been released and the merger of the various Windows store platforms is complete, we just can't say. A robust Windows store is a must but that...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:59

It still crashes. Once the crashing is over with, I'd agree.

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:58

I'm now on build 10049. Spartan is incomplete and buggie. All three Office Previews crash when opened without an existing file. (Don't know if they work on a system w/o Office 2013 installed...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 17:19

This has already become a problems for me. I want to keep my OneDrive accessible On-Line ONLY - unless I say otherwise. OneDrive sync does not solve the problem.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:43

Windows on ARM may still fail but Microsoft has invested a lot of money in the attempt - they might as well proceed.

Two problems with Windows Phone - lack of availability of the most...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:34

It was probably a mistake to ever suggest a FAST ring and a SLOW ring for the reasons stated above.

What you are now calling CANARY is what we used to call ALPHA and the PREVIEW is really...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:00

Agreed - if you have that option, it is the cleanest solution. Not everyone has the expertise for this this though.

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