Tag: Windows 10

Free Microsoft upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 Ends in 24 hours

Free Microsoft upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 Ends in 24 hours

Internet, Technology
If you’re still running Windows 8.1, be advised that Microsoft shut down mainstream support a week ago. But there’s still a last-ditch upgrade path: Microsoft’s assistive technology loophole, which closes in 24 hours. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1 on January 9, five years after the operating system’s debut. Essentially, it’s dead, and for the average consumer, Windows 8.1 will remain forever unchanged, with no new features or bug fixes. Instead, Microsoft has migrated the OS to “extended support,” which will only provide security updates for another five years, until 2023. In Microsoft’s world view, consumers should have already migrated to Windows 10, a modern OS with big fixes, patches, and period updates. And while the company gave users a one-year window to f
Windows 10 S : How is it different from windows 10

Windows 10 S : How is it different from windows 10

Technology
Microsoft has launched its latest version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S. The OS offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. It’s designed for education and to take on Chromebooks and Chrome OS.  Windows 10 S' big selling point is that it's locked down to the Microsoft App store, which might sound great for people who manage education computers but isn't necessarily great for the families who own those computers. This new OS version is locked to only work with Windows Store apps. That means you’ll need to find apps in the Store to download and install them, and many desktop apps like Photoshop and Chrome simply aren’t in the Store yet. Microsoft does allow developers to port their desktop apps into the Windows Store, but not many h
Back to the Start menu: Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Back to the Start menu: Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Business, Mobile
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8. Reports BBC The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store. It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8. In addition to offering a list of the user's favourite applications, the menu also brings up resizable tiles - similar to those featured in Windows 8's touch-centric interface on PCs and tablets. These provide a quick view of notifications from relevant applications, such as details of new emails, Facebook messages and weather forecast updates. Microsoft announce...