Windows 11 will be available from 5th October 2021

Yes, I know, we thought Microsoft had promised us that there wouldn’t be any more versions of Windows. Windows 10 will go on forever. To infinity and beyond If you look into it a bit deeper, though, Microsoft never actually said that “Windows 10” would go on forever. It’s more a question of branding and …
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Updates and Upgrades

What’s the difference between an update and an upgrade? When it comes to computer programs (or applications or apps), there is no absolute definition of what constitutes an “upgrade” and what is an “update”. Therefore, it is just possible that you may come across an exception to the normal understanding of the terms. By and …
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Microsoft Compensates Woman for Windows 10 Upgrade Mess

Is Microsoft’s bullying about to end? A Californian travel agent has been awarded $10,000 compensation by a court after successfully arguing that an unauthorised upgrade to Windows 10 damaged her business by rendering her machine almost unusable. Teri Goldstein said that she hadn’t deliberately installed the operating system. Indeed, she hadn’t even heard of it. …
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer WILL end on 29/07/2016 (supposedly)

So, Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10 with effect from the end of July This was announced on the Windows blog on May 5th. The UK price for Windows 10 Home will be £99.99 (including VAT). The US price will be $119. With the US$ currently worth about £0.68, I’d say they’re overcharging us, …
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer in its last 3 Months

“Good thing, too” you may say, “who wants it?” Microsoft’s offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 for existing Windows 7 and 8 users is due to end on July 29th – just three months away. So what will happen after that? Well, there appear to be only three possibilities: The offer will be …
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Windows 8.1 – part deux

At the end of last week’s blog about Windows 8.1, I pointed out the option to go straight to the desktop when opening Windows. If you’ve been to that dialog box you will have seen that it also offers the option to tick a box to display the desktop background image as a background image …
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Windows 8.1

Last month, I mentioned that the latest release of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) appeared to cause problems sometimes – see this previous blog post on Windows 8.1 Not having heard any more discouraging tales, I bit the bullet earlier this week and started the download. If you have been receiving nags from Microsoft that 8.1 …
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