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Upgrade to Windows 10: It Just Became Easier

Introducing an Easier Upgrade The new, streamlined Microsoft business model created enormous success for the Windows 10 operating system. Long a first choice for entrepreneurs, Windows now fills screens in millions of office buildings, homes and classrooms around the world. This popularity contributed to public interest in the upgrading process. People wondered whether they could get Windows 10 …

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Windows 8 Boot Options

Troubleshooting gets better in Windows 8

Windows 8 has been designed to boot so quickly that you have almost zero reaction time to get to the famous boot screens that allow you to choose a different boot device or enter into the troubleshooting utilities. If you want to enter the boot screens when booting up your PC, you need to hit the F8 key. Usually one tap doesn’t suffice and you’ll need to hit the key repeatedly several times so that Windows can detect one of them.

Windows 7 Beta to be released worldwide tomorrow

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced that a test version of the US software titan’s Windows 7 operating system will be available worldwide on Friday. Earlier he had announced that Windows 7 is nearing completion and is almost ready for release. Windows 7 Beta will be available for all users for testing or regular use until the final version is made available.

Power Defragmenter GUI + Contig (Tool Thursday)

One thing that is required to maintain the smooth running of your operating system is the regular defragmentation of your hard drives. There are several freeware and shareware programs available for use. However, one that I have been using for a long time now is Power Defragmenter GUI.

Tool Tuesday: Windows Updates Downloader

Every month, Microsoft releases a set of updates for Windows and the other software. It’s been nearly two years since Windows XP SP2 has been released and we have approximately 70 critical updates since then. Even if you have the Windows XP with SP2 installed, you need to visit the Microsoft Update site and download the remaining update files.