List of Windows 10 Upgrade and Features Information Links

List of Windows 10 Upgrade and Features Information Links

Windows 10 Is Almost Here: Here’s What You Need to Know
Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015. Microsoft is already advertising it to Windows 7 and 8.1 users using a system tray pop-up. This is a free upgrade, and will probably be a good one for Windows 7 and 8 users alike.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/218880/windows-10-is-almost-here-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

Windows 10 with new security options coming July 29
ConsumerAffairs
Device Guard is intended to protect data and software from malware or hackers that have already managed to break into an organization’s system, …
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/windows-10-with-new-security-options-coming-july-29-060215.html

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview, Announces Device Guard
CIO Today
to isolate that decision-making function from the rest of the operating system, which helps provide protection from attackers or malware that have …
http://www.cio-today.com/article/index.php?story_id=113003MZY16G

Inside Device Guard: Microsoft’s attempt to keep malware out of Windows 10 PCs
The Register
Ultimately, the idea is to stop miscreants installing malware on a machine, thus limiting the amount of long-term damage the attacker can do. …..
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/23/microsoft_windows_10_device_guard/

What is the “Get Windows 10″ Tray Item and How Do You Remove It?
Windows 7 and Windows 8 users might have noticed a new Windows icon in
their system trays that when clicked, will open a dialog that introduces
Windows 10 and determines if you’re eligible for a free upgrade. Here is
how to remove that icon and dialog permanently.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/218856/how-do-you-disable-the-get-windows-10-icon-shown-in-the-notification-tray/

Beware of fake Windows 10 “activators”
Posted on Feb 17, 2015 03:26 pm
The considerable interest users have shown for testing Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview version has not passed unnoticed by cyber scammers and malware peddlers. Malwarebytes’ Chris Boyd war…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17960

Microsoft Announces Windows 9, but Names it Windows 10
Today Microsoft officially announced the next version of Windows, which was expected to be called Windows 9, or maybe Windows One, or even maybe just Windows. But it’s Windows 10. Here are the highlights.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/197503/microsoft-announces-windows-9-but-names-it-windows-10/

Microsoft: Here’s why you should upgrade to Windows 10
CNET
At this point, it is cheaper to migrate to OSX or Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) than to “upgrade” to the latest Windows release… ultimately, this strategy is going to ….
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/microsoft-heres-why-you-should-upgrade-to-windows-10/

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?
The Fiscal Times
Microsoft has also been facing increased competition from Apple’s OS X and a steady trickle of adoptees of user-friendly Linux distributions like Linux …
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/07/28/Should-You-Upgrade-Windows-10

Microsoft Windows 10: Three Security Features To Know About
Dark Reading
“To help protect users from malware, when an app is executed, Windows makes a determination on whether that app is trustworthy, and notifies the …
http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/microsoft-windows-10-three-security-features-to-know-about/d/d-id/1320650

Windows 10 is Out Today: Should You Upgrade?
Windows 10 is finally out — kind of. Microsoft initially promised that everyone could take advantage of the free upgrade offer on July 29, but you may have to wait a while before Microsoft offers the upgrade to your PC.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/223634/should-you-upgrade-to-windows-10/

What You Need to Know About Windows Update on Windows 10
Windows Update has seen a lot of changes on Windows 10. The biggest is a more aggressive approach to getting everyone up-to-date, but Windows 10 will also use BitTorrent-style peer-to-peer downloads for updates.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/223068/what-you-need-to-know-about-windows-update-on-windows-10/

Windows 10 is for suckers
Computerworld
Despite all the above, if Windows 10 offered increased protection from viruses and malware, it could still be a worthwhile upgrade. Windows is, by far, …
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2953307/microsoft-windows/windows-10-is-for-suckers.html

Windows 10 review – final version of Windows might be Microsoft’s best ever
The Guardian
Microsoft’s last version of Windows is finally here: Windows 10 is arguably the best version of the ubiquitous operating system. But the question is, …
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/29/microsoft-windows-10-review

Microsoft claims Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever
WinBeta
Windows Defender – This constantly updated stalwart of the OS protects computers from malware. Using a cloud service it leverages data from one …
http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-claims-windows-10-most-secure-windows-ever

How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1
Don’t like Windows 10? As long as you’ve upgraded within the last month, you can uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade your PC back to its original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system. You can always upgrade to Windows 10 again later.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/

How to Create an Image of Your PC Before Upgrading to Windows 10
Windows 10 is the biggest and most aggressive Windows rollout to date. Before you take the plunge you need to image your hard drive so, should you wish to return to the familiarity of Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can do so with the click of a button.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/223139/how-to-create-an-image-of-your-pc-before-upgrading-to-windows-10/

What You Need to Know About Upgrading a Windows Vista PC to Windows 10
Microsoft won’t be offering a free Windows 10 upgrade to any old Windows Vista PCs you might have around. Only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs get to join the new Windows 10 era for free.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/220996/what-you-need-to-know-about-upgrading-a-windows-vista-pc-to-windows-10/

Here’s What’s Different About Windows 10 for Windows 8 Users
Windows 10 isn’t just a big change for Windows 7 users. There have been some major changes in philosophy since Windows 8. Windows 10’s touch interface is now very different and more integrated with the desktop.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219098/heres-whats-different-about-windows-10-for-windows-8-users/

Here’s What’s Different About Windows 10 for Windows 7 Users
Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 actually feels designed for a PC with a keyboard and mouse. Windows 7 users will be much more at home with Windows 10, but there are still some big changes.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219034/here%E2%80%99s-what%E2%80%99s-different-about-windows-10-for-windows-7-users/

6 Great Windows 10 Features You Can Get Today on Windows 7 or 8
Windows 10 contains some great new features. if you’re a Windows 8 user, you may be tempted to upgrade just to have your desktop work better. But you can get many of Windows 10′s features without upgrading.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/197980/6-great-windows-10-features-you-can-get-today-on-windows-7-or-8/

Is Windows 10 Backwards Compatible With Your Existing Software?
Microsoft’s Windows 10 seems like a big change. The version number alone is a big leap from Windows 7, and most of the default apps are new-style “universal apps,” not traditional desktop apps.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219782/is-windows-10-backwards-compatible-with-your-existing-software/

How to enable the hidden Windows 10 administrator account
Nov 12, 2014 – When you install Windows 10 anew on a PC or run it for the first time if it comes pre-installed with the computer, you create the first user account …
http://www.ghacks.net/2014/11/12/how-to-enable-the-hidden-windows-10-administrator-account/

5 ways to make sure your computer is ready for Windows 10
BT.com
This includes anti-malware software, so if you’re using Windows 7 and your anti-malware software is incompatible with Windows 10, consider …
http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/5-ways-to-make-sure-your-computer-is-ready-for-windows-10-11363992816903

How to Clean Install Windows 10
The Windows 10 upgrade process drags old files, settings, and programs from your previous Windows system to your new one. Microsoft allows you to get an entirely fresh system by performing a clean install, but the activation process can be a bit confusing.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

You Won’t Be Able to Disable (or Delay) Windows Updates on Windows 10 Home
Microsoft says Windows 10 will be “always up-to-date,” and they mean it. There’s no way to turn Windows Update off. Microsoft says feature updates will be tested on consumer devices before they’re rolled out to business PCs.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219166/you-won%E2%80%99t-be-able-to-disable-or-delay-windows-updates-on-windows-10-home/

Windows 10: More security with non-stop patching
Posted on Jun 08, 2015 10:15 am
Microsoft is ready to abandon the longstanding patching schedule that saw patches and security updates being delivered on the second Tuesday of every month. With the advent of Windows 10, security upd…
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http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2300

What Does Defer Upgrades in Windows 10 Mean?
Your Windows 10 system may have a “Defer upgrades” option for Windows Update. This option delays feature upgrades for several months while allowing security updates through.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/223083/what-does-%E2%80%9Cdefer-upgrades%E2%80%9D-in-windows-10-mean/

How to Schedule Restarts for Updates in Windows 10
You’re working on an important document when Windows updates itself and informs you it’s going to reboot. Instead of getting mad and shouting at your computer that you can’t reboot yet, you can now schedule a more convenient time for the computer to reboot after updates.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/221903/how-to-schedule-restarts-for-updates-in-windows-10/

First official Windows 10 patches arrive
by Paul Ducklin on July 30, 2015
“We’ve written (and spoken) about Windows 10 and its approach of “rolling updates” more than once already. The idea is pretty simple, and at first glance, it’s hard to see a downside. When a patch is ready, it gets published; and when your computer goes ….”
FULL: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/07/30/zero-days-first-official-windows-10-patches-arrive/

Understanding the New Sync Settings in Windows 10
Windows sync settings have been a part of the operating system since Windows 8 but in Windows 10 they get a makeover and some much-needed consolidation. Today we’ll discuss these new sync settings, and briefly compare how they differ from the previous version.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/222110/understanding-the-new-sync-settings-in-windows-10/

How to Remove the Folders From “This PC” on Windows 10
Windows 10’s “This PC” view doesn’t just show hard drives, removable storage devices, and network locations. Unlike the traditional “My Computer” list, it also contains several folders — but you can hide them and make This PC look more like Windows 7’s Computer view.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/222057/how-to-remove-the-folders-from-%E2%80%9Cthis-pc%E2%80%9D-on-windows-10/

How to Make Your Windows 10 PC Boot Faster
Windows 10 offers a startup application manager that practically any Windows user can use. It’s integrated into the operating system and simple to understand — it even shows which programs are slowing down startup the most.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/220033/how-to-make-your-windows-10-pc-boot-faster/

Windows 10 Includes a Linux-Style Package Manager Named OneGet
Forget the Windows Store. Microsoft is working on a Linux-style package management framework for Windows, and it’s included with Windows 10. It’s being tested with Chocolatey’s existing packages, and allows you to easily install desktop applications and other software.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/200334/windows-10-includes-a-linux-style-package-manager-named-oneget/

11 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
Windows 10 includes Microsoft Edge, which replaces Internet Explorer as the default browser. Edge’s interface has been rewritten from scratch, and it sheds Internet Explorer’s old interface and all that clutter.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/222214/11-tips-and-tricks-for-microsoft-edge-on-windows-10/

How to Disable Auto-Enhance in Windows 10’s Photos App
The Photos app in Windows 10 has been rebuilt as a universal app that allows you to work with your photos across your devices. One of the features available is the ability to allow the app to automatically enhance your photos when possible.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/222036/how-to-disable-auto-enhance-in-windows-10%E2%80%99s-photos-app/

How to Disable Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10
Windows 10’s File Explorer has a new “Quick Access” view. Whenever you open a file browser window, you’ll see a list of “frequent folders” and recent files. This list of folders also replaces the old favorite folders list.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219936/how-to-disable-quick-access-in-file-explorer-on-windows-10/

How to Remove Cortana from the Windows 10 Taskbar
Cortana is the latest digital personal assistant to make its way into a market already dominated by Apple and Google. Cortana officially arrives for the desktop in Windows 10. That’s largely a good thing, though it’s still important to know how to reduce Cortana’s presence.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/220955/how-to-remove-cortana-from-the-windows-10-taskbar/

How to Pin Your Favorite Settings to the Start Menu in Windows 10
If you find you’re accessing the same settings over and over in Windows 10, you can add these settings to the Start menu as tiles for quick and easy access. We’ll show you how to do this.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/222141/how-to-pin-your-favorite-settings-to-the-start-menu-in-windows-10/

How safe is the Windows 10 Wi-Fi sharing feature?
Posted on Jul 02, 2015 11:27 am
A feature that went almost unnoticed in Windows Phone 8.1 because of its modest installation base has been raising security questions now that it has been added to Windows 10. It’s called Wi-Fi Sen…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18584

Check out the Windows 10 security features
Posted on Jul 29, 2015 02:36 pm
Today is the day that Windows 10 becomes available to users around the world. The new (and some old-but-new again) features are already known to the public: the Start button is back, Microsoft’s vi…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18679

Upgrading to Windows 10? Here are the compatible Antivirus products you need
BetaNews
The program’s real-time protection protects the system against infection by recognized malware samples on both a USB flash drive and a network …
http://betanews.com/2015/07/28/upgrading-to-windows-10-here-are-the-compatible-antivirus-products-you-need/

Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
InformationWeek
Detection-based models for pinpointing malware are no longer enough. Most hackers use one of two avenues in a security breach: identity theft and …
http://www.informationweek.com/software/operating-systems/windows-10-will-use-virtualization-for-extra-security/a/d-id/1321415

Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Security and ID Management Controls
Redmondmag.com
We are delivering robust data loss prevention right into the platform itself, and when it comes to online threats, such as malware, we’ll have a range of …
http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/10/22/windows-10-security.aspx

Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Register
Finally, Microsoft is hoping to block whole classes of malware by instituting a code-signing system for software. All apps in the Windows Store will be …
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/22/microsoft_promises_windows_10_will_mean_twofactor_for_all/

Inside Device Guard: Microsoft’s attempt to keep malware out of Windows 10 PCs
The Register
Ultimately, the idea is to stop miscreants installing malware on a machine, thus limiting the amount of long-term damage the attacker can do. …..
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/23/microsoft_windows_10_device_guard/

What is Different About the Windows 10 Control Panel, So Far
Much is changing in Windows 10. Chief among these is a driven move from the old Control Panel that we all know so well, to the new-look, touch-friendly Settings. Today, we want to discuss what is changing from Windows 8.1 to 10.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/221283/what-is-different-about-the-windows-10-control-panel-so-far/

How to Disable or Configure Location Tracking in Windows 10
Windows 10 includes a whole bunch of new privacy settings, all are important in their own right, but perhaps none so much as the location settings. If you’re privacy-conscious, you will definitely want to investigate them further.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/221869/how-to-disable-or-configure-location-tracking-in-windows-10/

How to Record PC Gameplay With Windows 10’s Game DVR and Game Bar
Windows 10 includes a built-in tool for recording videos of PC games. You can upload gameplay footage to YouTube or any other video-sharing site — or just keep the clip on your own PC and share it with your friends.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219947/how-to-record-pc-gameplay-with-windows-10%E2%80%99s-game-dvr-and-game-bar/

What is Different About the Windows 10 Control Panel, So Far
Much is changing in Windows 10. Chief among these is a driven move from the old Control Panel that we all know so well, to the new-look, touch-friendly Settings. Today, we want to discuss what is changing from Windows 8.1 to 10.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/221283/what-is-different-about-the-windows-10-control-panel-so-far/

Why Windows 10 Offers Two Different Versions of Microsoft Office
Microsoft offers two different versions of Office for Windows 10. Traditional desktop apps are available for keyboard-and-mouse, and universal apps are available for touch. But it’s not that simple.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/219866/why-windows-10-offers-two-different-versions-of-microsoft-office/

How to Use Java, Silverlight, and Other Browser Plug-ins on Windows 10
Browser plug-ins are on their way out. Microsoft Edge doesn’t support ActiveX plug-ins, although it does have built-in Flash support. Google Chrome has also discontinued support for the NPAPI plug-in format used by Java, Silverlight, Unity, and other plug-ins.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/221720/how-to-use-java-silverlight-and-other-browser-plug-ins-on-windows-10/

How to use Windows 10’s Task View and virtual desktops
PCWorld
This longstanding productivity powerhouse has long been standard on OS X and Linux distributions. Windows has actually supported the feature for a …
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2952864/windows/how-to-use-windows-10s-task-view-and-virtual-desktops.html

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