After upgrading your operating system to Windows 10 you will no longer have the Windows Media Center application. In addition to losing Windows Media Center users will no longer be able to play DVD’s without downloading some form of third party “Playback Software”. Along with removal of Media Center the game Hearts and Desktop Gadgets … Continue reading Where did my Windows Media Center go and what’s new in Windows 10?
Normally when you accomplish a fresh installation of an operating system you are required to enter the product key that was provided with the installation media. If you downloaded the free upgrade to Windows 10 media you did not receive a product key. Here is the way to accomplish a clean installation using the upgrade … Continue reading Performing a Windows 10 Clean Installation using Windows 10 Upgrade Media
If you do not want to wait for your reservation for Windows 10 to start its download and then prompt for installation. Or maybe you never received the icon to reserve your upgrade or you never opted in for the upgrade you are in luck. Microsoft has released a utility called “MediaCreationToolx64.exe” for x64 bit … Continue reading How to create Windows 10 Alternate Upgrade Media
I am starting to feel like Indiana Jones, on a quest for a grail or something. Windows 10 is a viable and valuable operating system. The preview has worked flawlessly for three plus months. I truly want to reserve a copy for my other systems. Microsoft is NOT making it as easy as they promote. … Continue reading Get Windows 10 – The Journey Continues
Wow. Thank you Mike Danseglio. Found another element necessary to acquire the Get Windows 10 tool. Hopefully you accepted and installed the new GWXUX.exe module that enables additional capabilities for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8 updates when it was released during May 2015. If not, you will not be receiving the Get Windows 10 … Continue reading Windows 10 – “Recommended” Update enables Get Win 10 capabilities
If you’re running Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 you have most likely started to see a strange icon in your system tray. It looks like a little white Windows flag as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Get Windows 10. The hover text says Get Windows 10. When you right-click it you get the … Continue reading Is the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification Malware?
Microsoft has announced the release of their newest free ebook, Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition (ISBN 9780735696969), by Ed Bott. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. From the author Ed Bolt I’ve written about Microsoft Windows for nearly a quarter-century, and in all that time I … Continue reading Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals – Free eBook from Microsoft
In my last Windows 10 blog I had just installed the operating system using an ‘in place upgrade’ from Windows 8.1. Several of the desktop features appear to be residue from Lenovo and my Windows 8.1 environment, although there is a clear difference. First, there is no more Start Screen. We are back to the … Continue reading Windows 10 – First Look
Just finished watching a Microsoft Webcast, “What’s Next with Windows 10” with Stephen Rose and Jeremy Korst. I became a member of the ‘Windows Insider Program’ last week and downloaded a copy of the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO file. I am also in the process of upgrading my Lenovo ThinkPad from Windows 8.1 (with … Continue reading Windows 10 Introduction