This is a friendly reminder that Microsoft’s Free Windows 10 Upgrade offer will be ending soon. According to a windows.com blog post, the free upgrade offer will be ending on July 29.
The only two options that will be available for those waiting until after July 29 to upgrade to Windows 10 are:
If you have QuickTime installed on your PC you’ll need to uninstall it without delay. According to a blog post at Trend Micro, there are two zero day vulnerabilities related to QuickTime that Apple will not be patching because it is ending support for QuickTime on Windows.
In Windows 10, the default folder when opening File Explorer is Quick Access. I prefer to view My Computer whenever I open File Explorer and fortunately in Windows 10, that can easily be achieved.
One of the new features of Windows 10 is the ability to automatically change the default printer to whichever was last used. This setting is On by default.
It’s been a few months since Windows 10 was released and overall, I’m very happy with my upgrade.
One of the few gripes I had with my Windows 10 upgrade was that I was no longer able to easily change my Wallpaper, Sounds, etc., from within Theme Settings. Fortunately, it was simple to fix the lack of customization.
The wait is over, Windows 10 has officially arrived. If you’re on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7SP1 and have not yet received notification that your download is ready, you currently have two options:
In less than three weeks Microsoft will begin notifying users who reserved Windows 10, that their reserved upgrade is ready to be installed. According to a Microsoft blog post, not everyone is going to be notified on the first day that their upgrade is ready because the upgrade will be released in waves.
It’s official, Windows 10 arrives July 31! You may have already noticed a new icon sitting in your notification area (system tray). Clicking on it will open a new window explaining how the Windows 10 upgrade works and giving you the opportunity to reserve your free copy now so that it will be available for you to install on July 31, as soon as it’s released.
If you’ve ever wished that Windows Explorer had a tabbed interface, wasn’t so basic or just looked better, you’re in luck. XYplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that has a ton of features.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a spiffy new look. Version 22.214.171.1248 has just been released and besides sporting a cleaner, modern look, it also has a few upgrades that may not be obvious at first. For example, the new version has improved root-kit detection and removal. It also automatically updates before running a scan so that you have the latest protection database when scanning. A bug with the next scheduled scan not showing up properly has also been fixed, along with several notification issues.