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Are you sitting on an activated copy of Windows 10 Home, but wish that you could give Windows 10 Pro a try instead before coughing up some extra dough? Microsoft is providing its customers a quick shortcut that will allow you experience Windows 10 Pro in all its glory, albeit with one big string attached. Before proceeding, you’ll need to have Windows 10 Home version 1511 up and running on your system. Once that requirement is take care of, you’ll want to navigate to Settings —> Update & Security —> Activation —> Change Product Key. Once prompted, you’ll enter in the following Microsoft-provided product key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T Microsoft forum moderator Charles describes... Read more...
Microsoft hasn’t just come under fire with regards to privacy in Windows 10; it has also taken flak for new policy shifts in the operating system regarding updates. Microsoft first irked Windows 10 Home users when it was revealed that customers couldn’t opt-out of Windows Updates (including OS updates and hardware drivers) — the operating system downloads and installs the updates on its own terms. This policy lead to “reboot hell” for some early adopters of Windows 10. Microsoft next ticked off users — although to a lesser extent — with forced Windows Store app updates for Windows Home users. Although we understand Microsoft’s intentions with both policies (namely to aid in quickly getting critical... Read more...
Microsoft ruffled quite a few feathers when it announced the system requirements for Windows 10 in early June. At the time, Microsoft first revealed that Windows 10 Home users would have Windows Updates forced upon them no matter what. Don’t want that patch installed due to fears that it could cause compatibility issues? Tough luck! Afraid that the newest graphics drivers for your high-powered Radeon GPU will wreak havoc with your gaming rig? Too bad! Microsoft further confirmed this change of attitude with regards to software updates with Windows 10 Home’s End User License Agreement (EULA). While Microsoft’s new policy is likely to stymy your average consumers, enthusiasts that know how to “work... Read more...
Here's the deal folks, if you own a valid copy of Windows 7 with SP1 installed or Windows 8.1, you can upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge for the first year. You may have even registered for your upgrade via a taskbar icon. If not, go ahead and get in line -- Microsoft will begin doling out Windows 10 updates on July 29, which will roll out in waves.What if you don't own a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and plan on building a new system? Well, you'll have to pony up for Windows 10. If you're feeling anxious, you can place your pre-order right now at Amazon. The online seller is offering Windows 10 Home for $120 and Windows 10 Pro for $200, both of which will arrive on a USB flash drive.Which... Read more...
Well, that’s the last time that we’ll look to Newegg for any insight on pricing for unreleased software. Over the weekend, product listings for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional showed up on the online retailer's site indicating a release date of August 31. That information turned out to be wrong; the release date is actually July 29. The product listings also showed suggested retail prices of $109.99 and $149.99 respectively. Again, that information is incorrect.  Microsoft today did confirm Windows 10 pricing and for customers that aren’t eligible for a free upgrade, the upgrade to Windows 10 Home will cost $119. If you would prefer to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional,... Read more...