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Windows 10 is a hot mess right now, depending on your perspective. After rolling back the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 to address a file deletion bug and other quirks, some Windows 10 Pro users this week were being told (incorrectly) that their license was actually for Windows 10 Home, and that they would need to do something about it. Microsoft advised affected users to just ignore the message, and believes it now has a handle on the situation. It's not clear if the activation issue is somehow related to the October 2018 Update, only that the timing roughly coincides with its release and... Read more...
Redmond, we have a problem. Some users who have Windows 10 Pro installed report getting a notification telling them their Windows license is no good, even though it's valid and has been working correctly for months or years. Apparently there is something wonky going on with Microsoft's activation servers. Complaints landed on Reddit, starting with a user who said he has been running Windows 10 Pro just fine for years, dating back to when he migrated from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 10 Pro for free. "I got a notification saying my key is Windows 10 Home version and that I need to install it... WTF... Read more...
Microsoft really wants PC users to embrace the Surface Laptop, however, the rub for some people is that it runs Windows 10 S and some want the real deal when it comes to Windows 10. To make these folks happy, Microsoft has been allowing users who like the Surface Laptop, but don't want Windows 10 S to upgrade to full Windows 10 Pro at no cost. That upgrade normally costs $50 on other notebooks. Originally Microsoft planned to allow the free migration to Windows 10 Pro until the end of 2017, but that has changed (for the better). Microsoft is now saying that Surface Laptop owners will be able to... Read more...
Microsoft is celebrating Windows 10’s first birthday today, and it also marks the last day that customers can receive a free upgrade to the operating system (starting tomorrow, the upgrade will cost $119 per license). And beginning next Tuesday, those who have already joined the Windows 10 family will be able to download the Anniversary Update. However, at least one group of Windows 10 users isn’t going to be happy about the update. The Group Policy editor for Windows 10 Pro has received an update that actually removes functionality that has been included in the operating system for the past year.... Read more...
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... 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... Read more...