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How to Make Windows 10 Look and Act More Like Windows 7

October 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 but don’t love what you see, there are ways to make Windows 10 look and act like Windows 7. That way, you can get the familiar interface you love while still taking advantage of Windows 10’s other useful features. Read more: http://www.howtogeek.com/277448/how-to-make-windows-10-look-and-act-more-like-windows-7/

How to Get Windows 7’s Old Folder Icons in Windows 10

June 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft changed the default folder icon in Windows 10 to a flat, closed folder. If you prefer the open folder icon from Windows 7, you can make that the default folder icon in Windows 10 with a registry tweak. You can, of course, change any folder’s icon by right-clicking on it, but if you want to […]

How to Extend Windows 10’s 30-Day Limit for Rolling Back to Windows 7 or 8.1

June 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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After upgrading to Windows 10, you have 30 days–about a month–to roll back to Windows 7 or 8.1 if you so desire. After that, Windows takes the option away from you. But there’s a way to extend this time limit at the cost of some disk space. Warning: This process worked for us with Windows 10 build […]

How to Update Windows 7 All at Once with Microsoft’s Convenience Rollup

May 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When you install Windows 7 on a new system, you traditionally have to go through a long process of downloading years of updates and constantly rebooting. Not anymore: Microsoftnow offers a “Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup” that essentially functions as Windows 7 Service Pack 2. With a single download, you can install the hundreds of […]

Microsoft finally has a proper way to opt out of Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 upgrades

January 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has announced its intent to make the Windows 10 upgrade for existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users more widely available. In tandem with this, the company has also, at last, offered a good way of rejecting the upgrade and making the notifications about it go away forever. The free upgrade is available to anyone […]

Microsoft Is Killing Windows 8 Support Next Week – Here’s What To Do Now

January 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 8 was released just three years ago. One might easily assume that their not-so-great OS came with Microsoft’s regular 10-year support policy. However, there’s a twist in Windows 8 support cycle — as a result, it runs out on January 12th. So, if you are running Windows 8, it’s time to upgrade. But, how […]

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 upgrade tactic: Spreading fear over Windows 7

January 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 7 still powers the majority of PCs out there, but Microsoft is continuing its rather controversial push for upgrades to Windows 10, and indeed in its latest shove a company exec has come close to labelling the older version of the desktop OS as a possible security risk. Yes, continuing to run Windows 7 […]

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