Category: Windows

Hands-On with Windows 10 Build 10147

Continuing what has become a semi-regular cadence, another build of Windows 10 has leaked, and like past leaks, this one has a few neat refinements over the publicly released Windows Insider builds. Windows 10 build 10147 is notable for a few reasons, but the big one …

Back up Windows and program settings with CloneApp

CloneApp is a tiny, free and portable tool which can back up and restore the settings of many popular Windows programs. Supported software includes 7-Zip, Adobe Reader, Classic Shell, Gimp, Google Chrome, Google Earth, IrfanView, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2010/ 2013, Firefox, Opera, VLC Media Player, …

News Of The Web For Windows Users

This week in Microsoft news, Skype Translator gets two more spoken languages, Xbox One gets a new controller and Xbox 360 streaming is coming to Windows 10! However, this week’s headlines are all about Microsoft’s engineering teams reorganization, with Stephen Elop leaving the Redmond giant. Read …

Find the Windows OEM product key

The easiest way to find the Windows product key that was configured by the OEM that supplied your machine is to run the following command: wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey Related posts: Fix Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Defaulting to Home Instead of Pro Restrict …

Options for upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 has a number of different ways to be deployed which are summarized below: Wipe and load – This is the traditional approach that many organizations use. A tool, such as System Center Configuration Manager and/or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, captures the current data and settings of …

10 questions, 10 answers for Windows 10

Windows 10’s launch is less than six weeks away, but questions — lots of questions — still remain about the new operating system, from when it will be taken to the bosom of enterprise to whether some of Microsoft’s moves leading up to it were premeditated. …

Pin Windows Settings to the Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft reintroduces a proper start menu in its upcoming operating system Windows 10 after throwing the start menu to the trash in Windows 8 and reviving it in an unloving way in Windows 8.1. Windows 10’s start menu differs in two essential ways from the start …

How to grab a free genuine copy of Windows 10

The newest version of Windows, Windows 10, will be released on July 29 to a worldwide audience. It is Microsoft’s attempt to win back unsatisfied users who did not like the Windows 8 operating system. The company wants to achieve that through various means, for instance …