Windows 10 is now readily available for installation. You can choose to upgrade to Windows 10 automatically or can also make a bootable USB disk to access the Windows 10. Here is how to do it
Firstly, you need to be sure that the DVD or USB that you pick for the Windows 10 media does not have any important data. This is because during the process, you will lose all data. The drive needs to be of at least 4 GB capacity. You need to follow the below mentioned steps to make a bootable Windows 10 drive.
Download the Windows 10 media creation tool. For the sake of checking the type of Windows that you run one can go to Start> Control Panel > System and Security > System type.
No,w launch the application. You need to choose create installation media for another PC and then click on Next.
Choose the desired language.
Make sure you choose USB flash drive and click on Next to following the remaining steps.
Once the Windows 10 media creation tool has done its job, you need to have Windows 10 bootable USB disk/ DVD drive, which depends on the type of option you choose.
Windows 10 may be giving permission to Microsoft to share your internet bandwidth with others. Next Web is the first to spot this feature in the new version of Windows.
The feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization downloads the same updates and apps that you get through Windows Update and the Windows Store and then shares it with other people on local internet.
Delivery Optimization creates a local cache, and stores files that it has downloaded in that cache for a short period of time.” Next Web opined, “Depending on your settings, Windows then send parts of those files to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet that are downloading the same files.” This feature works similar to BitTorrent.
This is a feature that is enabled by default in all the Windows 10 desktop editions. However, on Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 Enterprise, this feature distributes the update files on local network only.
It is better to turn this feature off and the process to do it is as simple as to visit Settings>Update & security>Windows Update>Advanced options. Thereafter, select ‘Choose how updates are delivered’ and then use the toggle to make ‘Discovery Optimization’ feature off.
After Wi-Fi Sense, this is yet another feature of Microsoft Windows 10 that irritates its users. Wi-Fi Sense was first made available on Windows Phone only. It used to share Wi-Fi credential to everybody on the contact lists of Outlook, Facebook and Skype of the users.
Windows 10 upgrade will make some of the old features of OS inoperative. For starters, the Windows Media Center application will be defunct on Windows 10 and so will be the support for playing DVDs on your laptops or PCs.
Say Bye Bye To Hearts
Upgrading to Windows 10 will also mean that Hearts will no longer exist as part of the card games; however, you will get hands on updated versions of Minesweeper and Solitaire. Sadly, the new OS also sweeps away the much-loved desktop gadgets that enriched your Windows 7/8 screens as they “could be exploited to harm your computer, access your computer’s files, show you objectionable content, or change their behaviour at any time.”
Future updates for Windows 10 Home version will be automatically downloaded post-switch and there is no way you can tamper with it.… Read the rest
Microsoft will release its flagships Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL this September in all likelihood. But we are more excited since the handsets will pack in a set of virtual tabs instead of the regular capacitative buttons. While there has been no official line on this front, we are awaiting the media event Microsoft has slated for September to see these phones.
Lumia 940 Specs
Going by recent leaks and rumors, Lumia 940 is expected to flaunt a 5.2-inch screen size with a 1,440 x 2,560 OLED display. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and also house a powerful 3GB RAM.
As for onboard storage, we anticipate a memory of 32GB that can be expanded using the microSD card slot. Rumors have it that a 20 MP shutter will find its place at the back with a PureView lens. We expect the Lumia 940 to also come with a 5 MP selfie shutter. Additionally, the flagship will run on Windows 10 while also featuring an Iris scanner on a beefy 3000 mAh battery.
The XL Version
As for the Lumia 940 XL, it is set to be bigger by 0.5 inches in terms of screen size and will have a Snapdragon 810 processor to fire it up. The battery will be beefier at 3,300mAh. … Read the rest
For all those who have waited for the new version of Windows can celebrate Christmas before as the Windows 10 upgrade is now available for existing users of their older operating systems.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in Nairobi, Kenya for the launch of their latest and much-awaited operating system. It was launched at 13 cities globally.
Users have been waiting for the Microsoft Windows 10 for a long time, especially after the dismal performance of the Windows 8 version. Windows 10 will be available on tablets and PCs across 190 countries across the world. A free update will be available for existing users of the Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
After the upgrade
Microsoft has said that there will be no more versions of the Windows package and updates will be given to the Windows 10 instead. Therefore, after the FREE Microsoft windows 10 update, people will have to subscribe for updates.
Business owners are going to get lucky with the Windows 10 set to release on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 is designed in a way that its system requirements are only as much as Windows 8.1 needed. Therefore, by the next half this year, you may expect all new PCs and convertibles/tabs from Microsoft to come pre-loaded with the new OS. This is part of the strategy to spread Windows 10 among a maximum number of people.
What’s In For Business Users?
Microsoft vouches to provide more security with Windows 10. This will give users a push to install latest updates as soon as they are available. In case you are a business user, then the Windows Update For Business feature on Windows 10 can help manage your installations at a time when it is not inconvenient.
Be ready for an exciting and easy-to-use version of Microsoft Office on the latest OS as well as the OneDrive app. The latter is set to make file syncing with OneDrive easier, which would enable a faster working environment. However, sad news is that the OneDrive spec will be available only by the later part of this year.
Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, which are now being tipped to be named Lumia 950 and 950 XL, could launch at the IFA scheduled in September. Further, they would be available in stores by October or November. Although there is no official confirmation about these phones from the manufacturer, rumors suggest they are on the way.
Reports published by Windows Central suggest that these phones will come with an iris scanner for facial recognition and they are expected to include Surface Pen technology.
Also on the cards, is the introduction of covers for these smartphones. The cover would have a circular cut-out so that users can check notifications easily. Apart from this, reports also confirm earlier predictions regarding the 5.2-inch QHD display and 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Soc processor.
Meant for premium smartphone users, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is also expected to come with a 20MP PureView rear camera along with a 5MP wide-angle camera in the front. With an in-built storage of 32GB, the device would be worth noticing.
To know confirmed specifications of the phone, Microsoft fans will have to wait for official confirmation from the company or for its launch.
Microsoft may soon be ready with its flagship phones. CEO; Satya Nadella said that they are ready with two new variants of Lumia handsets which will be named as Lumia 950 and 950 XL, as reported by TOI.
A website named Ithome.com has leaked the specifications of the phone even before its launch in the market. One of the first information, which has been leaked, is that Lumia 950 will be named as Talkman and 950XL will be called as Cityman.
In addition to this, the new 950 XL will sport a 5.7 screen and 950 will have 5.2-inch display. Cityman will feature Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa core processor while the latter will be an 808 chipset. Both the handsets will have a C type USB port and a metal body frame. In addition to this, they will have 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32 GB which is expandable.
The battery capacity will be 3300 mAH for XL and 3000 for Lumia 950. They will come loaded with wonderful 20 MP rear camera and 5 MP front cameras. These two phones will be the first of its kind that will run on the new Windows 10 software package.
Pricing of the product
People were expecting that the price of these two Smartphone’s would also be leaked, but alas, the pricing of the product is not available. It is mentioned that the phone will be launched somewhere around September or early October.
After buzz that Microsoft will introduce its new flagships by the name of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, sources online suggest that the new handsets will be released soon. Come November or even October this year, the Lumia 950 Series will debut in the market. Interestingly, these handsets still are going by their codenames Talkman and Cityman that had been the case for Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL respectively.
We have came to know that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will have a sleek body with a full-metal build. In addition, the handsets will house an USB-C port backed by Continuum support.
The website reveals that Microsoft Lumia 950 will have screen size of 5.2 inches a with 2K resolution powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon six-core processor. The handset will come with 3 GB RAM with on board storage of 32 GB that can be expanded further. The shutters will pack in 20 MP and 5 MP on the back and front respectively while the phone will be featuring a 3000 mAh battery.
The 950 XL version will come in 5.7 inches screen size with 2K resolution. The processor will be of the same make as above but will come with eight cores. The other features are same but the battery is bumped up at 3300 mAh battery.
Microsoft is rumored to launch Lumia 950 and 950 XL instead of Lumia 940 variants. The looks of the smartphone was still a secret, but somehow it was disclosed by various sources, as reported by Lockerdome.com. It has been reported that new Lumia 950 and 950 XL both will be having a metal frame as body and a USB-C connecter and charger will be available with the set.
Knowing about the specifications
Listed below are the rumored specifications of the Lumia 950 XL and 950
950 may come with 5.2 inch screen and 950 XL will have a 5.7 inch screen
Lumia 950 will be having Qualcomm Snapdragon (six core) processor and 950 XL will have a eight core processor.
Both the Smartphones could come with 3GB RAM and internal memory of 32 GB which is expandable
Lumia 950 will hold a 20 MP camera and the Lumia 950 XL will have a three flash camera with 20 MP rear cameras.
Both the phones will have a 5 MP front camera along with USB type C
After going through the leak information, one can say that both Lumia 950 and 950 XL will be soaring high once they are launched in the month of October-November.