How To Downgrade To Windows 7 Or Windows 8.1 From Windows 10

Downgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 from Windows 10 in a Jiffy

If you are not happy with the Windows 10 upgrade, you can easily downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1. Before you proceed it is important to backup your data. Here are the steps to downgrade. In case you have upgraded your system using Windows Update within the last 30 days, the process is as follows: i. Start Menu>Search>Settings ii. Find and choose Update & Security iii. Choose Recovery>Go back to Windows 7 or 8.1 iv. Select Get Started.   You would get your old OS back. During the process, you would be asked the reason to downgrade. You can choose either the pre-mentioned reasons or give your feedback. Since, the company is offering a quick rollback option; you would not lose your data but to be on the safe side backup everything important. If 30 days have already passed since you upgraded to Windows 10, you need to downgrade the old fashioned way, [+more]

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Windows 10: Top Things You Need To Know

Windows 10 Secret menu to enhance user-friendliness and reduce time

With Windows 10 set to release next month, hopes are high in terms of what the latest upgrade for the Microsoft OS will offer. Amid leaks, preview and rumors galore, fans are excited to know what is happening on the price front. For now, great news is all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can park up the upcoming version by reserving a copy for free. We had already shared tips to do so last week. However, for those not lucky enough to get this for free, shell out $119 for the Windows 10 Home version while the Windows 10 Pro will come for $199. For those choosing to reserve a free copy, gear up to receive a download or install notification as soon as Windows 10 launches. This time the maker is vying to make the latest OS for all devices including the tablets and smartphones, besides laptops and PCs [+more]

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Windows 7 Vs Windows 8 – Where to Migrate From Windows XP?

Microsoft Windows 8 vs windows 7

In one of the most shocking and surprising news of 2014, Microsoft has recently announced that it will end support for Windows XP. Windows XP is being used by millions of customers worldwide for the last 13 years. The biggest issue now arises is whether you should migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8 as both the operating systems are somewhat different in their nature and features. The company will start disassociating itself from Windows XP with effect from April 8 2014, although its users are happy with its services and features. Microsoft will no longer release updates and support, leaving the operating system more vulnerable to malware, viruses and hackers. Therefore, users must upgrade from the Windows XP before attackers drastically affect your machine. The company’s decision has resulted in significantly increasing the operating cost of a Windows XP system to USD300 per machine after April 8, as compared [+more]

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How To Upgrade From Windows XP to Windows 7 And Windows 8

Some Choices For Windows XP Loyalists And Windows 8 Bashers

  Microsoft has now decided to end its support for Windows XP with effect from April 8 2014. The Windows XP has been in existence for more than 13 years and millions of people around the world are happy with it. But now it is the high time to upgrade from Windows XP as the company will stop releasing updates and support, leaving the operating system more vulnerable to malware, viruses and hackers. The cost of operating a Windows XP system would significantly increase to USD300 per machine after April 8, as compared to the present USD75-100, according to research firm IDC. It is high time that you should move towards a XP-free future, instead of waiting for attackers to drastically affect your machine. Before starting the migration process, it is very essential to decide whether you want to shift to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Windows 7 has a [+more]

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HP Brings Windows 7 To PCs On ‘Popular Demand’ Could Be Sign of Delay in Microsoft Windows 9 Release Date

It is a fact that Windows 8 did not impress users as much as Microsoft thought it would. Although it tried to contain the damage by releasing Windows 8.1, it is Windows 7 that is still considered to to be the strongest release as yet. HP has announced that will bring back Windows 7 to PCs based on ‘popular demand’.  So it comes as no surprise that the tech giant would like its next release to incorporate some of the Windows 7 user-satisfaction features. Windows 8.2/Windows 9 is most likely to blend in elements of the traditional desktop with the contemporary Metro/Modern UI. Also in the offing is to completely re-haul the Metro design. Having learnt the lesson the hard way and taking no chances with the debacle of both Windows Vista and Windows 8 still fresh in mind, Microsoft is gearing up to come up with its next major [+more]

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Erstwhile CEO Steve Ballmer to Leave Microsoft , Windows 7 A Bust, How This Effects Apple and Samsung

Windows 8.1 Update

    Yes, it is true that Steve Ballmer is leaving Microsoft, literally the end of an era. While Microsoft might not dominate the tech arena like in earlier days, it still clocked 77.9 billion dollars in revenue this past year. Thus, it is certainly one of the big dogs. I’m not going to go into why Ballmer is leaving the company which has been so successful at, let us rather focus on what this means for its competition. Microsoft has been having a rough time recently. It hasn’t been able to adapt to how volatile industry has now become like it competition, for example Samsung. While Windows and Office are still some of the best selling products any company can have, investors are showing more confidence in companies like Apple with its outstanding iPhone – even though the revenues of Microsoft are more! Windows 7 was a bust but [+more]

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Windows 8 Crashes 55 Percent Less than Windows 7, Less Frustrating Too

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If you’re still looking for a reason to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, here’s one that is definitely going to convince you. According to a recent report, Microsoft’s latest OS crashes 55 percent less than Windows 7 and is also 84 percent less frustrating to use. This specifically goes for certain apps’ performance, in particular apps like Google Drive that crashes for only 1 percent of Windows 8 users, in comparison with crashing for nearly 33% of Windows 7 users. Even TuneUp Utilities crashes for only five percent of Windows 8 users, against 20 percent of Windows 7 users. Notwithstanding the above statistics, Windows 8 adoption rates are rapidly rising. In Hungary and Portugal, 9 percent and 5.29 percent of users respectively have taken to the OS, while 8 percent of users in China have also made the transition. The adoption rate in the U.S. is surprisingly slower [+more]

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