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Windows 10 – still undecided? Or already made your mind up and want to try an alternative? Read on.

Right, that’s it. I’ve spent many a happy hour ranting about Windows 10 and Microsoft. It spies on you, it pops up adverts in your start menu. If updates break it, there’s little you can do about it. The latest update has, deep in the code, something enabling ‘Windows Subscriptions’, so you can be reasonably […]

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Another stunt to get you on Windows 10…

In my last post, I forgot to mention the adverts for unwanted software in your Windows Start menu and, according to some accounts, randomly popping up on your desktop. Also, the box I mentioned here has been subtly updated so that clicking the red X to dismiss it now signifies your consent to install Windows 10, rather […]

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And finally… Windows 10 – why I can’t recommend it

You’ve got until July 28th 2016 to finally decide whether to take advantage of the ‘free’ Windows 10 update offer. I’ve been waiting and waiting, in the hope that Microsoft will make some changes that change my mind but they haven’t so here’s my last (but one) post on the subject. I’m going to try to […]

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Windows 10 – latest

I’m afraid sheer weight of work has prevented me from posting the full ‘Should I upgrade to Windows 10’ article I was planning, giving my reasons for the decision largely not to recommend it at the moment. It is still possible that Microsoft will change my mind between now and the July deadline… watch this space! In […]

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Windows 10, whether you want it or not (and how not to get it)

The fun continues. Microsoft have decided that, even if you have expressed no interest in Windows 10, you’re going to get it early next year. If you don’t want it (and I’ll be posting an article about that very shortly) I need you to urgently check a setting on your computer. Why am I doing […]

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Windows 10 Update

Regular customers will already know my current thoughts on the free Windows 10 upgrade. I’m putting together an update to that post but thought I should pass on details of Microsoft’s latest stunt promotional activity – forewarned is forearmed, etc. I recently visited a customer to resolve a problem and in the course of the […]

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Free Windows 10 upgrade. Really?

A little while back Microsoft announced that, when the new version of Windows come out, they will give it free of charge to anyone with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their current machine. Now some PC users are beginning to see an enticing little button, urging them to ‘reserve’ their copy of Windows 10. […]

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Updates – what do I need (and what should I avoid?)

Something I see again and again is a PC slowed to a crawl by all sorts of unwanted programs. There is a lot of free software available on the internet and some of it is very good but, understandably, sometimes the makers of free software would like you to upgrade to the paid-for version, and […]

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