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Microsoft wants to bring as many of its 1.5 billion Windows users as possible into the Windows 10 fold, and it's starting with events designed to get people into its stores.
Windows Insiders will receive a free 20 percent discount on PC hardware and accessories purchased from Windows Stores on launch day, and a chance at a free T-shirt, too.
With Windows 10 a few days away, vendors and stores have begun "clearance sales" of Windows 8.1 PCs.
Users could get a pop-up Start menu, but Continuum and windowed apps reportedly aren't part of the plan.
With the launch of Windows 10 looming, Microsoft cuts off preview activations to keep out more illegitimate users.
With the Windows 10 release just around the corner here's a handy trick to know about that lets you easily do a screen recording.
The tiny tots represent the new generation that will grow up with the wonders of Windows 10. Well, and they're cute.
The company expects to take pre-orders for PCs equipped with Windows 10 on launch day, but shipments won't begin for a couple weeks.
The company will offer "mainstream" support for its upcoming OS until 2020 at the earliest, and extended support until at least 2025.
Microsoft has been mum about what Windows 10 brings to the performance table, but our early tests show surprising similarities.
If you want to use Hello to login to Windows 10 with your face, you'll need a special camera for that. Here's a list of Hello-friendly PCs you can buy right now.
The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.
Finally, you can buy a retail version of Windows on a USB stick instead of DVDs. Just be prepared to wait a few weeks before you get it.
This near-final Windows 10 takes the best of Windows 7 and 8 and also springs forward with Cortana, Hello, and a surprisingly rough Edge browser.
Surface RT tablets aren't getting Windows 10, but they will get a minor upgrade with some new feature in September.