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Windows 10 launch events will include celebrities, concerts, and yes, upgrade help

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.

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Windows Insiders will get 20 percent off on Windows 10 launch day

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.

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Windows 8.1 clearance sales begin as Windows 10 looms

With Windows 10 a few days away, vendors and stores have begun "clearance sales" of Windows 8.1 PCs.

Windows RT users shouldn't expect much from Update 3, report claims

Users could get a pop-up Start menu, but Continuum and windowed apps reportedly aren't part of the plan.

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No more new Windows 10 Insiders, for now

With the launch of Windows 10 looming, Microsoft cuts off preview activations to keep out more illegitimate users.


How to use Windows 10's game DVR tool to capture video in any app

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.

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Watch the first Windows 10 ad use adorable babies to push Hello, Cortana, and Edge

The tiny tots represent the new generation that will grow up with the wonders of Windows 10. Well, and they're cute.

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Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs should arrive by mid-August

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.

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Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 will receive security fixes for ten years

The company will offer "mainstream" support for its upcoming OS until 2020 at the earliest, and extended support until at least 2025.

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Windows 10 vs. Windows 8: Performance benchmarks show a close battle for fastest

Microsoft has been mum about what Windows 10 brings to the performance table, but our early tests show surprising similarities.

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These PCs will work with Windows 10's terrific 'Hello' facial recognition

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.

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Windows 10 will force automatic updates for all Home users

The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.

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With Windows 10, Microsoft finally lets you buy Windows on a USB flash drive

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.

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Windows 10, the pre-review: Six things build 10240 reveals about the new OS

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 won't get their Windows 10-like update until September

Surface RT tablets aren't getting Windows 10, but they will get a minor upgrade with some new feature in September.