anniversary update magazine article

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  1. greyaburton

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    #1 greyaburton, Jun 8, 2016
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    hi. i found a magazine, that has an article with the details of the anniversary update. its called> computer shopper august 2016 edition. can google it to find it. thought people would find it useful. if not,sorry and can delete this thread. thanks. one section in it> UPDATES WILL BE FREE
    One worry was that Microsoft would start
    charging for updates for anyone that had had
    a free upgrade to Windows 10. Fortunately,
    Microsoft has decided not to go down that
    route, so if you’ve already upgraded to
    Windows 10, your computer is now supported
    for the rest of its life. The free continuing
    updates mean that if you haven’t yet
    upgraded, now’s a brilliant time to do it
    before the clock runs out, saving yourself
    money in the long term.
     

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  2. greyaburton

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    another quote in it. im not associated with the magazine etc. just discovered it on line and passing along the info, hoping its helpful and factual? things talked about in it could also change? thanks.> HOW TO CLAIM YOUR FREE UPGRADE
    If you want Windows 10, but you’re not sure
    that you want it today, you can still claim your
    free upgrade now and then upgrade your
    computer at any point in the future. This is
    because of the new way that Windows
    licensing works. Rather than having to have a
    Windows 10 licence key, your computer gets something called a Digital Entitlement. This
    essentially stores an electronic fingerprint
    of your computer on Microsoft’s servers.
    When you want to install Windows 10 from
    scratch, it checks to see if you have a Digital
    Entitlement and, if you have, Windows 10 will
    be installed and activated.
    The good news is that once a Digital
    Entitlement is given, it can’t be taken away.
    So if you have a Windows 7 or 8 computer
    and you’re not entirely sure if you want to
    move to Windows 10, you can still reserve
    your free upgrade by upgrading to Windows
    10 today and then using the built-in roll-back
    feature to go back to your original OS. This
    reserves your Digital Entitlement for that
    computer, so in a few months (or even
    years), you can re-install Windows 10
    without having to pay a penny.
     
  3. greyaburton

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    another quote> WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE
    FREE UPGRADE OFFER ENDS?
    As noted above, Digital Entitlements are
    given for the life of a device. So, once you’ve
    upgraded a computer to Windows 10, you
    can clean install the OS on that computer
    forever more. The one restriction is that you
    can’t transfer the Windows 10 licence to
    another computer, which is something that
    owners of retail copies of Windows 7 and
    Windows 8 have to watch out for.
    With retail copies of Windows, you’re
    legally allowed to transfer the licence to
    another computer whenever you like.
    This is different to the OEM version of Windows, which ships pre-installed on a
    computer when you buy it, where the OS is
    locked to that one device.
    While the Windows 10 free upgrade offer
    is valid, anyone with a retail copy of Windows
    7 or 8 can transfer their copy of Windows 10
    to a different computer. However, as soon as
    the upgrade offer ends, the last computer
    that was upgraded to Windows 10 will be
    locked with it and you’ll no longer be able to
    transfer its licence. You’ll still be able to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a different
    computer (provided you wipe Windows 10
    first), but that’s the limit. HOW MUCH WILL WINDOWS 10 COST?
    The Microsoft Store told us that, after the
    cut-off date, the upgrade price for Windows
    10 will be £100 for the Home edition. Boxed
    and download copies of the software are
    already available at £100 for the Home
    edition and £190 for the Pro edition.
     
  4. greyaburton

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    THE REST OF THE BEST WINDOWS 10 ANNIVERSARY UPDATE FEATURES
    BETTER POWER SAVING
    With Windows 10, you can stop a
    resource-hungry application by
    choosing if it is allowed to run in
    the background, helping to save
    power. With the update, there’s a
    new ‘Managed by Windows’
    option, which is designed to
    automatically turn off resourcehungry
    apps.
    TASK VIEW IS MORE USEFUL
    Task view now allows you to
    right-click a task and select
    Show this Window on all
    desktops. This will make the
    current task appear on all
    your available desktops,
    which will be handy for
    some applications, such as
    media players.
    TABLET MODE GETS A BOOST
    Tablet mode, which is used for
    dedicated tablets and 2-in-1
    machines when the keyboard
    has been undocked, now looks
    a little more like Windows 8,
    with the All Apps mode now
    appearing full-screen, making it
    easier to launch applications
    with a tap of a finger.
    WINDOWS UPDATE UPDATED
    Have you been caught out by
    your computer automatically
    restarting? You can now stop it
    happening. Go to Settings, Update
    & Security, Windows Update and
    you can set your ‘Active hours’.
    During this period, Windows 10
    won’t automatically restart your
    PC to install updates.
     
  5. abbodi1406

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    I'll play the devil :rolleyes:

    absolutely nothing new in these informations
     
  6. greyaburton

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    WINDOWS 10 ANNIVERSARY UPDATE: KEY FEATURES
    Windows Hello aids security p110
    Desktop apps arrive in store p110
    New Edge browser p111
    Do more with a pen and Ink p111
    Run Linux apps in Windows p112
    Continuum powers your phone p112
    Cortana gets smarter p113
    Start menu improvements p113
    Power saving p113
    Task view p113
    Tablet mode p113
    Windows Update restrictions p113
     
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    Any mention of Microsoft changing the
    Start menu is likely to have many people
    slightly worried, particularly after the
    mess that was Windows 8. Fortunately, you
    don’t have to worry here, as the Anniversary
    Update simply tweaks the existing Start
    menu, largely for the better.
    A NEW LOOK
    Microsoft has altered the look of the Start
    menu. Gone is the All Apps option, which
    expanded to show you everything installed
    on your computer. Instead, you now just get
    a single list of apps.
    To aid navigation, the top of the list
    contains your most-used apps, while the
    rest of the list is sorted alphabetically. Up to
    three recently added applications (up from
    one with the original release) are also shown.
    ONEDRIVE SEARCH
    OneDrive search is now built into the Start
    menu, so you can find files stored in the
    cloud as well as on your computer. That’s
    great for anyone who has embraced
    Microsoft’s cloud-storage service.
    MORE PROMOTED ITEMS
    As mentioned on page 110, Microsoft is
    also using the Start menu to show more
    suggested apps, or adverts as we prefer to
    call them. This is a little annoying, but you
    can simply turn off all suggestions. Just open
    the Start menu, right-click a suggested item
    and select ‘Turn all suggestions off’.
    This option only works for suggestions in
    the main program list, but there are lots of
    Live tiles for other promoted items, which
    you have to disable one at a time: right-click
    each one and select Unpin from Start.
     
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    Although Internet Explorer is still there for those that want it,
    Windows 10 introduced the sleeker, more modern Edge
    browser, but it didn’t quite feel like the final product. It initially
    lacked a few features that more established browsers, such as
    Chrome, had; for example, extensions. With the Anniversary Update,
    Edge steps up a gear, becoming a far more mature browser that will
    be able to compete with the big browsers.
    EXTENSIONS
    Extensions are a neat way to give a browser new features, such as a
    display to show how many unread emails you have. The original
    Edge lacked these options, but the Anniversary Update adds them.
    At the time of writing, there weren’t a huge number available (see
    Helpfile, page 128), but there are some interesting additions, such as
    Microsoft Translator to convert text to English, and Mouse Gestures,
    which lets you navigate or close tabs by moving your mouse. We
    expect the range to increase rapidly, as Microsoft has released a tool
    to help developers quickly convert Chrome extensions to Edge.
    To see what’s available, click the settings icon in Edge (the three
    dots at the top right of the screen), then click Extensions. You’ll see
    your existing list of Extensions (if you have any); click the ‘Get
    extensions from the Store’ link to launch the Store and find new
    ones. Once installed, Extensions appear in the previous menu; you
    can click to turn them off or select Remove to uninstall them.
    NOTIFICATIONS
    With more and more apps moving to the cloud, it’s handy if pop-up
    notifications are delivered directly to your desktop. Finally, Edge
    gets this feature. Sites that support web notifications will ask your
    permission to display notifications, so you don’t have to worry
    about getting bombarded with a load of useless nonsense.
    PIN TABS
    Do you use some websites all the time? With Edge, you had to open
    them all manually, but the Anniversary Update introduces pinned
    tabs, so you can keep pages permanently open. To pin a tab,
    right-click or long-press and select Pin. Follow the same instructions
    on a pinned tab and select Unpin to remove the tab.
    CLICK TO PLAY FLASH
    Adobe Flash remains one of the internet’s most annoying
    technologies, but the new Edge will now automatically
    pause Flash content that’s not integral to the page, such
    as adverts. As well as reducing general annoyance, it
    should also keep your computer running more
    smoothly, by cutting down on superfluous content.
     
  9. greyaburton

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    ive been reading through the threads and see people still asking questions about these topics,so thought they might help them? you devil.
     
  10. Nucleus

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    And someone needs to learn how to "Edit" post and use the "Quote" tags...
     
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  11. PhaseDoubt

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    How about a link to the article you read. Or did I get bored too quickly and miss it?

    If Microsoft were to ever start charging for updates, that would immediately seal their fate with me. Linux Mint is too good and we can definitely live without Microsoft's interference. Currently we have Windows because we're used to it. But if MS wants into out pockets for updates, we'll shut down all windows computers and go strictly with our Apple products and Linux.

    My wife does need Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 for one reason: Floriani embroidery software. But it can be run very successfully on a Windows computer not connected to the internet and Floriani updates (free complete new versions) can be gotten on CD and via an iMac or Linux box download.
     
  12. greyaburton

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    hi. cant post link as it includes links to download it.so not allowed? just google it and its easy to find. if you cant i will pm it to you. thanks.
     
  13. lobo11

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    #13 lobo11, Jun 9, 2016
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    What:confused:
    Download article is a no no, where does it say that:D
     
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  14. greyaburton

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    hi. i sent him a pm. the link would include download links to file sharing sites. so not allowed i presumed?
     
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    #15 lobo11, Jun 9, 2016
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    Every link published on MDL has links to download everything, just no Homebrew OS's link's and I think you'll be OK:D
     
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