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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2015, 11:02:18 AM »
I hope Avast will be reading this and I know Avast Team will be fully prepared for the upgrade so Avast! Antivirus will be compatible for Windows 10.
Do you have any doubt?
By the way, Avast is already running in Windows 10.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2015, 12:27:16 PM »
I hope Avast will be reading this and I know Avast Team will be fully prepared for the upgrade so Avast! Antivirus will be compatible for Windows 10.
Do you have any doubt?
By the way, Avast is already running in Windows 10.

Oh really! Avast runs on Windows 10. I didn't know! I was out on vacation during summer holidays. Must have missed it.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2015, 02:21:38 PM »
What's up guys  ;D

Got a very excellent news for all of you. Windows 10 will be offered as a FREE UPGRADE to all users with Windows 7,8, and 8.1. It will be offered for free only for 1 year only. More details here http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/windows-10-free-for-all-windows-8-1-and-windows-7-users-for-first-year/

I hope Avast will be reading this and I know Avast Team will be fully prepared for the upgrade so Avast! Antivirus will be compatible for Windows 10.

Thanks to Microsoft for doing this for the very 1st time  :)
Sometime one should read what's already posted before repeating what's already there. :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2015, 02:23:27 PM »
I hope Avast will be reading this and I know Avast Team will be fully prepared for the upgrade so Avast! Antivirus will be compatible for Windows 10.
Do you have any doubt?
By the way, Avast is already running in Windows 10.

Oh really! Avast runs on Windows 10. I didn't know! I was out on vacation during summer holidays. Must have missed it.


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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2015, 02:29:39 PM »
Users currently using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1 will be allowed a free update to Windows 10 when it is released.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #80 on: January 22, 2015, 02:41:04 PM »
Users currently using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1 will be allowed a free update to Windows 10 when it is released.
Old news. :)


Microsoft will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 -- the next version of its operating system --
First for Windows 8.1 users and then for Windows 7 users, the company announced Wednesday.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #81 on: January 22, 2015, 08:09:37 PM »
Skype will come standard with Windows 10:
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #82 on: January 22, 2015, 09:51:15 PM »
I watched the conference and was extremely impressed with what Windows 10 is capable of. What I was most interested in was their statement that 10 would be  much better for gamers and they didn't disappoint. There is a game DVR with which you can record play from any game and save , share, or whatever else you want to do with it. It will also ship with the latest version of Direct X, DX 12 which is greatly improved in performance and capability over DX 11 and will not be made available to Windows 7 users. Owners of Xbox One will be able to stream their games to any device running Windows 10.

On the productivity side, Office will run on any Win 10 device, including phones, and there is a new piece of Hardware, the Surface Hub that will greatly facilitate on line and office meetings. Cortana is also fully integrated. Internet Explorer will still be a part of Windows 10 but there will be another browser option called Spartan which has been mentioned here before.

The most amazing thing is that there will be another new piece of hardware called the Holo Lens, a self contained headset computer. With it, you can make and view holographic images of anything and even more amazingly, save them and print them with a 3D printer.

Even though I won't use some of the new features, and probably won't buy the new hardware, I think Windows 10 is a huge leap forward for personal computing. It's no wonder they skipped the Windows 9 designation and went straight to 10. To me, this looks more like Windows 15 or at least, 12. I know I will be taking advantage of the free upgrade ASAP. (After making a system image of my 8.1 installation first of course. Just to be safe.)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2015, 10:18:41 PM »
Can someone make a screenshot from the menu? Is it the same menu as in Windows 8?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2015, 10:20:39 PM »
The windows development kit xbootmgr actually works and reduces the boot time for windows 10  ( albeit in my VM )
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/140262-how-to-speed-up-boot-process-under-windows-vista-or-windows-7/


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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #85 on: January 22, 2015, 10:55:57 PM »
I'm going to try it on an actual install of Windows 10 version 9879 not a VM.
I know it worked in Windows 7 and Windows 8 :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2015, 12:14:48 AM »
I watched the conference and was extremely impressed with what Windows 10 is capable of. What I was most interested in was their statement that 10 would be  much better for gamers and they didn't disappoint. There is a game DVR with which you can record play from any game and save , share, or whatever else you want to do with it. It will also ship with the latest version of Direct X, DX 12 which is greatly improved in performance and capability over DX 11 and will not be made available to Windows 7 users. Owners of Xbox One will be able to stream their games to any device running Windows 10.

On the productivity side, Office will run on any Win 10 device, including phones, and there is a new piece of Hardware, the Surface Hub that will greatly facilitate on line and office meetings. Cortana is also fully integrated. Internet Explorer will still be a part of Windows 10 but there will be another browser option called Spartan which has been mentioned here before.

The most amazing thing is that there will be another new piece of hardware called the Holo Lens, a self contained headset computer. With it, you can make and view holographic images of anything and even more amazingly, save them and print them with a 3D printer.

Even though I won't use some of the new features, and probably won't buy the new hardware, I think Windows 10 is a huge leap forward for personal computing. It's no wonder they skipped the Windows 9 designation and went straight to 10. To me, this looks more like Windows 15 or at least, 12. I know I will be taking advantage of the free upgrade ASAP. (After making a system image of my 8.1 installation first of course. Just to be safe.)

Why the DX 12 won't be available to Windows 7 users even after it has been upgraded to Windows 10? Also about support, once Windows 7 gets upgraded to Windows 10, will Microsoft increase it's mainstream and extended support given that it has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Windows 7 extended support will finish on January 14, 2020. Just curious to know about this. Thanks.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2015, 02:56:40 PM »
The windows development kit xbootmgr actually works and reduces the boot time for windows 10  ( albeit in my VM )
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/140262-how-to-speed-up-boot-process-under-windows-vista-or-windows-7/
I does make a difference in Windows 10.
Remember not to use a Third Party Defrag program once you've optimized Windows with this tool.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2015, 03:28:42 PM »
The windows development kit xbootmgr actually works and reduces the boot time for windows 10  ( albeit in my VM )
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/140262-how-to-speed-up-boot-process-under-windows-vista-or-windows-7/
I does make a difference in Windows 10.
Remember not to use a Third Party Defrag program once you've optimized Windows with this tool.
So what sort of boot times are we looking at? I'm already booting to a workable screen in 14 seconds with Samsung 840 pro ssd.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #89 on: January 23, 2015, 03:36:27 PM »
The windows development kit xbootmgr actually works and reduces the boot time for windows 10  ( albeit in my VM )
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/140262-how-to-speed-up-boot-process-under-windows-vista-or-windows-7/
I does make a difference in Windows 10.
Remember not to use a Third Party Defrag program once you've optimized Windows with this tool.
So what sort of boot times are we looking at? I'm already booting to a workable screen in 14 seconds with Samsung 840 pro ssd.
If you read the instructions, you would have noticed that this is not designed for systems that use an SSD drive. :)
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