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Windows 10

Windows_10_picYou will soon be able to download Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview.

The event on September 30 announced the release of the Technical Preview (Developer Preview) of Windows 10 for laptops and desktops. This is just over three years after Microsoft unveiled the first public beta build of Windows 8, known as Windows Developer Preview).

Designed to keep early adopters up to date with the latest preview builds of Windows 10. Members of the Windows Insider Program, can download Windows 10 Technical Preview starting October 1st, Consumer preview builds will not be available until early next year.

Microsoft promises that Windows 10 will ship to consumers and enterprise sometime in 2015

Windows 8.1 and Easy Transfer

windows_8_1_logoMicrosoft has really done it this time, they have released an update for Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) and they are retiring XP (link to retirement info) . This wasn’t a big deal except that the 8.1 update no longer supports Windows Easy Transfer from XP or Vista.

So you decide to upgrade your XP PC  to a New Windows 8  machine and you want to transfer your files to it…. you can’t! using Windows Easy Transfer, the only way to do it at this point is to transfer files manually.

Good job Microsoft