Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
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Recent July, 2015 Stories
With Microsoft issuing ISO media for Windows 10, many people who qualify for the free upgrade want to clean install the OS rather than upgrade. Here's how.
One of the more common problems we're seeing with Windows 10 this first week is an inability to download apps from the Store. Here’s a fix.
Despite the allure of free upgrades for existing Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, one thing is quite clear: you're still going to have the best experience on a new PC.
If you don’t like to take your hands off the keyboard, no worries: Windows 10 has your back with some truly useful keyboard shortcuts for managing windows.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 available in ISO form, so you can perform an upgrade or clean install of this new OS offline. Best of all, it's available now.
Microsoft has listened to its customers: Windows 10 is superior to its predecessors and combines the best of Windows 7 with the best of Windows 8.1.
Dell has a little surprise for customers who preordered new PCs running Windows 10: it is shipping those pre-orders today for delivery tomorrow, July 29.
I've started moving my most critical work-related documents to Dropbox, a paid service that is fast and reliable. Unlike, say, OneDrive, which is neither.
When you first heard "Windows as a service," you probably thought "subscription," but it's really about keeping Windows 10 up-to-date. That's a good thing.
I appeared on this week's episode of The New Screen Savers with Leo Laporte and Jim Cutler and provided my Top 10 list of what's new in Windows 10.
Not too many changes in Windows phone usage for the month: the Lumia 520 is holding on to its usage lead, while the Lumia 630/635 continues its rise.
This week, Microsoft issued firmware updates for its most recent Surface models—Surface 3, Surface 3 (4G LTE) and Surface Pro 3—as well as Surface Pro 2.
Among the many advances in Windows 10 is a new feature called Windows Hello, which uses biometric means like facial recognition to speed user sign-in.
I've received a number of questions about the compatibility of Windows 10 with products like Windows Home Server and Windows Server Essentials.
I appeared on Thursday's episode of the Daily Tech News Show with Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont to discuss the upcoming Windows 10 launch.
Microsoft revealed this morning that it will offer unlocked versions of the Surface 3 4G LTE tablet through its own stores and via other retailers.
Microsoft's new Lumia flagships, Cityman and Talkman may soon go to market as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, respectively. Prepare for extreme happiness.
It seems like everything is available in HDMI stick form lately: Miracast, Roku, FireTV and now even real PCs. Intel's entry is the Intel Compute Stick,
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Mike Nash joins us to discuss the Windows 10 launch, and then Mary Jo Foley, Leo Laporte and cover tons of stuff.
Rumors of a Lenovo Windows phone have been around for years, but it appears that recent Microsoft strategy changes have made such a device unnecessary.
Microsoft issued updates to Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPhone and iPad this morning, adding support for new languages, simpler sharing, and more.
We learned about Microsoft's broad new plans for smart phone recently, and today, thanks to a leak, we can see where they're headed with low-end handsets.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Microsoft’s first commercial for Windows 10, worries about Windows 10 upgrades and more.
In response to a related question, Microsoft told me today that there is no "RTM," "final" or "gold" version of Windows 10. Mental gymnastics ahead.
A leaked version of the Windows 10 release notes puts some important questions about Windows 10 product activation on upgrades to bed. It's good news.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke briefly about Microsoft's disastrous phone business and reiterated that the firm planned to address Flagshipgate soon.
On Tuesday, Google announced a new plug-in for Microsoft Office for Windows which enables Google Drive compatibility. But it did so separate from Microsoft.