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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Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets—Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3—are now available with Windows 10 pre-bundled from the Microsoft Store.
Here is small collection of the very many Windows 10-oriented emails I’ve received in the past day or so. Yes, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
You can join the Windows Insiders program today and get and give feedback on new Windows 10 features and updates more quickly than the general public.
Microsoft Edge is powerful, fast and compatible, but lack a few IE features you may be used to. Here’s what you can do now to configure Edge to work better.
In Windows 10, Microsoft lets you pin Settings, Settings groups, and even individual settings to Start. But you can also pin Settings in other ways too.
Microsoft posted a coming soon page for Windows 10 Mobile which lists a small handful of Lumia smart phones that will be upgraded when the new OS ships.
Once you upgrade your genuine Windows 7/8.1-based PC to Windows 10, you will always be able to perform clean installs of the new OS on that PC going forward.
Microsoft this week released Groove Music—the replacement for Xbox Music—to Android devices, Xbox One and the web. And Sonos announced beta support as well.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian rings me up in France and we discuss the Windows 10 launch and the issues we're seeing already.
Like Windows 8.1, Windows 10 has a secret power user menu—really called the Quick Access menu—which provides handy access to advanced system tools.
In Windows 10, the Default Apps interface has been updated and simplified. But most users will probably want to change at least a few of the defaults.
For many Windows 7 upgraders, the new Windows 10 Start menu could prove a bit too different from what they’re used to. Fortunately, there’s a fix.
With Windows 10, Microsoft is instituting various devices limits that determine where you can use apps, games, subscription music and purchased videos.
Windows 10 is here, and I'm in France. And on the latest, 2.5 hour long episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss the Windows 10 launch and not much else.
Many who reserved their Windows 10 upgrade ahead of time still haven’t been given access yet. But no worries, you don’t have to wait. You can upgrade now.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has overhauled its media player apps with new versions. But the new Movies & TV app won’t keep playing when it’s minimized.
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.