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Windows 10 build 10041 isos are now available for download

25 Mar 2015

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

Microsoft have released the ISOs for build 10041. You can also download the ISO files for a clean installation of the operating system or if you want to do an upgrade, you can download them directly using the links below:

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niall

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Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041 now available

18 Mar 2015

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

Finally.... Microsoft is rolling out Build 10041 for PCs to the Fast ring. Like all of the previous preview builds this one comes with a collection of new functionality and bug fixes.

 

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The build will only be available through Windows Update for systems already running a previous Windows 10 build.

 

Once downloaded, you can install it...

 

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Microsoft intend to release ISOs for builds that go to the Slow ring, but Fast ring builds will be direct downloads only.

 

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Microsoft is working hard to bring you a new build of Windows 10 for phones as well but they need a bit more time for that one, and they still expect to support additional phones when they release it.

 

more info > http://blogs.windows...-now-available/

 

 

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Windows 10 Launching This Summer in 190 Countries and 111 Languages

18 Mar 2015

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

After a Windows 10 news slump comes this exciting news, Windows 10 is set to release this summer ! and Microsoft has revealed how they are partnering with many different Chinese OEM companies to offer free upgrades to Windows 10.

 

  •    Lenovo, one of the world’s leading PC manufacturers, announced they will offer Windows 10 upgrade services at 2,500 service centers and select retail stores in China when the Windows 10 upgrade is available. This will help customers quickly and easily upgrade their new or existing Windows devices to Windows 10. Lenovo also announced their commitment to build Windows phones, to be available in mid-year 2015 via China Mobile.
  •    Tencent, the leading social networking and gaming services company in China, announced it will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to its customers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in China, and include QQ, Tencent Video and Tencent PC Manager in the Windows 10 free upgrade pack. Tencent will create a Windows 10 universal app for their flagship QQ app, which has over 800 million customers in China, and bring their most popular PC games, such as “League of Legends,” “Cross Fire” and “Dungeon & Fighter” to Windows 10 and the new Windows store.
  •   Qihu 360, a leading internet security company in China, announced it will bring Windows 10 for free to their customers in China through seamless upgrades. Qihu 360, with over 500 million customers on Windows PCs, will enable the Windows 10 upgrade with just a few clicks with accelerated download speeds.
  •     Through a new program with Xiaomi, one of the top smartphone distributors in the world, a select group of Xiaomi Mi 4 power users will be invited to help test Windows 10 and contribute to its future release later this year. These power users will have the opportunity to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview – installing it and providing their feedback to Microsoft.

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Microsoft also announced that they will release a free version of Windows 10 for IoT devices (Internet of Things) of a certain size..., to cater for the 25 billion IoT devices which will be around us by 2020

 

For the first time, a new version of Windows for small footprint IoT devices will be available – for free – when Windows 10 launches. Windows 10 will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of IoT devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways. Through key partnerships with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, Qualcomm and others, we will provide great options for commercial devices builders, hobbyists and students.

 

 

more on these announcements here > http://blogs.windows...-111-languages/

 

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4 new security updates released for Windows 10, Build 9926

10 Mar 2015

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

Gabe Aul tweeted the following today

 

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those updates I've linked below:-

so at least Microsoft is still securing Windows 10 build 9926 and hopefully this in preparation for the new build we are all waiting for, although in addition to the above, he referred to the Windows blog here which goes into detail about the cadence of Windows Builds (or to you and me, why we aren't seeing a new build just yet...)

 

here's a snip about announcing the date (or not...)

  • If we announce a date, we’ll want to have a very high confidence of hitting it. It’s frustrating for you to hear a date and be let down if we miss it, and it’s frustrating and distracting for us too. Not only that, but it slows down our engineering since many of the same people who are scrambling after a missed date would otherwise have been making more forward progress on the product.
  • Because we’d want that very high confidence we’d pick a date that was further out than if we were living on the edge. We’d give ourselves some time to deal with bugs and re-spin builds if we needed to.
  • If we have a great build in hand, as often happens, leading up to the date we would hold on that build rather than ship it. We call this putting the build in ‘escrow’. Why not just ship it early? Well, some people get upset about the surprise, but also it sets expectations that sometimes we really mean a date and sometimes we don’t. We want people to know that when we say a date they can count on that date.
  • In the worst case, if we’re chasing down a tough bug and run out of time, we may miss the date. This is of course way worse than being early. We’d have let down people who were counting on us to deliver on the date we said we would.

so, let's keep waiting and updating until then !

 

cheers

niall

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New Windows 10 build coming shortly

19 Feb 2015

Posted by anyweb in Windows News

Those of you running Windows 10 build 9926 will be pleased to know that a new build is coming shortly and in preparation for that there are a few updates being made available to prepare your system for that new build. The updates were mentioned yesterday by Gabe Aul via Twitter

 

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so if you haven't done so already, check for Windows updates (search for windows update settings in the start menu)

and apply these as soon as you can to prepare yourself for the coming new build, the three updates mentioned are listed below:

if you get errors like this in Windows Update

 

"There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help - (0x80070057)."

 

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then set the following reg keys

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX] "IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings] "UxOption"=dword:00000000

then close Windows Update Settings and try again, it should work as below..

 

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cheers

niall

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