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Unwanted Windows 10 upgrade costs Microsoft $10,000

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Unwanted Windows 10 upgrade costs Microsoft $10,000

Microsoft has paid a California woman $10,000 over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade, reports theSeattle Times. Teri Goldstein's computer, used to run her travel agency business, was apparently upgraded to Windows 10 shortly after Microsoft made the free upgrade available to Windows 7 and 8.1 users last year. Goldstein said this update was so problematic that it left her computer crashing and unusable for days at a time. After Microsoft's tech support was unable to assist, Goldstein sued the software company, asking the court to award her compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer. Goldstein won...

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Microsoft’s Naggy Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt Interrupts Meteorologist’s Weathercast

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Microsoft’s Naggy Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt Interrupts Meteorologist’s Weathercast

If you’re a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user that hasn’t yet upgraded to Windows 10, it stands to reason that you’ve been bombarded at some point to upgrade. Microsoft is really pushing its free upgrade to Windows 10 and is trying every trick in the book to get users to take advantage of its latest and greatest operating system. However, at least for one meteorologist, the Windows 10 upgrade prompt came during an inopportune time — right in the middle of a live weathercast. Metinka Slater, a meteorologist with Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI 8, was going about her...

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Only one year left to buy a new Windows 7 or 8 Laptop

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Only one year left to buy a new Windows 7 or 8 Laptop

If you want to avoid Windows 10 on your next new PC, you’ve got a deadline. This time next year PC manufacturers won’t be offering computers with Windows 7 or 8, because Microsoft won’t allow them to. The Windows lifecycle fact sheet outlines when OEMs can sell devices with older versions of Microsoft’s operating system, and by October 31, 2016 all new devices sold need to be running Windows 10. “When Microsoft launches a new version of Windows, we will continue to allow OEMs to sell PCs preinstalled with the previous version for up to two years after the launch...

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Facing the Windows XP apocalypse?

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Facing the Windows XP apocalypse?

Are you ready for the "XP Apocalypse" on April 8? Thats when Microsoft Corp. plans to stop issuing security updates for the aging, but still-popular XP version of its flagship Windows operating system, which by some estimates is still running on nearly one in three personal computers in homes and offices around the world, along with some bank ATMs and other commercial systems. Security experts say those machines will become significantly more vulnerable to viruses, spyware and other malicious hacks once Microsoft withdraws its support. No ones predicting a Mayan-style cataclysm, but if youre still using XP, here are some...

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