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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10?

On July 29, Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 10 to the general public. Millions of Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be wondering if they should take advantage of the free upgrade to the new operating system. However, there is no straight “yes” or “no” answer applicable to everybody since the decision to upgrade depends on each individual situation and personal preferences. Nonetheless, there are some general factors that apply and here are some quick thoughts that I think are pertinent.

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The Best Screenshot Program For Map Captures

The other day, I wrote here about how I was managing to capture large-scale maps as PC image files, by panning my web browser in Bing Maps and then taking a screenshot each time. I then stitched together those images to make one enormous printable file, using a program called Auto Stitch.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It

Warning of dangerous websiteIt is a standard warning that the Internet is full of unsafe links from phishers and malware artists and that you should be very wary about clicking on links in messages, websites, or other Internet places. But obviously many links are legitimate and you need to know the difference. If you see a link you want to use but are not sure if it is safe, here are some easy ways you can check it.

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10

When Microsoft abandoned the Start Menu in Windows 8, there was a rush by software developers to create programs that would bring back something like the Windows 7 Start Menu. Our pick from the numerous free offerings was the well-known Classic Shell.

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Free Windows 10 for Mac and Linux Users?

Windows 10 start windowMicrosoft seems to be doing something I never expected to see - giving away Windows for free. As you probably know, Microsoft has said that licensed Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. But now they have gone further.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it

When Microsoft dropped the Start Menu from Windows 8, the chorus of protests was so loud that the company had to backtrack. In Windows 8.1 a very small beginning was made on reinstating the old favorite and now in Window 10 the Start Menu is back. However, it is still not the Start Menu we all were accustomed to. Since this feature is one that will be important to many people in deciding whether to upgrade, here are some details about what the new version of the Start Menu does and how to customize and use it.

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Six Quick and Simple Tricks for Fixing Windows Problems

Windows logoSometimes a problem with Windows that seems baffling has a really simple fix. Simple, that is, when you know the trick. Here are some common problems that can have quick solutions. These tricks may not always work but they are so easy to apply that they are worth knowing.

1.The universal solution for a host of problems

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it

Microsoft is keen to get all owners of legitimate Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to upgrade to Windows 10. The company has begun pushing an app that offers a way to reserve a free download of Windows 10 when it becomes available toward the end of July. If you have Windows updates enabled on systems with Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, the app shows up automatically as a Windows icon in the notification area on the right side of the system tray. The image below shows the first screen of the upgrade app.

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