Windows 10

Get Windows 10, available as ISO download

Hi Friends,

Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 as a free download for users running the licensed version of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Many of you like myself should be able to download and install as an update; but you may need to wait for it to be available.

There is another way and that is to download the ISO and install that way.  Best thing is that you can get it right from Microsoft.

If your looking to Download Windows 10Click Here

  • Make sure you have:
    • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
    • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • Read the System Requirements.
  • If you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.
Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. To learn how to use the tool, go to the Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool page. Tool includes:

  • File formats optimized for download speed.
  • Built in media creation options for USBs and DVDs.
  • Optional conversion to ISO file format.

And let me tell you this – Windows 10 is worth all the hype 

Microsoft Office’s Clippy Brings Windows 10 to The Tonight Show

 

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Tech Short: Upgrade To Windows 10 by force

So you are running Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 and you don’t see any indication of an upgrade to Windows 10 option. Here is something which can assist you in getting upgraded in a jiffy.  All you need is the

You still reading this? Why? Head over and grab the tool and upgrade. Its simple

Download the tool

  1. Find the media creation tool on the Software download page.

  2. There are two versions of the tool, one for a “32-bit operating system” and one for a “64-bit operating system.” To find out which you have, go to Start, type Control panel, select System and security, and then, under System, look at the value for System type:.

  3. If your PC is a 32-bit operating system, on the Software download page, select Download tool now (32-bit version). If your PC is a 64-bit operating system, select Download tool now (64-bit version).

  4. When you’re asked, select Run (or choose to Save the tool if you don’t want to run it now).

Run the tool

  1. Run the tool, if you didn’t already select Run above. (You need to be an Administrator on the PC to run it.)

  2. If you’re upgrading this PC, select Upgrade this PC now, and then follow the rest of the instructions to finish the upgrade.

  3. If you want to create media for a different PC, select Create installation media for another PC. Use this table to choose the edition of Windows 10 that you want to create media for.

Link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

Re-post: Windows 10 RTM, Infragistics Support & Futures

Here is a re-post originally posted over at Infragistics by Jason Beres:

 

Windows 10 RTM, Infragistics Support & Futures – Program Office – infragistics.com Blog

Microsoft Windows 10 is officially launching today worldwide, and I wanted to take a minute to update you on what it means for Infragistics customers and where we are headed with this exciting new release.

Unlike previous release versions of Windows, the new operating system marks a “new era” for personal computing as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called it. To start with – it is built to run across all platforms. This means that Windows 10 will be used across all Microsoft devices, including PCs, tablets and smartphones, game consoles and wearables like Microsoft’s holographic headset, HoloLens with developers only needing to write their applications once for all devices. The future opportunity for developers around Windows 10 is huge, lots of device support, lots of Infragistics support with controls, libraries, frameworks and productivity tools along the way.

Speaking about Windows 10, Satya Nadella said: “We want Windows to go from where users need it, to choose it… to loving it” reflecting on the new direction Microsoft has taken.  I am actually here in Redmond today on campus and the energy and excitement over Windows 10 RTM is amazing.  A very exciting day for Microsoft, but more so for developers who need a solid OS with a high adoption rate to deliver desktop, web and mobile apps for both consumers and the enterprise.

At Infragistics, we’ve always been committed to build software for you with the latest technologies available, and in the light of this major OS release from Microsoft, we are pleased to announce:

  • Infragistics products that are currently supported in our product lifecycle are fully supported on Windows 10.
  • Infragistics officially supports Visual Studio 2015, and CLR 4.6 for all products that are currently supported in their product lifecycle.

As the developer story evolves for building Windows 10 apps with the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) evolves, expect to see announcements and product builds of our cross-platform UI controls for Windows 10 targeted apps later this year.  We are also announcing the retirement of our Windows 8 and Windows Phone controls today.  These products will have 3-year support from the launch of Infragistics 15.2 later this year, so for the customers that have apps migrating to UWP, you’ll have plenty of support from us along the way.

Windows 10 Editions

Just like all versions of Windows previously released there are editions tailored for the needs of the few and those of the many.

Here is a little post with info from the windows blogs on the various versions of Windows 10

 

Windows 10 Home:

is the consumer-focused desktop edition. It offers a familiar and personal experience for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Windows 10 Home will help people do great things, both big and small. With it, they will be more productive and have more fun thanks to a long list of new innovations: Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant; the new Microsoft Edge web browser; Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices; Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login; and right out of the box, a broad range of universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video*.

We are also bringing the Xbox gaming experience to Windows 10, giving games and gamers access to the Xbox Live gaming community, enabling the capture and share of gameplay and giving Xbox One owners the ability to play their Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home.

Windows 10 Mobile

is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. It boasts the same, new universal Windows apps that are included in Windows 10 Home, as well as the new touch-optimized version of Office. Windows 10 Mobile offers great productivity, security and management capabilities for customers who use their personal devices at work. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile will enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen.

Windows 10 Pro:

is a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Building upon both the familiar and innovative features of Windows 10 Home, it has many extra features to meet the diverse needs of small businesses. Windows 10 Pro helps to effectively and efficiently manage their devices and apps, protect their sensitive business data, support remote and mobile productivity scenarios and take advantage of cloud technologies. Windows 10 Pro devices are a great choice for organizations supporting Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) programs and prosumer customers. Windows 10 Pro also lets customers take advantage of the new Windows Update for Business, which will reduce management costs, provide controls over update deployment, offer quicker access to security updates and provide access to the latest innovation from Microsoft on an ongoing basis.

Also announced earlier this year, Windows 10 is free 

Windows 10 Enterprise:

builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features designed to meet the demands of medium and large sized organizations. It provides advanced capabilities to help protect against the ever-growing range of modern security threats targeted at devices, identities, applications and sensitive company information. Windows 10 Enterprise also supports the broadest range of options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app management. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers, so they can take advantage of the latest innovation and security updates on an ongoing basis. At the same time, they will be able to choose the pace at which they adopt new technology, including the option to use the new Windows Update for Business. With Windows 10, Enterprise customers will also have access to theLong Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option for their mission critical devices and environments. And as with prior versions of Windows, Active Software Assurance customers in Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise as part of their existing Software Assurance benefits.

Windows 10 Education:

builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing, and there will be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise:

is designed to deliver the best customer experience to business customers on smartphones and small tablets. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers. It offers the great productivity, security and mobile device management capabilities that Windows 10 Mobile provides, and adds flexible ways for businesses to manage updates. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will incorporate the latest security and innovation features as soon as they are available.

There will also be versions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals and industrial robotics and Windows 10 IoT Core for small footprint, low cost devices like gateways.

So many to choose from, oh and lets not forget

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB:

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) is the same edition as Windows 10 Enterprise but will not receive any feature updates and gives companies more control over the update process.

Info Source: M$ Blogs