If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 and you wipe your PC then you will need a product key to get Windows 10.
This is good, especially since some (not all) customers are having trouble upgrading to Windows 10.
Fowler also suggested that users opt not to link their copy of Windows 10 to a Microsoft account, instead creating a new account when prompted and choosing the option to “sign in without a Microsoft account”.
Would you opt for the chance to buy a full-fledged Microsoft-backed Windows copy?
Some manufacturers, such as HP, are offering its business partners machines with Windows 7 or 8 automatically pre-installed and Windows 10 as the primary operating system.
“However, we do not use what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail, or your documents, photos or other personal files to target ads to you”, Microsoft’s privacy statement reads. Note that a restart is required to complete this update. Let’s hope these people backed up all their data before they attempted the upgrade! Windows 10 has received fantastic reviews. According to Windows Central, the new flagship Lumias will be powered by Snapdragon 808 processors and will sport 3GB of RAM. Microsoft brought back the Start Button that was removed in Windows 8, but there are many features that are worth exploring.
The first Lumia models to get Windows 10 Mobile will be the Lumia 930, Lumia 830, Lumia 735, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640, Lumia 540, Lumia 535, Lumia 532, Lumia 435, and Lumia 430, Microsoft noted in a blog post.
TechRadar has given Windows 10 a near flawless review. Support for ARM-based systems, specifically for mobile devices, will be coming this fall. Also, Windows Phones will require no setup process to sync with the PC as they will sync out of the box.
A number of readers have asked me if Windows 10 is, in fact, “spyware”, designed to intrude into our lives and mislead about its true intentions.
It’s a very un-Microsoft-like move for the company, from top to bottom.