2015 – One Month down…

by 31 Jan 2015

Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash

Well, I hope your first month of this year has passed with no problems. Are you still enjoying the new gadgets received last December? I certainly hope the shine has not worn off so soon!

Unfortunately, I have had to help a number of you with virus infections. Luckily, they were not too bad to eliminate. Please continue to read my blog posts about being vigilant with email use, and web browsing. And do ‘like’ my Facebook page, too, as another point at which you can keep notified about technology issues. (https://www.facebook.com/MSCSINFO)

I continue to work with the new Windows 10 operating system. To date, I have looked at it as a virtual machine. That is so I did not have to dedicate any specific hardware to it. There have now been three or four iterations of the product, each time getting better and better (in my humble opinion…) So, now I am ready to take the plunge into putting it on a laptop. There is a ‘promise’ of an in-place upgrade that is non-destructive; as well as an option to easily roll-back to the previous operating system version. (I am still going to make sure I have a good backup because this is not the final release, by any means.)

What is very interesting,to me, is a recent statement by Microsoft. When the final bits are ready there will be a free upgrade for all users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10 for the first year of availability. (There are some hardware restrictions, but the majority of computers out there now running those systems should qualify.) To read more about the latest release see: Windows 10 An Exciting New Chapter

I’ll let you know how my upgrade experience progresses. Thanks for reading!


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