Having Trouble Installing Windows 10 Build 10525? Here’s Why

Having Trouble Installing Windows 10 Build 10525? Here’s Why

On Tuesday this week, Microsoft released the first Windows 10 Insider Preview since the public release of Windows 10 on July 29. There were only a handful of new features, such as some new personalization features. You might have found that you don’t have the option of installing it and there’s a number of reasons it might happen. Some are fixable, some not.

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Clean Up your PC by Upgrading to Windows 10

Clean Up your PC by Upgrading to Windows 10

There’s this little app that got updated almost a week ago now. You may or may not have heard of it. It’s called Windows. Anyone with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 gets a free upgrade to Windows 10, assuming you upgrade before July 29. For the most part, upgrading is really easy. You have that really annoying Windows logo in your system tray, reserve your copy of Windows 10 (in case they run out?), and…

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Windows 10 is Official! How to Get it Right Now

Windows 10 is Official! How to Get it Right Now

I’m sure you’ve heard the news. Windows 10 is officially here. I’m sure you’ve seen that little Windows logo sitting in your system tray. You might wish it wasn’t there. You might be excited about it. Nevertheless, today is the day. There have been numerous accounts from Microsoft about how this thing rolls out. They originally said that your computer would start downloading the bits in the weeks prior to July 29. Then, they backtracked…

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Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? Here’s a Guide

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? Here’s a Guide

It’s been a long and winding road to Windows 10. It started on September 30 and Windows 10 finally gets here on July 29. You might have noticed the Windows logo sitting in your system tray. You might have even reserved your copy of Windows 10. Even if you did, you should still read on. Get Windows 10 is the app that allows you to reserve your copy of Windows 10. There is no option…

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How To Use Rich Capture on a Lumia or Windows 10

How To Use Rich Capture on a Lumia or Windows 10

By Rich W Woods One of the greatest features that came with Lumia Denim was Lumia Camera 5. One of the greatest features in Lumia Camera 5 is Rich Capture. It truly is amazing; however, it never ceases to amaze me just how many people have never used it. I suppose it sounds more complicated than it actually is. I decided to make a video explaining it. Lumia Camera 5 is available on the Lumia…

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Missing OneDrive Placeholders in Windows 10? Here’s a Workaround!

Missing OneDrive Placeholders in Windows 10? Here’s a Workaround!

By Rich W Woods Ever since that early Windows 10 Technical Preview build shipped that changed the way OneDrive works, I have been very vocal in the fact that I will not be upgrading to Windows 10. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s that I rely too much on the OneDrive functionality that they stripped out of it. While OneDrive placeholders are gone for good, Microsoft has promised an “alternative” to the deprecated…

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Don’t Install WatchOS 2 Beta

Don’t Install WatchOS 2 Beta

By Rich W Woods Don’t install WatchOS 2 Beta. Just don’t do it. I don’t care if you’re a developer, a fan, or if you’re an alien from fucking Mars. Just don’t do it. Keep in mind, this is coming from someone that always installs betas on everything with no fear of the impact it will have on performance. This isn’t about performance. It’s about so much more, and we’ll get to all of it.

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Windows Phone: The Apps I Use

Windows Phone: The Apps I Use

By Rich W Woods I’m trying something new. To be completely honest, it’s inspired by Paul Thurrott. He has a series of columns that he writes called “What I Use”. It occurred to me that it would actually be a lot of fun just to write about which devices and services I use. After all, I get a new phone every week and I’m currently wearing three smart watches. I do have personal preferences and…

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How To Go Back to iOS 8.3 from iOS 9

How To Go Back to iOS 8.3 from iOS 9

By Rich W Woods Today, Apple released the iOS 9 Beta to developers. You might have installed it already and it might be buggy. You might even be thinking about going back to iOS 8.3. There are any number of reasons you might want to go back to iOS 8.3. It might be too buggy, it might be because iOS 9 doesn’t have the News app yet, it might be because you want to get…

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