Some people are having the Windows 10 upgrade pushed to their computers without them actually accepting it, so what’s going on?
Microsoft are treating the Win 10 Upgrade as a recommended update for people who reserved a copy.
If you reserved a copy of Windows 10 and your Windows Updates are set to automatically download and install Recommended updates then Microsoft are taking that as a green light to install the upgrade – and if your computer is not ready that can be a big problem.
I thought I’d have a play with one of the new Windows 10 machines and let people know how it feels for a regular Win 7 user to be dropped into the deep end of Win 10.
Dave loves new tech (and retro tech and any kind of tech) – which is great because he enjoys keeping up with anything his clients might throw at him. I tend to prefer the comforts of familiar formats and my PC is still running Win 7. The new “tiles” that Win 8 and Win 10 use are all new to me, and I waited until Dave left the house so I could explore without too many helpful tips (he lives to help me with new tech :))
I’ve recently replaced the hard drives in my Toshiba test laptops with 120GB SSD drives. The speed of the SSD’s is fantastic, but the larger sized models are still a little pricey, so I’ve ended up with limited storage.
On the other hand I have a DVD drive that I never use.
Microsoft are offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for anyone who’s currently using Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. The download will be available in Australia from 29th July 2015, but a lot of people are worried about whether it will be safe.
For the most part the answer is probably, maybe, with a few exceptions…
Thanks for letting us lock up your computer! Pay here to unlock it…
We had another client caught by a phone scam this week.
A woman called her, claiming to be from Microsoft and saying that the viruses on her computer were so bad that they were affecting the Microsoft network – and the client needs to clean them up immediately! Our client was a bit sceptical, and so the “Microsoft Rep” explained that if she didn’t do something about the viruses there “could be legal repercussions”.
he he Heres the link…. a new FaceBook phishing scam to watch out for.
With this nasty little scam you receive a FaceBook post that looks like it came from your friend, but it actually comes from scammers who have already hacked your friends account and are now trying to get into yours.
Phishing is when you send an email pretending to be a trusted source (like a bank) but you are actually trying to trick people into giving you information like their account passwords.