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Don’t want Windows 10 forced upon you?

Stop Windows 10 upgrade notificationsSo over the last few months, I’ve had Lot’s, and Lot’s and LOT’S of people have been contacting me about Windows 10 automatically being forced upon them without specifically initiating the upgrade.

Well in my opinion, the word “forced” isn’t quite accurate.

Somewhere along the line, the End User has “Reserved” their copy of the free Windows 10 upgrade, which has subsequently set them on a path that, along with ongoing Windows updates, lead to an apparently automated upgrade to Windows 10.

Now whilst it is true that you can “Roll Back” Windows 10, there may be some consequences. The first of which is the time taken whilst the upgrade takes place, and the second is the time taken to roll it back.

The other consequence is the possible loss of data.

I had one customer who claimed to have lost all his Favorites.

So what to do if you want to stop those Windows 10 upgrade notifications?

Well I have come across a free little utility called Never10.

When run, it will disable the Windows 10 upgrade notifications.

So if you have had enough of the persistent Windows 10 upgrade notifications, give it a try.

You can download it from https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

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Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

Internet-explorer-10-for-windows-7Microsoft has just officially released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7.

Previously you needed Windows 8 to experience the new Browser.

The new version brings enormous changes to the Browser, and mostly for the better.

Internet Explorer 10 is not only faster and more stable than the current IE for Windows 7 (version 9), it’s also far more standards-compliant.

Internet Explorer 10 is 20 percent faster on Windows 7 than IE 9, and it supports HTML5 and CSS3.

Microsoft say it is 60 percent more standards-compliant than IE 9. For example, it now supports CSS Text Shadow,CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, SVG Filter Effects, HTML5 Forms, HTML5 Sandboxing, and there are many other improvements.

In short, modern HTML5 sites that run smoothly in IE 10 on Windows 8, or the latest browsers from Chrome and Firefox, will now work properly in Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 7 PC.

Will it work on XP?

Unfortunately, older OS versions are not supported and it will only work on Windows Vista or above.  So if you still have Windows XP, you are out of luck.

Download Internet Explorer 10 by clicking the link.