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Are you someone who finds the default theme too bright? Are you looking for a darker theme? If your answer is “yes” to those questions, then you will definitely like the new Dark mode that came with the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Microsoft has released the much-anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The Anniversary Update is now available for download or upgrade through all official channels. Here’s how to download Anniversary Update of Windows 10 using the various official mediums available.
The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is also known as the Redstone 1 (or RS1, or Windows 10.2, or Windows 10 Version 1607) as it comes from the RS1 development branch. The official build number of Windows 10 Anniversary Update is 10.0.14393. Threshold 2 version was 1511 coinciding with the month and year it was released on. Similarly Redstone 1 version is 1607.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update is releasing today, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 to users. Anniversary Update is the second major update to Windows 10 after Threshold 2 (November Update). Windows 10 Anniversary Update promises tons of new features, performance improvements, etc. Here’s everything you need to know about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update before you install the update.
When Windows 10 was first released, Microsoft made it available as free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. At first, users only had the option to upgrade their existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system to Windows 10. With the release of Windows 10 Threshold 2 (Build 1511), Microsoft changed this cumbersome upgrade process. Threshold 2 allowed users use their existing genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 product key to clean install and activate Windows 10. But all this is going to change with the expiration of the Windows 10 Free Upgrade offer program on July 29, 2016.
Let’s see one by one, what to expect once the free upgrade offer expires. What are your options available? Will you be able to activate Windows 10 using Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 product key after July 29, 2016? How can you reinstall Windows 10 and activate it?
Are you aware that you can freely upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro with the need to clean install Windows 10 again? You just need to own a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8 Pro Pack, or Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack edition product key to activate Windows 10 Pro. Here, we will tell how to upgrade from Windows 10 Home edition to Windows 10 Pro for free without the need to do a clean install of Windows 10.
The end of Windows 10 Free Upgrade offer is right around the corner. Microsoft is officially closing down the Windows 10 Free Upgrade offer on July 29, 2016. You can also take a look at the official countdown here. July 29, 2016 will also mark the first anniversary of Windows 10 release. Wondering what will happen after the Windows 10 Free Upgrade offer ends? Obviously, you will not be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free anymore but what else will happen? What will be the cost of Windows 10 after the free upgrade offer ends? Will Microsoft release upgrade versions of Windows 10 for purchase?
Microsoft is adding an Activation Troubleshooter to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The new Activation Troubleshooter will help users resolve the common issues related to Windows 10 activation. Microsoft is making it easier for users to activate Windows 10 after hardware upgrade.
At present, when you activate Windows 10, Microsoft links the activation to the hardware of the computer. This way, if you reinstall Windows 10 it will automatically activate again by matching the hardware signature. Windows 10 fails to activate if you make some changes to the hardware and Microsoft can no longer recognize the device.
In Windows 10, you have the option to install and run classic desktop software as well as Modern Windows apps (aka. Modern apps). When you install Windows 10, Microsoft installs a lot of Modern Windows apps for you. You may not want them all but a few are useful. Over the time you may also install various third-party Windows apps from the Windows Store. If you are wondering how to keep Windows apps updated, follow the quick tutorial we have described below.
Windows Apps may fail to automatically update if you have disabled Windows Updates or if you have turned off automatic updates in Windows Store. In these situations, it is recommended to manually check for app updates. Read on to find out how to manually keep your Windows apps up to date through the Windows Store.
When you perform Windows upgrade over your existing Windows operating system, or when you reinstall Windows without formatting the system disk, or when you Refresh/Reset your Windows, the system creates a special Windows.old folder. The special Windows.old folder holds copies of apps, programs, and files from the earlier Windows installation. Thus the folder takes a huge chunk of disk space, in some cases around 10 GB to 25 GB.
The Windows.old folder helps you downgrade to the earlier version of Windows safely if the newer installation is not working properly. It is also helpful if you are not happy with suppose the new Windows 10 operating system and you want to roll back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
What if you do not want to revert back to the earlier edition of Windows and you are happy with Windows 10? Windows.old folder still keeps the space occupied. It may be overlooked by users who have TBs of hard disk space. But if you are running low on space or use a SSD with limited space, you may want to delete the Windows.old folder and recover the valuable few GBs it is holding up.
Easier said than done. You cannot simply use the Del button or press Shift + Del button to delete the Windows.old folder. So how to delete Windows.old folder to free up disk space in Windows 10? (Although this post is written for Windows 10 users, any Windows operating system user can refer to it. The steps to remove Windows.old folder remains same.) You do not need to worry or use any third-party tools as the native Disk Cleanup tool can easily delete Windows.old folder from your hard disk.