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14 million downloads of ‘Windows 10’ not good enough for Microsoft

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

After 14 million downloads of its new operating system, Windows 10, which came out earlier this week, Microsoft says “there’s still a long way to go.”

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Photo credit: zimeye.com

Microsoft wrote on its blog post, “While we have more than 14 million devices running Windows 10, we still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade.”

The company had asked its users to reserve their copy of Windows 10 in advance by using an app “Get Windows 10” that had appeared on their system weeks ahead of the release.

Then the users had to wait for a notification from the company which would tell if the new operating system is compatible with their PCs.

“If you reserved your upgrade of Windows 10, we will notify you once your PC is ready for Windows 10 and it has been downloaded on your PC,” Microsoft posted. “The best way to know your upgrade is ready is to look for this notification in your system tray.”

But this is not the only way to upgrade your system to Windows 10. You can just open up Microsoft’s website and download the “Media Creation Tool”. By opening this application the user gets the option to upgrade the system, and then sets up the computer and gets it ready.

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Software Giant Microsoft Killing its Iconic Window Games

With its upcoming October xCloud Xbox streaming service, the software giant would let users play 3,500 games in the Xbox One library and the 1,900 titles still in development on devices like phones and tablets

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Software giant Microsoft is killing all of its iconic Internet games including Hearts, Spades, Checkers, Backgammon, MSN Go and Reversi from Windows version XP, ME and 7.

The company would be focusing on developing and launching its xCloud Xbox streaming service that would be debuting in October, CNET reported on Friday.

“While Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows XP and ME will end on July 31, 2019, services on Windows 7 will end on January 22, 2020,” M. Hamer, Microsoft Agent and moderator from the Windows Gaming Team wrote in a blog post.

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Logo of Microsoft outside it’s office. Pixabay

According to the post, the company is looking forward to work with its hardware and software partners in investing their resources towards more recent technologies.

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“While we’re saddened to leave this chapter behind, we continue to be committed to delivering engaging, delightful gaming experiences. We hope you’ll come with us on this journey and join the community of any of the other Microsoft casual games,” Hamer added.

With its upcoming October xCloud Xbox streaming service, the software giant would let users play 3,500 games in the Xbox One library and the 1,900 titles still in development on devices like phones and tablets. (IANS)