#958 - Is Windows 10 Going Away?
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How do you define death?
When it comes to Windows, it's not a simple definition. Windows 10 is going away, but then ... so did Windows XP, and yet there are folks out there still running it. So is XP dead? Or just "mostly dead"?
And what does that mean for Windows 10?
I'll dive into the nuances in this week's featured article: Is Windows 10 Going Away?
Also this week
- Disappearing edits.
- Backing up a new machine (the pedants guide).
- Files that won't go away.
- Emails that go away unexpectedly.
As always, links below.
Still on "Spring Break". Hopefully back at it next week!
Is Windows 10 Going Away?
All good things come to an end. Or do they?
Windows 10 is and is not going away. It depends on your perspective.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Do Edits Made to a Document Emailed to Me Disappear?
|Changes you've made to a document that was emailed to you can easily disappear. Let's avoid that.|
How Should I Back Up a New Machine?
|Backing up your new machine on arrival can be an important safety net. But there are degrees of safety.|
Why Can't I Delete This File?
|Sometimes a file cannot be deleted because it has invalid characters in its filename. Here's what to try.|
All the Emails in My Inbox Disappeared! What Do I Do?
|I get reports of people who have lost the contents of their inbox. We'll look at a couple of common causes and resolutions.|
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