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If the XTreeGold interface was a worthwhile program to you back in the eighties, the experience can be revisited by acquiring ZTreeWin from this website, Zedtek, Inc.:  Have a look at the description and give it a free trial.

A thirty-day free trial is offered, after which a license for 1-4 computers is $29.95 each. Greater numbers are for progressively lessor cost each.

I kind of enjoy the sojourn through the past with that easy to view blue screen. Clicking on a file easily activates a viewer or reader program that you might have installed. ZTreeWin is available in two versions: v2 for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 & 8 (in both 32-bit and 64-bit), and v1 for Windows 95, 98 & ME.

17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook - PC World

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10/28/2014 - Windows 10 in pictures:

Updated 10-20-14: Windows 10 wish list of what testers would like to see done to improve the new OS -

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Why The Windows 10 Technical Preview Should Not Be Your Main OS, by MakeUseOf.

Here are some significant points on WIN10 Tech Preview. Users opinions and experiences are most welcome.

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Windows 10 Preview stats: Two-thirds of testers live dangerously - PC World

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How to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview: Everything you need to know

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2014 -

Of the nine Security Bulletins, three are critical, five are important and one is moderate.

The definitions of the Severity ratings are:


A vulnerability whose exploitation could allow code execution without user interaction. These scenarios include self-propagating malware (e.g. network worms), or unavoidable common use scenarios where code execution occurs without warnings or prompts. This could mean browsing to a web page or opening email.

Microsoft recommends that customers apply Critical updates immediately.


A vulnerability whose exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of user data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources. These scenarios include common use scenarios where client is compromised with warnings or prompts regardless of the prompt's provenance, quality, or usability. Sequences of user actions that do not generate prompts or warnings are also covered.

Microsoft recommends that customers apply Important updates at the earliest opportunity.


Impact of the vulnerability is mitigated to a significant degree by factors such as authentication requirements or applicability only to non-default configurations.

Microsoft recommends that customers consider applying the security update.


Impact of the vulnerability is comprehensively mitigated by the characteristics of the affected component.

Microsoft recommends that customers evaluate whether to apply the security update to the affected systems.

Microsoft Security Tech Center

Three free tools that reveal your PC's deepest details (including product keys) - PC World.

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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Preview
« on: October 05, 2014, 01:23:07 PM »
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.    :D 8)

Looks to me as if WIN10 could be the needed rescue and rejuvenation of the Windows OS. Good to know.

General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Preview
« on: October 04, 2014, 03:51:07 PM »
That's very interesting, Alan. I assume that the WIN7 is a restored backup copy of a fully operational OS, with all, or most of, your often used and necessary programs installed? Are you running into any malfunctions, such as hang-ups, freeze-ups, no responses, error messages and crashes, or is this preview running pretty much without a snag? Are the new features of the WIN10 preview impressing you?

I genuinely hope that WIN10 is going to emulate WIN7 in terms of reliability and improvements. Do you feel, so far at least, that this appears to be the case?  I have been thinking of getting a WIN7 ProEdition in a new desktop, fearing that WIN9 was going to be only a halfway correction of WIN8.1. If WIN10 turns out to be a winner, I will wait a while and get it instead of one of the remaining WIN7 offerings.


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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Preview
« on: October 02, 2014, 06:28:59 PM »
Notions on trying WIN10 Tech Preview.

PC World's advice on installing the WIN10 Tech Preview

A few pointers from PC World

Windows 10  tips

Windows 10 in pictures

Naturally, nobody is going to try to install WIN10 over WIN7 or 8/8.1. A backed-up restore file of any entire partition being replaced by WIN10 is the obvious best way to go. The Tech Preview will eventually be replaced by a more developed offering from Microsoft.

General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Preview
« on: October 01, 2014, 08:49:59 PM »
>>> Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available from Microsoft:

MS download page:

The Verge

Windows 10 already!    Nice to know that Windows 9 won't be a hassle...... 8) ;D 

Updated 10-5-14: 

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>>> Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available from Microsoft:

The Verge

The Microsoft announcement webpage

This is just what was needed (let's hope):

Windows 10 is Windows 7 revisited and enhanced ?:

All you need to know about Windows 10 (according to Forbes):  Nine things you need to know about WIN10:

BBC News

How to stop autoloading programs in Windows 7 and Windows 8. This could help accelerate your booting up time and allow your programs to function faster and with fewer hangups.

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