Aug 022015

On July 29th, 2015, the long awaited operating system of Microsoft, Windows 10 was released. However, a lot of people haven’t still got the opportunity of getting the taste of Windows 10 since they haven’t still received the update.

Today, I’ll let you know about a special trick that will help you to get the Windows 10 upgrade on your PC running Windows 7 or above. This trick will force Windows to start the download of Windows 10 update files no matter if you’re still in the pending list for the update.

So, here are the procedures:

  1. Firstly, go to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download“. (Here, ‘C:’ is the system drive where the current version of Windows is installed.) After going to the path given above, delete all the files and folders in that path. windows10_1
  2. Then, open ‘Windows Update’ either by going to the ‘Control Panel’ or by hitting the Windows key and typing ‘Windows Update’ and clicking on it.
  3. After that, we will have to start Command Prompt with administrator rights. To do so in Windows 8 or above, you can press ‘Windows key + X’ and click on ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’. If you are in Windows 7, you can go to Start Menu and open up ‘All Programs’ where you will find ‘Accessories’. There you will see ‘Command Prompt’ which should be right-clicked to get the options. Then, click on ‘Run as administrator’.
  4. Now, in Command Prompt, type (but don’t press ‘Enter’) ‘wuauclt.exe /updatenow‘ (without the inverted commas). That is the command which will enforce Windows to get the update through Windows Update.windows10_2
  5. After hitting that command, you can switch to Windows Update window and  click on ‘Check for updates’ on the left hand side of the window. Then you will see ‘Checking for updates….’ in that window.windows10_3
  6. Come back to Command Prompt and press ‘Enter’ to execute that command you had typed in step 4.windows10_4
  7. You will see Windows Update window displaying that it is downloading Windows 10. Then your PC is on the way to Windows 10 update.window10_5

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Microsoft Firing 18 Thousand Employees

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Jul 232014

microsoft logoAmerican computer hardware and software company, Microsoft is kicking out 18 thousand employees from the company. This is the outcome of the latest plan brought out by Microsoft for the management of its employees. Hence, this year, a total of eighteen thousand people are going to lose their jobs in Microsoft.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, thirteen thousand posts have already been deducted from the company during the first phase and the employees will be getting notice within six months from now.

The people who will be losing their jobs from the company will be the ones who are working in Nokia mobile department. After buying Nokia mobile company, a total of 25 thousand employees were added to Microsoft. But now, only 12.5 thousand employees will be assigned to work in Nokia’s Device and Service Department. It has been stated that Microsoft will not only fire employees belonging to lower level posts but also to some employees of managerial level.

After firing the employees, Microsoft has planned to make the organizational structure strong by promoting the remaining employees of Nokia department.

However, Microsoft has assured that the fired employees will be getting some amount for their services and skills used in the development and betterment of the company. It has also stated to help the fired employees to find new jobs.

These days, a trend of decreasing the number of employees is taking place in large companies of technology field. Last year, Google had fired 6 thousand employees before buying Motorola.