Ed Bott

Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013).

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Poll: Why are you still using Windows 7?

Poll: Why are you still using Windows 7?

According to analytics data for tens of millions of website visits, as many as 10% of you are still running Windows 7. Rather than speculate on the reasons why, I've put together a poll. Come back next week to see the results.

September 29, 2020 by in Windows

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in four years ago, right? Not exactly. It's September 2020 and my readers report that you can still use Microsoft's free upgrade tools to install Windows 10 on an old PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. No product key is required, and the digital license says you're activated and ready to go.

September 28, 2020 by in Enterprise Software

Choosing the right electric car: Why I won't buy a Tesla

Choosing the right electric car: Why I won't buy a Tesla

Traditional automakers are finally beginning to catch up to Tesla in their efforts to deliver electric vehicles. The choice between a fully battery-powered car and one with an internal combustion engine involves some tough trade-offs. Fortunately, there's a third option.

September 15, 2020 by in Mobility

My seven favorite Windows 10 features

My seven favorite Windows 10 features

If you have a Windows 10 PC, you might be missing out on some productivity-enhancing shortcuts. Here are my seven favorite features, many of them new or greatly improved since Windows 10's debut in 2015.

September 11, 2020 by in Windows 10

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