Windows 10 UK Launch Hub: All the Guides, Tips, Reviews and Rants

By Jack Tomlin on at

It's Windows 10 launch day! Since the January Windows 10 keynote, we here at Giz have kept a close eye on the comings and goings of Microsoft's latest operating system. Seven months on and we have a veritable trove of guides, analysis and cheat-sheets, covering all aspects of Windows 10, which we've rounded up here for your pre-install pleasure.

We'll be updating this page over the coming days and weeks after launch too. So make sure to bookmark it, and come back soon for fresh takes on Microsoft's most important OS to date.

Windows 10, on a Mac

I’ve taken the Boot Camp plunge for you and here’s what I found. Read more >>

Windows 10 Start Menu Breaks With More Than 512 Apps

But hey, at least there is a Start Menu, and that's an improvement, right? Read more >>

Windows 10 Meta Review: Download it, in a Month or Two

Windows 10 is polarising people already, but there are some surprising (and not-so-surprising) agreements. Here's what the biggest names in the tech-news business have to say. Read more >>

The Best Windows 10 PC to Suit Your Needs

Windows 10 is here, and if you feel like the new OS is too good for your old banger, then you want a new PC. Here are some of the best options on the market. Read more >>

Windows 10, Day One

Last night, I installed Windows 10 on my own personal laptop. Would my experiment end in failure? Very nearly. Read more >>

Windows 10, Day Two

Yesterday, I was surprised how painless Windows 10 felt. Today, I’m feeling a little pain. Read more >> 

Windows 10, Day Three and Four

What better way to test a system's capabilities than a packed LAN party? This local network gaming fest was a great way to put 10 through its paces. Read more >>

Windows 10 Includes an Update-Blocking Driver Fail Safe Tool

Stop Windows 10 from breaking your graphics card. Read more >>

Windows 10: How to Upgrade, Download and Install the New Microsoft OS

Upgrading will be easy. Doing a clean install might be slightly trickier. Read more >>

Windows 10 Features, Leaks and Release Date: What You Need to Know

Here's everything you need to know about Microsoft's new operating system. Read more >>

Yes, You Can Use Cortana in Windows 10 With Any Old Microphone

Sadly most computers won’t have Cortana turned on by default—allegedly because they don’t have certified high-quality microphones built-in. Luckily that won't be a big deal. Read more >>

Why the Hell Is Windows 10 Sharing My Wifi Passwords?

Look, Microsoft. Just because I am Facebook friends with someone, doesn’t mean I want to share my wifi passwords with them. Read more >>

Windows Search Doesn't Suck Anymore

Thanks to the absurdly powerful new system-wide Search, you’re never going to need a Start Menu again. Read more >>

I Installed Windows 10 and Now I'm Talking to My Computer

We go for a spin with one of Windows 10's biggest features: the Cortana voice assistant. Read more >> 

Xbox One and Windows 10: What Gamers Need to Know

Your PC and your games console are going to get to know each other a little better. Read more >>

Windows 10 Users Will Get Mandatory Updates for a Full Decade 

When Microsoft called Windows 10 “the last version of Windows,” it wasn’t just posturing. Read more >> 

You Can Now Stream From Xbox One Using a Windows 10 PC or Tablet

It might finally convince me to buy a new Xbox. Read more >>

Man the New Windows 10 Background Is Annoying

To celebrate this momentous occasion for desktop software, Microsoft has released the ‘hero image’ that will grace your desktop backgrounds for years to come. I kind of hate it already. Read more >>

Here are the Features Microsoft is Cutting From Windows 10

Before you upgrade, you’d best check out the Windows 10 “feature deprecation section”, to make sure your favourite features aren’t being cut from the latest release. Read more >>

Windows 10 Will Spell The End Of 'Patch Tuesday'

Microsoft will become a 24/7 update machine.

Windows 10 Will Be the Software Brains Behind DIY Arduino Projects

Both Start Menu-lovin’ Microsoft maniacs and amateur engineers should froth over this news. Read more >>

As We Wait for Windows 10... A History of Windows Through TV Adverts

From the pixelated days of Windows 1.9, through to Windows 8 and the upcoming release of number 10, enjoy the various ways that the definition of cringeworthy has been employed in Microsoft marketing of years gone by. Read more >>

Solitaire is Making a Comeback on Windows 10

Patience, Grasshopper. Read more >> 

A Slimmed Down Windows 10 Will Make Cheap Tablets Far Less Crap

Windows has a rethink on slate storage and blasts away bothersome bloatware. Read more >>

Windows 10's Coolest Features in Five Animated GIFs

Microsoft put out the first Windows 10 preview right after its first big announcement. But now there's a new one. Here are some of its most notable features. Read more >>

An Illustrated Guide to Why Windows 10 Actually Impressed Me

Here is a tablet. A Surface Pro 3, to be exact. I've never really wanted a Surface Pro 3, but Windows 10 is making me reconsider. Let me show you why. Read more >>

Windows 10's Big Step Back is Actually a Huge Step Forward 

Microsoft has made mistakes. It knows this. But as the company proved today at its Windows 10 launch event, it's also not going to stop pushing user interface design into the future. It's just getting smarter about it. Read more >>