How to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

This post provides instructions on how to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows Vista to Windows 7, preserving your personal files, settings, and applications.

For most users, an in-place upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 will be just an intermediate step towards a later version of Windows, such as Windows 10, for which there is no direct in-place upgrade path from Windows Vista.
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Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating applications for Windows, Android, iOS, and IoT Core devices, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

This post describes in detail how to download and install Visual Studio 2015 for use in your environment, the features available, and the advanced options for installation.
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Install Windows from USB

This article explains how to use the official Microsoft Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable USB device for installing Windows on your computer.

This tool has been partially superseded by the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10. However, this tool can still be used to create a bootable USB installation device from a Windows 10 ISO file downloaded with the Media Creation Tool.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of embedded electronic devices, with sensors and/or actuators, that exchange information to achieve a greater value or service. These devices are expected to led to a massive growth in automation development and use across all fields.

Microsoft is encouraging developers to join its’ Internet of Things (IoT) community with their new free Windows 10 IoT Core operating system, available for several embedded platforms including the Raspberry Pi 2.

This post is based on the Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 Insider Preview Build released 12/05/2015.
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This post is a complete and comprehensive guide to installing and configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and covers installation from local media, such as DVD or USB, and deployment over the network using Windows Deployment Services.

The instructions in this post can be used with the Evaluation, Volume License and Retail releases of the installation media, and includes separate sections on Server Core and Server with GUI installation types.

Although these instructions are written specifically for Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions, they are also suitable for the Foundation, Essentials, and Hyper-V editions with just minor variations.

This article is based on the refresh release of Windows Server 2012 R2 with the November 2014 update rollup (KB3000850).
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