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How to reinstall Windows 7

Even though we don't recommend Windows 7, here's how to reinstall if it you need to.

Microsoft may finally kill the legacy Control Panel in Windows 10

No more confusion: One settings app is better than two

From Hololens to home office, over a billion devices now run Windows 10

One in seven people on the planet use Windows 10, according to Microsoft

Don’t upgrade from Windows 7. Here’s why you should buy a new laptop instead

In this guide, we'll cut through the tech specs and show you what has changed in laptops since the Windows 7 era.

Here’s why the death of Windows 7 is breathing new life into PCs

The confluence of new technologies ranging from Wi-Fi 6 to foldable displays along with the timely death of Windows 7 will help Microsoft and Intel in 2020. These factors will likely force consumers and businesses to upgrade.

How Windows 7 saved Microsoft from driving over a cliff — twice

Many people simply prefer the classic no-nonsense look of Windows 7 and hold it close to their hearts. There's a good reason why, as it saved Microsoft twice. Here's why.

On the day of its death, Windows 7 is the second-most popular operating system

Windows 7 is still much-loved and is the second most popular operating system across the world, ahead of ChromeOS, and MacOS, even on the date that Microsoft is ending its official support.

Digital Trends Live: End of Windows 7, Super Nintendo World, Mars Rover names

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we talk the biggest tech topics, including the end of Windows 7 support, Apple's latest refusal to unlock a cell phone, plans to open Super Nintendo World in Japan, and more.

A fond farewell to Windows 7, the last time the Start menu was useful

Win 7 is no longer supported, but Win 10 is bloated by comparison, and full of things we just don't use

How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

There are still a few ways that you can upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 10. In this guide, we'll help you get the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft, and keep your PC safe and secure.

Microsoft’s full-screen pop-up warns about the end of Windows 7 support

Still running Windows 7? Microsoft will start sending out a full-screen pop-op to your PC warning you about the end of support and dangers of still using the operating system come January 15, 2020.

How to get Windows 10 for free

With the older Windows versions now being phased out, installing Windows 10 will ensure that you're not vulnerable to security issues. Here's how you can get the latest versions of Windows 10 for free.

Despite impending end of support, many still cling to Windows 7

According to new data published by the Russian security firm Kaspersky, many are still clinging to the nearly 10-year-old Microsoft operating system, especially those in small and medium-sized businesses.  

Expanded DirectX 12 support could pave way for ray tracing games on Windows 7

Windows 7 gamers may soon be able to play ray tracing titles on Microsoft's aging Windows 7 OS. Microsoft announced new resources for developers to bring the low-level DirectX 12 graphics API to Windows 7.

As end of support nears, Windows 7 users are finally moving to Windows 10

Windows 7 users could finally be moving away from the aging operating system in favor of Windows 10. In July 2019, Windows 7's market share of the personal computer market fell roughly 3.6% -- one of the largest drops ever recorded.

Time to upgrade: Microsoft notification reminds users of Windows 7 extinction

Several months after Microsoft's initial announcement, Windows 7 end of support "reminder" have started appearing on Digital Trends' computer screens, suggesting the process of phasing out Windows 7 is now underway.

DirectX 12 support finally arrives on Windows 7 for World of Warcraft gamers

DirectX 12 support is finally arriving on Windows 7, and Microsoft announced that the first game to support the feature is World of Warcraft. Gamers will benefit from a boost in framerate after they install the latest patch.The post DirectX 12 support finally arrives on Windows 7 for World of Warcraft gamers appeared first on Digital Trends.

Windows 7 support is ending soon, and Microsoft is here to nag you about it

Are you one of the millions of people still running Windows 7? If so, you might soon see a pop-up message from Microsoft appear on your screen, letting you know that the end of Windows 7 support is approaching.The post Windows 7 support is ending soon, and Microsoft is here to nag you about it appeared first on Digital Trends.

Windows 7 vs. Windows 10: Which is better?

With the end of support of Windows 7 approaching, have you been holding off on upgrading to Windows 10? In this guide, we give look at some of the biggest differences between the most popular operating systems.The post Windows 7 vs. Windows 10: Which is better? appeared first on Digital Trends.

Here’s what it will cost to stay on Windows 7 when extended support ends in 2020

With the support deadline approaching, Microsoft has announced its pricing for businesses and enterprises which want to pay up and still run Windows 7 and stay secure with the latest security updates after 2020.The post Here’s what it will cost to stay on Windows 7 when extended support ends in 2020 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How much data does video streaming use?

When it comes to internet usage, video watching is one of the main interests of users. Most users are mainly inclined towards streaming videos so it matters a lot to know how much data is required for it. Of course, we do require a smooth internet connection to be able to stream our favorite content online.If video streaming is your preference then you must consider high-speed internet like Spectrum internet for instance, that do not offer data caps. This means you do not have to worry about any extra fee surprises in your bill that are bound to happen if you run out of your data limit. Most of the providers in the United States do impose data caps so it is very important to find out an internet plan that assures a no data cap policy. For that, let us first have a look at the data that is needed for various video streaming platforms.YouTubeJust like using any other app on your smartphone, YouTube being one of the popular platforms needs data too. It nearly takes 562.5 MB of data per hour. This holds valid when you stream at around 480p resolution. In case you want better resolution, then you might require 1.86 GB per hour for 720p. For 1080p you might require 3.04 GB. For watching videos in 4K, you will require a massive 15.98 GB of data per hour.NetflixWe all agree with the fact that how much we love Netflix as it has successfully evolved as one of the most popular video streaming services. For subscribers exceeding 130 million, the internet speed is not much of a problem. An hour of video streaming in standard definition would need around 1 GB of data. If you want to enjoy high-quality video streaming, you might need up to 3GB. For ultra-high-definition, you can require up to 7 GB of data per hour.The selection of accounts can help you decide a suitable resolution for your connection. If you want to save your data, you can check the settings option and click the save button when you want.Amazon Prime VideoAmazon Prime Video was launched by Amazon as a streaming service in 2011 and has ever gained popularity among the users. Nowadays it is seen as one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. This service provides up to three resolutions for the users. Among them include good, better, and best. The Good enables streaming videos at around 480p in standard definition and utilizes a data of 800 MB per hour. The Better option allows an HD stream with a data requirement of around 2 GB per hour. The Best option consumes nearly 6 GB of data per hour. You should also know that accessing Amazon Prime Video on your mobile app results in low data consumption as compared to the desktop app.HuluHulu is another important video streaming option that uses somewhat less data as compared to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video This makes Hulu as one of the most economical options available. You require around 680 MB per hour of data for the standard definition. If you switch to a 720p high definition setting, the data requirement may jump to 1.3 GB per hour. 1080p resolution can need data up to 2.7 GB per hour. You can also stream live TV if you are using Hulu’s $39.99 monthly plan.SpotifySpotify is one of the best-known music streaming platforms but not everyone knows that it also provides a video service in certain areas. The company does not disclose much about the data requirements of the video streaming service. However it only notifies that video streaming requires more data as compared to music streaming and is much like the ones needed for other video channels. Mostly the videos are in high definition and can consume up to 3 GB of data for an hour streaming.VimeoVimeo does not have any details regarding data usage. The standard definition content can need up to 353 MB of data per hour. As far as the HD videos are concerned, they need up to 2.75 GB per hour.StanMany of us might not have heard of Stan as it is accessible in Australia only. The app usually provides four-tier quality. The lowest standard definition setting can require up to 1.13 GB per hour while HD and 4K can require around 3 GB per hour and 7 GB per hour respectively.DirecTVThe DirecTV website also does not display clear information about the required bandwidth. In case if your provider puts a data limit, you can always reduce your video quality. The data consumption parallels to the aforementioned video streaming platforms.Sling TVSling TV is another one of the highest quality video streaming service that uses around 2 GB per hour of data for its highest quality option. The data required for medium quality is 540 MB per hour that further lowers to 360 MB per hour for low-quality streaming options.Summing UpYou need to be aware of the data consumption involved in the video streaming service you are using. This can save you from exceeding your data limit and paying any additional cost.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

This portable UV-C wand sterilizes your items and work space

In an age when cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer aren’t easily found, it’s a little tough to keep your personal items and space clean. Not wiped down and washed, but free from germs and bacteria.Rather than fighting your way through a store to find only to find out there are no wipes left, take a smarter approach. The SANITECH UV-C Wand, on sale for just $72.99, is the sort of thing you buy once and get to use over and over. Try that with those Clorox Wipes.About the size of an electric toothbrush, the SANITECH UV-C Wand emits a UV-C light that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria within ten seconds. It cleans all sorts of surfaces, including clothes, bedding, phones, keyboards, laptops, and more. If your hands touch it, you can probably clean it with the SANITECH UV-C Wand.FeaturesUV-C light kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, & viruses within 10 secondsChemical-free for your safety & can be used on baby products, cosmetics, pet supplies, on home and public spacesLasts up to 90 minutes w/ full chargeBuilt for travel & convenienceBuy it NowPurchase the SANITECH UV-C Wand for just $72.99, a savings of 18% off the normal $90 price. Choose from Winter White, Flamingo Pink, and Seabreeze Green.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

The Mi 10 is an excellent piece of hardware let down by software inconsistencies.

Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow

Can the MatePad Pro's great screen and wireless charging help it beat the iPad, or does software hold it back?