About Richard Hay

Richard is the Owner/Editor of WindowsObserver.com and has been involved in tech for over 30 years. His first website – AnotherWin95.com – came online in 1995. Back then he used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and what you see here today is the result of the work he has continued on the site since 1995. In January 2010 his community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when he was awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Windows Desktop Experience. In January 2011 he was renewed as a Microsoft MVP but in a new category called Windows Expert - Consumer and he has been a Microsoft MVP ever since.
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Making the leap to Windows 9

That light at the end of the Windows 8/8.1 tunnel is Windows 9 aka Threshold and it is roaring towards us. The writing was on the proverbial wall when Windows 8 came out and it was heavily panned by ...
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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 143 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 143. This week I am testing a new method of recording the show for when I am away from my home recording studio. I am using a handheld digital audio recorder to record the main el...