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As of October 2015, Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade for existing Windows users with computers or laptops that run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. It is also possible to purchase new laptops and computers pre-installed with Windows 7 or 8.1 and upgrade to Windows 10 for free.


Windows 8 is a versatile operating system for mobile users, but less useful for those relying primarily on desktop PCs, according to PC World. Microsoft's successor to Windows 7 offers a touch-friendly interface geared toward those who favor tablets and other mobile devices.


To clean window blinds, vacuum, dust, spot clean and wash the blinds when a deep cleaning is needed. This takes a few minutes for each window and requires a vacuum, a rubber sponge, detergent, a bucket, a garden hose and a soft brush.


To clean aluminum window frames, use a neutral pH cleanser and a soft cloth, then rinse with clean, warm water. It may be necessary to use a soft toothbrush to clean grime from hard-to-reach areas on the frame.


To clean a window with vinegar, mix vinegar with tap water, spray or sponge the solution onto the window, and wipe it off with newspaper. Solution strengths range from 2 tablespoons of vinegar per gallon of water to full-strength white vinegar, with a higher concentration of vinegar providing strong


Vinyl windows should be cleaned with a mild soap, such as baby shampoo, or a weak mixture of vinegar and water. Use a soft cloth, sponge or soft bristled brush, because anything else could scratch the glass or the vinyl frame.


MW Windows and Doors provides a cleaning and maintenance guide for vinyl windows. Alternatively, check with the vinyl window manufacturer for their recommendations to clean the window.


To clean tinted windows, spray them with a mixture of soap and water, and then wipe them with a microfiber towels. Avoid using paper towels or scrub brushes that can cause scratches.


Seasons generally do not affect the price of window cleaning services, but this may vary depending on the company being hired for the job, notes HomeAdvisor.com. Factors that affect pricing include the size and height of windows, the need for removal of mineral deposits and the number of windows.


Use a low-foaming mild cleaning product that does not contain chloride salts, or use a product designed for aluminum. Use a sponge to apply cleaner to each frame, starting at the top. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cotton cloth or a chamois.