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Best Windows Apps this Week

Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-forty-four in a series.
August 18, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-forty-three in a series.
August 11, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-forty-two in a series.
August 4, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-forty-one in a series.
July 28, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-nine in a series.
July 14, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-eight in a series.
July 7, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven in a series.
June 30, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-six in a series.
June 23, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-five in a series.
June 16, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-four in a series.
June 9, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-three in a series.
June 2, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-two in a series.
May 26, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty-one in a series.
May 19, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirty in a series.
May 12, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-nine in a series.
May 5, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-eight in a series.
April 28, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-eight in a series.
April 21, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-seven in a series.
April 14, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-six in a series.
April 7, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-five in a series.
March 31, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-four in a series.
March 24, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-three in a series.
March 17, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-two in a series.
March 10, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty-one in a series.
March 3, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twenty in a series.
February 24, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-nineteen in a series.
February 17, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-eighteen in a series.
February 10, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-seventeen in a series.
February 3, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-sixteen in a series.
January 27, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-fifteen in a series.
January 20, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-fourteen in a series.
January 13, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-thirteen in a series.
January 6, 2017
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-twelve in a series.
December 30, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-ten in a series.
December 23, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps of 2016
Welcome to this special episode of best Windows apps. this article looks back, and lists the best applications released for Windows 10 in 2016.
December 21, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-nine in a series.
December 16, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-eight in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on Windows Store in the past seven days.
December 9, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-seven in a series.
December 2, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-six in a series.
November 24, 2016
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Best Windows 10 apps this week
Two-hundred-and-five in a series.
November 18, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
Two-hundred-and-six in a series.
November 11, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
Two-hundred-and-five in a series.
November 4, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
Two-hundred-and-four in a series.
October 28, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
Two-hundred-and-two in a series.
October 14, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
Two-hundred-and-one in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on Windows Store in the past seven days.
October 7, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-nine in a series.
September 23, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-six in a series.
September 2, 2016
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Misc.

May's Windows numbers: Windows 7 digs in
Signals possible problems by customers in getting onto Windows 10 before support ends
June 2, 2017
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Meet Pixel, a gorgeous, much-needed visual overhaul for Raspberry Pi's main distro
The Raspberry Pi isn't exactly known for its polish. the glorious, but bare-bones $35 mini-PC packs humble hardware and even lacks a case in its quest to deliver affordable computing to the masses. that austere design even extended to the no-frills "Raspbian" Linux distro designed specifically for the Pi–until now.
September 29, 2016
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Security

Announcing end-to-end security features in Windows 10
Part 1: Next generation security coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
June 27, 2017
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How to get regular free security updates for Windows XP and Vista
Two months ago, in an effort to fightback against the WannaCry ransomware, Microsoft took the 'highly unusual' step of releasing a patch for Windows XP, the ancient operating system it stopped supporting back in 2014 (even though, as it turned out, it was really Windows 7, not XP, that was to blame for the spread of the devastating malware).
June 27, 2017
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New Microsoft Edge vulnerability allows hackers to steal your cookie and password data
Security researcher Manuel Caballero has discovered a vulnerability in the code of Microsoft's default browser for Windows 10, that can allow the theft of password and cookie data from your computer, giving unauthorized access to sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
May 12, 2017
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Windows 10 - Numbers

1Password desktop app has been completely re-written and looks gorgeous on Windows 10
The Windows team over at Agile Bits has been working on version 6, re-writing the popular password storage and security solution to introduce some cool new features and bring the visual experience to life.
October 13, 2016
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3 features we're most excited about in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Create more with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
January 10, 2017
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3 new Cortana features that can tackle common tasks
Put your digital assistant to work.
April 20, 2017
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3 ways Windows 10 uses Android and iOS phones to make a better PC
It should all start to come together within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
August 25, 2017
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3 Windows 10 apps that will boost your productivity today
Manage your notes, projects, and passwords more efficiently with these tools.
April 7, 2017
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4 of the best Windows 10 app launchers for increasing your productivity
Add one of these to your desktop to more quickly open programs, find important files, search the web, and more.
March 16, 2017
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4 powerful productivity features in the Windows 10 Creators Update
It's easier than ever to get things done.
April 13, 2017
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4 simple note-taking apps for Windows 10
When you want to quickly capture simple information, Evernote and OneNote can be overkill.
January 20, 2017
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4 ways to get things done faster with Cortana
You can have Cortana compose and send emails, capture your notes, and more with these tips.
November 4, 2016
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4 Windows 10 apps that let you do more with your gadgets
The Windows Store has a modest collection of apps that interact with a variety of gadgets, such as fitness bands and smart lighting systems. These apps help you make the most of your gizmos.
June 7, 2017
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4 Windows 10 tools that will kickstart your productivity
Maximize screen real estate, segregate tasks, set reminders, and more with these tips.
November 1, 2016
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4K Netflix videos debut on Windows 10, but you probably can't watch them
Curb your enthusiasm.
November 21, 2016
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5 important things to know before you make a last minute Windows 10 upgrade
Make sure if you upgrade to Windows 10 you remember these important factors, which could make all of the difference.
July 29, 2016
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5 things we hate about the Windows 10 Creators Update
We think the Creators Update is great overall, but there are a few things we're not particularly fond of, to put it lightly.
April 12, 2017
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5 things we love about the Windows 10 Creators Update
The Creators Update is finally here -- these are our top 5 favorite things included in the update!
April 13, 2017
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6 exciting features that got cut from the Windows 10 Creators Update
For the most part, Microsoft overpromised and underdelivered with the Creators Update. So what exactly did the company cut?
April 4, 2017
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6 ways to boost productivity by eliminating distractions from Windows 10
If Windows 10 is slowing you down, in this guide, we'll tell you six ways to remove distractions to boost productivity.
July 31, 2017
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7 things you need to know about Windows 10 Cloud
Windows 10 Cloud is a new edition of Windows 10 being built to take on Chromebooks in education, and though it's largely the same as the "normal" Windows 10, it has a few notable differences.
April 18, 2017
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8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro
Tired of the bugs in Microsoft's pushed patches? Here's how to take control in Windows 10.
August 16, 2017
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10 awesome apps that ARE available on Windows 10
It's getting dull hearing about all the apps leaving or that just won't ever come to Windows 10. Let's celebrate the apps we have instead.
February 13, 2017
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10 beloved PC programs Windows 10 renders obsolete
Pedal to the metal
October 20, 2016
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10 million people now help Microsoft test Windows 10
Microsoft has significantly grown its user base of dedicated Windows testers in recent years. at the launch of Windows 10, nearly two years ago, the software giant had around 5 million testers through its Windows Insider program. Windows Insiders could be your neighbor down the street, your boss, or the barista that makes your coffee in the morning.
March 27, 2017
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10 new features for IT pros in the Windows 10 Creators Update
The Creators Update adds new features to help IT pros manage and protect devices and data, and in this guide, we'll look at 10 of them.
May 1, 2017
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10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly
If you've installed Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, take a few minutes to make sure you're getting the most out what Microsoft offers.
August 9, 2017
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10 Windows 10 interface changes coming in the Creators Update
Creators Update changes up the way you interact with the operating system.
January 30, 2017
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11 new Windows 10 features Microsoft just sneakily revealed
Microsoft was quiet about several planned features in the Creators Update
October 27, 2016
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20 ways to hate Windows 10 less
These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better.
November 28, 2016
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71 percent of Windows 10 Creators Update users share 'full' diagnostics, Microsoft says
Windows 10 gives users many different settings that help manage and control potentially sensitive information and maximize privacy. However, the majority of users still choose to share "full" diagnostic and usage data with Microsoft, according to the company.
August 9, 2017
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Windows 10 - A

A closer look at what Windows 10 S can and can't do
Microsoft is being remarkably coy about its newest Windows edition, so I went digging. Here are a few details you won't find anywhere else about what you get with the locked-down configuration of Windows 10 S.
June 22, 2017
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A mini view is in the works for Groove Music on Windows 10
Microsoft is apparently gearing up to launch a new "mini view" for Groove Music as part of an upcoming update. Spotted by MSPU, the mini view utilizes the relatively new Compact Overlay feature in Windows 10 to transform Groove into a smaller window.
June 29, 2017
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A new bug allows any website to crash a Windows Vista, 7, or 8 PC
A recently discovered bug could allow any website to crash your Windows Vista, 7, or 8 PC with a simple edit to image names, reminiscent of the similar 'c: concon' bug on Windows 95 and 98.
May 26, 2017
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A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices
The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service analyzes app compatibility and helps to automate deployment
September 28, 2016
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A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices
The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service analyzes app compatibility and helps to automate deployment
September 29, 2016
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AccuWeather for Windows 10 on PC, Mobile, and Xbox gets new auto theme and videos
The popular AccuWeather UWP app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile (and Hub, Xbox One, and HoloLens) recently received a substantial update with some new features and improvements.
May 4, 2017
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Accenture to upgrade over 400,000 employees to Windows 10 by 2018
Accenture deploys a modern desktop to more than 400,000 employees to enable the services employees require to drive digital transformation across the organization
June 28, 2017
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Adobe XD hits Windows 10 as a public beta
It's long been expected, but Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD) is now available for Windows 10, albeit as a public beta. Adobe announced the public beta release on its blog, noting that all of the core features you'll need for prototyping websites and mobile apps are there.
December 13, 2016
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Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud
They agree that Cloud is most likely meant to take on Chromebooks
February 13, 2017
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And the name of the next Windows 10 update is... the Fall Creators Update
Microsoft is sticking with the creative theme.
May 11, 2017
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Announcing Windows 10 China Government Edition and the new Surface Pro
It is an honor and privilege today to be in China--the center place of some of the world's most life-changing inventions like paper, the abacus, and the world's first movable type printing press. These inventions have empowered each of us to be more creative and productive.
May 23, 2017
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Annoying 'Get Windows 10' pop-up app removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
September 21, 2016
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Another consumer fights back against Windows 10 pushiness and wins
He got $650 and an apology, which is more than most people have gotten.
December 14, 2016
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Another feature slips out of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Story Remix's jawdropping 3D capabilities won't be there on day one.
August 17, 2017
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Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four characters
A website with an image directory that uses $MFT in its name is enough to crash older PCs.
May 26, 2017
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App Tour - Paint 3D Preview
This past week we learned during the #MicrosoftEvent in New York City that the next Feature Update for Windows 10 will be called the Creators Update.
October 28, 2016
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App Tour: Complete Anatomy for Windows 10
This week I have a two-fold reason for sharing this tour of the new Complete Anatomy App that has just arrived for Windows 10.
March 17, 2017
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App Tour: View 3D for Windows 10 Redstone 2 (Creators Update)
When Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10 back in October, one of the tag lines for this third major Feature Update for Windows 10 was 3D for everyone.
December 9, 2016
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App Tour: Windows Defender Dashboard in Windows 10 (Creators Update)
You might recall that many eagle eyed viewers caught a glimpse of a new user interface for Windows Defender in the Creators Update launch video that was shown at the Windows 10 event in New York City back in October.
December 9, 2016
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Application 'Power Throttling' Comes to Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 16176)
Microsoft announced that starting with Build 16176 of Windows 10, the operating system will throttle the background tasks using the most efficient operating modes of modern processors.
April 18, 2017
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Appy Text for Windows 10 is your new best Notepad replacement
The notepad app for the modern age.
August 28, 2017
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As the original Windows 10 reaches end-of-service, Microsoft will start pestering you to update
It's quite some time since the launch of Windows 10 -- so long, in fact, that the original release has now reached the end of its life. Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive Microsoft's monthly security patches, so the company is about to start reminding hangers-on that they should update.
July 3, 2017
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Ask @WinObs - what are the in-box apps provided with Windows 10?
If you have been listening to the news around Windows 10 you may have heard the phrase "in-box apps".
December 19, 2016
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Assistive technology PC users will continue to get a free Windows 10 update
PC owners with Windows 7 and 8.1 installed, and also use assistive technology, can still get Microsoft's upgrade to Windows 10 for free beyond the July 29 deadline. the company has set up a web page with a link to a client that will download the OS to the PC.
July 29, 2016
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August OneNote for Windows 10 App Update Begins Rollout to Users
I am not shy about how big of a fan I am for Microsoft's OneNote service and its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.
August 17, 2017
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AutoCAD 360 updated for Windows 10 PC and Mobile with refreshed design
AutoCAD 360 from Autodesk is now available as a universal app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, bringing a unified drafting experience across both platforms. Alongside the move to the Universal Windows Platform, AutoCAD 360 has also received a complete UI overhaul, along with other general improvements.
March 8, 2016
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Automatic Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Creators Update
As the testing of Windows 10 Redstone 2 continues by Microsoft and its massive army of Windows Insiders, we are getting closer to seeing the final elements of the feature set much clearer.
January 30, 2017
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Windows 10 - B

Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 10 loses market share -- again
According to NetMarketShare, in January, Windows 10 hit a big milestone. the new OS managed to grow by nearly one percentage point, to give it over 25 percent of the market. That's pretty good going.
March 1, 2017
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Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 10's market share flatlines
While it was free, and being aggressively pushed on to users (whether they wanted it or not), Windows 10 saw strong growth, rapidly gaining significant market share. However, since it became a paid product, it's fair to say the new operating system has been struggling.
November 1, 2016
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Because English isn't the same in England, Microsoft renames Fall Update for some
We'd suggest simply calling it version 1709 instead.
July 17, 2017
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Beginner's guide to Windows 10 encryption
What do you need to know about encryption on your Windows 10 PC? We have you more than covered.
August 17, 2017
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Behold the Windows 10 GSOD -- Green Screen of Death
The other day I turned on my computer and was faced with the infamous Blue Screen of Death. this one was caused by a graphics error, and nothing too onerous, but I've had to troubleshoot numerous terrifying BSODs over the years.
December 29, 2016
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Belfiore: Windows 10 Timeline Won't Arrive With Fall Creators Update
Microsoft clarified that Timeline wasn't originally slated for the Fall Creators Update and that this "wasn't a delay, just a bit of confusion on wording." The company had previously said that several new features announced at Build would "begin to roll out with the Fall Creators Update."
July 3, 2017
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Best apps to listen to FLAC files on Windows 10
Like to listen to your lossless audio in FLAC form? These are the best apps to get your groove on.
July 25, 2017
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Best Calendar Apps for Windows 10
While the native Windows 10 calendar does a good job of things, but some may want a little more horsepower with their calendar app. Maybe you need for more customization options or a better agenda view. Perhaps a more informative Live Tile tickles your fancy – or maybe all of this is just too much and you need it to be simpler.
December 6, 2016
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Best Coloring Books for Windows 10
Coloring book apps for Windows 10 offer a great opportunity to relax, exercise your creative spirits and can be a fun time waster. the Windows Store has a modest selection of coloring book apps ranging from those designed for our younger audience and selections that are suitable for kids and adults alike.
October 5, 2016
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Best Camera Apps for Windows 10
The native Windows 10 camera app does a commendable job of things, but some may prefer an alternative camera interface. be it one with more features, an easier interface or a more specialized design, the Windows Store has a nice collection of options worth considering.
December 14, 2016
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Best Cooking Apps for Windows 10
One of the convenient uses for a Windows 10 device is to help us find our way around the kitchen. Whether you are trying to impress your date with a home-cooked meal or hosting a holiday feast, many find themselves in the kitchen hoping to cook things up just right.
December 12, 2016
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Best Endless Runner Games for Windows 10
If you are looking for a solid time waster of a Windows 10 game, an endless runner style game may be just what you are looking for. These Windows 10 games test your reaction skills, patience and luck to see how long you can survive a never-ending obstacle course.
September 21, 2016
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Best Golf Apps for Windows 10
The golf season is in full swing with the Master's Tournament just around the corner. the Windows Store has several golf apps to help you follow the action and test your skills on the links.
April 5, 2017
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Best Journal Apps for Windows 10
while many still keep a paper journal or diary handy, the Windows Store has a large selection of apps that can make recording the day's events a little easier. These journaling apps for Windows 10 have the ability to store your written thoughts, photographs and even drawings. Many are password protected to secure your personal thoughts and some have the ability to share your thoughts with other when desired.
January 4, 2017
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Best Major League Baseball Apps for Windows 10
Opening day for the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is knocking on the door, and there are plenty of Windows 10 apps available to help you follow all the action.
March 31, 2017
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Best Match Three Games for Windows 10
Match Three style games can be challenging and entertaining, and the Windows Store is packed full of them. These games have you creating matches of three or more of the same items to collect points and achieve goals. some add difficulty to the game by having you race a game timer, while others take a more casual approach.
February 15, 2017
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Best Music Apps for Windows 10
Listening to music from your Windows 10 device is a great way to escape the stresses of the day. It can also be a head-bobbing, toe-tapping way to pass the time and there are plenty of Windows 10 apps available to organize and playback your audio collection.
January 25, 2017
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Best Navigation Apps for Windows 10
The Windows 10 platform offers a wide variety of apps that can help you pass the time, stay up to date with the news, check in on the weather, edit photos and more. If you need help finding your way around town, the Windows Store also has a collection of solid navigation apps.
November 2, 2016
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Best News Apps for Windows 10
The Windows Store is filled with apps to help you keep up with the news of the day while on the go or parked in front of a PC. You'll find everything from news readers to official apps from the outlets like NPR and CBS.
June 15, 2017
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Best Running Apps for Windows 10
For many, fitness is pursued by placing one foot in front of the other and racing around the track or down the path. the Windows Store has a healthy assortment of apps available to track, monitor and evaluate your runs.
December 6, 2016
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Best Weather Apps for Windows 10
The Windows Store has never been short on weather apps, and it offers a vast range of Windows 10 apps that cover everything from basic forecast information to more in-depth meteorological analysis.
May 3, 2017
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Best Windows 10 Apps for Cord Cutters in the UK
Looking to use a Windows 10 PC in a post-cable or post-satellite future? These are the apps you need.
May 3, 2017
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Best Windows 10 Apps for Developers
Developing is hard, but thankfully there are tools and apps that can help. Here are six of the best Windows 10 apps for coders.
February 3, 2017
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Best Windows 10 Music Player Apps for PCs
These are the best apps to listen to your music on a Windows 10 PC.
July 27, 2017
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Big OneNote for Windows 10 update adds smattering of useful features
A fairly big update to the OneNote app for Windows 10 is now available, ushering in a smattering of handy new features across the board. This update manages to pack in some new options for manipulating your notes, along with page versions, a redo button, and more.
May 17, 2017
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Binge on anime with Crunchyroll for Windows 10
Crunchyroll is a Windows 10 app that delivers a ton of anime content to your PC or mobile device, including episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh!, One Piece and Dragon Ball Super.
February 17, 2017
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Birthday Hub snags new logo, notes for custom contacts, and more
Birthday Hub, a handy universal Windows 10 app for helping you keep track of birthdays and anniversaries, has snagged a pretty nifty update. Included in the latest version of the app is a new logo, along with a new spot to enter notes for custom contacts, and some cool birthday notification summaries for desktop.
October 28, 2016
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Blast your friends into smithereens with Tanks!!!
Tanks!!! (all three exclamation points) is an online combat game for Windows 10 PC where you can test your combat skills up against up to three other tank commanders. the free game has an arcade feel to it with easy on-screen controls and plenty of action.
December 9, 2016
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Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline -- regardless of ISP
Virgin Media, Proximus also raise alarm on broken DHCP
December 12, 2016
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Bread Player is a buttery-smooth Windows 10 music player
This amazing Music player is ready for the future of Windows 10.
August 11, 2017
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Bugs? What bugs? Microsoft sees no evil.
Surely there are still bugs in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update beta release. Just don't expect Microsoft to tell you about them.
August 28, 2017
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Build 2017: Windows 10 on 500 Million Monthly Active Devices; Still Outpacing Windows 7 Despite Slowdown
Welcome to Microsoft Build 2017. the day One keynote focused on several new announcements for developers in the cloud, artificial intelligence, and data services, but of interest to Windows users across the globe will be one small tidbit of information that was revealed very early in Nadella's comments.
May 10, 2017
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Bust a move, not your knees, with Skateboard Party 3
Skateboard Party 3 is the latest installment in the Windows 10 game series and features professional skater Greg Lutzka. the game delivers all the thrills of skateboarding to your Windows 10 PC and Mobile device without the dangers of skinning up your knees.
December 27, 2016
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Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP
BT, Plusnet subscribers told to reboot or use static IP addresses
December 9, 2016
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Windows 10 - C

Can't stop, won't stop: Tim Sweeney renews attack on Windows 10 Cloud, calling it ransomware
Going back almost a year, Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney has been on the attack against Windows 10. He called it a walled garden, and a few months later, he formulated a theory that Microsoft will gradually update Windows to break Steam over the course of five years.
February 7, 2017
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Candy Crush Jelly Saga adds 20 levels and the new Liquorice Larry boss enemy
Fans of King's Candy Crush Jelly Saga should be able to download a new version of the free-to-play puzzle game for Windows 10 PC and Mobile. It adds some new content to the candy-obsessed game.
March 8, 2016
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Changes to Windows 10's data-gathering not enough to satisfy EU privacy watchdogs
Regulators want a better explanation from the company than that 'basic' telemetry collects less user data than 'full'
February 21, 2017
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Character Map UWP for Windows 10 makes it easier to insert hard-to-find characters
Sometimes you need to insert a character or symbol into a document that isn't on a standard keyboard. Windows' built-in Character Map works fine but Character Map UWP is a more modern alternative.
August 22, 2017
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Check out our hands-on with Windows 10 build 16273 (video)
We go hands-on with the latest WIndows 10 Insider Preview build to see what's new, improved, or both.
August 23, 2017
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Checking in on Microsoft's new Fluent Design System for Windows 10
The Fluent Design System will make its proper debut with the Fall Creators Update in October. So how's the new design being used to far throughout Microsoft's own OS and apps?
July 6, 2017
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Checking out eBooks on Windows 10 Build 10514 for the Creators Update
Yesterday Microsoft released their 29th overall Redstone 2 testing build for the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 which is expected to be released this April.
January 20, 2017
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Chordle for Windows 10 is a great songbook app for guitarists
As a lapsed musician with a OneNote journal crammed full of hideously scribbled guitar tabs, Chordle came around at just the right time!
January 26, 2017
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Citrix Receiver updated as a universal Windows 10 app
Citrix has added its name to the slowly growing list of major players to support the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) with an update to its Citrix Receiver app. The app was recently update to support the UWP platform on Windows 10 across PC, Mobile and HoloLens.
May 26, 2017
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City Art Search Preview for Windows 10 is a must-have app for your Lock and Start Screens
Microsoft's City Art Search is one of the oldest and most fun apps by Microsoft on the Windows Store going back to 2014 and Windows 8.1. the app made the jump from PC to Windows Phone and got updated seemingly every week.
October 28, 2016
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CloudRoad is a free endless-flier game for Windows 10 Mobile
CloudRoad is a casual endless-runner-style game for Windows 10 Mobile in which you fly an assortment of planes through a challenging, mid-air obstacle course.
April 18, 2017
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CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build
New features? Sorry. Just new colours, because modern monitors give CLIs the blues
August 4, 2017
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Concept shows how Windows 10's 'Composable Shell' could work
Microsoft is said to be working on a unified adaptive shell to span all Windows 10 hardware types. Know as 'Composable Shell' or 'CSHELL', the universal framework would standardize the way the UI scales across all devices, which would allow the firm to more easily maintain the OS, while offering a truly customized experience for each individual device.
April 26, 2017
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Colonize the final frontier with Space Settlers Pro, today's myAppFree Deal
Arcade games for Windows 10 are often not very complicated, but they can be enjoyable time wasters.
January 31, 2017
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Companies with Windows 10 subscriptions can now 'upgrade Windows 7/8.1 PCs at no extra cost'
In September, Microsoft announced the launch of Windows 10 subscriptions for its business customers, with prices starting at $7 per user per month. the company made those subscriptions available through its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) network, encouraging "businesses of any size" to take advantage of its new offering, promising a range of advantages.
January 19, 2017
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Connected Devices UWP App Allows You To Share Content Across Windows 10 Devices
In April during the Day 2 keynote, Joe Belfiore showed off a new feature coming to Windows 10 this fall called Windows Timeline.
June 19, 2017
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Consumer rights group strongly criticizes Microsoft over Windows 10
The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has already ripped into Microsoft and Windows 10 for "blatantly disregarding user choice and privacy", and now consumer group Which? says Microsoft "must act over Windows 10 woes" and "do better".
September 22, 2016
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Contentious Windows 10 upgrade ads removed from Windows 7, 8.1
The controversial and increasingly aggressive upgrade campaign frustrated many.
September 21, 2016
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Continuum improvements and Night Light are coming to Windows 10 Mobile "at the right time"
Last week, Microsoft launched its latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, showcasing the various improvements made to the OS ahead of the release of the Creators Update in the coming months. But as build 15025 rolled out, many were concerned by the continued absence of several key features which had previously been announced, but which still haven't shown up in recent previews.
February 7, 2017
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Cortana is coming to Windows 10 IoT devices with a screen in the Creators Update
Cortana has already made her way to a number of different platforms, and Microsoft is working to add another to that list soon. Announced in a WinHEC session, Microsoft revealed that Cortana will be coming to Windows 10 IoT devices with screens with the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update.
December 12, 2016
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Cortana now has over 141 million monthly users
One way or another, there are a lot of people using Cortana.
May 10, 2017
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Cortana Suggested Reminders now available for Windows 10 -- iOS and Android soon
Voice assistants are changing the way consumers interact with their computers and devices. Services like Alexa and Siri are enabling people to use voice to ask questions and control home components, such as thermostats and lights. It really is an exceptional thing.
February 9, 2017
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Cortana will Coming to the IoTs with Windows 10 Creators Update
Cortana is pretty much the best digital assistant out there. When I say the best I mean best in terms that it feels the least artificial out of the lot. While Google's assistant does cut it too, Siri seems to be a thing of the past now.
December 13, 2016
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Cortana's coming to robots and smart devices via Windows 10 for the Internet of Things
Is this how Microsoft coaxes hardware makers to roll out Amazon Echo rivals?
December 13, 2016
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Creators Update gives Windows 10 a bit of an Edge, but some old annoyances remain
Looking at all the new features and highlighting the best of 'em
March 30, 2017
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Creators Update gives Windows 10 a much needed usage share boost
Windows 10 usage share has been suffering lately. According to NetMarketShare, in February, the new operating system lost share, and in March its gains were minimal.
May 1, 2017
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Creators Update installed on just over 35 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says
AdDuplex has pushed out its latest monthly report, giving us a snapshot of certain aspects the Windows ecosystem for the month of June. With this month's report comes news that the Windows 10 Creators Update is now installed on 35.7 percent of all Windows 10 PCs. That's up from an even 18 percent coverage as of AdDuplex's last report in May.
June 27, 2017
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Creators Update now on 18 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says
AdDuplex has released its latest OS statistics for the month of May, giving us a peek at the Windows 10 Creators Update's reach after its April launch. So far, the Creators Update makes up 18 percent of Windows 10 PCs, up from the 10 percent coverage seen just a couple of weeks after launch in AdDuplex's April report.
May 24, 2017
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Creators Update now on nearly 66 percent of Windows 10 PCs, according to AdDuplex
The Creators Update install base continues its steady march forward in AdDuplex's latest monthly report.
August 23, 2017
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Creators Update now powering nearly 10 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says
Though it only began rolling out a short time ago, the Windows 10 Creators Update already be installed on a significant percentage of Windows 10 PCs. That's according to the latest monthly report from AdDuplex, which shows the Creators Update (version 1703) is now installed on 9.8 percent of all Windows 10 machines.
April 25, 2017
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Creators Update on two-thirds of Windows 10 machines
Early indications are that Surface buyers prefer hybrids to conventional laptops.
August 23, 2017
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Cubway, an eye-catching Windows 10 puzzler where timing is key
Cubway is an eye-catching puzzle game for Windows 10 that relies on your timing and reaction skills to safely guide a cube across the screen to its home. a gauntlet of interactive obstacles lies in your path, and each reacts to the cube's presence and requires precise timing to pass.
January 6, 2017
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December Patch Tuesday Cumulative Update Bumps Windows 10 Current Branch to Build 14393.576
...includes twelve security related fixes.
December 14, 2016
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Delta Windows Updates shrinks downloads 65% for Insiders, 35% for everyone else
Small downloads are a big win for Insider Preview users.
March 3, 2017
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Desktop App's to Windows 10 API's
Still writing traditional desktop applications? MFC, WinForms, WPF? they are doing what you need, so you don't feel the need to move to UWP, but you are feeling left out of the new Windows 10 API's? Wish you could have the best of both?
February 1, 2017
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Did eye just do that? Microsoft brings gaze tracking to Windows 10
Beta tech on Insider builds now
August 2, 2017
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Discover the power of Bash, the Linux command line tool hiding in Windows 10
Windows devs have a new weapon in the age-old Windows-vs-Linux battle: the Linux command line itself
March 13, 2017
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Disqus beta for Windows 10 picks up modern icons and reply notifications
The official Disqus app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile may still be in beta, but it's coming together quite quickly. the app's latest update debuts a new, more modern look for most of its icons, along with reply notifications (finally), updated translations and more.
February 16, 2017
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Disqus universal app exits beta on Windows 10 PC and Mobile
After a period of open beta testing that stretches back to last year, the new Disqus universal app is now available as a full release. Coming in a version 4.0.19, the new Disqus is available to download now for both Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile.
March 21, 2017
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Does it really matter if Microsoft cuts features from a Windows 10 release?
With Microsoft cutting Timeline from the Fall Creators Update, I can't help but wonder if cutting features actually matters to anyone.
July 13, 2017
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Dolby Atmos is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One next year
If you're an audiophile who wants the most immersive experience while playing games, listening to music or watching movies, Microsoft has some good news in store for you. Starting next year, support for Dolby Atmos sound will be rolling out to Xbox One consoles as well as Windows 10 PCs and tablets.
December 14, 2016
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Dolby Atmos coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10
Both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC owners will soon be able to take full advantage of Dolby Atmos, a new system that will help create a more 3D sound experience. for movie buffs and gamers, this is quite the big deal when it comes to easily detecting where sound is coming from.
December 14, 2016
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Dolby's luscious Atmos surround sound is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One
Level up your audio.
December 14, 2016
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Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises
Wait for Windows Update to ensure your hardware works properly, Microsoft says.
April 26, 2017
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Doodle Mafia launches on Windows 10 with cops, gangsters and puzzles galore
Doodle Mafia, the latest entry in the Doodle series of games, has made its way to the Windows Store for Windows 10 PC and Mobile. a puzzle game at heart, Doodle Mafia lets you choose your role as either a cop or a gangster, completing puzzles to rise to the top of the underworld or foil crimes around the city.
January 11, 2017
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Dying for Windows 10 Creators Update? But wait, there's more!
Microsoft roadmap lays out second big update for 2017
February 21, 2017
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Ease of Access: Eye Tracking Tools in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Last week, when Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 16257 to their global team of Insiders on the Fast Ring, they unveiled a new accessibility feature that will be an integral part of the upcoming Fall Creators Update which is expected in the September.
August 7, 2017
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Early Windows 10 Game Mode testing shows performance regressions, minimal improvement
Ever since Game Mode surfaced as an upcoming Windows 10 feature, we've been curious to see what the new mode would offer as far as performance and capability. Microsoft has given guidance that the feature could give players an extra 2-5% frame rate in general, and while that's not much, if you're trying to make a marginal title playable you can use all the help you can get.
February 6, 2017
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Easily convert written words to audio with Speech Central for Windows 10
Speech Central: Text to Speech and MP3 is a feature-rich, text-to-speech Windows 10 app that lets you listen to web pages, RSS feeds, word documents, books and emails.
March 1, 2017
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Echo Weather/Radar for Windows 10 keeps close tabs on Mother Nature
Echo Weather/Radar is a Windows 10 weather app that brings you both detailed radar images and forecast information to help plan out your day.
June 23, 2017
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EFF warily applauds the Windows 10 Creators Update's privacy concessions
Critic still wants more transparency from Microsoft.
January 13, 2017
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EFF warily applauds Windows 10's data collection changes
Critic still wants more transparency from Microsoft
January 12, 2017
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EMET and Other Security Tools Coming to Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update'
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) will be coming back in a big way with the Windows 10 "fall creators update," Microsoft announced this week.
June 28, 2017
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Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation
Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to cut down on calls. Here's what happened when we tested this hypothesis.
September 19, 2016
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Enterprise alert: Microsoft slates next Windows 10 LTSB release for 2019
Customers running 'Long-term Servicing Branch' will be freed from upgrades for at least three years
May 9, 2017
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Enterprise has a lot to look forward to with Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows as a Service isn't just for giving consumers new features; it's for enterprises, too.
December 6, 2016
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Enterprise migrations to Microsoft Windows 10: Faster than previously projected
A recently completed Adaptiva survey on efforts to migrate enterprise desktop and laptop systems to Microsoft Windows 10 reveals that enterprises are completing their migrations faster than earlier surveys had projected. In a survey conducted in 2016, a significant majority of respondents (88 percent) indicated that they had barely begun to deploy Windows 10. That group was running Windows 10 on less than 5 percent of their systems.
July 5, 2017
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Enterprises face Windows 10 support deadlines as service model kicks into gear
Rapid release tempo also means rapid retirement cadence
December 6, 2016
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Enterprises gooey for Windows 10 as OS helps Computacenter rake it in
Brit, German, French markets buoyed by upgrade demands
August 25, 2017
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Enterprises put themselves at risk by running outdated Microsoft products
According to a new report 65 percent of Windows systems are still running Windows 7, and a small percentage of devices are still running Windows XP.
November 1, 2016
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Epic CEO calls rumored Windows Cloud OS 'Windows 10 Crush Steam Edition'
Calling it 'Crush Chromebooks Edition' would make more sense.
February 1, 2017
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EU privacy gurus peer at Windows 10, still don't like what they see
Article 29 has 'concerns' about Microsoft's data slurp
February 21, 2017
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European authorities raise fresh concerns over Windows 10 data collection
A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced changes to Windows 10 to offer users greater control over how it collects data about them from its devices and services. Among the changes were a new web privacy dashboard, and a new privacy setup experience for devices, with a clear explanation of the types of data that Microsoft collects, and more granular controls for users to enable or disable them.
February 20, 2017
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Evernote launches its PC desktop app in the Windows Store
As promised, Evernote has launched its regular PC desktop app in the Windows Store for Windows 10 users. the app is the same Win32 version that has been available for some time. but is now distributed via the Store.
September 1, 2016
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Everything you need to know about Microsoft's new Chrome OS competitor
All the major announcements Microsoft made to take on the Chromebook, Chrome OS, and more!
May 2, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives
How to make one, and what you can do with it.
November 14, 2016
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Express vs Custom: Which should you choose when setting up Windows 10?
What is the difference between Express and Custom when setting up Windows 10?
January 12, 2017
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Eye Control for Windows 10, inclusive tech design for all and more options for getting a new Surface device -- Weekend Reading: Aug. 4 edition
"Anyone can drive change every day. Everyone can make an impact." Who said it? The answer is to be found in this edition of Weekend Reading, along with news about the addition to Windows 10 of an eye tracker that will enable people to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech experience using only their eyes; the importance of inclusive design in technology; and expanded purchase options for Surface devices.
August 4, 2017
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Facing a backlash, Microsoft pulls post claiming Windows 7 is 'no longer able to keep up'
At the end of last week, Microsoft Germany published a post waving an early goodbye to Windows 7, and stating that the aging OS can "no longer keep up with the increased security requirements", and sticking with it could prove costly for users and businesses.
January 19, 2017
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Fall Creators Update hitting the home straight with focus on stabilization
Windows Insiders can also give Windows 10 S a spin if they really want.
August 23, 2017
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Fall/Autumn Creators Update -- how about a Windows 10 name that doesn't suck, Microsoft?
Microsoft has been producing operating systems for decades, but it's never been very good at naming them. Things started off well enough, with a straightforward numbering system -- Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, Windows 3.0. Then the company opted for a year-based approach -- Windows 95, Windows 98 -- before switching to using letters -- Windows ME (Millennium Edition) and XP (eXPerience, eXtra Patches?).
July 17, 2017
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FAQ: How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10
Here's what you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade Windows 10, including details about activation and product keys.
August 18, 2017
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First themes for Windows 10 appear in the Store for Insiders
Back in October when Microsoft announced the Creators Update, a video showed themes in the Windows Store. While the company never formally announced the feature, the first set of themes is now available.
December 19, 2016
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Five reasons why VDI is a good match for Windows 10
The first anniversary of the launch of Windows 10 was marked by Microsoft revealing that the operating system enjoyed one of the fastest adoption rates in the history of Windows. the software giant announced that over 300 million devices are now using Windows 10.
November 2, 2016
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Five surprises in the latest Windows 10 Insider build and what they mean
Most of the changes in the latest Windows 10 preview release, build 14942, look like minor tweaks. But they point the way to more significant changes to come next year. Here's what to look out for.
October 11, 2016
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Fix update errors in Windows 10 with this new tool from Microsoft
The guided walkthrough lets you fix problems in Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. Just choose your operating system, and follow the on-screen instructions. If you're running Windows 10, you'll be prompted to download a new Windows Update Troubleshooter.
December 19, 2016
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Fluent Design System is the Windows UI structure Microsoft desperately needs
One of the most exciting things Microsoft announced at Build 2017 was the Fluent Design System (formerly codenamed Project Neon). not because of the name, which is a bit clumsy, but rather the theory underlying Fluent Design.
May 12, 2017
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Focused Inbox and more coming to Gmail users in the Windows 10 Mail & Calendar app
Microsoft is gearing up to give Gmail users a little love in the Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps. the tech giant announced some new features, including Focused Inbox, are coming to Gmail users, with Windows Insiders getting the first crack.
April 21, 2017
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Focused Inbox and other features coming to Outlook Mail on Windows 10
Ever since Microsoft announced that it would be merging Outlook with Sunrise Calendar, the iOS and Android versions of the app have enjoyed certain features that Windows 10 did not. According to a session at Microsoft's Ignite 2016 conference, that will no longer be the case.
September 27, 2016
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Focused Inbox is coming to Outlook Mail on Windows 10 soon, along with other new features
Microsoft today announced a major update to the Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10, which will bring a number of new features. they should be available over the next few weeks.
February 22, 2017
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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing
if you all ask nicely, maybe they'll restore Program Groups?
December 30, 2016
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Fool Windows 10 into disabling automatic updates
Microsoft made Windows 10 updates mandatory in order to make sure all users are always on the latest version of the new OS, but if you'd rather choose if and when updates are installed -- perhaps to avoid falling foul of problem ones -- there are several options available to you.
December 20, 2016
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For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition
Windows 10 is infamous for having snooping baked in, but one government stood up for user privacy. Oh, the irony!
June 12, 2017
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Forget the deadline, you'll still be able to get Windows 10 for free, and this is how
Today, July 29, is the last day for users of Windows 7 and 8.1 to upgrade free of charge to Windows 10. If you don't take up the offer in time, and you decide you do want to upgrade after all, the only option will be to buy a copy of the OS.
July 29, 2016
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Fox News is a universal web wrapper for Windows 10 PC and Mobile
The Fox News app for Windows 10 has been updated this week, turning it into a UWP app for both PC and Mobile. However, it is just a web app using Project Westminster and not a native app for Windows 10.
July 29, 2016
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France drops Windows 10 privacy case after Microsoft changes telemetry settings
There have been lots of complaints about invasion of privacy since the release of Windows 10. Microsoft's telemetry lead to several lawsuits, including one from France's National Data Protection Commission which said Windows 10 was collecting "excessive personal data" about users.
June 30, 2017
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French authorities close Windows 10 privacy investigation
French data-protection authorities have officially closed their investigation into privacy violations by Windows 10. The notice praises Microsoft for cutting Windows 10 data collection by half.
June 30, 2017
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From hack to product: soon you'll be able to control Windows 10 with your eyes
There are a lot of accessibility options built into Windows 10 at the moment, and soon there'll be a new feature. Brought about by an idea raised at Microsoft's 2014 hackathon, the company is bringing Eye Control to its operating system.
August 2, 2017
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From Hack to Product, Microsoft Empowers People with Eye Control for Windows 10
In 2014, former NFL player Steve Gleason, who has a neuromuscular disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sent an email to Microsoft, challenging employees at the company's first hackathon.
August 1, 2017
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FunimationNow offers Windows 10 PC and Mobile owners access to tons of anime on the go
The anime studio Funimation has officially launched FunimationNow, offering a universal app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile owners. It gives them access to hundreds of anime movies and TV shows on the go. the service is available for free, but there are also two optional subscription tiers that add more content and features.
March 8, 2016
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Future Windows 10 updates will require 35-65% less space, offer better Windows Update controls
One of the least-popular aspects of Microsoft's Windows 10 rollout has been the sheer size of many of the updates. Last November, Microsoft announced that future betas and feature releases of Windows 10 would move to a differential download model, in which only files that had changed will actually be sent to your system for installation. Previously, Microsoft distributed all the files needed for an update, even if those files were identical to those already on your system.
March 6, 2017
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FYI: how to get the Windows 10 Creators Update on your PC right now
Today, Microsoft began its general rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, bringing a wide range of new features and improvements - including security and privacy enhancements, themes, mixed reality, a revised sharing experience, more Windows Ink support, new gaming features, better support for high-DPI displays, accessibility improvements, and many more additions and changes across the OS.
April 11, 2017
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Windows 10 - G

Gallery: Windows 10 Themes in the Windows Store
This gallery accompanies our Windows 10 Themes now Available in the Windows Store article.
December 20, 2016
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Game streaming coming to Windows 10, and bitstream coming to Xbox One
August acquisition of the game-streaming site Beam now built directly into Windows.
October 26, 2016
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Gartner: Windows 10 is on its way down -- grim forecast for the next three years
Gartner has a grim prediction for Microsoft which is pinning its hopes on Windows 10 and the forthcoming Creators Update. According to the research firm, Windows will lose OS share in 2017, and then flatline for at least the next two years.
January 9, 2017
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Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades
Redmond's cramming of OS on machines provokes sour krauts
August 23, 2017
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Get beachfront puzzler Island Blocks for free thanks to myAppFree!
Island Blocks is a colorful Windows 10 puzzler where you are tasked with cleaning up a series of beautiful islands that have been littered with blocks. you do so by stacking matching blocks on top of the litter to remove them. It may sound simple but everything must match perfectly to clear the beach.
January 10, 2017
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Get puzzles galore for free with Sudomatik, today's myAppFree Deal
Sudomatik is a Windows 10 puzzle game that delivers over 500 Sudoku style challenges, each with only one unique solution. the object of the game is to complete the number grid using only the numbers 1 to 6, grouping numbers where the totals match a labeled value on each set of numbers.
January 24, 2017
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Grab the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update NinjaCat wallpaper
Microsoft continues the legendary meme that is NinjaCat with new official wallpapers that are meant to celebrate the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2 2016.
July 29, 2016
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Groove Music for Windows 10 receives new update
With the Windows 10 Creators Update just around the corner, Microsoft has been messing around and tweaking some of the in-box Windows apps, such as the Movies and TV app which received quite a hefty update today.
March 8, 2017
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Groove Music update brings lots of small interface tweaks
A relatively minor, but pretty interesting update is rolling out to the Groove Music app on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. While there are no big, flashy new features to speak of, the update introduces a number of small UI tweaks that make the app particularly more enjoyable on Mobile.
January 27, 2017
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Guide: Prevent DNS leakage while using a VPN on Windows 10 (and Windows 8)
While the most popular way to keep your privacy online intact is through the use of a VPN provider, it's not always as straight forward as you think, by just installing it and hoping for the best. For that reason we have created a guide to ensure that your VPN isn't leaking DNS queries.
August 16, 2017
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Windows 10 - H

Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop
Sorry, no virtual dragons in this version.
May 12, 2017
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Hands on with Windows 10 build 16226 showcasing new features and changes
Build 16226 is here with a number of new noteworthy features and changes! Here's our quick hands on video tour of the new build in action.
June 22, 2017
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Hands on with Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15007 for PC and Mobile Devices
Earlier this week the first new Windows 10 Creators Update build of 2017, 15002 for PCs, was released to Windows Insiders after the end of year and holiday hiatus at Microsoft. that 34 day gap between builds was expected and not an issue.
January 13, 2017
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Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop
Microsoft has confirmed that 3D objects will be in the version of Story Remix that ships with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
August 17, 2017
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Hands On: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Release Branch Build 16251
The new Phone settings category in Windows Settings will allow you to link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PCs. Eventually this will work with iPhone but no word on whether it is coming to Windows 10 Mobile or not.
July 27, 2017
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Hands-on: Paint 3D Preview remixes Paint for the HoloLens generation
Tying 3D art to community creators is a smart idea.
October 27, 2016
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Heart Box for Windows 10 lets you solve puzzles and save robots
Heart Box is a physics-based puzzle game for Windows 10 in which you are tasked with saving a small robot from captivity.
January 31, 2017
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Here are the fixes, improvements, and known issues in Windows 10 for PCs build 15058
It's a new week, which means that it's time for a new Insider Preview build in the Fast ring. Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 15058 is now available, and as expected, it doesn't contain any new features.
March 14, 2017
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Here are the fixes, improvements, and known issues in Windows 10 for PCs build 15060
Microsoft today released its second Windows 10 Insider Preview build within three days, bringing the build number to 15060. it's only for PCs though, just like 15058 was when it was offered on Tuesday.
March 16, 2017
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Here Are the new Gaming Features In the Windows 10 Creators Update
The Creators Update for Windows 10 is out today. the update brings some new features to your PC, including some new changes for gamers. In addition to the highly anticipated Game Mode, you'll be able to use a new streaming platform, find a new section for game-specific settings, and expanded support for the Game Bar.
April 11, 2017
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Here are the tons of fixes in Windows 10 builds 14393.953, 10586.839 and 10240.17319
Today, Microsoft released cumulative updates for all of its versions of Windows 10, which include 14393.953, 15086.839, and 10240.17319. There wasn't a changelog available at the time, but Microsoft has updated the KB articles to reflect what's new in each of them.
March 14, 2017
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Here is what's new in January's Windows 10 cumulative OS update (KB3213986) for PC and Mobile
There is no changelog yet posted, but we'll update this article with new information as it becomes available. for PC users, KB3213986 is the cumulative patch that will be installed.
January 10, 2017
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Here we go again! Microsoft throws more ads into Windows 10
With Windows 10, Microsoft faced criticism for its heavy promotion of the new operating system. Windows 7 and 8 users became more than a little annoyed by the presence of persistent nagging upgrade prompts, and others have been irritated by the addition of 'promoted apps' to the Start menu.
November 4, 2016
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Here we go again: Microsoft's popping up ads from the Windows 10 taskbar
Can't we just put an end to this already?
November 4, 2016
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Here's a first look at Microsoft's new Paint app for Windows 10
Details on Microsoft's plans to redesign its famous paint app for Windows 10 started leaking over the weekend, and now an early version of the app has appeared online for anyone to download. Microsoft is completely overhauling its Paint app, and the new version is designed to be a Universal Windows app with pen- and touch-friendly features.
October 10, 2016
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Here's a first look at Outlook Mail with Fluent Design coming in the Fall Creators Update
Upcoming improvements to Outlook Mail include some pretty cool Fluent Design elements, including acrylic, motion and light. Here's a first look.
May 12, 2017
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Here's how many Windows 10 preview builds have been released since November
Microsoft has announced the number of preview builds for Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile have been released to members of the Windows Insider Program since the launch of the November update.
July 29, 2016
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Here's how the Windows 10 Creators Update helps businesses
New features include enhanced security, analytics and device management.
December 6, 2016
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Here's how Windows 10's rapid release works, and looks
Timelines multiply like rabbits, roll-outs come fast and furious
May 25, 2017
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Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended months ago, right? Maybe not. the GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. Here's how to get yours.
January 5, 2017
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Here's the new Share UI coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update, and how to get it now
The Share UI is one of few things that haven't changed since Windows 8, but if you hate it as much as many people do, you're in luck, as Microsoft will be redesigning it for the upcoming Creators Update.
November 28, 2016
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Here's what the Windows Defender Security Center will look like in Windows 10's Creators Update
From Windows Defender to the Windows Defender Security Center
January 24, 2017
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Here's what to do if you're having trouble downloading Windows 10 build 14986
Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986 for the Fast ring. the release brings a number of new features, as well as improvements to Cortana, Windows Hello, and Edge, among others.
December 9, 2016
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Here's what your PC needs to run Windows 10's Mixed Reality VR
Windows 10's Mixed Reality experiences are almost here. If you plan on hooking one of these headsets into your PC, here's what it'll need.
May 12, 2017
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Here's what's been fixed and what's broken in Windows 10 build 14951
A fresh preview build for fast ring Insiders on Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile is here, and alongside this release comes the usual batch of fixes to be aware of. of course, as with all new Insider builds, this latest release comes with some known issues worth considering as well. Here's the breakdown of what's new in Windows 10 preview build 14951.
October 19, 2016
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Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 for PCs build 16257
Today, Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview, build 16257, to the Fast ring, alongside Windows 10 Mobile build 15237. It's the latest preview of the Fall Creators Update, which will likely be finalized next month.
August 2, 2017
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Hibernate, sleep, or shut down: what's best for your PC?
Which power option should I use for my PC?
January 3, 2017
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HMRC launches official Windows 10 app for all your tax needs
HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) has rolled out an official app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. the app allows one to connect their Government Gateway account to their Windows PC and phone.
October 20, 2016
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How and why Microsoft is stepping up its focus on 'families' with Windows 10
Windows 10's Home Hub feature set could be a step along Microsoft's long-term goal of making households, and not just workplaces, more productive and connected.
December 2, 2016
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How containers will transform Windows 10 in the next three years
Microsoft Azure is full of container technology. In the next few years, containers are going to play a key role in how you use Windows on the desktop.
June 22, 2017
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How Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 Creators Update helps avoid data overage fees
You may not want to send your updates willy-nilly across the internet, though.
March 29, 2017
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How Microsoft plans to shrink down and speed up Windows 10 updates
Unified Update Platform is supposed to cut the size of updates and require less processing power
November 3, 2016
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How much RAM does your Windows 10 PC really need?
How much RAM do you really need for your PC?
July 26, 2017
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How the Windows 10 Creators Update Could Revolutionize Business
Microsoft hopes to deliver VR tours, virtual gamification training sessions, and holographic e-commerce.
October 27, 2016
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How to add a "Slide to shut down" option on Windows 10
If you're looking for a more interactive way to power off your PC, use this guide to add Slide to shut down to touch and non-touch screen devices on Windows 10.
December 14, 2016
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How to back up your photos on Windows 10
How do I use OneDrive to back up my photos on Windows 10?
January 13, 2017
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How to block the installation of non-Windows Store apps in Windows 10
If you want to keep your computer secure and clutter-free, it's important to keep an eye on what gets installed. this is fairly easy if you're the only person to use your computer, but less so if you share it with kids or other members of your household. to make it easier to lock down Windows 10 Creators Update, you can block the installation of all software that doesn't come from the Windows Store.
February 27, 2017
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How to completely remove the Paint 3D app from Windows 10
If you don't use the Paint 3D app, it's possible to uninstall it completely from Windows 10, and here we show you how.
May 8, 2017
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How to connect to Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi networks on Windows 10
In this guide, we explain the new "Hotspot 2.0" Wi-Fi standard and its benefits, and show you how to connect to the networks using Windows 10.
March 8, 2017
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How to create a USB security key on Windows 10
How do you make your own USB security key?
May 12, 2017
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How to Create and set Up Multiple Virtual Desktop Screens on Windows 10
Among the myriad of features Windows 10 comes equipped with is the ability to set up and use multiple virtual desktop to keep tasks separate without over cluttering a single screen and keeping ongoing projects organized and away from unrelated tasks that can't be fully abandoned just yet.
July 29, 2016
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How to create Live Tiles for your Steam games in Windows
A Windows Store app can help.
January 24, 2017
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How to customize Game Bar keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10
The Game Bar has a whole bunch of keyboard shortcuts in the Windows 10 Creators Update, and you can change them.
May 12, 2017
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How to customize 'Precision Touchpad' settings in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows 10 recently got some new touchpad settings to improve navigation and multitasking, and in this guide, we show you how to customize the experience in the Creators Update.
May 1, 2017
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How to easily switch from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 S
Interested in using Windows 10 S on your already existing Windows 10 Pro machine? There's an easy way to get it. Here's how.
August 9, 2017
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How to enable and use Dolby Atmos surround sound in Windows 10
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology from Dolby Laboratories. It debuted in 2012, and is designed to "pull you inside the action" with sound that moves around you in a three-dimensional space without being constrained to channels.
July 28, 2017
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How to enable or disable the new OneDrive activity center on Windows 10
OneDrive includes a new activity center that aligns with the design of Windows 10. If you don't like it, here's how to turn it off. and if you aren't seeing it, here's how to turn it on!
December 22, 2016
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How to enable portable mode in Paint.NET
In recent days, there has been a great deal of interest in the supposed loss of Paint, followed by the bizarre, inexplicable delight people felt when it transpired the app will live on in the Windows Store. The (subjectively) brilliant Paint.NET was originally built as a successor to Paint, and the developer recently said that it too will be coming to the Windows Store.
July 26, 2017
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How to enable the hidden, touch-friendly File Explorer in Windows 10
Windows 10 has a hidden touch-friendly version of File Explorer. Here's how to find it in the Creators Update.
May 10, 2017
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How to enable the new virtual touchpad experience on the Windows 10 Creators Update
Did you forget the mouse or the Surface Type Cover? don't worry, Windows 10 has a virtual touchpad to help you get on with your presentation.
May 15, 2017
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How to fix 'Health report not available' issue on Windows Defender Security Center
If the Windows Defender Security Center dashboard isn't showing your system's health report, in this guide, we'll tell you how to fix it.
July 28, 2017
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How to fix screen flickering problem on Windows 10
Is your PC display always flickering? It could be an issue with an incompatible app or device driver -- Here's what you can do to fix it.
December 5, 2016
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How to force a Windows 'Blue Screen of Death' -- and why you might want to
Did you know that you can intentionally force a Blue Screen of Death on Windows 10? now you do.
March 17, 2017
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How to force users to change their password periodically on Windows 10
You can make your PC more secure by forcing users to change their password regularly, and in this guide, we show you how to do this on Windows 10.
December 12, 2016
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How to hide Settings pages in the Windows 10 Creators Update
You can now restrict access to certain pages in the Windows Settings app, and this guide shows you how in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
May 12, 2017
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How to install Bash shell command-line tool on Windows 10
If you're a developer working with both Linux and Windows, you can now add Bash shell on Windows 10 to run Linux commands. Here's how to install the tool.
September 27, 2016
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How to install Linux distros properly on Windows 10
Are you getting errors installing Linux distros on Windows 10? In this guide, we'll tell you exactly what you need to do to fix this issue.
July 31, 2017
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How to lock down Windows 10 Home/Pro like Windows 10 S
Microsoft this week introduced a new version of Windows 10 aimed primarily at users in education, and designed as an alternative to Google's Chrome OS.
May 5, 2017
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How to manage family options in Windows 10
The Creators Update made it easier to manage your family in Windows 10. Here's how to do it.
May 8, 2017
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How to manage time servers on Windows 10
If your device is showing the wrong time, and it's not a time zone issue, you can try changing the Internet Time settings on Windows 10 to fix the problem.
July 25, 2017
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How to manage Windows 10's many 'optional features'
When you have to add or remove functionality to your computer, this guide can help you manage Windows 10's "optional features."
February 1, 2017
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How to make the most out of Windows 10 S
Windows 10 S is Microsoft's newest version of its Windows operating system. It's designed for students, and it's meant to take on Google's Chromebook and Chrome OS ecosystem. What that means in practical terms is that 10 S is a more locked-down version of Windows, with users limited to only being able to install Windows Store applications. The flip side is that by requiring applications to only come from the Windows Store, Microsoft can do a whole lot more to ensure that Windows 10 S is a fast, secure operating system.
July 13, 2017
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How to remove a stuck print job in Windows 10
How do I delete print jobs stuck in the queue?
March 16, 2017
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How to remove the 'Cast to Device' option from context menu on Windows 10
If you don't use the "Cast to Device" feature on Windows 10, then use this guide to quickly remove the option from the context menu.
October 26, 2016
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How to set custom icon for a removable drive on Windows 10
Have some fun adding a custom icon and label to removable drives on Windows 10 -- Here's how to do it.
January 6, 2017
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How to set up and use iCloud Photos on Windows 10
Here's how to keep your iPhone and iPad photos in sync with your PC using iCloud Photo Library on Windows 10.
July 26, 2017
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How to use Remote Desktop to run desktop (win32) apps from outside the Store on Windows 10 S
Did you get a Surface Laptop and don't want to ditch Windows 10 S, but you need to run win32 apps? Here's one way to use desktop apps on Windows 10 S.
July 26, 2017
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How to use the Troubleshoot tools to fix problems on the Windows 10 Creators Update
You can now quickly fix most common problems on Windows 10 using the Settings app -- Here's how.
May 4, 2017
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How we test Windows system performance
A quick rundown of how we assess the performance of Windows computers.
July 5, 2017
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How Windows 10 changes enterprise mobility management
Over the next five years, Microsoft Intune and EMM offerings from VMware, MobileIron and Citrix will displace conventional PC management tools like SCCM in large enterprises.
June 5, 2017
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How Windows Explorer can help you find duplicate files
Its built-in features can be surprisingly helpful.
February 9, 2017
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HP announces new point-of-sale system powered by Windows 10
Today, HP unveiled a new, versatile all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, powered by Windows 10: the HP ElitePOS.
August 2, 2017
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HP claims it's 'reinvented retail' with new ElitePOS, with Windows 10 and Kaby Lake CPUs
HP claimed that it's "reimagining the retail industry" with its announcement today of the ElitePOS. The new point-of-sale system boasts a sleek, modular design, and HP says it's suitable for a variety of use cases, including:
August 2, 2017
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HP ElitePOS is a secure retail point-of-sale system powered by Microsoft Windows 10
Windows 10 has proven to be a bit disappointing for some users, but for others, it can be a satisfying experience. If you cannot afford a Mac, and learning Linux is out of the question, Microsoft's desktop operating system is your best bet. Look, Windows 10 isn't a bad OS at all. Actually, it scales rather well to many computer types and screen sizes. For instance, no other desktop OS can match it on a touch screen.
August 2, 2017
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HP's new ElitePOS G1 brings the power of Windows 10 to your local mall
HP's latest point-of-sale system runs Windows 10 and looks a lot like its Spectre line. Here is why the ElitePOS G1 is a fascinating use of modern technology to solve everyday problems.
August 2, 2017
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Hyperlight EX is a space-age demolition derby for Windows 10
If you are looking for a fast-paced game, check out Hyperlight EX. the arcade-style game has you piloting a spaceship to avoid and demolish a gauntlet of enemy ships.
March 7, 2017
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Windows 10 - I

I want out of Windows patch hell
You'd think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure they were problem-free. But you'd be wrong.
October 5, 2016
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IDC sees gains for detachable, 2-in1 devices, credits Windows 10
But Android and iOS will factor in as well
March 8, 2016
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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud
Microsoft exploring 'less is more' for its operating system
January 31, 2017
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Immersive Reader comes to Outlook on the web, OneNote for Windows 10
Microsoft has announced that it is bringing Immersive Reader to both Outlook on the web and OneNote for Windows 10.
May 31, 2017
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Immersive Reader is now available for Outlook on the web and OneNote for Windows 10
Back in February, Microsoft announced that it was bringing its Learning Tools, including Immersive Reader, to Word and OneNote Online. Today, the company announced the availability of Immersive Reader in Outlook.com, Outlook on the web, and OneNote for Windows 10.
May 31, 2017
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In a throwback to the '90s, NTFS bug lets anyone hang or crash Windows 7, 8.1
Those of you with long memories might remember one of the more amusing (or perhaps annoying) bugs of the Windows 95 and 98 era: certain specially crafted filenames could make the operating system crash. Malicious users could use this to attack other people's machines by using one of the special filenames as an image source; the browser would try to access the bad file, and Windows would promptly fall over.
May 25, 2017
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In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?
Will we give up a decades-long relationship with Windows just because it costs a few bucks more than its competitors? In a world where PC adoption has cratered, what of the future of Windows? David Gewirtz makes the case that there's still life in them old bits.
September 21, 2016
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Ink Calendar lets you scribble your next appointment right on your Windows 10 screen
Ink Calendar lets you re-create the family scheduler for the modern age with Windows Ink.
August 15, 2017
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Inkscape makes its way to the Windows Store as a Centennial app
Inkscape, a leading vector graphics editing app, is now available in the Windows Store for Windows 10 desktop users. Check it out!
June 21, 2017
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Inside the Windows 10 Creators Update: the 17 best hidden features
A supporting cast of smaller features add value
March 31, 2017
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Intel, Microsoft renew 'Wintel' partnership with Project Evo and VR specs for PCs
As Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) conference kicks off, the future of the PC is revealed.
December 9, 2016
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Interference is an interactive drawing game for Windows 10
Interference is a Windows 10 game for playinterference.com and is based on the classic "whispers" or "broken telephone" games.
March 14, 2017
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Is it time for Microsoft to rethink Windows 10?
It's easy to understand why Microsoft took the decision to take Windows 8 in a new direction. PC sales were falling, and people were transitioning to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Microsoft felt it needed to do something radical to remain relevant in this changing world, and an operating system that could run on PCs, tablets, and smartphones seemed like a smart move.
March 27, 2017
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Is Microsoft copying Google with its Fluent Design System?
Microsoft introduced its new design language, the Fluent Design System. Microsoft's new venture immediately reminded me of Google's three-year-old Material Design initiative.
May 24, 2017
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Is the Tidal music service worth it for Windows 10 users? Let's examine the pros and cons
You may have heard a bit about Tidal. But is it worth subscribing to if you're a Windows user?
July 31, 2017
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Is this the new Windows 10 File Explorer?
Microsoft just announced the new Fluent Design language, formerly known to us as Project NEON.
May 11, 2017
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Is Windows 10 Pro worth it?
Is it worth your money to have Windows 10 Pro if you don't have it yet?
November 16, 2016
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Is Windows 10 S enough to beat Google's Chromebooks?
Windows 10 S is Microsoft's newest edition of Windows 10, designed to take on Chromebooks. But, is Windows 10 S enough to be up for that task?
May 18, 2017
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Is Windows 10 S for you? the good, the bad, and the target users
The "S" could stand for Student. Or Special. Or Stupid. David Gewirtz suggests Secure, Safe and Sandboxed.
May 15, 2017
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Is Windows 10 S Microsoft's ticket to unashamedly squeeze more money out of users?
Yesterday, to a somewhat unexpectant world, Microsoft unleashed a new operating system: Windows 10 S. the company would of course prefer that you didn't think of this as it having a second stab at Windows RT, but it's hard to ignore the fact that that's basically what's happening.
May 3, 2017
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Is your Windows 10 migration strategy leaving you vulnerable?
Despite enhanced security being a key driver in the move to Windows 10, many organizations are putting their security at risk with their choice of migration strategy, according to new research by 1E.
January 11, 2017
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Is your Windows 10, 8 PC falling off the 'net? Microsoft doesn't care
Embarrassed Redmond keeps mum on how it managed to break DHCP
December 13, 2016
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IT Pro Survey Showing Uptick in Windows 10 Migrations
A newly published industry survey found that IT pros are proceeding apace with Windows 10 migrations.
June 26, 2017
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IT Pros will Lack Consumer Feature Controls with Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update
The Windows 10 Pro edition "anniversary update" (version 1607) won't have overall management controls to disable certain consumer-type services built into the operating system.
July 29, 2016
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It seems you will be able to upgrade Windows 10 Cloud to Windows 10 Pro - and here's how
Last month, details were revealed of a new "lightweight version of Windows designed for the modern computing world". Since then, we"ve learned that it will be known as Windows 10 Cloud, and only capable of running apps made for the Windows Store (although someone has already managed to get Google Chrome running on it). Further revelations have emerged since then, after the new version of the OS leaked last week - and we even published a hands-on video offering a closer look at what it has to offer.
February 8, 2017
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It's all Windows 10: Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 to PC makers
After extending deadline by two years, Microsoft sticks a fork in the world's most popular operating system.
November 1, 2016
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It's the end of the line For Windows Paint as Microsoft finally kills off its simple art tool
Among the list of features set to be removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is Microsoft Paint, a fixture of Windows since the operating system's first release back in 1985.
July 24, 2017
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iTunes is Coming to the Windows Store, but Still No Non-Edge Browsers
Microsoft's Terry Meyerson raised eyebrows on Thursday when he announced Apple would bring iTunes to the Windows Store. What's less clear is whether those eyebrows went up in joy or horror -- Apple's iTunes isn't technically required if you want to use an iPhone any longer, but it still enjoys widespread mindshare, and can be used for local backups, software updates, and playlist management.
May 12, 2017
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Windows 10 - J

July Patch Tuesday updates now rolling out to Windows 10
Microsoft has started rolling out its latest batch of monthly Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. July's update for Creators Update PCs pushes the build number up to 15063.483 and includes a number of fixes and security updates across the board.
July 11, 2017
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June 2017 End of Month Cumulative Patches for Windows 10 Address Over 60 Issues
Yesterday, during the initial outbreak of the latest global ransomware attack, a lot of discussions circled around the idea of keeping your systems up to date and patched against vulnerabilities.
June 28, 2017
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June Patch Tuesday updates now available for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft is rolling out new patches for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices today. Today's patches bring Windows 10 PC up to build 15063.413, and includes a number of new fixes and enhancements. A Patch Tuesday update is also rolling out for Windows 10 Mobile users as build 15063.414, too.
June 13, 2017
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June's Windows numbers: Microsoft Windows 7 maintains grip
Falls behind Windows XP's pokey tempo of decline -- and everyone knows how that turned out
July 6, 2017
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Windows 10 - K

Kinect for Windows 10 Driver, Hello Support and Code Samples now Available
Breaking News! we first highlighted this in May, Kinect, UWP and Windows 10 Anniversary Update and now we can finally get the official Windows 10 Driver for the Kinect v2. Also the driver is now included in Windows Update AND there's new code samples too.
November 4, 2016
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Kodi is coming back to the Xbox as a UWP app
If you've been using Microsoft"s gaming consoles for long enough, then you"ll remember the Xbox Media Center, also known as XBMC. Over time, XBMC was ported to other platforms, stopped being supported on Xbox, and became Kodi.
February 8, 2017
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Kodi is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One as a full UWP app
Kodi is a popular open-source media center app, derived from the old Xbox Media Center, and it's coming back to Xbox in the near future.
February 8, 2017
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Latest Windows 10 Cumulative Update lets you know that the Creators Update is coming soon
Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 14393.953 to everyone that's running the Anniversary Update, including PCs and phones. If you installed it on your PC, you'll find a new message waiting for you in Windows Update.
March 14, 2017
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Latest Windows 10 insider build lets you link your Android to your PC
Linked phones can send web pages to a PC, and more features are coming.
July 26, 2017
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Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Introduces per Process "Power Throttling"
With its latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10 (Build 16176), Microsoft has introduced a feature known as "Power Throttling," which is essentially per-process power management leveraging the Intel Speed Shift technology available in 6th-gen and newer Intel processors. According to Microsoft, although Power Throttling currently requires Intel's "Speed Shift" tech, it will be expanded to earlier generation Intel processors that lack the feature in coming months.
April 21, 2017
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Latest Windows 10 preview lets users link an Android to their PC
Cortana, turn off my computer!
July 28, 2017
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Leak reveals Microsoft planning three new power versions of Windows 10
Last week, Microsoft accidentally pushed out a buggy new Windows 10 build that caused problems for users. The software giant later apologized, and offered some tips for overcoming the issues, including suggesting time travel as a solution.
June 5, 2017
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Leaked Microsoft documents reveal further details about new version of Windows 10
Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft may be working on three new SKUs for Windows 10, as revealed by some inquisitive users looking into the pkeyconfig files for Build 16212, which Microsoft erroneously released to Windows 10 PCs and phones earlier this week.
June 5, 2017
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Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks
It's going to be a major challenge for Microsoft to topple Amazon. But keep an eye out for good deals if it does.
January 17, 2017
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Leaks point to new Windows 10 edition for Workstation PCs
It looks like Microsoft may be gearing up to add yet another edition to its Windows 10 lineup, this time intended for "advanced users." In digging into a Windows 10 build that was accidentally pushed to Insiders last week,
June 5, 2017
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Let the creative juices flow: Microsoft begins rollout of Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs
Last week, Microsoft made its new Windows 10 Creators Update available for those wishing to install it early, using its Media Creation Tool, or the Update Assistant. Today, the company has begun its general rollout of the Creators Update, making it more widely available to PCs around the world, following months of testing with the help of ten million people on the Windows Insider Program.
April 11, 2017
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LinkedIn app lands on Windows 10
You may not need an app to access LinkedIn from a Windows 10 PC, but the Microsoft-owned professional social network believes that it can offer users something that a browser cannot: a better user experience.
July 17, 2017
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LinkedIn for Windows 10 now available in the Windows Store for some
The new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 is now up for grabs in the Store -- if you have luck on your side, that is.
July 28, 2017
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LinkedIn's new Windows app integrates directly with Windows 10
Microsoft has integrated LinkedIn directly with Windows 10 in the new LinkedIn Windows 10 desktop app, rolling out this month.
July 17, 2017
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Linux distros won't run on Windows 10 S after all
Command-line, shells, and consoles won't run on the OS, even if available through the Windows Store
May 19, 2017
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Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it
Windows 10 S is for people who don't want to futz with computers, a senior Microsoft exec says.
May 19, 2017
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List of file formats that Microsoft's Groove Music app supports
Need to know what file formats you can play in the Groove Music app on Windows 10? Here's a handy checklist.
July 26, 2017
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Lost Fishy Free, a wild game of underwater survival
Lost Fishy is a challenging arcade game for Windows 10 designed in the spirit of the classic game, Flappy Bird. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Lost Fishy calls upon you to guide a small fish through a treacherous underwater maze collecting a series of coins.
November 1, 2016
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Low-end PCs get big performance boost from Windows 10 Game Mode
Creators Update addition can make games more playable on multitasking laptops.
April 13, 2017
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Windows 10 - M

Make It Official: the Windows 10 Creators Update hits General Availability
Although Microsoft pulled back the curtains just slightly last week by making the Creators Update available to early adopters, today is the official release day as it is starting to hit Windows Update in what Microsoft describes as a steady roll-out that will take several months.
April 11, 2017
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Make your Windows desktop move with Wallpaper Engine
Why should your desktop wallpaper be still and boring?
June 5, 2017
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May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits
Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform.
May 12, 2017
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May Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile now available
It's Patch Tuesday, which means a new set of patches are now available for users running the Windows 10 Creators Update. Today's patch brings the Creators Update on PC to build 15063.296 and on Mobile to 15063.297.
May 9, 2017
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Media Player Classic will never be updated again... Probably
Media Player Classic -- the codec-packed, open source media player much loved by video downloaders and encoders around the world -- has reached the end of the line. The latest release -- Media Player Classic Home Cinema v1.7.13, to give it its full title -- is likely to be the last one ever.
July 19, 2017
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Meet Appy Text, your new favorite text editor for Windows 10
Appy Text is a plain text editor for Windows 10 that offers a host of features in a lightweight package.
April 25, 2017
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Meet Microsoft's new Take on Windows: the Windows 10 S
The "RT" ghost is still alive in people's minds, as is particularly fluent on people's tongues whenever someone brings up Microsoft's new Windows 10 S OS. the one that limits the scope and variety of applications you can run on your own system. that forces you to go through Windows' still lackluster Store (sorry, but I've never seen such bad flow, bugs and hiccups on an app as I do in that one.)
May 3, 2017
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Meet the (extended) family: A look at some of the many types of devices running Windows 10
Just over two years ago, following months of testing with the help of its global community, Microsoft launched Windows 10. Since then, the number of Windows Insiders has grown to over ten million, and Windows 10 itself is in use on more than 500 million monthly active devices.
August 11, 2017
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Meet Windows 10 S, a streamlined, simplified, Windows Store-only OS for schools
Windows 10 'S' will be free to all students and teachers.
May 2, 2017
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Meet Windows Defender Security Center, your PC's safety belt in the Creators Update
The Creators Update puts antivirus, firewall, and other security features all in one place.
May 1, 2017
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MEGA is working on a UWP app, and you can sign up to try it
Apps are important for an ecosystem to not just thrive, but to also be a justifiable choice from a consumer's perspective. Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform seems to have attracted its latest contributor, cloud storage provider MEGA.
May 1, 2017
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Mega now testing universal Windows 10 version of its privacy-focused cloud storage app
Privacy-focused cloud storage service Mega is apparently working on a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of its app. Spotted by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia, Mega has started testing its new universal app as part of a private beta, which should be especially good news for anyone hoping to use the service on PC.
May 1, 2017
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Microsoft & Carrier Billing Partner Boku Expand into Spain, Romania, & Austria for Windows 10 Users
There are many users around the world whose only form of credit is the ownership and payment history for their smart phones.
July 6, 2017
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Microsoft Account alerts could be getting their own Windows 10 notification toggle
Microsoft may be testing a new "From Microsoft" notification option in the Action Center for Windows 10. It could be used to alert users to Microsoft news, specific alerts on services and more.
August 29, 2016
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Microsoft acquires 3D specialist Simplygon
The move is part of Microsoft's "3D for everyone" strategy, which will take center stage in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft acquires Simplygon to bolster its '3D for everyone' vision
"3D for Everyone" is Microsoft's goal with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, and that goal just got a little boost thanks to the company's latest acquisition. Microsoft announced that it recently snapped up Simplygon, whose 3D creation and optimization tech will help bolster the Redmond giant's own efforts in the 3D arena.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft adds 3D Paint to latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build
Microsoft is beginning to add more of the larger, creator-focused features coming to its next Windows 10 release with this week's Build 14971 for Fast Ring Insider testers.
November 18, 2016
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Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion
Offers non-security-only update two weeks before Patch Tuesday so enterprises can test fixes before rolling out to the masses
April 26, 2017
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Microsoft adds another option to its complex Windows 10 patching story
IT pros, take notice: Microsoft is adding yet another set of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates -- ones that don't include security fixes -- to its patching mix.
April 25, 2017
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Microsoft adds more Windows Store publishing features for app developers
Microsoft is rolling out new Dev Center features for Windows 10 app developers, offering them more options when releasing their apps in the Windows Store.
August 30, 2016
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Microsoft adds Store app-only restriction as option in Windows 10
Lock-out settings in latest Insider build block installation of traditional Win32 applications
February 28, 2017
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Microsoft adds support for Surface Dial, new touch features, inside of Maps
Microsoft is working hard to make sure its Windows 10 operating system and the apps that come with it are optimized for a touch experience, and support inking and drawing. the Maps app has had such capabilities for a while now, but the latest update, released yesterday, expands on those, and lets users do a lot more.
November 18, 2016
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Microsoft adds virtual touchpad to Windows 10
The latest test version of the operating system makes it easier to control external monitors from tablets, mouse-free.
November 9, 2016
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Microsoft Adds (Yet) another Way to Control Security Features In Windows 10
Microsoft announced a new security hub that will appear in the "Creators Update" for Windows 10 later this year. the new hub is called "Defender Security Center," and its purpose seems to be making it easier for users to see what security features are currently protecting their computers.
January 24, 2017
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Microsoft ads invade Windows 10's File Explorer
Is nothing sacred?
March 9, 2017
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Microsoft admits its aggressive Windows 10 push was a low point for the company
In its quest to get people to upgrade to Windows 10 while the new operating system was still free, Microsoft took a surprisingly aggressive approach, which got uglier, and uglier as the year went on.
December 23, 2016
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Microsoft admits mistake, pulls problematic Windows 10 driver
Microsoft pushed out a mysterious driver to Windows users on Wednesday that caused big problems for some.
March 10, 2017
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Microsoft Advises Against Installing the Creators Update Manually
Apparently, Microsoft is alerting would-be Creators Update takers that doing so manually (as in, before its automatic update roll-out through Windows Update itself) may result in a bad first experience. Microsoft is therefore suggesting that the majority of Windows 10 users should wait for the Windows Update version of the (ahem) update, due to concerns with some hardware compatibility problems.
April 26, 2017
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Microsoft Advises you not to Manually Install the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update earlier this month with new gaming features, creative apps, and other improvements. now the company has offered some details about the update's rollout and said you shouldn't manually install the update via the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
April 25, 2017
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Microsoft aims to simplify Windows 10 PC set-up with Windows AutoPilot
Microsoft is adding several new management features to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and its Intune mobile-device management service later this year.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft and Canonical Add Ubuntu Linux Distro to the Windows Store
Microsoft this week made it easier to run Linux on Windows 10 systems by putting Canonical's Ubuntu distro in the Windows Store.
July 11, 2017
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Microsoft announced new Windows 10 privacy features after investigation by Swiss regulators
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced new privacy tools for its users, including the launch of a web-based privacy dashboard, along with a new set-up experience for Windows 10, offering greater control for users over the data that is collected and shared with the company.
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft announces a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro
Two months ago, Microsoft accidentally pushed out a buggy Windows 10 build to Insiders that caused chaos but also revealed something interesting -- the company's plans for a new version of Windows 10 aimed specifically at power users.
August 11, 2017
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Microsoft announces Changes to Windows 10 Privacy Settings
Despite the fact that people usually love free stuff, many people were unwilling to take Microsoft up on their offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10. Aside from a simple preference for previous operating systems, many people had concerns over the weakened privacy protections available in Windows 10. some privacy advocates have even accused Microsoft of spying on Windows 10 users. Perhaps some of those people will make the switch to 10 now that Microsoft has announced that they will be making some improvements to the privacy protections in 10.
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft announces "MyPeople", a new taskbar feature coming to Windows 10
Microsoft has unveiled a new feature called "MyPeople", a quick-access area on the taskbar that showcases your favourite people directly on the taskbar, and allows you to communicate and share directly with them. you can send 3d objects, emoji's and more straight from your desktop.
October 26, 2016
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Microsoft announces new cumulative updates for Windows 10 [Updated]
Microsoft has announced a fresh batch of cumulative updates for the Windows Insiders on Windows 10. The updates come a couple of weeks ahead of the next Patch Tuesday when Microsoft typically releases cumulative updates, and they pack a number of bug fixes across the board.
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft announces new Fall Creators Update with Fluent Design System
After announcing its plan for a new, six-month update cycle for Windows 10, which Microsoft is treating as the last, monolithic release of Windows, the Redmond company has now announced its plans for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update (aherm) update.
May 12, 2017
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Microsoft announces new Power Saving Features as Part of Creators Update
Microsoft is adding an interesting new feature to Windows 10. the latest Insider preview features a power slider that will allow users to make adjustments to their battery usage. In the current build of the previews, the slider is only an interface test available for users running 15104 of the preview build. the bar will move, but it doesn't do anything. Microsoft says they wanted to test the user interface before they added the technical aspects.
January 23, 2017
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Microsoft announces new security features for Windows 10 and Office 365
Microsoft held its Ignite 2016 keynote today, where the firm emphasized its intentions to build better security into all of its products. new features will be arriving for Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility and Security, formerly known as Enterprise Mobility Suite.
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft announces new updates for Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps
The Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps have come a long way since they were first introduced back in 2015, with new features and enhancements being added every few months. Today, Microsoft has detailed its next wave of updates for the Mail and Calendar apps, with these new features rolling out over the next few weeks.
February 22, 2017
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Microsoft announces that Windows 10 is now installed on 500 million monthly active devices
Within 24 hours of releasing Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft announced that it was already installed on over 14 million devices. After that, Microsoft continued to provide regular updates on the progress of its latest operating system... until September 26, 2016 -- the date on which it revealed that 400 million devices were running the OS.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft announces that Windows 10 is Running on 500 Million Monthly Devices
At its Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is currently running on 500 million monthly active devices. this means that Microsoft is halfway to its to its original goal of reaching 1 billion users by 2018.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft announces Windows 10 China Government Edition
Microsoft today announced a new SKU of Windows 10 that's specifically tailored for the Chinese government, which is aptly called Windows 10 China Government Edition. The first three government customers to use it will be China Customs, the City of Shanghai, and Westone Information Technology.
May 23, 2017
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 China Government Edition
As part of its Shanghai presentation today, Microsoft announced a new version of Windows 10 specifically created for the Chinese government. At launch, three government entities will use the new OS, which is called the Windows 10 China Government Edition.
May 23, 2017
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Microsoft announces Windows Platform bug tracker and UWP roadmap
During its Creators Update Developer day live stream, Microsoft has announced it's making an effort to be more transparent about what it's working on with the Windows 10 UWP platform. to that end, the company has announced a public-facing Windows Platform bug tracker that also includes a UWP roadmap for a look at upcoming features it's working on.
February 8, 2017
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Microsoft asks Windows 10 Enterprise customers to test new anti-exploit tech
Slates Windows Defender Application Guard for inclusion with September upgrade
May 4, 2017
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Microsoft Authenticator now supports phone sign-in on iOS and Android
Almost three weeks ago, Microsoft updated the beta versions of its Authenticator apps for iOS and Android to include a new phone sign-in feature. Today, the iOS app was updated to make the feature generally available on the platform, and the Android version was updated a week ago.
January 30, 2017
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Microsoft Belatedly Explains Remote Server Admin Tools Dependency on Windows 10 Build 1607
Microsoft explained this week that the current version 1.2 of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 is just for organizations using Windows 10 build 1607, the "anniversary update."
January 4, 2017
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Microsoft blocking Linux on Windows 10 S
When the education-focused Windows 10 S was announced, many people were dubious that it could be a success. Limiting the operating system to apps from the Windows Store seems like a recipe for disaster. That opinion is understandable, as we have sort of been down this road before with Windows RT -- which failed. The concept can confuse users.
May 19, 2017
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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft is coming up on its self-imposed deadline to launch the Fall Creators Update, which has an estimated delivery date in September. Given this relatively short time frame, we'd have expected Windows 10 Insider builds to be feature-complete by now, and we've covered what some of those features are and what benefits they'll offer. Microsoft, however, seems to have other ideas. The new Build 16251 contains several new features and capabilities debuting for the first time.
July 28, 2017
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Microsoft bringing EMET back as a built-in part of Windows 10
The built-in exploit mitigations are getting stronger and easier to configure.
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft bringing new 'People Bar' and night mode features to Windows 10 Redstone 2
Microsoft is now well into development of its next planned update for Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 2. Insiders have been testing early Redstone 2 builds for a few weeks now, and so far not much is new regarding features, as the company is focusing on under-the-hood changes right now.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft brings Fluent Design System to Windows 10 -- but WTF is it?
When Windows 10 arrived on the scene, much was made of the Metro (or Modern) look of the apps. this was Microsoft's design language of the time and now it's time to throw out the old and usher in the new. We've heard a bit about Project Neon in recent months, and this has now evolved in to the Fluent Design System.
May 12, 2017
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Microsoft Bumps Windows 10 Current Branch to Build 10563.332 with Cumulative Update KB4020102
Although we typically see cumulative updates of a security or routine nature released for Windows 10 on Tuesdays in the course of a month but this week we got a Thursday surprise when Microsoft pushed out a routine update for Windows 10's latest version.
May 26, 2017
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Microsoft claims 10 million 'fans" help it test Windows 10, but it's sure got a funny definition of that word
When Microsoft was still building Windows 10, it launched the Windows Insider program to push fast and slow updates to customers who were also willing to serve as beta testers. Today, the company declared this approach was both inspired by Xbox and has created a network of 10 million "fans" that help test Windows via the Insider Preview program and the fast and slow rings within it.
March 29, 2017
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Microsoft CMO: Forced Windows 10 upgrades were 'pretty painful'
The folks in Redmond learned to make sure the red X means cancel
December 23, 2016
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Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates
Feature updates to hit in March and September, in perpetuity.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365
The added consistency is supposed to help IT departments plan deployments
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft completes modified version of Windows 10 for Chinese government
Microsoft could be on the verge of making greater headway in China after completing a modified version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government. the operating system has been banned for governmental use for some time despite the fact it is already available to consumers in the country.
March 22, 2017
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Microsoft completes Windows 10 customized for China's government
Unclear what changes Microsoft made, but company touts special version as 'secure and controllable'
March 21, 2017
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Microsoft confirms another 2017 update after Windows 10 Creators Update
if you're not a Windows Insider, it has been a little while since your copy of Windows 10 received a major update -- but that is about to change. 2017 will see the release of not one, but two major updates to the operating system.
February 21, 2017
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Microsoft Confirms Game Mode for Windows 10 that Improves Performance
UWP and Win32 games are supported.
January 13, 2017
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Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits
Older versions, like Windows XP and Server 2003, are almost certainly vulnerable and will stay that way
April 17, 2017
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Microsoft Confirms Six-Month Windows 10 Update Schedule
Microsoft said that Windows 10 will now be on a six-month upgrade cycle like the one used for Office 365 ProPlus. the move is supposed to make it easier for the company's business customers to know when updates will be released and for how long each version of Windows 10 will be supported.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 adoption slowdown
Pegs 'active devices' count at 400M after 14 months
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft conscripts upload bandwidth in Windows 10's latest Insider update
Delivery Optimization has been active in Windows 10 since November 2015, but until now previews have been exempt
August 31, 2016
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Microsoft continues to experiment with Windows power management
Though for now, only recent Intel chips need apply.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft continues to fine tune with latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build
Microsoft's coming Eye Control eye-tracking feature, new Windows Console colors, and some tweaks to Edge's interface are part of Windows 10 test build 16257.
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft cuts MyPeople feature from Windows 10 Creators Update, arriving with Redstone 3 instead
Microsoft has today announced that it is cutting a star-feature from its Windows 10 Creators Update feature line-up. the feature in question is MyPeople, a new taskbar area that would allow you to instantly communicate with your favorite contacts, share documents, send emoji's and more.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft cuts 'Timeline' feature from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft is cutting a blockbuster feature from its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update called Timeline.
July 3, 2017
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Microsoft debuts ebook support as part of latest Windows 10 test build
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build: Ebook support is in. My People sharing is out until later this year.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft declares summer's Windows 10 upgrade fit for business
End-of-support countdown for original Windows 10, aka build 1507, starts in January
November 30, 2016
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Microsoft declares war on Chromebooks with education-focused Windows 10 S
Windows 10 is a great operating system. Despite some vocal detractors, many people enjoy it every day for home, school and work. It is for this reason that Microsoft's overall Windows marketshare is the majority by far -- macOS and Linux-based operating systems are largely insignificant.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft delays Windows 10 'Redstone 2', now expected spring 2017
Microsoft is currently working on the next version of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone, and we've been seeing the results of this labor in the form of new Insider Preview builds arriving on the Fast ring at a rate of around one a week now.
March 8, 2016
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Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10
There's Reds under the Windows! and that's the way China's government wants it
March 22, 2017
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Microsoft Describes Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Limits for Surface Devices and Configuration Manager
Microsoft is starting to document how its long-term servicing branch (LTSB) concept for Windows 10 can affect organizations.
November 1, 2016
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Microsoft details accessibility improvements in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft has been gradually making strides in the realm of accessibility with each successive update to Windows, and it looks like the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is no different. The company has now revealed some of the improvements it has in store for the accessibility features in the fall update, covering narrator, low vision features, and reading and writing improvements.
May 18, 2017
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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
When we covered Microsoft's new plans for a new GPU analysis tool last week as part of the Fall Creator's Update, we had some questions about how the tool would function and what information it would present. We've since spoken to a Microsoft spokesperson with some knowledge of the situation who was willing to share some additional information on how the tool will work and what it can do.
June 28, 2017
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Microsoft details upcoming privacy changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft has today unveiled upcoming changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update that will make it easier for users to control their privacy settings, and make said settings more understandable to the average user. with the Creators Update, Microsoft is building a new setup experience that will provide users upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8 direct access to changing privacy settings.
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft details workaround for Windows 10 Insider build 14986 download issues
If you've been having trouble downloading and installing Windows 10 preview build 14986 since its release earlier this week, Microsoft has now provided a workaround (via Neowin). Thankfully, the Microsoft-backed fix is a rather simple solution that was initially found and detailed by Windows Insiders.
December 9, 2016
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Microsoft dodges Swiss court with changes to Windows 10 privacy settings
Privacy has been a big issue for users of Windows 10, and the tsunami of complaints about spying has been a major headache for Microsoft. now the company has managed to avoid a potentially expensive and damaging court case in Switzerland by improving data processing transparency in Windows 10.
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft does enterprise no favors when it won't explain Windows 10's schedule
'Customers shouldn't have to figure this out,' argues analyst
May 19, 2017
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Microsoft does Windows 10 privacy propaganda well
One of the big complaints people had about Windows 10 when it first launched was how the new operating system spied on its users.
August 7, 2017
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Microsoft drops support for original release version of Windows 10
As promised in mid-April, Microsoft is ending support for the original release version of Windows 10 as of today, May 9. the release in question is version 1507, which was the first Windows 10 release to make its way to the public upon launch of the OS in 2015.
May 9, 2017
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Microsoft Ending Windows PowerShell 2.0 Support with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Windows PowerShell 2.0 will be one of the features that won't survive when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 "fall creators update" that's expected to arrive in September or October.
July 24, 2017
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Microsoft ends Support for the Original Version of Windows 10
Today marks the end of Microsoft's support for the original version of Windows 10 (version 1507.) this is the original version of Windows 10 that launched in Summer of 2015.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft expands FastTrack migration service
It now covers Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 in addition to Office 365
January 23, 2017
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Microsoft Faces European Privacy Probes Over Windows 10
Microsoft Corp. faces a coordinated investigation by European privacy regulators after it failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with a series of changes to Windows 10 last month.
February 21, 2017
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Microsoft finalizes its Chinese-customized Windows 10 edition
Microsoft's Chinese-government-approved version of Windows 10 is ready to go to market.
March 21, 2017
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Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far
From mid-2015 to 2016, Microsoft ran two simultaneous experiments. First, it made Windows 10 free and available to anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8. Second, it began an aggressive campaign to push people to upgrade.
December 23, 2016
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Microsoft finally lets users pause updates in Windows 10
One of the features Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 was mandatory updates. the software giant was obviously hoping this would keep users safe, but it's proven to be a divisive move.
December 29, 2016
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Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 collects from your PC
The Windows 10 Creators Update is making it easier to understand what information the operating system wants.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft finally publishes Windows 10 activation information
Very little was coming out of Redmond prior to the launch of Windows 10 on this subject and with licensing already being a challenging subject anyway it led to a lot of speculation.
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Microsoft finally removes its scummy Windows 10 nagware from Windows 7 and 8.1 systems
15 months ago, in an effort to make it as easy as possible to upgrade to its new operating system, Microsoft introduced a Get Windows 10 app for Windows 7 and 8.1 that allowed users to reserve their upgrade.
September 21, 2016
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Microsoft fixes broken Windows 10 update that blocked Internet connectivity, broke DHCP
Last week, Microsoft pushed an update to Windows 10 that broke DHCP and knocked some users offline until they rebooted their systems. the update is believed to have been part of cumulative update KB 3201845, which was released on December 9. After it was released, multiple European users reported being kicked offline.
December 14, 2016
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Microsoft fixes crashing issues in the Skype Preview app for Windows 10
Yesterday, we reported that the latest update for the Skype Preview app was crashing on Windows 10 for both PC and Mobile. the problematic version was 11.10.146.0, and Microsoft has now pushed 11.10.147.0 to Insiders, fixing the issue.
December 16, 2016
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Microsoft fixes PowerShell problem caused by Windows 10 Anniversary update
Microsoft's latest Cumulative Update to Windows 10 Anniversary, released August 31, includes a fix awaited by some using PowerShell.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft fixes Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing issues
The Anniversary Update may have introduced a whole host of new features but it has also caused a fair number of problems for Windows 10 users. Among the most annoying issues reported since its release in late-July are freezes on systems equipped with SSDs.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft fixes Windows 10 upgrade tempo and timing to placate enterprises
Formalizes twice-a-year schedule with March and September releases
April 21, 2017
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Microsoft fixes Windows 10's Anniversary Update freezing
Anyone experiencing the freeze issue in Windows 10 can now upgrade to the Anniversary Update--but you might lose your webcam.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft Gets NSA Approval for Windows 10 and Surface
Microsoft announced that the NSA has cleared Windows 10 and the Surface tablet for classified use. the company also teased security improvements that will be discussed at the annual RSA Conference next week, where security experts from all over the world will gather.
February 10, 2017
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Microsoft gives Windows device makers their 2017 marching orders
Microsoft has some specific ideas about the types of Windows 10 devices it wants its partners to build for holiday 2017. Here's what to expect if Redmond has its way.
February 1, 2017
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Microsoft goes after pirates who allegedly activated 'thousands of copies' of Windows, Office
Asks federal court for authorization to subpoena Comcast for subscriber info
March 8, 2016
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Microsoft half-heartedly opens up about privacy, revealing more about the data Windows 10 Creators Update collects
Microsoft has had something of a checkered history when it comes to privacy, particularly with Windows 10. Telemetry concerns have blighted the latest version of the company's operating system for many people, but now it has finally decided to come clean.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft has halved data it collects from Windows 10 users, says French privacy regulator
Last summer, France's data protection commissioner, CNIL, criticized Microsoft for collecting an excessive amount of user data on Windows 10 PCs, and publicly ordered the company to "comply with the law within a period of three months."
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft hasn't moved the Windows 10 needle in months
The company's stuck on 400M -- even after the CEO promised to regularly report -- but outside data sources show slow, steady gains
February 9, 2017
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Microsoft hits 500-Million-Device Milestone for Windows 10
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is now used by 500 million devices every month, up from 300 million devices at this point last year. That's an impressive growth rate year-on-year. and while Microsoft will never hit its original goal of one billion installations within three years (the collapse of Windows Mobile made that impossible), the company has kept a robust deployment rate, even after the official end of the free upgrade period.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft improves Gmail experience for Windows 10 Insiders, but there are privacy concerns
Microsoft's mobile Outlook app for iOS and Android is a really great email experience. It serves as a centralized place to aggregate your email accounts and calendar entries. the problem? It is a privacy nightmare. It stores your emails on Microsoft's servers, even when the email provider isn't Microsoft, such as Gmail or Yahoo.
April 21, 2017
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Microsoft Insider Previews
Between Windows and Xbox and Office and the fast and slow and every other ring, there's a lot to keep up with when it comes to Microsoft's Insider Preview programs. So right here you'll be able to keep tabs on the very latest previews!
December 14, 2016
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Microsoft introduces FastTrack for Windows 10 and Dynamics 365
Almost a year ago, Microsoft introduced FastTrack for Office 365, a program that's meant to help business customers upgrade to the subscription productivity suite. Today, the company is expanding that to Windows 10 and Dynamics 365, offering previews of each beginning today.
January 23, 2017
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Microsoft introduces the Green Screen of Death for Windows 10 Insider Previews
The 'Blue Screen of Death' (BSOD) is a familiar feature among Windows users. Those users who haven't encountered the infamous Windows crash screen are vanishingly few in number, and even the makeover that the BSOD received for Windows 10 - with an empathetic sad face - did little to diminish the frustration that PC owners feel when their machines splutter to a halt, and spit out a message like "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR".
December 29, 2016
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Microsoft introduces the Unified Update Platform to make Windows updates more seamless
Alongside the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build - 14959 - Microsoft introduced the Unified Update Platform (UUP, not to be confused with UWP). Coming today to Mobile, the feature will work across PCs, phones, IoT, and HoloLens, and it's designed to create a more seamless update experience.
November 3, 2016
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Microsoft introduces Windows Defender Security Center for Windows 10
Microsoft announced today in a blog post the Windows Defender Security Center, which will be delivered with the Creators Update next April. this new experience aims to make it easier for users to view and control the security protection options available in their machines and will provide the following features:
January 23, 2017
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Microsoft Introducing Playable Ads on its Windows Store
Windows store and its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps have received a lukewarm response from users (to put it mildly). that said, Microsoft has been taking strides so as to lend credibility to its app store and increase awareness towards its apps, looking to garner the public's - and therefore, the developers' - attention. However, it's obvious that there is still a long way to go.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft introducing 'Power Throttling' to the next version of Windows 10
The Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out to users now, but Microsoft is working hard on the next big update to its operating system, and has already pushed out two new builds for Redstone 3 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora to the Windows Store
With the Build conference last year, Microsoft brought the ability to use Linux binaries from within Windows 10 using the Bash shell. this year, the Build 2017 conference brings SUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora to the Windows Store.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft is building eye-tracking tech into Windows 10
Microsoft is making another stride in accessibility features with eye tracking in Windows 10.
August 1, 2017
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Microsoft is close to releasing a fix for the Windows 10 PC 14393.222 install issues
Microsoft says it is now "finalizing" a fix for the Windows 10 PC owners who have been unable to install the latest 14393.222 cumulative update.
October 4, 2016
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Microsoft is experimenting with tabs in File Explorer and other apps on Windows 10
Microsoft is experimenting with bringing the browser tabbing experience to all apps in Windows 10, including File Explorer.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft is finally blocking updates to older versions of Windows on new processors
Last January, in a blog post ironically called 'Windows 10 Embracing Silicon Innovation', Microsoft said that it would no longer be supporting new chips on older versions of Windows, including 7 and 8.1. at the time, this included Intel's sixth-generation Skylake chips and anything else going forward, providing a date of July 17, 2017 for when the updates would stop.
April 13, 2017
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Microsoft is finally putting e-books in the Windows Store
Reading books has always been a common use case for tablets. Apple has iBooks, Google has play Books, and both companies' respective platforms has any number of third-party options. Unfortunately, while Microsoft has embraced tablets since 2012, it never developed a solution for e-books, and to make matters worse, there have been few viable third-party solutions.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft is finally removing the 'Get Windows 10' app
Microsoft today released a new update for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, which finally removes the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app. the move comes almost two months after the free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29.
September 20, 2016
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Microsoft is fixing those confusing Windows 10 privacy messages
The software giant acknowledges the privacy settings on Windows 10 are annoying and don't make sense. So it's simplifying things.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft is giving its Groove Music Player a mini-view mode
Windows 10's built-in music player, Groove Music, will be getting an interesting feature in an upcoming update. This will let the app create an overlay window to stay on top of other running windows. Microsoft is calling the feature 'Mini view'.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft is playing Windows hardball
Lucky us. Microsoft is no longer supporting older Windows on newer processors.
March 22, 2017
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Microsoft is removing support for ReFS in the Windows 10 Pro Fall Creators Update
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled yet another SKU of Windows 10, called Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. One of the features of the new version of the OS is that it's built on ReFS, which is short for Resilient File System, and was first introduced with Windows 8.
August 22, 2017
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Microsoft is reportedly lining up a fourth 'Redstone' update for Windows 10
A little piece of information popped up today which may well be of interest to those who like to keep track of Microsoft's many development codenames for its seemingly endless array of products - and it looks like one of those codenames will be sticking around for a while longer.
November 7, 2016
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Microsoft is retiring the Blue Screen of Death for some users
Windows 10 beta testers will now see a green screen instead.
January 9, 2017
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Microsoft is testing out the "Focused Inbox" feature for Windows 10 Mail
While Microsoft has previously stated that the Windows 10 Creators Update is now feature locked, that does not necessarily indicate some consumer-oriented features will not happen to trickle their way into future Insider Preview builds.
February 13, 2017
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Microsoft Issuing Patch This Month for Windows 10 Version 1607 'Dual-Scan' Issue
Microsoft announced on Friday that an update will be arriving this month to address a Windows 10 "dual-scan" update problem for users of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
August 7, 2017
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Microsoft issues more guidance for admins ahead of first monthly Windows patch rollups
It's almost Oct. 11. Do you know how your monthly Windows 7, 8, and Server 2008 and 2012 patch rollups are going to work?
October 7, 2016
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Microsoft Issues Workaround for WSUS 0xc1800118 Error Affecting Windows 10 Updates
Microsoft this week announced some steps to address problems in getting Windows 10 version 1607 via the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) management solution.
September 22, 2016
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Microsoft just gave us a sneak peek at Windows 10's upcoming 'Project NEON' design language
Microsoft just gave developers a sneak peek at Project NEON, Microsoft's upcoming design language for Windows 10 that aims to add fluidity, animation and blur to apps and the operating system. we exclusively revealed that this was in the works in late 2016, and today Microsoft has given us a first peak at what Project Neon will look like.
February 8, 2017
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Microsoft kicks off its latest Bug Bash for the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft has begun its latest Bug Bash event, its first since announcing details of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update last month. Previously known by its development codename, 'Redstone 2', the update will roll out to Windows 10 users around the world early next year.
November 7, 2016
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Microsoft kills the ability to uninstall stock apps from Windows 10
Windows 10 comes with a selection of decent stock apps, but if you don't use some (or indeed all) of them, then really they serve no purpose other than to take up disk space.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it pushes Windows users to Windows 10
Windows 7's retirement clock tick-tocks, shows 3 years of support left.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft launches November Bug Bash for Windows Insiders
Microsoft has officially kicked off its November Bug Bash for Windows 10 Insiders running the latest build, 14959. Like previous Bug Bashes, this latest is meant to catch as many bugs as possible in the latest build by tasking Insiders with quests in the Feedback Hub.
November 7, 2016
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Microsoft launches privacy dashboard, offers you "more control over your data" in Windows 10
Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, concerns have been raised over the company's approach to how it collects and stores users' data from the OS. Microsoft is now attempting to address some of those privacy concerns with new measures aimed at offering users "more control over your data".
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft launches two user-oriented communication sites
Both are meant to offer direct communication to end users.
January 4, 2017
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Microsoft launches new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs; no love for Windows phones
Microsoft has announced the launch of its new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs. The new desktop app promises users "a richer, more engaging, and connected LinkedIn experience" - but there's no love for Windows phone users, whose options to connect to Microsoft's professional networking platform will soon become far more limited.
July 17, 2017
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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Once upon a time (read: prior to the late 1990s), you had workstation-class hardware and desktop-class hardware, and never the twain shall meet. If you had a workstation, it meant you ran a CPU based on a real ISA, like MIPS, SPARC, or Alpha. In later years, after Wintel buried its non-x86 competitors, it still implied a system meant for professional and business applications, with an emphasis on stability and reliability.
August 11, 2017
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Microsoft launches Windows Insider Program for Business to get IT involved
New program should boost testing of corporate-only features.
February 15, 2017
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Microsoft Lets Windows 10 Users Know the Creators Update is Coming Soon.
Today Microsoft released a new cumulative update for the Current Branch of Windows 10 under KB4013429 which is the first update for the operating system since January 2017. Microsoft had to postpone their February updates due to a suspected issue with their patch build system just prior to February's scheduled Patch Tuesday.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Lifts "Spying" Components in Windows 10 for Chinese Government Version
Reports have started coming in that Microsoft has finalized its special, "non-spying" edition of Windows 10 for the Chinese government. In a joint-venture with China's own CTEC (China Electronics Technology Group), the Redmond-based company has apparently managed to deliver what they themselves thought impossible: a version of their operating system that doesn't spy on its users.
March 24, 2017
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Microsoft listens and learns, pulls a passing grade for Windows 10's freshman year
Averages a B, says analyst, with an a for the product but a C or C- for how it handled controversies and concerns
July 29, 2016
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Microsoft looks to the future of the Windows Insider Program
Windows Insider leader Dona Sarkar offers some hints about how the program will change and evolve following the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
July 29, 2016
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Microsoft makes big privacy changes to Windows 10 in a bid to win back user trust
Windows 10 has a reputation for spying on its users. So much so, that a number of privacy-based third-party programs (such as Ashampoo AntiSpy and Spybot Anti-Beacon) have sprung up to disable Windows 10's numerous tracking features.
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection
Will stop harvesting app usage data under 'Basic' setting
January 11, 2017
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Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Creators Update Available to All
For the past few years, Microsoft has been pushing the idea of Office and Windows as a service that's continually updated rather than as discrete products you purchase off the shelf. At various points throughout 2017, the company has been synchronizing and simplifying its update schedule. Now it's unveiled the final result: From the launch of Windows 10's Creators Update, all Office, Windows Server, and Windows 10 updates will be handled the same way, with the same nomenclature.
July 28, 2017
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Microsoft makes Windows play nice with all your other Gadgets
Windows 10 might be "the last version of Windows,' but Microsoft's not done updating the thing. this week, two months after the big so-called Creators Update, Windows chief Terry Myerson announced another set of upgrades, coming this fall. it's also called the Creators Update, for some reason.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft may be adding an ebook store to Windows 10
Microsoft may be building a dedicated ebook store into the Windows 10 Creators Update, according to a new report, giving it one more asset for its 'Universal Store' holy grail.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft may be bringing tabs to other apps, File Explorer included
Microsoft is apparently experimenting to bring the tabbed experience that we generally see on browsers to other apps in Windows 10. the new experience is being worked on at the OS level and has been dubbed internally as "Tabbed Shell".
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft may be quietly retiring Paint after 32 years
It's just "deprecated" for most of us, but it's already disappeared in China and India.
July 24, 2017
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Microsoft may focus on desktops with UWP -- here's why you should care
Instead of phones, Microsoft is going to re-message what Universal Windows Platform (UWP) means for the desktop. this is why the company may shift the way it talks about UWP.
May 1, 2017
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Microsoft may offer a one-time discount on Windows 10 in India to curb ransomware threats
With two major ransomware outbreaks within a very short period, the need to upgrade from older, insecure versions of Windows to the latest version of the operating system has been realized by all. For most users in developing countries such as India, the pricing of the OS still remains an issue. However, the country's chief of cybersecurity has now revealed that Microsoft has agreed to give a one-time discount for Windows 10 upgrades in the country.
June 30, 2017
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Microsoft Might Finally Kill Automatic Windows 10 Updates
Microsoft could finally be solving one of Windows 10's biggest irritations: automatic updates. Winaero's Sergey Tkachenko noticed a new feature that would allow users to delay an update for up to 35 days in a recent leaked build of the Windows 10 Creator Update.
December 28, 2016
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Microsoft must manage consumer expectations of Windows 10 S to avoid PR nightmare
Microsoft said Windows 10 S is the Windows we all know. There's one major difference, however, that could be problematic for consumers and a real PR issue for Microsoft.
May 16, 2017
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Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course
Microsoft made a lot of changes in Windows 10 that helped it put the mistakes of Windows 8 in the rear view mirror. not all of Microsoft's ideas are good, though. the company has shown a tendency to get a little too casual with how it promotes its services within Windows. you might even call these "ads." Microsoft would, of course, dispute that description. some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in File Explorer. Specifically, Windows 10 has started nagging people to buy a subscription to OneDrive.
March 8, 2017
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Microsoft Officially Announces the Windows 10 "China Government" Edition
Remember that piece regarding Microsoft's Windows 10 for the chinese government? Well, Microsoft has just officially announced it in its Shanghai presentation today. In a joint-venture with China's government, CETC (China Electronics Technology Group), CMIT (a conglomerate of China-based manufacturers), and Lenovo, the Redmond-based company has apparently managed to deliver what they themselves thought impossible: a version of their operating system that doesn't spy on its users. Lenovo, as you might have guessed already, will be one of the first OEM partners to preinstall Windows 10 China Government Edition on new devices.
May 24, 2017
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Microsoft on Windows 10 Anniversary install fail: 'We're finalizing a fix'
A clean-up script for machines adversely affected by last Friday's update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update is on its way, according to Microsoft.
October 4, 2016
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Microsoft Opens Up About Privacy In Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft offered another peek at the privacy settings you'll be asked to manage before you install the looming Windows 10 Creators Update. the company said in a blog post that it will collect less information than before, offer more details about what each setting does, and respect the decisions you've already made with previous versions of Windows 10 when the Creators Update starts to roll out between April 5 and April 11.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft opens up about the data it collects in Windows 10
In a move meant to assuage privacy concerns over its data collection in Windows 10, Microsoft has opened up about the types of data it collects alongside a recap of the privacy-focused changes it is making in the upcoming Creators Update.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft opens up more on data it's collecting with Windows 10
Microsoft is continuing to hone the privacy settings that will debut in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft opens up on Windows telemetry, tells us most of what data it collects
Windows telemetry is getting a lot more transparent.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft opens up Windows bug tracker as it calls for devs to build UWP apps
The Creators Update opens up a raft of new APIs: Microsoft wants developers to use them.
February 8, 2017
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Microsoft Outlines Coming Windows 10 Security Improvements
Microsoft announced some Windows 10 security improvements and milestones today in advance of the RSA security conference, taking place next week.
February 10, 2017
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Microsoft outlines new IT tools that are coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft is continuing to announce new features for the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, outlining new features that are aimed at IT professionals. Over the last couple of months, the company announced that the update - formerly known as Redstone 2 - will include new virtual and augmented reality features, game broadcasting, Continuum improvements for Windows 10 Mobile, and more.
December 6, 2016
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Microsoft Outlines Privacy Changes in Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft announced today that it's on a "privacy journey" with its Windows 10 users and that the coming Windows 10 "creators update" will have new privacy options with better explanations.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 upgrades
Data from last year's feature upgrade shows how the company starts slowly
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, and more
Two of the patched flaws are already being exploited and three have been publicly disclosed
November 9, 2016
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Microsoft Pauses Redstone 2 PC Builds to Prepare for Unifed Update Platform (UUP) Implementation
Late on Friday Microsoft added a note to their blog post that announced last weeks release of Windows 10 Mobile Build 14977 for Redstone 2 and informed Windows Insiders that PC builds would be on hold temporarily while the Windows team implements the new Unified Update Platform or UUP.
December 5, 2016
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Microsoft pauses Windows 10 previews to shift to radical new update system
Moving to a unified update platform.
December 5, 2016
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Microsoft plies corporate customers with Windows 10 Creators Update free trial
Offers 90-day evaluation copies of 1703 in Enterprise edition
April 12, 2017
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Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10
Aims to extend laptop battery life by 11% with per-app processor throttling
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft postpones Windows anti-exploit tool's retirement
Extends Enterprise Mitigation Experience Toolkit support until July 2018
November 7, 2016
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Microsoft Posts Guide to Windows 10 Creators Update Gaming Features
With the recent launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft decided to make a quick reference guide to the gaming related features on one of its employee blog sites, majornelson.com. of the things covered, streaming features via it's Beam game recording service (a recent Microsoft acquisition) took the front stage.
April 12, 2017
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Microsoft prepares new update options for Windows 10
In the Creators Update, this spring's big Windows 10 release, Microsoft is adding some new knobs and levers for managing updates, including an option to delay feature updates by up to a year. the biggest change is a new option to schedule or snooze updates. Here's what you can expect.
February 27, 2017
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Microsoft Preps 'Advanced' Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs
Once upon a time (read: the 1990s), the difference between a true workstation PC and a desktop or consumer system were impossible to miss. Workstations weren't just souped-up versions of consumer systems with more RAM or a higher-resolution display. They ran different operating systems, used different CPUs and graphics solutions, and had specialized hardware components that were difficult or, in some cases, impossible to fit into a standard x86 consumer system.
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft promises no more 'forced downloads' in German Windows 10 case
Microsoft pledged to stop its practice of forcing upgrade downloads as part of a German Windows 10 case.
August 23, 2017
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Microsoft promises smaller Windows 10 upgrades
Second feature upgrade of 2017 will be issued as a delta rather than full install
November 4, 2016
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Microsoft Promising Smaller Windows 10 Updates with Unified Update Platform
Microsoft plans to reduce the size of future Windows 10 updates by a third with a coming "Unified Update Platform" technology.
November 4, 2016
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Microsoft pulls plug on Windows 10's debut version
ends support Tuesday for 1507, but gave it 21 months, three more than its current pledge
May 8, 2017
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Microsoft purposefully aimed Surface Laptop at a wide audience -- and that makes sense
Many Surface fans appear to be confused as to why Microsoft is releasing the new Surface Laptop, so we thought we'd set the record straight.
May 16, 2017
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Microsoft pushes ahead with Redstone 3, the next big Windows 10 update
Redstone 3 will include a lot of new features, if they all make it.
April 11, 2017
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Microsoft pushes Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Current Branch for Business
Several months after rolling out to consumers, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now ready for business users. Microsoft announced that the Anniversary Update has been promoted to the Current Branch for Business (CBB), and is now ready for deployment.
November 29, 2016
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Microsoft pushes Windows 10 cumulative update 14393.321 for PC and Mobile
Today is Patch Tuesday and as such Microsoft is pushing out new cumulative updates for Windows 10 PC and Mobile.
October 11, 2016
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Microsoft Puts Improved Windows 10 Privacy Settings Front and Center
Ever since Windows 10 launched, there have been concerns about Microsoft "spying" and users not having enough control over their privacy. Microsoft is about to address those concerns in a very big way.
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft quietly delivers two Windows Update surprises
The upcoming Creators Update makes an early appearance, signaling its imminent arrival, and the first slimmed-down "delta updates" arrive for Windows 10.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft quietly promotes Creators Update in Patch Tuesday update
Impending 1703 feature refresh likely to pop up in the next three weeks
March 16, 2017
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Microsoft ransomware-protected Windows 10 S gets hack-tested
We asked a leading security researcher to test Microsoft's claim that "no known ransomware" installs on its newest, locked down version of Windows 10.
June 23, 2017
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Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips
Don't want to use Windows 10? Then you don't want any fixes
April 13, 2017
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Microsoft releases dozens of bug fixes for Win10 Creators Update, build 15063.502
Five days after Microsoft declared Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 ready for business, it re-released KB 4032188 and dozens of bug fixes, bringing the build number up to 15063.502
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft releases official Windows 10 S ISOs to MSDN subscribers
Windows 10 S is now officially available in ISO form for MSDN subscribers!
July 27, 2017
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 15063.540 and 14393.1593 - here's what's new
Even though it's only been a week since Microsoft released a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703, it's Patch Tuesday, which means that there are more incoming, for all supported versions of the OS. As always, there are no new front-facing features included; instead, cumulative updates focus on fixes.
August 8, 2017
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview now lets you add desktops to custom groups
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows 10 has nabbed a fresh update, adding in a couple of new handy features and fixes. the most notable addition in this latest update is the ability to add desktops to custom groups. of course, there's more to like here as well, including support for copying and pasting images and objects.
December 1, 2016
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Microsoft renames Windows 10 Photos app to Story Remix for Insiders
Microsoft is now testing out new names for the Photos app in Windows 10, including Story Remix.
August 18, 2017
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Microsoft reportedly working on a unified UI
The project sounds similar to one from Google, and has the same codename.
February 9, 2017
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Microsoft Reports the Windows 10 Creators Update Rollout is on Track and Expanding
It has been a month since Microsoft's John Cable, the Director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, updated us on the rollout for the Windows 10 Creators Update.
May 24, 2017
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Microsoft reveals accessibility improvements on the way in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft has announced details of accessibility improvements coming to Windows 10 as part of the Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive in September. The enhancements and additions are focused on three key areas.
May 18, 2017
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Microsoft reveals details of the data that it's collecting from Windows 10 devices
Ever since Windows 10 officially launched in July 2015, Microsoft has had to deal with concerns and - in some cases - suspicions over the amount and types of data that it collects from users' devices. Various authorities and privacy advocates have voiced their concerns too, but in recent months, Microsoft has become far more open in its discussion of those issues.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft reveals improvements coming in Windows 10 Creators Update for Surface Hub
While Microsoft has offered a seemingly endless stream of previews of its Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, phones, and Xbox One consoles in recent weeks, it hasn't said much about the update for other devices.
March 29, 2017
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Microsoft reveals minimum specs for Windows Holographic compatibility
As Windows 10 evolves, Microsoft is incorporating a number of different technologies from 3D to mixed reality. the company's own AR/VR platform, Windows Holographic, has headsets like Oculus Rift, and the minimum spec for connected PCs is slowly starting to emerge.
November 21, 2016
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Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you
In an effort to be more transparent, Microsoft revealed more about what data Windows 10 Creators Update will collect from users' PCs and clarified what the privacy settings mean.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft revives free Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs
Another move to get customers paying subscriptions for software
January 23, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 cumulative update to Anniversary Update PCs
Still running a PC on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? You might want to check Windows Update.
August 17, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out update to remove 'Get Windows 10' app
Microsoft, as part of the continued phase-out of its Windows 10 free upgrade promotion, is rolling out an update that removes its 'Get Windows 10' app from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs.
September 20, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 cumulative updates for Anniversary and Creators Update users
Microsoft isn't wasting any time getting fixes out to everyone updating to the Windows 10 Creators Update today. a new cumulative update carrying build number 15063.138 is now rolling out to Windows 10 users, bringing along a couple of small fixes. Anyone not upgraded to the Creators Update isn't left out, however, as a batch of fixes is headed out with a separate cumulative update for Anniversary Update users as well.
April 11, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.479 to non-Insiders - here's what's new
Microsoft today released a new cumulative update for Windows 10, which brings the build number to 14393.479. KB3201845 was originally offered to the release Preview ring of the Insider Preview on November 29 for both PC and Mobile, but phones aren't seeing an update today.
December 9, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Team Creators Update for Surface Hub
In March, Microsoft revealed some of the improvements coming to Windows 10 Team, the specialized version of the OS designed for its Surface Hub collaboration device. Today, Microsoft announced that it has started rolling out the Windows 10 Team Creators Update, including the enhancements it previously revealed, along with some additional improvements and new features.
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft rushes out Windows 10 patch to fix broken Internet connections
A mysterious bug prevented Windows 10 PCs from receiving an IP address.
December 14, 2016
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Microsoft Said to Fix PowerShell Problems with Latest Window 10 Update
Microsoft is now giving an all-clear signal, of sorts, with regard to PowerShell issues caused by a late August Windows 10 update release.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft says hackers have exploited zero-days in Windows 10's Edge, Office, IE; issues fix
Microsoft's October Patch Tuesday is a reminder why you shouldn't click links or open attachments from unknown senders.
October 12, 2016
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Microsoft says it will, or won't, rename the Windows 10 Photos app to 'Story Remix'
At Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year, the company announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU). Saying that it wants to build a flagship app to show off the features of the update, it also announced Story Remix, which we later learned would be an update to the Photos app.
August 18, 2017
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Microsoft says it won't be releasing a new Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2 build this week
Today, Microsoft announced the release of its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview from the Development Branch. Redstone 2 build 14931 is now available for PCs in the Fast ring, but there's nothing new for mobile devices today.
September 21, 2016
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Microsoft says it's "seen a positive reception" to Windows 10 privacy improvements
Over the last year or so, Microsoft has been making significant changes to Windows 10, in response to feedback from users about privacy issues, as well as concerns raised by regulators and watchdogs. While some would argue that Microsoft hasn't gone far enough with those changes, it seems the company is at least moving in the right direction.
August 7, 2017
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Microsoft says no to Windows 10 Long Term Servicing branch on general-purpose Surfaces
From the 'now you know' files: Microsoft is not offering support to users who opt for the Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Branch for general-purpose Surface devices.
November 1, 2016
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Microsoft says there are now 500 million Windows 10 devices worldwide
Microsoft adds 100 million new installs of Windows 10 since September, bringing the total install count to 500 million.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft says that the Creators Update is now "fully available" to all Windows 10 users
In April, Microsoft announced that it had commenced the rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update. As with the Anniversary Update that it released last year, the company said that the update would proceed in 'phases', explaining:
July 27, 2017
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Microsoft says upgrading to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S "will cost $49 or less"
Today, at its education-focused event in New York City, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, a new edition of its OS restricted to running apps from the Windows Store. this might immediately bring to mind Windows RT - but unlike that version, Windows 10 S can run Win32 apps, as long as they've been converted for distribution through the Store.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft says Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the most secure version of Windows ever
In a white paper and blog post, Microsoft makes the claim that changes introduced in Windows 10 Anniversary Update make it the most secure version of Windows ever. the company is particularly proud of its ability to fight ransomware, but also points to security features such as Credential Guard and Windows Hello.
November 14, 2016
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Microsoft scrubs Windows 7 PCs of upgrade nagware
ends 18-month campaign that offered free Windows 10 upgrades, and endlessly pestered those who didn't want the new OS
September 21, 2016
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Microsoft Sets Out Strategy to Draw More People to Windows 10
Though Windows 10's market share is growing, there are currently more people in the U.S. using the new OS than its predecessor, it's still nowhere near what Microsoft would like it to be. to remedy this situation, Redmond has launched a new offensive that focuses less on making people use Windows 10, but more on persuading them to do so.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft sets the stage for Cortana-powered smart devices
Microsoft's first moves won't be in the home, it appears, but in the car.
December 13, 2016
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Microsoft sets Windows 10 PC requirements for tethered VR headsets
Microsoft's minimum requirements for VR headsets will go up with its Creator's Update next year
December 14, 2016
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Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Not the most creative name, and the best rumored feature isn't happening.
May 12, 2017
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Microsoft shares Telemetry Data Details as release of Creators Update Approaches
The biggest concern that has hindered many potential users from upgrading to Windows 10 is their worries over privacy and the information collected by the systems always on telemetry options.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft sheds more light on the Creators Update's new Windows Defender Security Center
In a new blog post, Microsoft has shared some more details on what to expect from the new Windows Defender Security Center coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update later this year.
January 23, 2017
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Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die
Microsoft's decision to release an emergency patch for Windows XP to foil the WannaCrypt ransomware attack has sent consumers and enterprise customers a confusing double message.
May 19, 2017
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Microsoft shows off Windows 10 S laptops from Acer, HP, Dell and others
Shortly after debuting Windows 10 S, Microsoft noted that affordable laptops sporting the education-focused version of Windows 10 would be on the way starting at $189. Now, both HP and Acer have announced their Windows 10 S laptops for the education market, and Microsoft has highlighted a slew of others from the likes of Dell, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Fujitsu and Samsung.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft shows off 'Z-depth layering' 3D feature in its Fluent Design System
Microsoft's new Fluent Design System will be introduced in waves. "Z-depth layering" is a planned feature. Here's a first look.
May 19, 2017
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Microsoft slaps Apple Gatekeeper-like controls on Windows 10: Install only apps from store
Configurable switch on software spotted in latest Insider build
February 27, 2017
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Microsoft slates September release for Windows Server's first fast upgrade
The company now expects to unveil version 1709 at its Ignite event in Florida.
August 28, 2017
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Microsoft slips four more features into the Fall Creators Update with Build 16251
With Windows 10 Build 16251, Microsoft tells us that Windows 10 Fall Creators Update isn't quite over.
July 27, 2017
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Microsoft starts advertising its Chrome add-ons in Windows 10
If you're a Windows 10 user, you'll be no stranger to Microsoft's adverts which appear all throughout the operating system, including on the Start menu, and the Lock screen. as I wrote a week ago, Microsoft is planning on introducing even more adverts in the Creators Update.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft starts making available Windows 10 Creators Update, tooling
Windows 10 users who just can't wait for Microsoft to begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update can proactively download it, starting April 5. Here's how and where.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft starts shipping its own keyboard with built-in Windows Hello sign-in
Microsoft is rolling out its own Windows Hello-compatible keyboard for Windows 10 devices. And it's unsurprisingly consolidating its mobile-keyboard strategy around SwiftKey.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017
Spells out release and support lifecycles yet again as manager acknowledges 'confusion'
February 21, 2017
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Microsoft Suggests IT Pros Must Adapt to Windows 10 Update Process
Microsoft this week reiterated its adapt-or-die message to IT pros responsible for keeping Windows clients and servers updated and patched.
August 31, 2016
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Microsoft Surface Dial support trickles in
The Windows 10 Creators update is out, so it's time for Microsoft to talk about its accessories for creatives.
April 10, 2017
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Microsoft Surface Hub is a huge success, finally gets Windows 10 Creators Update
Whether or not the Surface Hub is a success has been a big question mark. After all, Microsoft hasn't shared exact sales figures. Obviously, the company doesn't have to sell a ton of them to be considered successful, since it has a narrow focus and large price tag.
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft takes on Chrome OS with new Windows 10 S
Designed for schools, the new version will only run apps from the Store.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft talks high DPI scaling improvements coming in the Creators Update
There are quite a few bigger features coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update that have garnered much of the spotlight so far, but Microsoft has started highlighting some more under-the-hood improvements on the way as well. In a new blog post, Microsoft has outlined some of the improvements it is making to one of those smaller changes, high-DPI scaling.
April 4, 2017
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Microsoft talks enterprise features coming in Windows 10 Creators Update
While Microsoft has mostly on creative consumer-focused features coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update thus far, the company has taken to a new blog post to detail aspects of the update that should appeal to business users.
December 6, 2016
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Microsoft talks security enhancements for businesses in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Development behind the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is in full swing, and now Microsoft is highlighting some of the security enhancements that business customers can look forward to when it launches. The biggest push seems to be improvements to the company's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) mechanism in Windows Defender intended to give a boost to proactive threat monitoring.
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10
Microsoft has come under fire in the past for some of its advertising practices and pop-ups related to Windows 10, but the company isn't planning to back down from these endeavors. the company is now pushing advertisements for what it calls the Personal Shopping Assistant for Chrome (provided you use that browser).
January 20, 2017
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Microsoft targets September 2017 release for Windows 10 Redstone 3
Microsoft confirms two major updates for Windows 10 every year, with Redstone 3 coming in September of this year.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft teases its new Windows 10 design changes
Microsoft is planning to refresh its Windows 10 user interface in an update later this year, and the software maker has briefly started teasing what's on the way. Windows Central reports that Microsoft provided a glimpse at what's known internally as Project Neon during a Windows developer stream today.
February 8, 2017
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Microsoft teases Windows 10's sleek new look for the future
"Project Neon" will give your Windows 10 PC a fresh coat of paint later in 2017.
February 9, 2017
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Microsoft telemetry data reveals scale of Petya outbreak, and how Windows 10 security helps
Following the WannaCry ransomware attack last month, the world - and more specifically, Europe - was shaken by yet another similar attack a couple of days ago. The new malware is called "Petya"; it locks the files on the computer and demands a payment from victims to get their files unlocked.
June 30, 2017
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Microsoft testing blue light reduction feature for Windows 10
Microsoft is slowly revealing new features in its next major update to Windows 10, and it appears blue light reduction feature might be a future addition. the software giant released a new build of Windows 10 testers yesterday with very few visible additions, but Windows enthusiasts have already started picking it apart for clues on new features.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft to add support for SUSE, Fedora Bash shells to Windows 10
Microsoft is continuing to bring more Linux options to Windows 10, Windows Server and its Azure Portal.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft To Block EMET in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft last week explained more about how its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is getting removed and also how it is getting integrated into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.
August 14, 2017
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Microsoft to bring Cortana to IoT devices with screens in 2017
Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update, coming next year, will include the ability for Cortana to work from across the room with certain IoT devices -- but only those with screens.
December 12, 2016
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Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10
Report asserts Edge will receive feature updates via the Windows Store starting this fall, another move in company's campaign to rescue browser from shrinking share
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft to Enable Eye Control in Windows 10
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella this past week announced plans to add support for eye tracking to one of the upcoming Windows 10 versions, in a bid to enable disabled people to use computers. The head of Microsoft did not say when the company intended to do this, but only said that the tech would require a compatible eye tracker, such as the Tobii 4C, which is currently supported by some games and may be used to control a Windows-based PC when appropriate software is installed.
August 7, 2017
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Microsoft to Introduce Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs
Microsoft is seemingly going to introduce another version of their Windows 10 operating system. After introducing Windows 10 S earlier in the year, followed by the "Chinafinitive" Windows 10 China Government Edition, the company is seemingly responding to specific market demands of professionals and enterprises.
June 6, 2017
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Microsoft to make further tweaks to Windows 10's design via 'Neon'
Microsoft is continuing to evolve the design language behind Windows 10 via an effort called 'Project Neon,' allegedly shown in some new screenshots that have leaked.
January 5, 2017
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Microsoft to make Precision Touchpads a requirement on new hardware with future versions of Windows 10
For a long while, before precision touchpads came into play, Windows laptops were known for being terrible when it came to trackpads, and that was because each hardware maker had their own way of building and fine-tuning the tech used to control the trackpad. this made it so every laptop running Windows had a slightly different, and very bad trackpad that was a pain to use.
December 20, 2016
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Microsoft to make Windows 10 upgrades free for more Windows 10 subscription plan users
Microsoft is enabling Windows users who buy Windows 10 Enterprise as a subscription service from its cloud partners to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 for free.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft to open Cortana virtual assistant to third-party devices and apps
Microsoft is making Cortana available to third-party device makers, and opening up the platform to third-party developers, too, so that they can integrate their own services in Cortana-powered devices. the news comes after an earlier revelation that Cortana would be coming to some IoT devices via next year's Creators Update for Windows 10.
December 13, 2016
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Microsoft to remove full ReFS support from Windows 10 Pro, push Workstation SKU
Microsoft is pushing its new file system out of the mainstream and into the high end.
August 21, 2017
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Microsoft to release Windows Defender Security Center in April
The updated security service will come as part of the Creator's Update.
January 24, 2017
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Microsoft To Upgrade Security For Enterprise Customers In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Following a series of recent nation-state hacking and malware infection events, including the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, Microsoft has committed to significantly improving Windows 10 security in the fall edition of the Creators' Update for enterprise customers. Home users will probably have to wait a few years longer until some of these features start trickling down to them though, if ever.
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft tries to appease Windows 10 data collection critics
Reveals more about what the OS scoops up
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft tries to soothe regulators and critics with new privacy controls
In the past year, regulators and privacy advocates have taken potshots at Microsoft over its data collection policies. Today, Microsoft announced some new privacy-related initiatives, including a significant change to the way Windows 10 collects telemetry data.
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft unveils a lot of big changes for Windows 10
Microsoft is releasing a new test version of Windows 10, build number 16215, today and there are a lot of changes on the way. If you're a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring then it's available immediately, for everyone else all of the new features will arrive in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year.
June 8, 2017
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Microsoft unveils a new version of Windows 10 built for the Chinese government
Microsoft has wrapped up its latest hardware event in China, where alongside the unveiling of the new Surface Pro, a number of existing products were given Chinese releases. The company also unveiled a new version of Windows 10, known as "Windows 10 China Government Edition."
May 23, 2017
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Microsoft Unveils Accessibility Features for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
In both the Windows Anniversary and Creators Update, Microsoft has added many new enhancements to features across the operating system to improve accessibility for its customers who have low vision, are blind, have a partial hearing loss or deafness in either or both ears, live with physical disabilities, or need assistance reading text on their computer screen.
May 22, 2017
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Microsoft unveils its new LinkedIn app for Windows 10
Microsoft has today unveiled its brand new LinkedIn app built from the ground up for Windows 10 users. The new app, which starts its rollout in the Windows Store today, appears to be a UWP web app with a few Windows 10 integrations such as a Live Tile and toast notifications.
July 17, 2017
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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Game Mode
As part of the Windows 10 Creators Update that is launching in April, Microsoft has unveiled a host of new gaming-centric features that are coming to Windows 10.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft unveils Windows Insider program for enterprise users
Microsoft may have a "mobile first, cloud first" mantra, but we shouldn't forget that the software giant is also highly invested in the enterprise market as well. it's incredibly lucrative, as business clients spend billions upon billions of dollars on its products, a list of which includes the likes of Windows and Office.
February 15, 2017
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Microsoft unveils Windows story remix, a video editor for Windows 10
Windows Movie Maker is revived in Story Remix, an app announced today for Windows 10 users at Microsoft's Build conference. It allows users to easily edit together photos and videos from their mobile and desktop collections into movie clips.
May 12, 2017
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Microsoft updates OneNote for Android with new design, enhanced usability
Microsoft has quietly released another OneNote app for Android. The new version includes some of the changes that were announced last month and delivered to Windows 10 users about two weeks ago.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft updates Windows 10 for non-Insider PCs, bringing it up to build 10586.164
Alongside its release today of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.164 - to the Slow and release Preview rings, as well as the Production ring - Microsoft is also rolling out a new cumulative update with the same build number for non-Insider PCs.
March 8, 2016
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Microsoft video reveals Windows 10 UI themes for sale in Windows Store, priced up to $2.49
This week, Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Studio all-in-one PC, at an event where it also announced details of its upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. Along with new features to improve communications between friends, family and colleagues, additions to the gaming experience, and a massive 3D overhaul for Paint, there are also more features on the way which Microsoft didn't highlight in its announcement.
October 28, 2016
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Microsoft waves an 'early goodbye' to Windows 7, pushes Windows 10 upgrades
Although Microsoft claims that Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7, analyst firm NetMarkShare's monthly usage figures paint a very different picture. In December, for example, Windows 10 hit 24.36 percent globally, but it's dwarfed by Windows 7's 48.34 percent share.
January 16, 2017
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Microsoft Whiteboard app leaks -- download Windows 10's newest inking tool
Last month Microsoft gave us a glimpse of its upcoming Whiteboard app -- now the app has leaked online. This means that we have the opportunity to not only see what Microsoft has in store for inking in Windows 10, but we can also get hands on with it.
June 23, 2017
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Microsoft will let some users take a time out on Windows 10 updates
A new beta build allows delays of up to 35 days and more.
January 9, 2017
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Microsoft Will Let You Revert Your Surface Laptop to Windows 10 S
Microsoft's Surface Laptop isn't just a laptop, it's also a demonstration platform for Microsoft's new, locked down variant of Windows, dubbed Windows 10 S. This version of the OS heavily restricts the applications you can run, limiting users to products downloaded from the Windows Store. It also prevents users from changing the default search engine or browser, limiting you to Edge and Bing.
June 19, 2017
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Microsoft will never again sneakily force Windows downloads on users
There have been various controversies with Windows 10, from issues with privacy and telemetry, to ads and forced upgrades. Following a court case, Microsoft has vowed to never force upgrade files onto users again.
August 23, 2017
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Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app
Paint and Paint 3D will continue to live in peace.
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn't as Secure as the Company Claims
One of the major pitches for Microsoft's new Windows 10 S operating system, which only runs apps that you download from the Windows Store, is that it's significantly more secure from malware and other types of attacks. The company has also touted Windows 10 S as being less susceptible to ransomware, and protected from types of attacks that have taken down previous Windows versions.
June 23, 2017
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Microsoft winds up work on Windows 10 Creators Update
Other cues and clues point to April 4 or April 11 release
March 28, 2017
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Microsoft won't deliver Timeline as part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft won't be delivering a new automatic application-resume capability -- one of the bigger new features expected to be in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update -- this Fall, after all.
July 3, 2017
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Microsoft Won't Secretly Shove Windows Upgrade Files Onto Your PC Any More
The whole Windows 10 upgrade experience was a bit of a mixed bag. Microsoft offered it for free to everyone running Windows 7 and 8, which was cool... but some of their upgrade tactics were rather ill-advised.
August 23, 2017
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Microsoft working on Cloud Shell, a 'lightweight Windows version for modern computing world'
Last week, details emerged of Microsoft's plans to develop a single, unified, 'adaptive shell' for Windows 10. Known as the 'Composable Shell', or CSHELL, the company's efforts were said to be focused on establishing a universal Windows 10 version with a standardized framework to scale and adapt the OS to any type of device, display size or user experience, including smartphones, PCs, tablets, consoles, large touchscreens, and more.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft Xbox One and Windows 10 getting Dolby Atmos surround sound
When people think of the technology behind video games and movies, they often just focus on the visuals. True, when creating an immersive experience, the video is probably the most important aspect from a technological perspective. with that said, audio quality is very important too.
December 14, 2016
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Microsoft zaps Windows 10 Anniversary Update login freezing bug
The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought a lot of nice features, including OS-level Ink features for stylus devices. But it also brought some nasty bugs along for the ride, including, but not limited to, a login problem that caused users to encounter a total OS freeze when running a PC that has two drives, including one for the OS and a second for apps and other data.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft: Assistive technology users get free upgrade from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft announced a new edition of Windows 10 at an education-focused event earlier this month. Windows 10 S is limited to only running apps downloaded from the Windows Store, and while it's primarily aimed at the education sector, it will come pre-installed on some devices sold to consumers too, including Microsoft's new Surface Laptop.
May 18, 2017
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Microsoft: We disabled third-party anti-virus software in Windows 10 Creators Update to keep users safe
Two weeks ago, Kaspersky Labs filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe, alleging that the software giant disabled third-party antivirus software in Windows 10 in order to benefit Windows Defender.
June 19, 2017
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Microsoft: We'll beef up security in Windows 10 Creators Edition Fall Update
EMETs? I've had a few
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft: We're "raising the bar" for security in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Microsoft is currently testing its next major Windows 10 update with its Insider community, ahead of its release later this year as the Fall Creators Update. Insiders have already got a taste of what to expect from that update in recent previews, and Microsoft has also revealed details of the accessibility improvements that it will bring.
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed
Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced that some of its next-generation ARM chips would actually be used for Windows 10 devices. this came as a bit of a surprise--while Qualcomm and Microsoft have worked together previously, as far back as Windows 8, but most of the devices that shipped with the ill-fated Windows RT used Nvidia hardware, not Qualcomm SoCs.
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on track
It's been six weeks now since Microsoft made available the Creators Update to users on April 11, and things are looking good, according to Microsoft's John Cable.
May 25, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 10 is ready to serve China's public sector
Microsoft's attempt to penetrate China's government sector might finally be coming to fruition, as the specialized version of Windows 10 that the company has been working on for local governments and State-owned enterprises in the country "is now in a good position".
March 21, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile builds will keep coming "beyond release of the Creators Update"
At the companys Ignite Australia conference today, Microsoft announced the Windows Insider Program for Business - a new effort to help organizations prepare for deployment of new versions of Windows 10, and to improve its development process for companies around the world.
February 15, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 10 will stop a ransomware epidemic when antivirus fails
Microsoft's latest argument for moving to Windows 10 is its built-in security features that can stop a ransomware infection from becoming an epidemic.
January 31, 2017
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Microsoft's 2016: Windows 10 foibles and futures are the big stories
Here's a quick look back on what the audience for ZDNet's 'All About Microsoft' was clicking -- and what it means for Microsoft in 2016 and the year ahead.
December 30, 2016
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Microsoft's Account Device page now shows more information about your Windows 10 devices
Microsoft is making it a touch easier to keep track of the status of your Windows 10 machines at a glance. In a revamp of its online Account Devices page (via OnMSFT), Microsoft now provides more information on various aspects of each PC you're signed into.
May 9, 2017
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Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview
Turn your PC into a green-eyed monster
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft's Build keynote featured lots of iPhones -- and no Windows phones
Microsoft's Build 2017 conference is currently underway in Seattle, and it kicked off with an opening keynote highlighting future additions to Microsoft's software and services.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft's Cortana assistant becomes three-dimensional in working hologram concept
Last week, Microsoft revealed that HP and Intel have signed up as partners to create new devices powered by its Cortana digital assistant. that announcement followed the official unveiling of Harman Kardon's new Cortana-based smart speaker, known as the Invoke.
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft's CShell: What is it and how does it fit into Windows 10's future?
More new leaks about the coming Windows 10 CShell, or composable shell, provide clues about the company's more unified future for Windows 10 across devices.
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft's discontinued Media Center suite can now unofficially be installed on Windows 10
Windows Media Center was an entertainment system software that originally arrived on Windows XP. After XP, the media suite was subsequently included in Windows Vista and Windows 7. But, when Windows 8 arrived, the suite was no longer included and required a separate purchase.
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Microsoft's Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers
Use the eye-tracking feature in beta if you have a Tobii device
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft's Future is all About 3D
Microsoft is preparing to roll out the Windows 10 Creator Edition update and is finally talking about what you can expect. the new version of Windows 10 embraces creativity and gives you all the tools you need to work in three dimensions.
October 26, 2016
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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 'Redstone 2' test build adds camera, inking, Linux subsystem updates
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 test build for PC and Mobile Insiders, 14951, adds a number of updates to built-in inking, the camera app and the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
October 19, 2016
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Microsoft's Maps platform is getting a boost with the Creators Update
There are a ton of areas that are getting a little bit of love in the Windows 10 Creators Update, but one that may fly a bit under the radar in comparison to the rest is the Microsoft Maps platform. In a new blog post, Microsoft has highlighted some of the new tweaks and features coming to its Maps platform for developers with the Creators update, all of which the company hopes will make for a cleaner, smoother experience.
March 31, 2017
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Microsoft's mysterious 'Windows Cloud' could be the second coming of Windows RT
A nugget of data in Microsoft's Insider builds provides one of the only clues.
January 30, 2017
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Microsoft's Neon project to redesign Windows for nerd goggles -- reports
Getting things straightened up again
November 28, 2016
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Microsoft's new Azure mobile app is coming to Windows 10 UWP, too
Speaking on stage at its Build 2017 developer conference today, Microsoft showed off a new Azure mobile app for Android and iOS, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the app would be available for Microsoft's own Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform as well. It looks like those worries can be put to rest, however, as senior Microsoft developer Etienne Margraff has confirmed on Twitter that a UWP app is in the works.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft's new business model for Windows 10: Pay to play
In the Windows 10 era, as Microsoft's licensing revenue drops, the company's finding creative ways to squeeze extra money out of customers, especially businesses.
September 2, 2016
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Microsoft's new Creators Update amps up Windows 10 security settings
Ever since Windows 8, Microsoft's control panel and software settings have been split between the old Windows 7 Control Panel-style interface and the newer Settings pages that debuted in Windows 8 and Windows 10.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft's new plan for mobile relevance: Use Windows to make other devices better
Microsoft's new motto: "If you can't beat them in mobile, join them." the coming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and some under-the-cover developer technologies are key to trying to make this happen.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft's new Windows 10 S will take on Chrome OS
Microsoft's Windows 10 S is targeted at classrooms, and top PC makers will ship low-cost laptops with the OS in summer
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft's newest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds Mixed Reality tweaks
Microsoft's latest Fast Ring Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build for PCs includes a number of feature updates, especially around Mixed Reality support.
July 13, 2017
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Microsoft's next version of Continuum is what it should have been from the start
Here's a closer, more in-depth look at Microsoft's new Continuum experience powered by CShell, showcasing all the new enhancements that are currently in works.
June 8, 2017
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Microsoft's OneNote will help you solve equations you've handwritten
Microsoft is adding a neat little trick to its OneNote app today: ink math assistant. Popular with students, OneNote is often used to jot down notes with a stylus, and the new ink math assistant is designed to help students convert handwritten equations into text, and teach them how to solve them.
August 30, 2016
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Microsoft's own figures show Windows 10 losing market share, while Windows 7 is on the rise
According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10's usage share growth has stalled recently. It lost some share in February, and made only very minor gains in March. the analyst firm's numbers seem to suggest that Windows 10 has run out of steam.
April 10, 2017
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Microsoft's Paint 3D app shows up on Windows 10 Mobile (but you still can't have it)
In October, Microsoft unveiled Paint 3D, a modern Universal Windows Platform app intended as a replacement for the less-than-modern Paint application that shipped with older versions of Windows. The app officially launched as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update that Microsoft released in April, but so far, it's only been made available for PCs.
July 13, 2017
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Microsoft's Paint fiasco reveals its struggle to modernize Windows in the internet age
Removing features to streamline Windows is no easy task. Microsoft's casual threat to remove Paint highlights the frustrating dynamic of progress versus our collective nostalgia for simpler times.
July 28, 2017
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Microsoft's second Windows Server 2016 test build runs Linux distributions
Microsoft's second Windows Server 2016 test build, No. 16257, supports the Windows Subsystem for Linux plus several Linux distributions.
August 8, 2017
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Microsoft's ship target for Windows 10 'Redstone 2' is March, 2017
Microsoft's internal ship target for its next major update to Windows 10, a k a 'Redstone 2,' is looking like March 2017.
October 14, 2016
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Microsoft's Software Play: More Creativity, More Connectivity Coming
At the #MicrosoftEvent in New York City yesterday, Microsoft made several major announcements as expected on both the software and hardware side of Windows 10.
October 27, 2016
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Microsoft's still trying to figure out Windows 10 support
The company faces an inherent contradiction it has yet to resolve: It says Windows 10 is the last Windows ever, but has also set time limits on support.
August 14, 2017
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Microsoft's support rules for Windows 10 LTSB void allure to enterprise customers
Clarifications, says Gartner, bring 'restrictions and caveats' that make LTSB impossible to rely on as originally envisioned
February 24, 2017
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Microsoft's Update and Restart Modifications in Creators Update Hit the Mark for End Users
The last 10 days have been very busy for Microsoft and the Windows team at the Redmond company as they get even closer to the final release of the Creators Update which is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks.
March 6, 2017
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Microsoft's update shrinking reduces Windows 10 Insider betas by 65%
But smaller updates won't reach most users until the fall
March 6, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 10 Cloud version: Alleged screen shots leak
Alleged screen shots of Microsoft's coming Windows 10 'Cloud' variant (which may actually have nothing to do with the cloud) have leaked to the Web.
February 3, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to Surface Hub
Microsoft is starting to roll out Windows 10 Creators Update to its Surface Hub customers. Here are some of the new features, which will be introduced via a phased approach.
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 10 'CShell' adaptable UI in images and video (exclusive)
We have exclusive screenshots and video of Microsoft's upcoming "CShell" adaptive UI for Windows 10!
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 10 S is Windows RT done right
Lots of people seem to think Windows 10 S is just another attempt at Windows RT. But it's definitely not.
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 10 to get eye-tracking functionality
Microsoft is working to add eye-tracking technology to Windows 10, initially as an accessibility feature.
August 1, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows 10: Some coming features emerge amid the test-build mess
Some Windows 10 testers got a surprise on June 1 when Microsoft pushed out inadvertently internal test builds of the coming Fall Creators Update. Here's what happened next.
June 2, 2017
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Microsoft's Windows-Centered Ecosystem Bolstered by iOS and Android Work
During the day Two Keynote at Build 2017, when Terry Myerson and other members of the Windows & Devices Group were presenting about the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, absent from any slide or mention was Windows 10 Mobile.
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft's x86 on ARM64 emulation: a Windows 10 'Redstone 3' Fall 2017 feature
Microsoft is planning to enable x86 on ARM64 emulation in Windows 10 by Fall 2017 with its 'Redstone 3' release, sources say, thanks to codename 'Cobalt.'
November 21, 2016
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Microsoft, Red Hat extend their partnership with container support
Following a similar alliance with Amazon earlier this year, Red Hat is committing to add more support for Windows Server and Azure with its container platform.
August 22, 2017
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Millions are now running the Windows 10 Creators Update, says Microsoft
The Creators Update rollout phase is going well, says Microsoft. and with "millions" already using the update, we can see why.
April 25, 2017
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Missing pieces: what Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update
All these omissions are an embarrassment for what is otherwise a very good Windows 10 update.
March 30, 2017
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More changes coming to Microsoft's Windows as a Service strategy
Microsoft is continuing to tweak its Windows 10 patching and updating strategy, and plans to hold off until 2019 before releasing another version of Windows 10 designated as its Long Term Servicing Branch.
May 9, 2017
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More problems with KB 4034658 August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016
New reports of broken WSUS connections and deleted Restore Points, plus Microsoft confirms bugs in the August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016.
August 11, 2017
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More Project Neon concept leaks reveal new animations in tow for Redstone 3
Project Neon will bring new, fluid animations to the user-interface with Windows 10 Redstone 3 in the fall.
April 6, 2017
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More than half of PCs don't have Windows 10 AU yet, and no one's quite sure why
There's no rush, Microsoft seems to be saying.
September 22, 2016
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Mossberg: Running Windows 10 and macOS Sierra together
The new Parallels 12 does the job well, even on aging hardware
September 27, 2016
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Most businesses use Windows 10
A high number of organizations around the world have still not upgraded to Windows 10, despite the software being available for several years, new figures have said.
July 25, 2017
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Most businesses will migrate to Windows 10 by the end of 2017
Businesses will move to Windows 10 faster than they have moved to previous operating systems, according to a new report by Gartner. Surveying businesses everywhere, Gartner believes 85 percent of businesses will have migrated to Windows 10 before the year ends.
April 27, 2017
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Most of the Windows zero-day exploits have already been patched
Exploits have either recently or long been fixed.
April 17, 2017
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Most Windows 10 users still haven't been offered the Creators Update -- even owners of Surface devices
Microsoft says that in order for Windows 10 users to remain secure, "your device should be updated to the latest feature update."
July 3, 2017
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Moving forward, the Store will be the way for Windows 10 users to get Office
In a session called 'Bring your desktop apps to UWP and the Windows Store using the Desktop Bridge' at the company's Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft confirmed that all Office 2016 apps will be coming to the Windows Store. While the firm announced the availability of the apps last week, it only showed that Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are coming.
May 10, 2017
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MS Paint will live on... in the Windows Store
Yesterday, I wrote how Microsoft's simple graphics program Paint was getting killed off after 32 years' service, but it seems it's not dead yet.
July 25, 2017
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MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
The forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will do a great many things, including asking you to review your privacy settings every 15 minutes until it comes out later this year. As part of the update, Microsoft will be rolling some functions into different ones, and wholly eliminating others. Some moves are expected, like moving the Reading List into Edge. The company is also removing the last fossilized remains of Outlook Express. But other changes are perhaps less obvious: to wit, Microsoft is deprecating Paint in the Fall Creators Update, and may remove it entirely.
July 24, 2017
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MuseScore 2 is a powerful Windows 10 app for music composition and practice
Composing sheet music can be time-consuming and use a lot of paper. MuseScore 2 speeds up the process and lets you compose without limits.
August 28, 2017
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Mysterious Windows 10 update has users scratching their heads in confusion
Earlier today, Microsoft pushed out a new update for Windows 10. Since updates are mandatory in the new OS, it's likely you already have it installed.
January 25, 2017
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Need a product key for Windows 10 Creators Update? Just use an old one!
Much was made of Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade, and then withdrawing the free upgrade. If you've been holding off jumping from Windows 7 or Windows 8.x to Windows 10 because you find the cost off-putting, there's some good news.
April 19, 2017
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New FL Studio Mobile app brings mobile music production to the Windows Store
Aspiring DJs may want to check out a new addition to the Windows Store: FL Studio Mobile for Windows 10 PC and Mobile. the app has appeared without much fanfare on the Windows Store, offering a music production environment that should look familiar to those who have previously used the desktop version of FL Studio.
November 30, 2016
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New leaked Windows 10 Cloud build allows users to install Win32 apps from the Store
We began hearing rumors about Windows 10 Cloud a month ago. Similar to Windows RT, it will only allow users to download apps from the Windows Store, albeit with an option to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. When build 15025 of the OS leaked, however, Project Centennial apps - apps that were converted from Win32 for the Store - weren't supported, despite screenshots from build 15019 that indicated otherwise.
February 27, 2017
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New Office Insider Preview build for Windows 10 adds collaborative editing and more
A new update has been released for Microsoft's Office apps for Windows 10, if you're an Office Insider in the Slow ring. It brings the version number to 17.8067, and it's a preview of the April, 2017 update.
April 12, 2017
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New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows
The promised update block is now in effect.
April 13, 2017
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New rumored Windows 10 SKU takes aim at the Cloud and lightweight devices
A new report from Petri published today claims that Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 SKU that is being internally referred to as Cloud Shell. Although details are still pretty scarce, it sounds like Microsoft is building a new edition of Windows 10 for lightweight devices, similar to the Surface RT.
January 26, 2017
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New video showcases the power of Windows 10 ARM on the Snapdragon 835
A new video from Qualcomm gives us a quick overview of all the benefits from Windows 10 running on a Snapdragon 835 processor.
May 31, 2017
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New Windows 10 build is a monster update
First update of the year adds more new features than any previous build.
January 13, 2017
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New Windows 10 Creators Update Setting Stops Desktop Software from Installing
Late last week Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15042 as the 21st testing build for Windows Insiders on PCs. Various signs, such as the lack of a desktop watermark showing pre-release build information in Build 15042 point towards the development of this third major update to Windows 10 being near completion and its expected release in April 2017.
February 27, 2017
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New Windows 10 feature blocks desktop apps, points to Windows Store instead
The mainstream release of Windows 10 may soon have a setting that prevents installing anything but Windows Store apps.
February 27, 2017
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New Windows 10 preview adds helpful features for blind users, tweaks new Night Light mode
Insider Build 15025 adds important features to Windows 10's Ease of Access capabilities–and a Night Light.
February 2, 2017
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New Windows 10 privacy controls: Just a little snooping -- or the max
Microsoft offers two settings -- on and almost off -- and a dashboard of collected data
January 11, 2017
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New Windows 10 Pro edition reveals Microsoft's inconsistency
The latest version of Windows 10 is aimed at workstations and offers support for up to four processors, Resilient File System and NVDIMM-N memory. It is slated to arrive in September.
August 16, 2017
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New Windows 10 S OEM Hardware and Educational Testing Available
Back in April Microsoft announced Windows 10 S during their NYC education related event. At that time, they described Windows 10 S as being streamlined for security and superior performance.
August 1, 2017
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Newest Windows 10 'Redstone 2' test build adds new Outlook Mail features
Microsoft Windows 10 test build 14955, which is out for PC and Mobile Insiders, includes a number of Outlook Mail and Calendaring features, along with a bunch of additional fixes.
October 25, 2016
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Newly discovered NTFS bug lets webpages crash Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs
Windows 7 and 8.1 users are open to a newly discovered bug that allows websites to crash their machines with little effort. Initially reported by Ars Technica, the bug is being described as a throwback to the Windows 95 and 98 era due to the way it takes advantage of special file names to cause the crash -- something that occurred in a slightly different manner at the time.
May 26, 2017
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Next Windows 10 looks like it'll get a night mode that cuts down the blue
Built-in capability should make the popular f.lux tool unnecessary.
September 1, 2016
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Next Windows 10 update won't include the most exciting promised feature
"Timeline" and "Pick Up Where I Left Off" will come in a later update.
July 5, 2017
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Next Windows 10 upgrade due March 2017
Likely end to support for July 2015 original at that point
October 17, 2016
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No, Microsoft is not going to block your desktop apps from installing on Windows 10
Earlier this week, news broke of a new feature coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update that will block desktop programs from installing unless they come from the Windows Store. But, it's bogus.
March 6, 2017
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Now anyone can install Windows 10 S on their PC
At an event in May that was focused on the educational market, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, a version of the operating system that can only run apps from the Windows Store. While the Surface Laptop was the first device to launch with the OS, and some new education-specific PCs were announced today, the firm didn't actually release any images of Windows 10 S until last week when ISOs were made available to MSDN subscribers.
August 1, 2017
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NT Workstation may make a return with new high-end desktop Windows SKU
New version will support up to 4 sockets and 6TB RAM.
June 5, 2017
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NTFS bug allows any website to crash Windows 7, 8.1
Users of older versions of Windows aren't having the best time of it lately. Last week it was discovered that over 98 percent of those affected by the WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, and now a new bug has been found which can slow down and crash systems running that OS and Windows 8.1.
May 26, 2017
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Office Insider builds for everyone - here's what's new in the Windows 10 apps
Earlier today, Microsoft released a new Office Insider build for Macs, and later, another for Android. It seems as though the Office team isn't done just yet, as there's now an update for the Office Mobile apps for Windows 10.
December 6, 2016
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Oh, boy. Just what we need. Another edition of Windows 10, WTFCUPFWP.
Microsoft's just-announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs continues the product's rapid descent down the rabbit hole.
August 11, 2017
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OneNote can now graph your math equations on Windows 10
If you need a little help with your math homework, OneNote has picked up a relatively small, but pretty useful update on Windows 10. Initially launched as a way to give you tips on solving difficult math equations lat year, OneNote's Ink math assistant can now draw graphs of your equations for a little extra help.
March 16, 2017
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OneNote for Android receives a major update with enhanced design
Recently, Microsoft updated its OneNote app for Windows 10 and iOS devices. The update brought a revamped interface for the app which was meant to be uniform with other platforms. Today, Microsoft has quietly updated the app on Android devices as well.
June 29, 2017
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OneNote for Windows 10 updated with password protection, ability to save images and more
Microsoft updated its OneNote for Windows 10 app today, introducing a number of new features. In fact, it's the same update that Slow ring Windows Insiders got two weeks ago.
February 22, 2017
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OneNote for Windows 10 will now graph math equations for you
Microsoft today is updating its OneNote app for Windows 10, adding the ability to graph math equations. the feature is part of the Ink math assistant, which helps to solve equations, and rolled out last summer.
March 16, 2017
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OneNote update now rolling out with custom pens, multi-window support, more
OneNote's July update is now rolling out on Windows 10, bringing along some interesting new features to check out. One of the biggest features included in this month's update is multi-window support for everyone, but there are also some smaller conveniences like custom pens and immersive reader.
July 7, 2017
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OneNote's refreshed design is now rolling out to everyone on Windows 10
After a bit of testing with Windows Insiders, the latest big update for OneNote is now rolling out to everyone on Windows 10. This update packs a number of new features, but its biggest highlight is a full redesign meant to maintain visual consistency across platforms.
June 16, 2017
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Op-ed: Windows 10 0day exploit goes wild, and so do Microsoft marketers
Customers want objective threat guidance, not cheap shots at Microsoft rivals.
February 3, 2017
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Organizations Ramping Up Windows 10 Plans this Year
Organizations may be starting to plan their operating system migrations to Windows 10, beginning this year.
May 8, 2017
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Out of date systems still present a major enterprise risk
Businesses increasingly face threats from within, but traditional security models are based around protecting a network from outside attacks.
June 5, 2017
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Outlook Add-ins are also coming to Windows 10 Mobile
Earlier today, Microsoft announced that Add-ins are coming to its Outlook mobile applications today on iOS, with Android support coming later. In the announcement, there was no mention of the Windows 10 apps; however, Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that the feature will indeed be coming to the company's mobile platform, saying the following:
February 2, 2017
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Outlook Mail adds option to disable colorful contact icons and images for Insiders
In a response to negative feedback on the addition of colorful contact icons in the Outlook app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Microsoft is adding an option to turn them off. as spotted by one Reddit user who is on the Insider Slow ring, the new setting, listed as "Show sender pictures in message list," simply toggles contact pictures on and off.
March 17, 2017
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Paint 3D: an old friend with a new dimension, bringing 3D to everyone
Microsoft has been looking to expand its dimensions - quite literally - since it announced the HoloLens headset last year and, in that time, it seems Microsoft has been hard at work brining 3D content to everyone.
October 26, 2016
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Paint to be Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update but Paint 3D is Ready to Take its Place
Windows enthusiasts are in a bit of a panic this morning after a list was published this past weekend by Microsoft Support with a list of features that are being deprecated and/or removed in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
July 24, 2017
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Parallels Desktop 13 promises performance boost, extended Touch Bar support
Parallels IP Holdings GmbH has released Parallels Desktop 13, a major new release of its popular Mac virtualization tool.
August 22, 2017
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Patch Tuesday brings new cumulative updates for Windows 10 PC and Mobile
A new cumulative update for Windows 10 PC and Mobile is now rolling out!
August 8, 2017
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Pebble Minigame, a colorful matching game for Windows 10 Mobile
Pebble Minigame is a wonderful time-waster of a game from the creative minds at Game Troopers and challenges your skills at speed and color coordination. Available for Windows 10 Mobile, Pebble Minigame has you dragging pebbles to a center circle. the catch is that the pebbles need to match the color of the circle.
October 7, 2016
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Performance-boosting Game Mode discovered in new Windows 10 preview build, confirmed by Microsoft
An early version of Windows 10's expected Game Mode has made an appearance in Build 15007.
January 13, 2017
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Personalize Your Desktop With New, Free Themes from Microsoft
U.S.-based Windows 10 users who have installed the Creators Update can now zhoosh up their desktop, thanks to the availability of free Windows 10 desktop themes in the Windows Store.
June 26, 2017
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PGA Tour launches Windows 10 app to help you follow your favorite golfers
Golf fans rejoice: PGA Tour has released an exclusive app for Windows 10 desktop. Simply called PGA Tour, the app serves up whatever you need to keep track of your favorite golfers, stats, standings and more. There's even support for Cortana interactions and Windows Ink on board.
January 30, 2017
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Photo Scan, a simple way to extract text from images for Windows 10 PC and Mobile
Photo Scan is a handy Windows 10 app for those times you need to pull text from images. Say you have a document that you need to convert into text format. you could spend several minutes typing the document out in Word, or you can snap a photo of the document and let Photo Scan pull the text from the image.
January 9, 2017
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PicsArt adds new editing tools and reworked UI
PicsArt has received an update on Windows 10 today, debuting various new image editing tools and a reworked user interface.
October 12, 2016
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Popular Mac Image Editing Software Luminar Coming to Windows 10
I am always on the lookout for solid options when it comes to image editing software but it is a rare event indeed when the Windows and Mac worlds crossover like they are in the case of Macphun's Luminar - the company's self-described supercharged photo editor.
July 17, 2017
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'Power Throttling' will enhance Windows 10 battery life with smarter multitasking
Battery life is always a top concern for anyone doing work on their PC while on the go, but Microsoft is making more strides in Windows 10 to extend your time away from the outlet as long as possible. In a new blog post, Microsoft's Bill Karagounis has outlined the tech giant's latest attempt at improving power efficiency with what it calls "Power Throttling." Currently in testing on the latest Windows Insider preview build (16176), Power Throttling essentially works to extend your battery by more intelligently managing multitasking.
April 18, 2017
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Prepare for war with Battlefield Companion for Windows 10 Mobile
With the worldwide release of Battlefield 1 just around the corner, Electronic Arts have outlined upcoming plans for the game's companion app.
October 17, 2016
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Proof that Microsoft's Windows eye-tracking tech works: This article was written with it
Microsoft's new eye-tracking technology is incredible. In fact, this entire article was written with it.
August 9, 2017
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Project Neon: Microsoft announces new 'Fluent Design System' for Windows 10
In November, details emerged of Microsoft's plans to refresh its design language as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 3 update. Over the last few months, we've learned more about those plans; and in recent weeks, Microsoft has released preview versions of some of its apps featuring elements of the new visual style.
May 11, 2017
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Project Neon: Microsoft provides a glimpse of new Windows 10 'Redstone wave' UX changes
Back in November, details emerged of Microsoft"s plans to make improvements to its Windows 10 user interface as part of its Redstone 3 update, which is due to arrive towards the end of 2017. Being developed under the codename "Project Neon", further information was revealed last month, including details of new transparency effects, and a more responsive and "fluid" interface, with a greater emphasis on typography.
February 8, 2017
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PSA: Windows 10's Anniversary Update reactivates ads you've already disabled
Not cool, Microsoft.
September 27, 2016
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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core
Most of the time, when we talk about Windows 10, we're talking about the desktop variants of the operating system. But Microsoft also has a variant of its operating system explicitly designed for the Internet of Things.
April 12, 2017
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Readit app adds a black splash screen and Vietnamese language support
Readit, the popular third-party Reddit app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, has been updated to version 5.7.5.0. Among other things, the new version now has a black splash screen and support for the Vietnamese language.
August 29, 2016
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Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government
Chinese government blocked Microsoft product purchases after NSA leaks.
March 21, 2017
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Redmond puts wall around Windows 10 for Chinese government edition
Middle Kingdom mandarins get their own OS
May 23, 2017
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Redstone 3 coming in September, as Microsoft aligns Windows 10 and Office 365 updates
Microsoft today announced its intention to align the release schedules for feature updates to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. In doing so, the company confirmed that the next Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 3, is targeted for September, 2017.
April 20, 2017
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Redstone 3 will launch in September as Microsoft commits to twice-yearly feature releases for Windows 10
We're already seeing preview builds of Windows 10 Redstone 3 creeping out after the launch of Windows 10 Creators Update, and we now know that the final release date is scheduled for September.
April 20, 2017
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Report shows hacking Windows 10 S isn't easy, but it is possible
Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 S, is billed as a much more secure version of the operating system -- largely owing to its locked down nature. The OS can only run apps that have been vetted and allowed on the Windows Store, leading Microsoft to declare that "no known ransomware" runs on it.
June 23, 2017
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Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download
The latest version of Microsoft's operating system improves the Start menu, lets you control updates, and makes some interesting improvements.
April 5, 2017
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Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is quite a small major update
Arriving April 11, it's not that creative, but Windows 10 keeps getting better.
March 29, 2017
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Reviewers give a giant thumbs-down to Windows 10 S
Microsoft shipped a new edition of Windows 10 last week, preinstalled on its elegant and eagerly anticipated new Surface Laptop. How did reviewers react to Windows 10 S? Spoiler alert: They hated it. They really, really hated it.
June 19, 2017
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RoboForm 3.0 brings universal support for Windows 10
No one wants their accounts to be in the wrong hands, and passsword managers like RoboForm for the Windows platform help in keeping credentials safe. the app has been updated to version 3.0, which introduces a number of improvements, as well as support for Windows 10. Yes, RoboForm is now part of the Universal Windows Platform.
November 4, 2016
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​'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft
Microsoft wants to clear up confusion about Windows 10 S and Linux distributions available on the Windows Store.
May 19, 2017
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Schools can now order the first low-cost Windows 10 S devices
The first low-cost Windows 10 S devices are now available for schools to purchase.
August 1, 2017
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Should Microsoft release only one major Windows 10 software update per year instead of two?
Microsoft's current update strategy for Windows 10 aims for two major software updates a year, but is that too many?
July 27, 2017
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Should Microsoft rethink its Windows 10 feature update plans?
Over on Ghacks, Martin Brinkmann posted his thoughts on Microsoft's Windows 10 feature updates schedule. The software giant is committed to rolling out two major updates to Windows 10 every year. In April we had the Creators Update, and in a few months' time the Fall Creators Update will begin to roll out.
July 5, 2017
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Should you use iTunes on Windows 10 in 2017?
Is iTunes on Windows 10 any better than it used to be? Or should you still try and avoid it?
April 6, 2017
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Six things you need to know about Windows 10 S
Today, Windows 10 S, a new experience in Windows, becomes available to customers around the world through the purchase of Surface Laptop. Windows 10 S will continue to become available on a range of modern devices from our partners later this year.
June 15, 2017
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Skype Preview is crashing for Windows Insiders on PC and Mobile
Users are reporting that Microsoft's Skype Preview app for Windows 10 is crashing, on both PC and Mobile. the issue appears to be with version 11.10.146.0, which is only available to Windows Insiders in the release Preview, Slow, and Fast rings. Production ring (non-Insiders) users are still on 11.10.145.0, so they shouldn't have a problem.
December 14, 2016
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Slack for Windows gets a little less bloated with its latest update
Slack for Windows 10 has snagged a new update that, while it doesn't contain any single standout feature, offers some nice improvements when taken together. Included are things like an improved spellcheck for 3 languages, and text pasting tweaks. on a more technical side of things, the app is also now a little less bloated thanks to some memory improvements.
March 2, 2017
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Small cumulative update headed to Windows 10 Anniversary Update PCs
Just a day after a new cumulative update started rolling out to Windows 10 Creators Update PCs, Microsoft is rolling another out to anyone still running the Anniversary Update (version 1607). This cumulative update packs a single fix and ticks the build number up to version 14393.1230.
May 26, 2017
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Smash Match for Windows 10 is simple but surprisingly challenging
Smash Match is a fun Windows 10 game that tests your skills at timing and concentration to smash cubes as they pass under a pair of hammers. The catch is the colors of the cubes and hammers must match.
June 19, 2017
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Solve the puzzles and mystery of Mystic Diary: Lost Brother
Mystic Diary: Lost Brother is a challenging puzzle game for Windows 10 where you seek out hidden objects that help you solve the mysterious disappearance of your brother. set in Victorian times, Mystic Diary includes several mini-puzzles to supplement to core hidden object quests. you also have a series of objects that can be collected and used to unlock new areas of the game.
February 16, 2017
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Soon you'll be able to login to Microsoft services using your Skype name
There have been a lot of shifts with the Microsoft-owned Skype team recently with the long-term goal of bringing development of the VOIP service closer to Windows 10. One of those changes is being announced by Microsoft today, and it has to do with the sign-in process.
October 18, 2016
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Soon you'll be able to unlock your Windows 10 device with your Galaxy phone
Responding to a customer comment, Samsung confirms greater Windows 10 compatibility for its Flow app.
February 22, 2017
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Spotify now in Windows Store
While Windows users have long had the ability to use an official client for Spotify, there is a big dilemma -- Windows 10 S. The most recent version of Microsoft's operating system is limited to apps from the Windows Store. In other words, the official "Win32" Spotify client will not be compatible.
June 19, 2017
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Start10 v1.5 fixes the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Start menu; adds Fences integration
Stardock has announced the 1.5 update of Start10, an easy-to-use program that returns the Windows 10 start menu to a more familiar look and feel.
September 1, 2016
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StatCounter: Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 usage in North America, Oceania
It seems that Microsoft's aggressive Windows 10 push has finally paid off as the controversy-laden OS toppled Windows 7 in North America, and Oceania in December, 2016.
January 25, 2017
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Stealth or strength? it's your call in Lego Ninjago: Skybound
Lego Ninjago: Skybound is a fun, wonderfully animated platformer game for Windows 10 based on the Ninjago Lego series. you play the role of the hero ninja who must sneak or battle his way through a gang of pirates who have overtaken Ninjago Islands. Ultimately you face the evil Djinn Nadakhan who is using Ninjago Island's parts to rebuild his kingdom.
January 13, 2017
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Sticky Notes for Windows 10 gets some fixes and improvements for Fast ring Insiders
Microsoft has rolled out an update for the Sticky Notes Windows 10 app for Insiders in the Fast update ring. the new version contains a few improvements and fixes for the note-taking app.
September 21, 2016
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Sticky Notes for Windows 10 now lets you start a new note from the taskbar
Microsoft's Sticky Notes app for Windows 10 has picked up some handy new features with its most recent update. Included in the latest version is the ability to start a new note from the taskbar, thanks to a new option in the jump menu, along with some font changes and more.
February 15, 2017
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SuperTrucks Offroad for Windows 10 makes slingin' mud even more fun
SuperTrucks Offroad puts you behind the wheel of a monster truck to compete in a series of high-intensity races. See how much mud you can sling around the track as you conquer the racing circuit.
May 26, 2017
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Surface Hub more powerful with Windows 10 Creators Update
Half of Fortune 100 Companies have purchased Surface Hub to inspire creativity and collaboration
May 31, 2017
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Take control of your privacy in Windows 10
Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? the right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you which privacy settings help you create the right balance of privacy and convenience in Windows 10.
September 19, 2016
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Take notes, control your home, and translate everything with these great secret UWP apps
What are some UWP apps that will save me time?
March 2, 2017
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Take the fight to the depths with Submarine Patrol 3D
Submarine Patrol 3D is a Windows 10 game in which you take command of submarines ranging from U-Boats to Los Angeles class subs and hunt down the enemy's surface fleet before they do the same to you.
June 29, 2017
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Telegram for PC is now available on the Windows Store
Telegram for Windows phones was recently updated to version 2.0, which brought a fresh user interface more aligned with Microsoft's UWP design and some new features, including the ability to delete messages for everyone. Today, the company has finally released its desktop app on the Windows Store.
April 5, 2017
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Telerik open sources its UI controls for building Universal Windows Platform apps
Speaking at Microsoft's recent Creators Update Developer Day, Telerik announced that it is open sourcing its suite of UI tools for Universal Windows Platform apps. In moving to an open source model, Telerik for UWP will offer up native UI controls for building Windows apps to developers for free.
February 9, 2017
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The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10
Here's how to speed up Windows 10, keep it running smoothly, protect your privacy and more
July 6, 2017
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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized
Make the most of this versatile tool by setting up pages, notebooks, and sections.
December 14, 2016
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The case against Windows Automatic Update
If you're moderately conversant with your Windows machine, you should consider avoiding Automatic Update. Here's why.
August 7, 2017
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The changing face of Windows 10
New features and a big adjustment to the UI are coming.
February 14, 2017
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The definitive guide to privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update
Here's everything you need to know about Windows 10's many and varied privacy settings -- and how to claw some of your privacy back.
August 28, 2017
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The definitive Windows 10 Creators Update review
Microsoft's newest software update for Windows 10 is almost here, and it contains a whole load of tweaks and enhancements for everyone.
March 29, 2017
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The desperate tricks Microsoft employs to force customers to upgrade to Windows 10
When Microsoft introduced Windows 7 back in 2009, the software giant didn't need to persuade customers to upgrade -- they leapt at the chance. back then, upgrading to the latest and greatest version of Windows was a no brainer.
April 14, 2017
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The Ender Update and Festive Mash-Up pack hit Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 Editions
The big Ender Update is finally here for Minecraft's Pocket and Windows 10 editions. with the update, each edition takes a big step forward to version 1.0 and introduces the End Dimension, the Ender Dragon, and much more.
December 19, 2016
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The Eyes Have it: Microsoft Is Building Eye Control Into Windows 10
Microsoft has announced it will add the ability to control Windows with your eyes to an upcoming mainstream version of the OS, and a Windows Insider build containing the capability is already available. This new capability has been in the works since 2014, when former NFL player Steve Gleason challenged Microsoft to come up with a control method that would help individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) or other forms of paralysis at its first annual hackathon.
August 3, 2017
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The first leaked screenshots of Windows 10 Cloud bring back memories of Windows RT
References to Windows 10 Cloud began appearing in Insider Preview build 15019, but then it was reported that this new SKU of Windows would only run apps from the Store, similar to Windows RT. WindowsBlogItalia has now come across some screenshots of the OS, which are sure to bring back memories of Microsoft's failed RT attempts.
February 3, 2017
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The first Windows 10 Redstone 2 ISO files are now available to download
Microsoft has released the full ISO files for the Windows 10 PC Insider preview build 14931 that was sent out today for members of the Slow ring. These are the first Windows 10 ISO files that have been released since the big Anniversary Update and are the first with features for the forthcoming "Redstone 2" Windows 10 update that is due later in 2017.
October 5, 2016
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The 'Get Windows 10' app is finally being removed from Windows 7 and 8.1
Microsoft is rolling out an update today to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PC users, which finally gets rid of the "Get Windows 10" app that was encouraging those people to download the free update to the OS until July 29.
September 20, 2016
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The head of 3D for Windows explains how the feature became a new centerpiece for the OS
Microsoft's future is three-dimensional. Up to now, we've seen the company embrace the notion in dribs and drabs, through the HoloLens and its work with Minecraft. But earlier this week, at an event in New York City, the company went all in, making 3D content creation a core principle of both its upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update and hardware like the Surface Studio.
October 28, 2016
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The Latest Progress with the Windows 10 Redstone 2 Development Builds on Desktops
As you all know, Microsoft is now in their third month of testing Redstone 2 the code name for the next Feature Update for Windows 10 that is expected in early 2017. In fact, according to Mary Jo Foley over on ZDNet, it appears that early spring ship date will be in March of 2017 according to some recently posted documentation from Microsoft.
October 17, 2016
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The latest Windows Insider build will help you sleep better
Microsoft launched one of its larger Insider Builds for Windows 10 today. the new version (15002) includes a plethora of new features that touch everything from the Start menu to the Edge browser, Windows Ink, Cortana, Defender and Windows' built-in accessibility features. all of those are great, but the one new feature that may make the biggest difference in your day-to-day use of Windows 10 (and the night after) may be the new blue light settings that allow you to automatically show warmer colors at night (and reduce the amount of blue light).
January 9, 2017
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The new Windows Defender Security Center aims to improve Windows 10 safety
When extolling the virtues of Windows 10, Microsoft is keen to stress how much safer the new OS is.
January 23, 2017
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The Official Windows Store is Crawling with Piracy Apps
The internet is a big place, and there are plenty of nooks and crannies where you can pirate movies and TV shows. However, Windows users don't even have to travel far afield to get their piracy fix. Microsoft has been good enough to offer a large number of illegal streaming apps in the Windows Store.
August 21, 2017
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The rise, fall, and rise (again) of Microsoft's killer People feature
Here's what's in Build 15014
January 20, 2017
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The Start menu gets streamlined in Windows 10 build 14942
The latest version of the Windows 10 Start menu lets you hide the app list. Here's a look at how it works.
October 14, 2016
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The Unified Update Platform for Windows 10 is bringing faster, targeted OS updates
Microsoft is today announcing the latest iteration in of their Windows as a Service program for Windows 10. Due to the frequency of OS updates, the change will bring faster and smaller OS updates that are targeted to a user's PC or mobile device.
November 3, 2016
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The Wall! is a new app that makes it easy to track down great wallpapers on Windows 10
Finding great, high-quality wallpapers for your Windows 10 PC or Mobile can sometimes be a hassle, but a new app from the developers of Tweet It! looks to solve that very problem. Simply called the Wall, the app serves up plenty of quality images and wallpapers from a variety of sources.
March 9, 2017
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The Windows 10 Action Center will be more visible and useful in upcoming builds
The start of this year has been pretty great for Insiders in terms of the number of preview builds of Windows 10 that they're getting. Unfortunately, many of them only had changes under the hood, with only the last of them having big new features.
March 18, 2016
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The Windows 10 Creators Update Is Now Available To Everyone
Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update is now available to everyone with a compatible system.
July 27, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for manual upgrading
Update Assistant tool lets you install the new version without waiting for Windows Update.
April 5, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update is now available to manually install
After months of being in preview, the Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for non-Insiders to install on their PCs. In order to do this, you'll need the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool app.
April 5, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update is now rolling out officially to the public
The Windows 10 Creators Update is now rolling out to Windows 10 users for free via Windows Update. Get updating!
April 11, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update roll out on track and expanding to more devices
We are now six weeks into rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update and things are going well! As discussed in previous blog posts, we continue to roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update in stages: We ensure things look good with the current population before we offer the update to even more devices.
May 24, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update rollout is now available for all supported devices
The Windows 10 Creators Update is now widely available to all customers with compatible Windows 10 devices. The phased rollout stage is now over!
July 27, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update SDK is now available
If you're an app developer for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), you'll be pleased to hear that the Windows 10 Creators Update software development kit (SDK) is now available. There have been various SDK Preview builds, including one for the RTM build, 15063, but this is the final release, meaning that it's meant to be used in a production environment and you can compile apps that can be submitted to the Windows Store.
April 5, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update will finally bring app folders to the PC Start Menu
It's been well over two years since phones got the ability to combine tiles into a folder with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. with the upcoming Creators Update, Windows 10 for PC users will finally be able to do the same.
December 25, 2016
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The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Dynamic Lock, Game Mode, privacy tweaks, and more
Windows 10 doesn't behave like the Windows of yesteryear. Instead of a monolithic operating system replaced by a successor in a year or two, it's more of a living, breathing entity–one that's constantly changing with the release of massive new "named" updates.
January 20, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Paint 3D, Game Mode, privacy tweaks, and more
Windows 10 doesn't behave like the Windows of yesteryear. Instead of a monolithic operating system replaced by a successor in a year or two, it's more of a living, breathing entity--one that's constantly changing with the release of massive new "named' updates.
April 11, 2017
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The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Privacy tweaks, Paint 3D, and more
Windows 10 doesn't behave like the Windows of yesteryear. Instead of a monolithic operating system replaced by a successor in a year or two, it's more of a living, breathing entity--one that's constantly changing with the release of massive new "named" updates
March 29, 2017
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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK is now 'platform-complete'
Today, Windows developer platform head Kevin Gallo was live on Channel 9 for a Windows Community Standup to discuss the software development kit (SDK) for the Fall Creators Update. During the webcast, he announced that the SDK is now 'platform-complete'.
July 27, 2017
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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features
Windows 10's next big upgrade brings intriguing features to the OS.
May 12, 2017
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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features
Windows 10's next big upgrade brings intriguing features to the OS.
July 27, 2017
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The Windows 10 Game Bar: What PC gamers need to know
Don't overlook Microsoft's toolbar for PC gaming.
May 19, 2017
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The Windows 10 Store 'Games' section has seen a few (positive) changes
I wrote a little while ago how the Windows 10 Store could be improved for PC gamers (to put it nicely), and it looks as though Microsoft has been taking feedback from across the internet on board.
July 7, 2017
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The Windows 10 update conundrum [Q&A]
Windows 10's growth seems to have stalled for the moment, despite the software giant's best (and worst) efforts to get consumers and businesses to upgrade.
April 14, 2017
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The Windows console is getting a new, easier to read color scheme
Work continues to improve one of Windows' weaker parts.
August 2, 2017
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The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated for WannaCry
Microsoft offers a number of free anti-malware tools. Windows 10 and 8.1 users have Windows Defender. Windows 7 users can chose between the full-featured Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) or the limited Windows Defender. But all Windows users have access to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) even though they may not be aware of it.
May 26, 2017
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The Xbox Insider Hub is now available for 64-bit Windows 10 PCs
Back in April, the Xbox Insider Hub showed up in the Windows Store on PCs. At the time, you could download the app, but it would only display a "coming soon" message when it was opened. Today though, the app is finally available for PCs running the Anniversary Update (build 14393) or higher.
June 22, 2017
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There won't be a new Windows 10 Mobile preview build this week and here's why
Microsoft has decided not to release a new Windows 10 Mobile preview build this week to Insider members. Microsoft wants to fix a couple of issues in the last preview build first.
September 21, 2016
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These are great smart lights that support Windows 10
Want to take your home lighting up a notch by adding some that are smart? Here's what to use with Windows 10.
July 25, 2017
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These are some of the security improvements coming with Windows 10 Creators Update
As we're nearing the official release of Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on the new version of the OS and promoting some of the features that users will benefit from. Included in that list are the additions to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).
March 14, 2017
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These are the best apps for your new Windows 10 PC
What apps should I get for Windows 10?
December 1, 2016
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Third party antivirus programs interfere with Windows Defender critical patch
Like others running Windows, I have been dutifully updating Window Defender the last few days with a fix for a critical bug. the update procedure is simple. Open the Control Panel, click on Windows Defender, and then check for updates.
May 10, 2017
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This is the kind of Windows 10 app developers will be able to design with Project NEON
You can get an early glimpse of what Project Neon looks like in the latest preview of the Interop Unlock Tools app.
January 31, 2017
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This Week on Windows: the Windows 10 Creators Update and more
We hope you enjoyed our special edition of this Week on Windows, where we're talking about what's new with the Windows 10 Creators Update! Head over here to learn more about the all-new Minecraft Marketplace, check out the app you can use to see everything that's new with Windows -- or keep reading to catch up on this week's news.
April 13, 2017
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This Week on Windows: Windows 10 features, Halo Wars: 2, and More
This week on Windows we get a peek at the latest Windows 10 features shipped to Windows Insiders, we've got your chance to play Halo Wars 2: Blitz and we'll show you how to make your Microsoft Edge Start Menu your own!
January 20, 2017
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Tiles for Outlook, what Live Tiles should be for your Outlook calendar
Tiles for Outlook is a Windows 10 app that allows for the creation of Live Tiles for your Outlook calendar.
May 8, 2017
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Tim Sweeney dislikes Windows 10 Cloud rumors, calls OS "Crush Steam Edition"
Epic Games founder doesnt want a Windows that only installs apps from the Store.
January 31, 2017
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Tim Sweeney is at it again, calling Windows 10 Cloud 'Crush Steam Edition'
Tim Sweeney is at it again, this time calling out Microsoft on Twitter for its rumored upcoming Windows 10 Cloud SKU. the new OS will be similar to Windows RT, in that it will run UWP that are installed from the Store. of course, these are still early reports, as it's not entirely clear that Microsoft won't allow users to sideload apps as well.
January 31, 2017
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Tiny Sheep for Windows 10 turns you into a sheep farmer -- in a good way
Tiny Sheep is a fun Windows 10 game that challenges you to build a sheep-farming empire.
June 9, 2017
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Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10
Into every Windows 10 user's life a little rain must fall. Sometimes it comes down in buckets.
August 29, 2016
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Turn It is a deliciously difficult Windows 10 platform game
If you are looking for a simple-but-challenging puzzle game for Windows 10, you'll want to give Turn It a try.
February 2, 2017
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Tweeten now available via the Windows Store for Windows 10 PCs
The popular third-party Twitter app Tweeten for Windows desktop owners is now available for Windows 10 PC owners directly from the Windows Store.
September 20, 2016
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Twist your brain with the cute, cuddly, and puzzling Forest Home
Forest Home is a fun puzzle game for Windows 10 where you have to guide a collection of cute and cuddly animals to their home. the challenge comes into play in that the animal's paths cannot cross and all of the gaming board must be used to build the animal's paths.
August 31, 2016
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Two ways to make Windows 10 File Explorer open specific folders
You can create File Explorer shortcuts in Windows 10 that will open specific folders, but there's a better way.
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Ubuntu is now available for download on the Windows Store
Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store, and now the popular Linux distro is available to download.
July 10, 2017
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UK watchdog group Which? claims Microsoft should offer better Windows 10 upgrade support
The leading UK consumer watchdog group Which? claims Microsoft should offer better support for people who upgrade their older PCs to Windows 10. the group claims that 12% of the people they surveyed who updated to Windows 10 have since rolled back to an earlier version of the OS.
September 22, 2016
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Universal OneNote app gains password protected notes, beta features toggle and more
OneNote users are in for a treat with the app's latest update on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. Available in version 17.7870.57621.0 of the app for production are features that we already saw hit the Fast ring not all that long ago, including password protected notes, the ability to save images and files from your notes, and even a new toggle for beta features in the settings.
February 22, 2017
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Universal VLC app is back on Windows 10 Mobile with slew of fixes in tow
The universal VLC app for Windows 10 has picked up a fresh set of fixes in its latest update, improving HD playback and heralding the app's return to Windows 10 Mobile. the update largely contains fixes across the board, including with the UI, that should make the app smoother overall.
December 6, 2016
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Unix tip: Using bash on Windows
The fairly recent appearance of bash on Windows, more properly known as "bash on Ubuntu on Windows" gives Windows some special appeal to those of us who love living on the command line. and it's not just bash, but bash along with all the tools you're likely to be looking for to get your work done.
March 16, 2017
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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects
There's some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven't been fond of Microsoft's data collection policy with Windows 10. When the upcoming Creators Update drops this spring, it will overhaul Microsoft's data collection policies. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, has published a blog post with a list of the changes Microsoft will be making.
January 19, 2017
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Use the Microsoft media creation tool to force the Windows 10 Anniversary Update today
We're refreshing this article for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. we have verified that it now pulls down build 14393.10 (1607) to upgrade your computer. Using this tool is a great way to grab the upgrade files and put them on a USB drive, or just upgrade directly!
July 29, 2016
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Users to get Windows 10 desktops on Azure option later this quarter
Citrix plans to deliver two new ways to virtualize Microsoft software with XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp Essentials later this calendar quarter.
January 9, 2017
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Viber puts updates to its Windows 10 app 'on hold until further notice'
It looks like Viber is halting development on its universal Windows 10 app for the time being. In an email sent to a customer, reported by German blog WindowsArea.de (via Onmsft), a Viber support representative confirmed that the company has decided to put updates to the app on hold "until further notice."
February 24, 2017
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View 3D App Finally Allows Windows 10 Users to Add 3D Models to their Environments
Back in April of this year, during Microsoft's big education event in New York City Microsoft announced Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop, there was a small part of the overall keynote and demos that showed off some of the 3D For Everyone features of Windows 10.
August 14, 2017
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Virtualization use rights are coming to Windows 10 subscriptions in the CSP program
Microsoft's Inspire 2017 Vision keynote is well underway. Along with announcing the expansion of its Mixed Reality Partner Program and the Microsoft 365 subscription, the company has also stated that virtualization use rights are coming to Windows 10 subscriptions in the cloud solution provider (CSP) program.
July 10, 2017
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Windows 10 - W

Want a Windows 10 update? don't go to Microsoft ... please
Peer-to-peer Delivery Optimisation goes global
September 1, 2016
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Watch: Microsoft's WinHEC keynote is now available, including Windows 10 on ARM announcement
This week, Microsoft held its WinHEC conference in China, making a series of exciting announcements in its opening keynote. Now, you can watch the full video and see those announcements for yourself.
December 9, 2016
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We Decide What Missing Windows 10 Features Should Be Revived And Why
Last week at Build 2017, Microsoft told us that this fourth major update to Windows 10 would be called the Fall Creators Update and they'd continue to bring more features and enhancements to the operating system.
May 19, 2017
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What do you think of Microsoft's Windows Fluent Design System so far?
Microsoft's next major OS release, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, is expected to officially introduce the company's new design language, called the Fluent Design System.
July 24, 2017
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What else is coming in Windows 10 IoT Core with the Creators Update?
Cortana isn't the only new feature coming to Microsoft's Windows 10 for IoT variants with the Creators Update release. Here's what else is on the feature list.
December 14, 2016
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What exactly IS a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app?
Is Spotify for Xbox a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app? You bet, and today we explain what exactly makes a UWP app UWP.
August 18, 2017
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What impact has no longer being free had on Windows 10 adoption? (Spoiler: a surprising one)
Earlier this week Microsoft updated its Windows Trends page to show Windows 10 now having a whopping 39 percent of the global market, with a share of 50 percent in the US and 51 percent in the UK. what made these figures so impressive/unbelievable (delete as applicable) is they showed the standings as of June.
September 1, 2016
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What is Swapfile.sys and do I need it on my Windows 10 PC?
What is Swapfile.sys and can I delete it?
January 6, 2017
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What is Windows 10 S?
Microsoft's May 2 event in New York City was ostensibly focused on education. But the biggest surprise was a major addition to the Windows 10 family. Here's what you'll find on a PC running Windows 10 S.
May 2, 2017
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What to do about the 'Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC' error
Windows PCs with Intel's Clover Trail Atom chips can't upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update.
July 17, 2017
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What to do if Windows 10 Control Panel disappears from the WinX power user menu
If Microsoft removed the Control Panel option from your WinX menu, here's how to get it back.
May 19, 2017
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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps
Is Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform a stepping stone to more modern Windows 10 apps or recognition that traditional PC applications are the foundation of Windows?
March 28, 2017
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What's new in the Windows 10 Creators Update
We are excited to announce that today, the Windows 10 Creators Update has started rolling out to Windows 10 customers around the world as a free update.
June 2, 2017
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What's new in Windows 10 build 10586.164 for PC, which is now available too
Microsoft has published a new update for those on Windows 10 for PC. Build 10586.164 is going out as general patch found under KB3140768. this update is for all Windows 10 PCs and is not part of the Insider program.
March 8, 2016
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What's new on Cortana for the Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft is updating Cortana with the Windows 10 Creators Update, and here we show you everything you need to know.
April 17, 2017
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What's new with Microsoft Fluent Design System 'wave one' for Windows 10
Here are all the Fluent Design changes you'll be seeing starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
June 29, 2017
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What's next for Windows 10's Game Mode: Microsoft drops a few hints
Gaming improvements for free? What's not to love?
April 12, 2017
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What's on your Windows 10 Start menu, Zac Bowden?
With more than 400 million Windows 10 devices in the world, we thought it'd be a good idea to spread the word on some of the apps we use every day.
March 3, 2017
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When is the best time to leave the Windows Insider Program?
These days, knowing what build of Windows 10 is the "final" build that goes out to the public is becoming increasingly difficult, thanks to the nature of Windows as a Service (WaaS). as an Insider, you're likely familiar with this term, but if not here's a quick and simple explanation: WaaS means Microsoft no longer releases a new major version of Windows every 3 years. Instead, the company releases a new version of Windows 10 every half-year or year.
August 29, 2016
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When Windows 10 takes up too much disk space, try this
Compact.exe helps reduce the size of your Windows installation, and there are other tricks, too.
July 13, 2017
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Where's the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?
The automatically installed patch is supposed to contain dozens of bug fixes, bringing Windows 10 1607 up to build 14393.1613, but it hasn't gone out through Windows Update yet.
August 17, 2017
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Why Microsoft's Windows 10 S should be free
With the recent announcement of Windows 10 S, we can't help but wonder if Microsoft should make the new version of the OS something more than it currently is.
May 10, 2017
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Why the latest Windows 10 cumulative update is failing and how you can recover
The latest cumulative update to Windows 10, KB3194496, is causing frustration for some PC owners, with the update trying and failing repeatedly to install. I've learned who's most likely to be affected and also have two recovery options.
October 5, 2016
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Why the Windows 10 'Creators Update' should inspire PC makers
You can expect to see some very exciting hardware over the next few years, as we approach a major shift in personal computing.
June 7, 2017
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Why there's never been a better time to pick Windows over macOS
Windows has never been more similar to macOS than now.
June 19, 2017
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Why there's never been a better time to upgrade to Windows 10
If you're still running an older version of Windows, you really should think about getting on Windows 10.
May 24, 2017
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Why Windows 10 S, Project Centennial are critical to Continuum's success
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has stressed the Continuum feature in Window Mobile's importance in relation to Microsoft's mobile strategy.
May 15, 2017
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Why Windows Insiders should opt out of the program after the Creators Update is released
Running an Insider preview build of Windows 10? Here's what you need to know (and do) after the Creators Update is released.
April 11, 2017
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Win10 machines with 'Defer feature updates' now getting Creators Update
There's a reason why your Win10 1607 PC with 'Defer feature updates' is getting pushed onto 1703 -- and you aren't going to like it. Fortunately, a partial solution exists.
July 31, 2017
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Win32 app block on Windows 10 'Cloud' has already been bypassed
Microsoft's upcoming 'Cloud' variant of Windows 10 is an edition of Windows designed specifically for keeping users locked to the Windows Store when wanting to download apps and programs. it's a good idea for certain device types, however not everyone is pleased with the idea , especially considering how 'lacking' the Windows Store is right now.
February 8, 2017
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WindowBlinds update brings support for the Windows 10 Creators Update
WindowBlinds, a program that helps you easily apply skins to Windows, is readying itself with support for the Windows 10 Creators Update in anticipation of its release. Alongside support for Microsoft's latest big OS update, WindowBlinds version 10.6 packs in some DPI tweaks and enhancements across the board.
March 29, 2017
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WindowBlinds v10.6 update includes Creators Update support, high DPI improvements, and more
WindowBlinds is known for seamlessly applying skins to Microsoft Windows. Now, as the Creators update draws near, WindowBlinds is ready.
March 29, 2017
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Windows 10 1607 cumulative update KB 4034658 wipes out Update History
If you're updating the Anniversary Update, version 1607, it'd be a good idea to take a screenshot of your Update History before installing this month's KB 4034658.
August 9, 2017
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Windows 10 Active Hours Helps Prevent Unexpected Windows Update Related Restarts
In the last two days, there have been a couple of articles talking about updates on Windows 10 and their associated system restarts.
January 25, 2017
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Windows 10 actually lost market share in September
Data shows Miceosoft's new OS lost share in September for first time since launch.
October 4, 2016
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Windows 10 Adoption for PC and Mobile; Move to the Latest Version
When it comes to Windows 10 Adoption, the OS has been pretty popular among people. Though there are those who prefer older operating systems over Windows 10, lots of people have made the shift rather happily. we are talking about the Anniversary Update.
September 26, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: another look at IoT Core
Neat platform but should we just use Linux?
August 30, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches
Microsoft security boffins throw fresh CVEs at unpatched OS, emerge smiling
January 16, 2017
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles usage in a month while Mobile stalls
The monthly report from AdDuplex is out for September and with it comes a heaping dose of the obvious and expected. If by magic you were expecting some dramatic shift in mobile or PC usage for Windows 10 despite the lack of anything momentous to catapult it, you will be disappointed.
September 22, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update's accessibility features showcased in Microsoft video
Microsoft has posted a new promotional video that showcases some of the new accessibility features that have been included in the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
August 30, 2016
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Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades
If MS bricked your box, MS oughta cough up, says consumer org
September 22, 2016
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Windows 10 build 16215 for PC and 15222 for Mobile now available for Insiders
Microsoft is finally rolling out a new Insider Preview build today, packing a number of new features and enhancements! Today's build is 16215 and is rolling out for PC Insiders in the Fast ring, and build 15222 for Mobile.
June 8, 2017
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Windows 10 China Government Edition allows China to control encryption and telemetry
Microsoft's event in Shanghai today may have been mainly about the Surface Pro, but there was also news of a new version of Windows 10. The new version -- which we reported about a couple of months ago -- is called Windows 10 China Government Edition and it makes a number of concessions to keep Chinese officials happy.
May 23, 2017
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Windows 10 Cloud already hacked to run Win32 programs
Windows 10 Cloud, Microsoft's new (and likely free) operating system hasn't been officially announced yet, but the first build of it leaked over the weekend, giving people a chance to see what the successor to RT looks like.
February 9, 2017
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Windows 10 Cloud build leaks online, and it's just what you expected
Ever since references to Windows 10 Cloud appeared in build 15019, the upcoming SKU of the OS has been a bit mysterious. It was reported that it would only run apps from the Windows Store, and that's about all we knew.
February 3, 2017
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Windows 10 Cloud hands on: An edition of Windows for Store apps only
Windows 10 Cloud is an upcoming edition of Windows 10 that's aimed at low-end devices that take on the likes of Chromebooks. it's not an edition of Windows you'll be able to buy on store shelves, and will, for the most part be sold preloaded onto new low-end devices with the Creators Update.
March 3, 2017
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Windows 10 Cloud is a good idea and here's why
Windows 10 Cloud is a thing that exists, and although many people aren't happy with the idea, I think it's a great one.
February 16, 2017
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Windows 10 Cloud is pretty much a new version of Windows RT
Last week, it was discovered that Microsoft is working on a 'Cloud Shell', a lightweight version of Windows 10. References to the OS appeared in Windows 10 for PCs build 15019 as well, really creating more questions than answers.
January 30, 2017
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Windows 10 Cloud looks just like Windows 10 in leaked screenshots
Chrome OS may have some competition soon
February 3, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update Now Fully Available for Compatible Devices
However, Clover Trail based systems are left out of the upgrade...
July 28, 2017
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Windows 10 cumulative update build 15063.502 now rolling out
A new cumulative update is now available for machines on the Windows 10 Creators Update.
August 1, 2017
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Windows 10 Current Branch and Current Branch for Business now the Semi-Annual Channel
Today, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for all supported PCs. In doing so, it also confirmed an end of support date for the November Update (version 1511) and announced a change to the servicing branches.
July 27, 2017
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Windows 10 design refresh outed in Project Neon concept screenshots
Last year we revealed that Microsoft is working on Project NEON, an OS design language refresh for Windows 10.
January 5, 2017
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Windows 10 Destroyed Hard Drives and Deleted Data, Claims Lawsuit
PC users sue for millions.
March 28, 2017
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Windows 10 Deployments Are Gaining Traction
While the majority of organizations have migrated only about a quarter of their systems to Microsoft Window 10 since the operating system was released more than two years ago, a growing number of companies plan to pick up the pace over the next year, according to a recent survey from Adaptiva.
July 11, 2017
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Windows 10 does temporarily disable third-party antivirus, admits Microsoft
But Microsoft rebuts claims that it's been using underhand tactics in Windows 10 against third-party antivirus.
June 21, 2017
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Windows 10 Enterprise now available on subscription from Microsoft's cloud partners
Organisations that need to protect sensitive information on their devices can now purchase Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions from Microsoft partners.
September 2, 2016
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Windows 10 Enterprise: FAQ for IT professionals
Get answers to common questions around compatibility, installation, and support for Windows 10 Enterprise.
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Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update' is Microsoft's official name for 'Redstone 3'
Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update, known as "Redstone 3," just go an official -- and familiar -- new moniker.
May 11, 2017
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Drop ReFS Creation Support in Pro and Home Editions
Microsoft quietly announced late last week that some editions of Windows 10 will lose file and disk creation capabilities using the Resilient File System (ReFS).
August 22, 2017
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 9 key enterprise features
From ransomware protection to one-click communication with frequent contacts, the Fall Creators Update will introduce a host of business-friendly features to Microsoft Windows 10.
July 27, 2017
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Everything we know so far
The Fall Creators Update, Microsoft's next major update for Windows 10 is now in development. Here's everything we know so far.
June 1, 2017
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What's coming on the security front
Microsoft will be adding a number of new security features to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but for Enterprise and Windows Server users only.
June 27, 2017
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Windows 10 Feature Updates Aiming for Semi-Annual release Cycle
Next feature update, Redstone 3, now expected in September 2017
April 20, 2017
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Windows 10 finally has become an adult product with a child's heart
Windows 10 is maturing to finally place the needs of the user in the forefront again.
August 8, 2017
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Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.1670 is now available - here's what's fixed
Today, Microsoft released a cumulative update for PC users that are on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, build 14393.1670 (KB4039396). Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month, is typically when the company offers these updates, but lately it's been happening twice a month.
August 28, 2017
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Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available
Officially, Windows 10's free upgrade period ended six months ago. Unofficially, anyone who still wants to upgrade off a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 license is free to do so. we covered how Microsoft hadn't shut the upgrade program down not long after the update period ended on July 29, 2016 but we haven't checked back to see if the servers were still up and running.
January 10, 2017
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Windows 10 'forced downloads': We won't do them again, pledges Microsoft
Responding to a lawsuit from a German consumer agency, Microsoft says it won't be repeating its initial approach to Windows 10 upgrades.
August 23, 2017
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Windows 10 "Game Mode" will Boost Performance of PC Games
According to a leaked file discovered in an upcoming preview update, a new feature is coming to Windows 10 that will improve the performance of PC games. this "Game Mode" will minimize resources used by apps and allocate that freed up space to the game, thus making it run faster and smoother.
December 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Gets new Cumulative Update After Microsoft Delayed Updates in February
After Microsoft had an issue crop up less than 24 hours from pushing out their scheduled February updates, which ultimately resulted in that month's Patch Tuesday being delayed, the company has now issued their first updates and patches for Windows 10 and other software in two months - since January 2017.
March 14, 2017
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Windows 10 growth comes to screeching stop
Data shows new OS lost share in September for first time since launch
October 4, 2016
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Windows 10 growth ebbs as 2016 ends
U.S. adoption continues to outpace the global average
January 4, 2017
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Windows 10 growth slowdown has bright side
Downturn in August smaller than expected; may signal start of enterprise migrations
September 1, 2016
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Windows 10 has over 50 percent market share, according to Microsoft -- wait, what?
NetMarketShare's desktop operating system usage figures are due out in a couple of days, and what happens in terms of Windows 10 growth will be interesting as it will be the first time the new OS isn't available for free.
August 29, 2016
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Windows 10 hits 500 million devices, growing by two-thirds in a year
Original estimate anticipated phone growth that never materialized.
May 10, 2017
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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog
When Microsoft launched Windows 10, one of the major flashpoints of disagreement between the company and its users were Microsoft's Windows 10 data collection practices. The French data privacy watchdog CNIL (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertes) later announced that it had begun an investigation into Microsoft's data collection practices and found them to be in violation of French law.
June 29, 2017
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Windows 10 Insider 'skip ahead' option is now closed
Microsoft is no longer accepting new Insiders to join its "skip ahead" ring that gives access to Redstone 4 preview builds a little earlier than usual.
August 4, 2017
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Windows 10 Insiders: Microsoft won't tell you about known bugs anymore
Microsoft has decided Windows Insiders don't need to know about the bugs it's aware of.
August 23, 2017
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Windows 10 installed base hits 500 million
For most tech companies, getting a flagship product onto half a billion devices would be a very big deal. for Microsoft, hitting that milestone with Windows 10 is a slight disappointment.
May 10, 2017
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Windows 10 IoT, UWP, Raspberry Pi and Text-to-Speech
Andrej Tozon shared this cool project, one that any Windows 10 IoT UWP Dev will enjoy reading...
August 11, 2017
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Windows 10 is 4 times more popular than Mac, Apple's own numbers show
As part of an apology to Mac Pro users who have been waiting ages for an update, Apple shared some figures on its Mac business today that give us a closer look at how it stacks up to the Windows 10 user base. Speaking with the folks at TechCrunch, Apple says that its Mac user base "is nearing 100 million users." as pointed out by the Verge, that makes Windows 10 around four times as popular, according to the latest official figures from Microsoft.
April 4, 2017
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Windows 10 is now more successful than Windows 7, according to Microsoft -- no, really
While it was free, and being forced on to users' computers, Windows 10 enjoyed predictably solid growth. by the end of August -- the first month in which Windows 10 was no longer free -- NetMarketShare measured the new operating system's usage share at 22.99 percent globally. not too shabby, but still quite some distance behind Windows 7, on 47.25 percent.
December 12, 2016
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Windows 10 is now on one in four systems -- but can it catch Windows 7?
While Microsoft's unconvincing numbers portray Windows 10 as an unstoppable operating system gobbling up market share, NetMarketShare's monthly OS usage figures suggests things are going well for Windows 10, but that it will still be a long time before it starts to trouble Windows 7's continuing dominance.
February 1, 2017
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Windows 10 leak shows Microsoft building new version for power PCs, workstations
Microsoft wants to offer advanced users better support in Windows 10.
June 5, 2017
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Windows 10 lock screen will support Microsoft account recovery in the Fall Creators Update
If you use your Microsoft account to log into your Windows 10 PCs and tablets, there is good news for you: Windows 10 will soon support recovering your account password from the lock screen. Microsoft is currently testing this feature in Insider Preview build 16237 and it is expected to arrive with the Fall Creators Update.
July 10, 2017
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Windows 10 market share continues to increase as XP falls below 7% for the first time
Last month, NetMarketShare reported that all major versions of Windows except Windows 10 had faced a decrease in market share. On the other hand, "Mac OS X" 10.12 had grown slightly. This month's report paints a considerably different picture, indicating that Windows 7 and 10 have both grown in terms of market share while XP had fallen below 7% for the first time.
June 1, 2017
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Windows 10 market share stalls after free upgrade offer ends
It looks like users won't adopt it if they have to pay for it
November 2, 2016
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Windows 10 may get new dedicated gaming mode in upcoming Redstone 2 update
Windows 10's upcoming Redstone 2 update (aka, "Creator's Update,") is expected to introduce a variety of features that at least six people will care about, including a new 3D version of MS Paint, a "My People" feature that integrates with other aspects of Windows like Skype, a new UI for Windows Defender, and various improvements to the company's Edge browser.
December 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update to bring significant speed improvements to Windows Hello
Windows Hello isn't exactly the fastest way of unlocking your Windows 10 Mobile device, and it appears Microsoft is aware of this. In an upcoming build of the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, Microsoft has significantly improved the login time when using Windows Hello by cutting one rather useless animation... the cheeky Hello icon wink. it's gone in upcoming builds, and it makes a whole world of difference when compared side-by-side with the Anniversary Update.
January 10, 2017
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Windows 10 Momentum Slows, Adoption Rate Still Outpacing Windows 7
During Microsoft's opening Ignite Conference keynote, Yusuf Mehdi, the Corporate Vice President for the Windows and Devices Group, shared that Windows 10 is now running on over 400 million monthly active devices. He added that this rate of adoption is outpacing Windows 7 by 115% overall.
September 26, 2016
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Windows 10 networking bug derails Microsoft's own IPv6 rollout
No pressure, peeps: Techies are awaiting a fix from their Redmond coworkers
January 19, 2017
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Windows 10 now available as a subscription service for enterprise customers
Microsoft has officially started offering Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for business customers as a monthly subscription service, starting at $7 a month.
September 1, 2016
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Windows 10 now claims more than 25% of the OS market, according to NetMarketShare
Windows 10 continues to creep upward in terms of market share, with the latest report pegging its share of the operating system market at just above 25%. That's according to the latest numbers from NetMarketShare, which account for the whole of the OS market for January 2017.
February 1, 2017
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Windows 10 now on 500 million active devices, but growth has slowed dramatically
During the Build developer conference keynote in 2015, Microsoft said that it expected over 1 billion Windows 10 devices to be in consumers hands within 2-3 years.
May 10, 2017
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Windows 10 on ARM is NOT Windows RT all over again
Despite past history, Microsoft's Windows 10 on ARM is vastly different than Windows RT. Here are the main differences.
June 2, 2017
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Windows 10 On ARM, Again; Can Qualcomm Make It Stick?
Windows 10 laptops built on ARM chips are nigh: Asus, HP, and Lenovo have all pledged to build fanless notebooks based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
May 31, 2017
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Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate
Support for older systems less than satisfactory
July 29, 2016
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Windows 10 partner devices bring Windows 10 Creators Update experiences to life
Innovative partner devices light up the Windows 10 Creators Update.
March 29, 2017
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Windows 10 PC build 14393.351 now rolling out to the general public
Microsoft has just released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 PC users. Labeled as cumulative update KB3197954, the release brings the build number up to 14393.351 and packs a number of improvements and fixes.
October 27, 2016
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Windows 10 Photos app adds inking and new filters for everyone on PC
A fresh update is rolling out to the Windows 10 Photos app for PC users, bringing along inking support and more. While this update has been in the oven since October for Insiders, it's now rolling out to everyone with version number 16.1111.10000.0.
November 16, 2016
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Windows 10 posts user-share gains after multi-month stall
Return of growth may be due to early migrations by enterprises
December 1, 2016
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Windows 10 powers 9% of business PCs
Amazingly, dead-to-Microsoft Windows XP runs 14%, says study
April 4, 2017
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Windows 10 privacy changes appease watchdogs, but still no data "off-switch"
Analysis: Microsoft favors the "just enough" approach to appease privacy regulators, but it ignores a fundamental customer complaint.
January 16, 2017
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Windows 10 privacy journey continues: more transparency and controls for you
Introducing three new things that will empower customers to be more informed about their privacy in Windows 10.
April 5, 2017
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Windows 10 Privacy Settings Walk Through
The volume around Windows 10 and privacy has been steadily increasing since shortly after the release of Windows 10 in late July.
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Windows 10 privacy settings: What's new in the Creators Update
Windows 10 is still a nosy operating system, but the Creators Update gives you more information and control.
April 17, 2017
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Windows 10 privacy: You're happy for us to collect your data, says Microsoft
Microsoft suggests that Windows 10 users are pleased with its changes to privacy controls.
August 8, 2017
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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos
Group Policy changes require Enterprise or Education edition
July 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Pro For Workstations Will Debut Alongside Fall Creators Update
Microsoft announced that a new version of Windows 10 made specifically for workstations, the aptly named "Windows 10 Pro for Workstations," will debut alongside the consumer-focused Fall Creators Update later this year. The company said this new iteration of Windows 10 Pro "comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads."
August 11, 2017
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Windows 10 Pro users can now 'sidegrade' to Windows 10 S easily
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 S installer that allows Windows 10 Pro users to sidegrade to Microsoft's new Windows 10 edition.
August 1, 2017
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Windows 10 Redstone 2 will make jumping between PC and phone even easier
It's no secret that Windows 10 Redstone 2 has a huge focus on productivity improvements, and with recent Insider builds finally packing some new features, it shouldn't be long before we start seeing a lot more of Microsoft's plans come to light. a lot of what Microsoft is working on in Redstone 2 are improvements to work that begun in Redstone 1, such as being able to sync app-states across devices with the "Continue App Experiences" feature.
October 12, 2016
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Windows 10 S Doesn't Appear to Be as Invulnerable to Ransomware as Microsoft Claims
Microsoft's tall claim that "no known ransomware" will run on its Windows 10 S operating system has been weighed, measured, and found wanting.
June 23, 2017
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Windows 10 S is crippleware
We now know more about Windows 10 S -- and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!
May 17, 2017
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Windows 10 S is ready for testing (but just barely)
Microsoft finally made Windows 10 S available for developers and IT pros to download and test. But the new builds come with major warnings that you'll be well advised to heed.
July 31, 2017
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Windows 10 S is not for you, that's why you hate it
Many people don't seem to understand who Windows 10 S is for. That's why you'll read many comments and stories, including here at BetaNews, saying that Microsoft has introduced a crippled version of Windows 10 that will not appeal to anyone or that the operating system is only here to get people to pay an upgrade fee to the "proper" Windows 10. They're missing the point... by a mile.
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 S review: Microsoft's OS for students is hard to love
Windows 10 S may be Microsoft's answer to Google's Chrome OS, but it's a poor introduction to the Windows ecosystem
August 15, 2017
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Windows 10 S is the future (but not the present) of the desktop PC
It's easy to focus on all the things that the latest edition of Windows 10 can't do. But in a world defined by security holes and data breaches, maybe a locked-down Windows isn't such a bad idea after all.
June 22, 2017
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Windows 10 S is the perfect ultra-mobile PC operating system.
Windows 10 S, an optimized and tightened-up version of the Windows operating system has launched, along with an Ultrabook -- the Microsoft Surface Laptop. Windows 10 S is also aimed at the education market and Acer is using Windows 10 S to (re)launch the TravelMate Spin B1 a low-cost students laptop with digitizer, touch and full HD 11.6 inch convertible screen.
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 S ISOs are now available for MSDN subscribers
Today, Microsoft announced that it is making Windows 10 S available to MSDN subscribers, who can download an ISO image now. Of course, in order to get it, you'll need a paid subscription, which starts at $539 per year (sorry, but monthly subscribers don't get it).
July 27, 2017
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Windows 10 S laptops won't let you switch from Edge or Bing
Google cannot be your default search engine in Windows 10 S.
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 S locks default to Edge and Bing. What's Microsoft teaching us?
Commentary: Educators -- and the parents who pay them -- need to think twice before signing up for laptops that run Microsoft's locked-down operating system.
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 S may not be as secure as Microsoft claims
Microsoft has touted security as one of the biggest draws of Windows 10 S, which doesn't allow applications to be installed unless they are obtained from the Windows Store, alongside a number of other restrictions aimed at shoring up the operating system's defenses.
June 23, 2017
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Windows 10 S now available for developers to download
Microsoft today announced that it's finally making the Windows 10 Creators Update available to all, and it's also opening up Windows 10 S to developers.
July 27, 2017
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Windows 10 S on the Surface Laptop will be Locked to Edge and Bing
Microsoft announced a new version of Windows and a laptop to go along with it yesterday, but the reaction has been tepid at best. Windows 10 S is supposed to be taking on Chrome OS with a specific focus on education, but Microsoft chose to show off the new stripped down OS with the $1,000 Surface Laptop.
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 S review: My time with the new edition of Windows
Windows 10 S is a new edition of Windows 10 that looks, and for the most part feels exactly like any other edition of Windows 10. this edition, however, has one major plot twist.
May 2, 2017
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Windows 10 S security brought down by, of course, Word macros
Analysis: Windows 10 S promises many good things. It currently doesn't deliver.
June 23, 2017
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Windows 10 S video walkthrough and hands-on
Windows 10 S launches alongside the Surface Laptop this week. Here's a quick video walkthrough of what you can expect on a Windows 10 S machine.
June 13, 2017
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Windows 10 S: can Microsoft avoid another Windows RT blunder?
Has the Redmond giant learned from the mistakes it made with Windows RT? is it making a whole set of new mistakes, or is Windows 10 S a credible threat to Google's Chrome OS platform?
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 S: it's for enterprise, too
Microsoft didn't say so, but analysts see opportunities for the OS spin-off in business
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 security: After Kaspersky fight, Microsoft talks up its case for Defender
Windows 7 machines mostly unprotected because they're not running any antivirus, says Microsoft.
August 18, 2017
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Windows 10 security: Here's tech support scammers' latest ploy, says Microsoft
Tech support scammers are borrowing phishing techniques from criminals who seek online credentials.
August 8, 2017
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Windows 10 security: 'So good, it can block zero-days without being patched'
Systems running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were shielded from two exploits even before Microsoft had issued patches for them, its researchers have found.
January 16, 2017
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Windows 10 share picks up again, after two disastrous months
According to NetMarketShare's desktop operating system usage share figures, in September Windows 10, on the back of no longer being free, went into reverse gear and managed to lose market share. It was only a drop of 0.46 percentage points, but even so.
December 1, 2016
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Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft has halved data it collects from PCs says watchdog
The French regulator CNIL announced that Windows 10 now complies with the country's data protection laws, following changes to how the OS handles user privacy.
June 29, 2017
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Windows 10 support comes to Via x86 chips
You can now build Windows 10 PCs with Pico-ITX boards powered by Via x86 chips. Hurray!
March 8, 2016
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Windows 10 support could end early on some Intel systems
It all depends on what the "supported lifetime'' of a system is.
July 17, 2017
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Windows 10 surpasses 25% market share - a 114% YoY increase
Although Microsoft still hasn't updated its "400 million devices running Windows 10" statement since September 2016, it appears that the company's latest operating system is making its way to more machines. the latest report from NetMarketShare indicates that the OS is now installed on over 25% of all devices.
February 1, 2017
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Windows 10 to Adopt macOS-Like Security Preferences, Allow Users to Block Win32 Apps
Starting with the build number 15042, users with administrative rights will be able to block Win32 applications from running on the system, as discovered by Vitor Mikaelson. the option will be part of a new security feature that will allow users to choose what type of applications can run on their systems, much like a similar feature on Apple's macOS.
February 27, 2017
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Windows 10 to get a new look with Project Neon in Redstone 3
The look of Windows has evolved over the years -- some would say at a largely glacial pace -- and with an incremental update to follow Windows 10 Creators Update we're in line for the latest change. Known as Project NEON, this is not a major overhaul of the Metro or MDL2 (Microsoft Design Language 2) look, but it introduces some new ideas in the form of Acrylic.
January 6, 2017
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Windows 10 to permit block on apps installing if they're not from Microsoft Store
Microsoft is testing a new feature that offers the option of preventing non-Windows 10 Store apps being installed.
February 27, 2017
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Windows 10 two years on: Defining a service
With Windows 10, Microsoft kicked off Windows as a Service, but has updating Windows as a service actually paid off?
July 28, 2017
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Windows 10 usage on Steam falls again for the second month in a row
Yesterday, I reported on how Windows 10 usage had fallen in February according to the latest figures from NetMarketShare.
March 2, 2017
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Windows 10 Usage Trends Compared to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
Today there are several reports surfacing about Windows 10 usage trends and these numbers are being questioned because other market share measuring companies are showing lower usage in comparison.
December 12, 2016
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Windows 10 update history
We're committed to our customers and strive to incorporate their feedback, both in how we deliver Windows as a service and the info we provide about Windows 10. In response to this feedback, we're providing more details about the Windows 10 updates we deliver through Windows Update. You'll see a summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details. this page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.
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Windows 10 Update signals the end for Microsoft Paint
Paint among "deprecated" programs in forthcoming Windows 10 update.
July 24, 2017
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Windows 10 Updates will Stop Restoring Deleted Apps
Microsoft is promising that future Windows 10 upgrades will stop adding back preinstalled Windows apps that end users or IT pros have removed.
October 26, 2016
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Windows 10 updates: We're getting closer to squashing download sizes, says Microsoft
Microsoft moves nearer to smaller, less burdensome Windows 10 upgrades by kicking off change-only downloads for full PC builds to Windows 10 Insiders.
March 3, 2017
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Windows 10 upgrade: don't use Express settings if you value your privacy
Take the time to customize typing, browsing, and other settings from the get-go.
July 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Version 1507 now Losing Support in May
Microsoft clarified earlier this month that the end-of-support date for Windows 10 version 1507 will occur sometime in May, not in March as previously suggested.
February 10, 2017
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Windows 10 versus Windows 7: Whose numbers do you trust?
Are users really in love with Windows 7? Or are they clinging to old habits as Windows 10 rolls out? Three popular data sources offer very different answers. Regardless of which one you choose, take that data with a heaping helping of salt.
January 25, 2017
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Windows 10 virtualization available from Microsoft cloud partners starting this fall
Microsoft is adding more options for users who want to virtualize Windows 10 desktops. Here's what's new and how much it will cost.
July 17, 2017
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Windows 10 will Let you Create Tournaments and Broadcast your Games
Updates for Xbox and Windows
October 26, 2016
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Windows 10 will let you watch TV as you work
Microsoft's software gets a mini-window for watching video or holding Skype chat. Also new: Windows 10 can lock itself automatically when you walk away.
February 8, 2017
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Windows 10 will stop forced automatic updates
Auto-restarts could be a thing of the past.
March 7, 2017
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Windows 10 WSL: Ubuntu versus openSUSE Leap Performance
Following my recent Windows 10 WSL CPU scaling benchmarks to see how well Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux for running native Linux binaries compared to various distributions, I did a comparison of Ubuntu and openSUSE on WSL compared to running these distributions bare metal.
August 4, 2017
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Windows 10's 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft's AI push
500 million devices use Windows on a monthly basis. But is that really important?
May 10, 2017
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Windows 10's Photos app is getting smarter image search just like Google Photos
Microsoft is planning to add some more intelligent image-sorting to its Windows 10 Photos app, making it more similar to Google Photos. The software giant has started testing a new smart search that scans all images on OneDrive and uses artificial intelligence to identify and catalog photos. Windows Central reports that the Photos app, released to the Windows Insider Release Preview Ring, will filter photos by colors, faces, months they were taken, and other categories.
July 28, 2017
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Windows 10: A guide to the updates
What you need to know about each update to Microsoft Windows 10.
August 2, 2017
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Windows 10: DoubleAgent zero-day hijacks Microsoft tool to turn antivirus into malware
Microsoft's Application Verifier tool can be used by attackers to grab control of antivirus software, researchers say.
March 22, 2017
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Windows 10: Everything you need to know
The next Windows 10 update is always around the corner. Get all the latest info here.
July 5, 2017
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Windows 10: Four ways to make your rollout a success
'Don't scrimp on change management', says CIO who is rolling out Windows 10 at law firm Linklaters.
December 12, 2016
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Windows 10: Here's how Microsoft thinks Defender Security Center will make life safer
Microsoft has outlined how its new security app, due in the Creators Update, will bring together all Windows 10 security information and won't prevent you from using third-party antivirus.
January 24, 2017
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Windows 10: Here's why it beats Windows 7 on security, says Microsoft
At the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta the tech giant showcased the new security features in Windows 10 that will help secure firms.
September 26, 2016
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Windows 10: IT wants to manage PCs like phones
Many businesses moving to Windows 10 are managing it differently, with more frequent updates and policies borrowed from mobile
June 12, 2017
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Windows 10: it's a Miracle (That It Works)
When I use any of my Windows 10 machines, it's a miracle they work at all, especially when I consider what is going on under the buggy surface.
March 30, 2017
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Windows 10: Microsoft fixes bug that blocked PCs from the internet
Microsoft has issued a patch to resolve problems caused by a Windows update last week, which had stopped some Windows 10 users getting online.
December 14, 2016
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Windows 10: Microsoft reveals new features to guard against crashes and give firms more control
Latest updates to test builds of the OS showcase improvements heading to Windows 10 in Spring.
October 10, 2016
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Windows 10: ​Microsoft reveals new look for its flagship OS
Microsoft's new Fluent Design System will inform the appearance of Windows apps running on everything from smartphone to desktop to HoloLens.
May 12, 2017
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Windows 10: 'Microsoft should pay compensation for user upgrade woes'
Now Microsoft's pushy Windows 10 upgrade offer is over, a consumer rights group has called on Microsoft to compensate users for the issues it caused.
September 22, 2016
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Windows 10: Microsoft's power slider prototype lets you trade performance for battery life
Microsoft is testing out a new power slider that could eventually optimize hardware to conserve battery life.
January 20, 2017
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Windows 10: Microsoft, nearly finalizing the Fall Creators Update, teases a mixed-reality future
The Fall Creators Update is in the can, and Microsoft's busy with what's next.
August 23, 2017
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Windows 10: new privacy settings still leave users in dark on how Microsoft uses data
Despite Microsoft's efforts to clarify and boost Windows 10 privacy controls, data-protection watchdogs still aren't satisfied.
February 21, 2017
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Windows 10: Now SUSE Linux comes to Windows Store for Insiders
Windows 10 Insiders can now download SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and openSUSE from the Windows Store.
June 26, 2017
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Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build
Redmond's OS needs to be cool for consumers, but its best chances are with business
May 18, 2017
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Windows 10: Two Years and Moving Forward
This past weekend, on July 29, Windows 10 reached a new milestone: Two years ago the first public version of Windows 10 was made available to users on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems as a free upgrade.
July 31, 2017
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Windows 10: Want to try new features before anyone else? You've missed your chance
Window shuts on the chance to skip ahead and get early builds of the next major Windows 10 release following the Fall Creators Update.
August 7, 2017
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Windows 10: what do CIOs really think about it?
Which operating system they are using is no longer a top priority for tech chiefs.
September 26, 2016
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Windows 10's adaptive CShell user interface revealed in images and video
Last week, we reported on how Microsoft's plans for the future of Windows 10 on phones is gradually coming together. A key part of those plans is the company's development of a unified CShell user experience, which can adapt the Windows 10 interface to work across a range of devices with different display sizes and types, eliminating the need for separate shells like Windows 10 Mobile.
June 5, 2017
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Windows 10's big Microsoft Paint refresh: now you get 3D objects, stickers, new tools
Details of a new Windows 10 Paint app have leaked ahead of Microsoft's supposed all-in-one Surface launch later this month.
October 10, 2016
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Windows 10's Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises
It all comes at a price, though: Cortana needs to read your email.
February 9, 2017
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Windows 10's Cortana now makes it easy to list who's naughty or nice
Wunderlist support has been added as well.
November 17, 2016
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Windows 10's data-gathering changes don't satisfy European privacy watchdogs
Regulators want a better explanation from the company than that 'basic' telemetry collects less user data than 'full'.
February 21, 2017
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Windows 10's global growth slowed down dramatically to end 2016
New data shows that while Windows 10 ended 2016 by running on a significant chunk of the world's computers, its global growth slowed significantly in December. as Computer World reports, data from analytics firm Net Applications only gained six-tenths of a percentage point of user share in December, continuing a trend of low growth in recent months.
January 4, 2017
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Windows 10's growth has slowed, but it has overtaken Windows 7 in the UK and USA
End of year report: Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 got the operating system off to a fast start, but growth soon stalled. Future progress will depend on a flat PC market and commercial upgrades that enterprises may put off for another couple of years.
January 1, 2017
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Windows 10's Mail app users start seeing the Focused Inbox organization feature
Some Windows 10 users are starting to see a Focused Inbox feature show up in the Mail app.
February 13, 2017
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Windows 10's My People: Microsoft makes it easy to just wave hello
My People has some real potential as a single point of contact for all of your friends. Right now, it's exclusively Microsoft-centric.
August 28, 2017
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Windows 10's new Dynamic Lock feature locks your PC when you step away
The forthcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 introduces a lot of new features, including something called Dynamic Lock.
January 12, 2017
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Windows 10's new Fluent Design gets a smoother, sleeker look
Microsoft's new design system is slowly taking shape in Windows 10.
July 14, 2017
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Windows 10's new insider program: WIP4Biz lets firms choose what Microsoft should fix next
Microsoft will soon adapt its Windows Insider Program to support IT pros who want to test the latest Windows 10 features in an enterprise environment.
February 15, 2017
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Windows 10's new Paint 3D app drags physical objects into digital worlds
Paint? More like sculpt.
October 26, 2016
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Windows 10's PC worldwide market share rose to nearly 23% in August
Windows 10 was used by 22.99% of all PCs worldwide in August 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's yet another big month-to-month increase compared to 21.13% in July, June's 19.14% and May's 18.43% share for the OS.
September 1, 2016
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Windows 10's power-throttling feature will benefit battery-hungry laptops
Only Insiders get to try it for now, though.
April 18, 2017
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Windows 10's privacy settings will be simpler but more limited with Creators' Update
It's not quite the clear-cut win for consumers that Microsoft is portraying, but at least it's transparent with its decision.
January 10, 2017
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Windows 10's share climbs above 25% after stalling for two months
Return of growth may be due to early migrations by enterprises.
December 2, 2016
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Windows 10's Unified Update Platform is already showing promise with Windows Insiders
It looks like Microsoft's efforts to reduce Windows 10 update sizes are showing solid results for Insiders. In late 2016, Microsoft announced a new Unified Update Platform (UUP) for Windows 10, aimed at substantially reducing update sizes for users. and while it's only been available on PC and Mobile for Insiders to test thus far, an update from Microsoft's Bill Karagounis shows that it's already having a substantial impact on download sizes.
March 3, 2017
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Windows 10's updated Paint app leaks online
While Windows 10 introduced massive changes, some things have remained constant -- such as the bundled Paint app. After years of minor tweaks, Paint is finally in line for a major upgrade.
October 10, 2016
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Windows 10, Azure, drones: this system aims to ensure aircraft landings stay safe
Using Surface 2-in-1s, Microsoft's Azure cloud, and sensor-carrying drones, Madrid-based startup Canard is aiming to help airports maintain trouble-free landings.
February 1, 2017
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Windows adding eye control to boost accessibility
Technology grew out of a 2014 hackathon event.
August 1, 2017
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Windows as a service? Now, there's an argument for Linux
Microsoft wants to control your Windows 10 desktop. now are you ready to try a Linux desktop?
April 12, 2017
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Windows AutoPilot will tap the cloud to help businesses deploy and manage PCs
Microsoft has unveiled Windows AutoPilot, a new way for businesses to deploy and manage new Windows 10 PCs in the workplace. Leveraging a combination of cloud services, Windows AutoPilot is intended to greatly simplify new device deployment by automating portions of the setup process out of the box.
June 29, 2017
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Windows by the numbers: Stubborn Windows 7 unmoved by Microsoft's call to change to 10
Migration watch: In July, Windows 7 remained behind the decline pace of XP
August 2, 2017
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Windows Embedded's future looks rocky
Microsoft's Embedded family of operating systems, tools and services seems to be on its way out; its replacements have limitations.
April 10, 2017
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Windows Hello authentication reportedly quicker in Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update
Microsoft is constantly looking to improve Windows 10 PCs as well as Mobile devices with the Creators Update. this includes adding new features and bringing speed and reliability to the company's OS, among other things.
January 10, 2017
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Windows Ink: how to use Sketch pad
Doodling has never been so much fun
September 20, 2016
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Windows Insiders can no longer sign up to Skip Ahead to Windows 10 Redstone 4 previews
Last week, Microsoft announced a new option for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, enabling them to 'Skip Ahead' from the latest wave of builds, to those from the next Windows 10 development branch.
August 4, 2017
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Windows Insiders will now be able to Skip Ahead to the next development branch
In a post in the Feedback Hub today, Microsoft announced 'Skip Ahead', the ability for Fast ring Insiders to opt into the next development branch of Windows 10, which will eventually be Redstone 4. Previously, Insiders had to wait until a feature update was released before moving on to the next one.
July 25, 2017
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Windows is getting its own built-in book store in the Creators Update
Microsoft fills a gap in its content ecosystem, though it's not obvious why.
January 17, 2017
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Windows Maps now lets Insiders set multiple stops when getting directions
Windows Insiders on the Slow ring are getting early access to a small, but nifty feature in the latest update to the stock Windows Maps app on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. now you can set multiple stops when getting directions, making it easier to plan out a trip in full.
March 16, 2017
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Windows Paint is now officially not getting updated any more
It doesn't appear to have been touched since Windows 7 anyway.
July 24, 2017
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Windows Scoop Fans program offers exclusive perks for Insiders in India
Microsoft has kicked off a new program called Windows Scoop Fans for Windows 10 Insiders in India. According to an email being sent out to Indian Insiders, Windows Scoop Fans will give members access to news on the latest apps and devices, and invitations to Windows fan events.
December 29, 2016
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Windows Server will add the Linux subsystem, join the Insider program
Officially, it's so Linux admin scripts can run on Windows.
May 12, 2017
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Windows Store in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
One goal Microsoft had in developing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was to build a centralized Windows Store that would be accessible on all Windows 10 platforms and they have reached that vision with the upcoming release of the Anniversary Update next week.
July 29, 2016
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Windows switching to differential patching in the Creators Update
Change will bring smaller downloads and quicker checking for updates.
November 3, 2016
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Windows Update is a mess: 3 things Microsoft should do to fix it
Windows Update has never been an ideal solution for maintaining PCs. There are simply too many different hardware and software configurations for it to work perfectly, or be painless. However, Microsoft has made the situation worse.
October 30, 2016
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Windows updates to become more reliable and predictable, with fewer surprise reboots
It'll be easier to stop Windows from rebooting in the middle of something important.
March 1, 2017
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Windows users just got yet another reason to get a Mac
Parallels Desktop 13 offers MacBook Pro Touch Bar support and a host of performance enhancements that make it the go-to solution for running Windows on Mac.
August 23, 2017
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Windows users with Galaxy S8 phones need to download these Android apps
If you're snagging the Samsung Galaxy S8 and are a Windows user, these are the apps to download right away.
April 5, 2017
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Windows, Office, to get synchronized twice yearly releases
New policy officially formalizes the previously informal intentions.
April 20, 2017
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With the 'Get Windows 10' campaign finally over, Microsoft begins cleaning up Windows 7, 8.1
For over a year, Microsoft's "Get Windows 10" promotion was included as part of the updates served to Windows 7 and 8.1. the GWX.exe application didn't consume much memory or cause outright problems, but it had a habit of "suggesting" you update that users often found annoying.
September 22, 2016
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Would you 'upgrade' your PC to Windows 10 S?
There's quite a bit of confusion out there regarding what exactly Windows 10 S is, and the lack of clarity extends to availability and whether or not current Windows users will be able to upgrade to the OS - and if so, how much it will cost.
June 2, 2017
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Write stuff: Microsoft's Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices has leaked
Last month, Microsoft released the Creators Update for Windows 10 Team, the specialized version of the OS developed for its Surface Hub collaboration device. Along with various other new features, Microsoft showed off its Whiteboard app, as part of a range of improvements to the inking experience on the Hub.
June 23, 2017
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Windows 10 - X

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10
Ever since Microsoft released the Surface RT, people have wondered whether the company would build an x86 emulator to allow ARM chips to run x86 Win32 applications. One of the reasons why the Surface RT and Surface 2 tablet families ultimately failed in the market is because they could run so little software.
November 22, 2016
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Xbox Arena is coming to PCs, allowing gamers to create custom tournaments
Microsoft's eSports platform is coming to Windows 10, allowing gamers and eSports companies to create tournaments directly on their PCs.
October 26, 2016
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Windows 10 - Y

Yes, Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop can enroll in the Window Insider Program
The Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S handles the Windows Insider Program just fine
July 12, 2017
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You can ask Microsoft anything about Windows 10's Feedback Hub in a Reddit AMA session today
If you've got an idea for how to make Windows 10 better - or if you've found a problem in the OS that you think needs to be addressed - the Feedback Hub is the place to go. Microsoft uses the app, which is pre-loaded in Windows 10, to collect feedback about every aspect of its operating system, to help guide its development of the OS for future updates.
July 17, 2017
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You can make Windows 10 act like Windows RT with the Creators Update
If Windows RT was known for one thing, it was for being locked to the Windows Store for all your apps and games. this in turn essentially killed Windows RT right out of the gate, as the Windows Store was lacking in apps from top developers.
February 27, 2017
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You can now Preorder Windows 10 Games from Windows Store, Including Xbox play Anywhere Titles
A new feature is now available on the Windows Store.
September 2, 2016
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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free -- here's how
What, you thought that free upgrades to Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016? that might be what Microsoft would like you to think, but actually you can upgrade to the new OS for free as easily now as you could before the 'official' free period ended.
January 10, 2017
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You still can't turn off Windows 10's built-in spyware
Microsoft is reducing the data it collects from your Windows 10 PCs, but what does that really mean? Good question. Microsoft isn't saying.
January 19, 2017
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Your Windows 10 PC may soon lock itself when you walk away
So long, Win + L.
January 11, 2017
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Windows 10 - How To and Tips

3 Tips to help you get the most out of OneDrive in Windows 10
There is no doubt that OneDrive is perhaps the best cloud storage service for a Windows 10 PC. Yes, there are many different cloud storage services out there, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Apple's iCloud, Box, and others. However, if we can move past the placeholder dilemma for some users, you'll see that OneDrive offers the best integration with Windows 10.
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5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks
Dive right into some of Windows 10's coolest new features with these tips for the Start menu, Cortana, virtual desktops and more.
July 28, 2015
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5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs
If Automatic Repair doesn't do the trick to restore a Windows PC to normal startup and runtime behavior, consider other options. These third-party recovery tools shine when the going gets tough.
December 14, 2016
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9 touchpad gestures every Windows 10 user should know
Windows 10 has touchpad gestures that everyone should know. You'll need a precision touchpad to use them all, but experiment to see which ones work on your PC. We'll show you how the gestures look on a Surface Pro 3.
August 12, 2015
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10 powerful, obscure Windows keyboard shortcuts you should know
These Windows keyboard shortcuts will take you beyond the basics.
March 27, 2017
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11 must-know Start menu tricks for Windows 10
Start menu secrets every Windows 10 pro should know
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20 must-know keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10
Windows 10 has a bunch of new features that bring new keyboard shortcuts along with them. Here's a list of the best keyboard shortcuts to know to make your time with Windows 10 more efficient.
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20 tips and tricks that make Windows 10 more tolerable
No matter who you are and where you stand on the raging Windows 10 issues, I bet there are some things you love about your new operating system, along with other things you wish were better, had stayed the same, or simply went away.
November 21, 2016
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21 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts
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September 29, 2016
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Activate God Mode on Windows 10
God Mode is the term used to describe this easily activated folder that contains links to all of the settings on a Windows system.
August 3, 2015
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Balance efficiency and performance with Windows 10 Power Options
The new Battery Saver feature goes a long way toward helping you extend battery life on your Windows 10 mobile device. see how Power Options can take you even further.
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Block the Windows 10 upgrade using these steps from Microsoft
There is no doubt that one of the biggest discussions that has happened about Windows 10 here at the SuperSite for Windows is the automatic upgrade prompts and downloads.
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Can't find a Windows 10 feature? Ask Cortana for help
Microsoft has rearranged the furniture in Windows 10. to find what you need, turn to the operating system's digital personal assistant.
August 4, 2015
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Cheat sheet! Microsoft releases printable Windows 10 key shortcut list
How well do you know your Windows key shortcuts in Windows 10? If you need a cheat sheet, Microsoft has just published one that you can download and print.
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Clean up after a Windows 10 upgrade and regain loads of disk space
Windows 10 itself has moderate hard drive requirements -- around 16 GB for the 32-bit OS, and 20 GB for 64-bit version -- but the upgrade process can leave behind loads of temporary files that can really impact on your free space.
August 4, 2015
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Clean out junk files in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
Free up gigabytes of space on your desktop, laptop, or tablet, without special tools.
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Colorize the Windows 10 inactive title bar with this handy HTA
You can customize the color of the active title bar in Windows 10, but you have to hack the registry to colorize the inactive title bar--unless you take advantage of this easy-to-use HTML app.
July 29, 2016
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Combining Windows 10 features with Unity games in your own plugin
In case you're curious how to add Universal Windows Platform functionalities that isn't already covered with Unity APIs or with existing plugins - here is how you can write your own plugins targeting UWP.
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Dual-booting Linux with Windows: what you need to know
Windows 10 or Linux Mint? you can have it both ways, but there are a few tricks for doing it right.
August 3, 2015
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FAQ: Enterprises face another Windows 10 upgrade
Get the answers to scheduling and serving questions for 'Creators Update'
April 11, 2017
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FAQ: how to manage Windows 10 updates
If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a Service," rewrites almost all the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know.
February 3, 2017
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FAQ: how to skip a Windows 10 upgrade
Enterprises can blow by an upgrade ... if they're willing to hotfoot it to the next version
April 27, 2017
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Five powerful Windows command-line tricks
I've updated my Control Panel alternative nuePanel with five powerful new troubleshooting commands covering file monitoring, disk checking, DNS servers, filter drivers and keyboard testing.
December 23, 2016
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Fix for Logitech Brio Webcam not Working After Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update
Yesterday, when I upgraded my podcasting machine to the newly released Windows 10 Creators Update, everything seemed to go just fine until it was time to logon using Windows Hello and the Logitech Brio webcam.
April 6, 2017
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Fix for not seeing all possible apps in Lock Screen options on Windows 10
In Windows 10, just like its predecessor Windows 8/8.1, statuses from different apps can be displayed on the Lock Screen. this feature allows you to quickly glance at the Lock Screen and see notifications relating to received emails, calendar events, the weather and other items as you are logging in. a type of heads up on where you might want to go when you first log into the OS.
August 5, 2015
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Fix these Windows 10 Horrors: Readers turn their guns on Redmond
Readership turns to Microsoft as one and asks 'what are you DOING?'
July 29, 2015
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Fix Windows 10 problems with these troubleshooting tools from Microsoft
Upgrading to Windows 10 from either Windows 7 or 8.1 should go smoothly and be relatively painless afterwards, but we know from the enduring popularity of features such as how to fix Windows 10's worst problems that it often isn't the case.
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Free up over 20GB of hard drive space in Windows 10 by cleaning up after the Creators Update
Microsoft has just released its biggest update to Windows 10 yet. the Creators Update introduces lots of new features and general improvements, including new privacy and security options, Paint 3D, Night Light, Game Mode, Dynamic Lock, and more.
April 11, 2017
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Get rid of ads in your Windows 10 Start menu
Windows 10 occasionally sneaks unwanted app "suggestions" into your Start menu.
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Get your public transport directions with Maps on Windows 10
Not everyone drives and it's not always straight forward to figure out how to get where you're going on public transportation, either. with Maps in Windows 10 you needn't worry. In a matter of moments you can bring up a route detailing which lines to get and where to change.
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Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix
If you are having trouble syncing your Apple device -- don't worry, we don't judge -- after the Windows 10 update, don't worry. with just a few clicks you will be back up and running, and able to sync your device with your computer again.
July 30, 2015
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Getting Windows Media Center to Work with Windows 10
One of the big complaints for those moving to Windows 10 is the lack of support for Windows Media Center (WMC). WMC isn't widely used, but for those that do use it, it's become a valuable staple for watching and recording TV, playing DVDs, and providing an organized experience for managing media.
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Getting your Devices Ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update
In the next two to three weeks Microsoft will be making the third major feature update for Windows 10, the Creators Update, generally available to users on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
March 22, 2017
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Hands On: Customizing Themes in the Windows 10 Creators Update
 
June 26, 2017
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Here is how to install Media Center on Windows 10
Windows Media Center hack now available to run on Windows 10!
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Here's how to get the new Microsoft Paint Preview app for Windows 10
Here is our new quick how-to guide on installing the new Paint Preview app for Windows 10
October 10, 2016
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Here's how to upgrade to Windows 10
Ready to move on up to Windows 10? Here are all the steps you need for success.
July 28, 2015
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Here's how you stream Xbox One games on Windows 10
Microsoft has made much ado about Windows 10's support for streaming Xbox One games to your PC, but how do you actually do it? There's a good chance that you can figure it out if you're reading this, but Microsoft has helpfully posted a full walkthrough in case you or your friends need some help.
July 28, 2015
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Here's what's been fixed and what's broken in Windows 10 Insider build 14942
Microsoft has just released Windows 10 Insider build 14942 for PC, and with it comes a whole host of new fixes and improvements. of course, alongside general fixes all around, build 14942 also contains a known issue to be aware of.
October 7, 2016
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Here's what's new in Windows 10 PC preview build 14942 for Insiders
Microsoft has released a list of all the new features in the Windows 10 PC preview build 14942 that's currently rolling out to Insiders on the Fast ring.
October 7, 2016
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How and why to use Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer
We're rapidly moving from a wired to a wireless area very quickly as more people are switching to mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets, and phones, and moving away from traditional computers.
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How to access Control Panel via File Explorer in Windows 10
Here's a handy tip to let you quickly access Control Panel via File Explorer.
May 17, 2017
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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu
Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.
November 1, 2016
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How to add any website to Windows 10's Start menu
Wouldn't you love to have those key sites available to you on the Windows 10 Start menu? Here's how to do that.
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How to add 'Open command window here' back to context menu on Windows 10
You can bring back the option to launch Command Prompt from the right-click context menu on Windows 10, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.
May 25, 2017
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How to add or delete a payment method from the Store in Windows 10
While there are several free apps and games at the Windows Store, eventually you're going to want to buy something. When you buy an app, game, movie, music, or TV show from the Windows Store, you'll need to add a payment method to your account. We'll show you how.
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How to add tabs to File Explorer in Windows
The Clover 3 extension adds tabs to File Explorer in Windows to make file management easier.
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How to add wallpaper to the Windows 10 Mail app
In our continuation of beginners tips, we are going with an easy one that new users may not know about but is pretty neat.
August 5, 2015
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How to adjust Mail App Sync Settings on Windows 10
Windows 10 has a built in Mail App that allows you to connect to any email accounts you have on services such as Outlook.com, Exchange, Office 365, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, POP3 and IMAP accounts.
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How to assign permanent letters to drives in Windows
You can manually assign permanent drive letters in Windows 10. this guide shows you how.
March 10, 2017
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How to auto-hide the taskbar in Windows 10
We recently showed you how to optimize your screen's real estate by using Task View and other multitasking tips for Windows 10. we have another tip that's especially handy if you have a smaller screen. We'll show you how to automatically hide the taskbar.
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How to autoload your favorite programs in Windows 10
Make sure your browser, word processor, or go-to utility is ready when you are.
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How to automatically display the touch keyboard in Windows 10 desktop mode
Continuum is a awesome feature for Windows 10 that lets you change between desktop mode and tablet mode. you can use a keyboard and mouse when you choose, or you can optimize your screen for a great touch experience. However, I notice that I prefer to stay in desktop mode even when I don't have the Type cover attached to the Surface 3.
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How to automatically free up disk space in Windows 10 Creators Update
Over time your hard drive can get clogged up with leftover junk, including temporary files, cookies, cached internet data and file fragments. you can remove this clutter manually, use a tool like CCleaner, or make use of the built-in Windows Disk Clean-up tool.
January 20, 2017
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How to banish the Windows 10 upgrade prompts in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Are you a Windows 7 or 8.1 user tired of seeing Microsoft's incessant taskbar pop-ups prompting you to upgrade to Windows 10? Here's how to banish them forever.
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How to block access to Windows 10's Registry
It can be dangerous to mess with Windows 10's Registry. In this guide, we detail the steps to restrict users from accessing and editing the Registry database.
March 15, 2017
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How to block non-Store apps in the Windows 10 Creators Update
You can allow users to only use apps from the Store on the Windows 10 Creators Update, and in this guide, we show you how to do it.
April 19, 2017
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How to block Windows 10 upgrades on your business network (and at home, too)
Microsoft's aggressive upgrade campaign for Windows 10 rubs some people the wrong way. Here's how to say no to the new version in 30 seconds or less, without installing third-party software. UPDATED 11-Jan-2016
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How to block Windows 10 upgrades on your business network (and at home, too)
Microsoft's aggressive upgrade campaign for Windows 10 rubs some people the wrong way. Here's how to say no to the new version in 30 seconds or less, without installing third-party software.
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How to boot into Windows 10's Safe Mode
Sometimes you have to boot into Windows' stripped-down Safe Mode. But with Windows 10, that gets complicated.
August 7, 2017
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How to boot into Windows 10's Tablet Mode every time you start your PC
Windows 8's full-screen Start screen was one of the most contentious parts of the operating system, ditching the tried and true desktop Start menu in favor of something more mobile-friendly--and alien to longtime PC users. Windows 10 walked back Windows 8's sins by reintroducing the Start menu and cramming Windows Store apps into proper desktops windows, but not everyone will appreciate the change.
August 10, 2015
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How to bring back the old User Account Control prompt on Windows 10
If you don't like the new User Account Control prompt on Windows 10, here's how you can bring the old style back.
September 22, 2016
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How to buy and read e-books in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do I buy and read e-books with Books in Windows Store?
April 6, 2017
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How to bypass or disable Microsoft Edge's SmartScreen Filter
If Microsoft Edge won't let you download a file you know is fine, use this guide to bypass the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10.
February 3, 2017
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How to change date and time formats on Windows 10
Not everybody needs to see time and dates the same way – if the Windows 10 default for the Taskbar doesn't do it for you, here's how to change it.
December 30, 2016
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How to change priority of notifications in Windows 10
How do I change which notification pop up in action center?
December 30, 2016
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How to change the 'Hey, Cortana' wake word in Windows 10
Microsoft doesn't let you personalize Cortana's wake word, but this third-party program does.
January 19, 2017
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How to change the look of Windows 10's desktop with native settings or Aero Glass
Adjust color schemes and backgrounds easily with these tools.
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How to change the PIN in Windows 10
You can use a PIN code in Windows 10 to sign-in to your PC, Store, and other services. If, for some reason, you need to change your PIN, it is really simple. We'll show you how. Follow these simple steps.
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How to change the registered owner and organization info on Windows 10
Here are the steps to have Windows 10 show the correct registered owner and organization information on your computer.
December 29, 2016
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How to change which folders appear in the Windows 10 Start Menu
The Start Menu coming back with Windows 10 is a big deal for a lot of people. There are a few things you can do to customize your experience, one of which is adding or removing which folders are displayed in there. by default you'll get "File Explorer" and "Settings," but there's more than that on offer.
August 10, 2015
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How to change Windows 10's default apps
Not feeling the love for Windows 10's default apps for music playback, web browsing, and so on? you can change them without breaking a sweat.
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How to change Windows Defender Antivirus cloud-protection level on Windows 10
You can use a stronger protection level with Windows Defender Antivirus, and in this guide, we'll tell you how to do it on the Windows 10 Creators Update.
May 25, 2017
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How to Change Windows Update Settings in Windows 10
We've taken the time to explore Windows Update settings in Microsoft's latest operating system to help you decide whether to leave Windows 10 Update settings as they are or customize them to best suit your needs.
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How to change your account password in Windows 10
The default method to sign in to your Windows 10 PC is with your Microsoft Account password. But did you know you can change the password to your account inside Windows 10 without ever going near a web browser?
August 10, 2015
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How to change your computer name in Windows 10
Don't like the randomly generated name Windows 10 gives your PC after a clean install? Here's how to change it.
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How to change your default save locations on Windows 10
Having the ability to store your personal documents, pictures, videos and music on a separate hard drive on a computer is a very useful feature in Windows. Hard drives have dropped in price significantly over the last several years and so it makes for an inexpensive upgrade in the long run.
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How to change your Quick Action buttons in Windows 10
Quick Actions are a set of buttons which let you quickly open things or switch settings on or off in Windows 10. you can see the Quick Action buttons at the bottom of Action Center, which appears when you swipe in from the right edge of the screen.
August 6, 2015
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How to change your Windows 10 wallpaper
With Windows 10 now on the market being sold in new PCs, offered through a free upgrade or even those Mac users trying it for the first time we are covering the basics. Sure, you may be a pro but everyone has to start somewhere!
August 3, 2015
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How to change your Windows Store region settings
It's possible to change the Windows Store region settings to enable you to keep shopping in one Store region when you travel or if you move to another country. Here's how.
March 22, 2017
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How to check the amount of free space on your hard disk with Windows 10
With Windows 10 being new on the market, we are covering the basics. Sure, you may be an expert already, but everyone has to start somewhere!
August 10, 2015
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How to check the weather anywhere with Cortana on Windows 10
Cortana, your personal assistant on Windows 10, can help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat with you, tell jokes, and more. One of its awesome features lets you check the weather anywhere.
August 10, 2015
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How to check your computer's full specifications on Windows 10
When you need to know more details about your computer configuration, use this guide to get a complete overview of your system information on Windows 10.
December 2, 2016
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How to Clean Install Windows 10 Using USB Flash Drive Or DVD
The simplest way to install Windows 10 OS on your laptop, tablet, or other PC is to upgrade your existing Windows 7 or 8.1 using an upgrade process via Windows Update service.
August 3, 2015
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How to clean install Windows the right way
Performing a Windows reinstall can make your PC feel like new, but you'll want to do some prep work first to avoid losing precious data and software.
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How to clear the 'SoftwareDistribution' folder on Windows 10 and make updates happen again
If Windows Update isn't working, it could be caused by a problem with the SoftwareDistribution folder, and here we'll show you how to fix it.
March 16, 2017
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How to close an app in Tablet Mode on Windows 10
It's a simple thing you want to do, but it's not necessarily immediately obvious. you just want to close that fullscreen app in Tablet Mode on your Windows 10 device. In this beginners guide we'll show you how to do it whether you're on a tablet or on a PC that you're using in tablet mode.
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How to configure network discovery on Windows 10
You can make your computer visible or invisible on a local network, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it on Windows 10.
June 26, 2017
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How to configure the System Restore feature in Windows 10
We can safely customize many features and options in Windows without having to worry about if the next time you boot your computer will start correctly. Then there are those times when you need to modify the operating system in such a way that if you don't do it correctly, you might end up with serious problems. These problems could include not being able to boot, system stability problems, and many other issues.
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How to configure time restrictions to a local account on Windows 10
If you share your computer with multiple people, you can use this guide to set time restrictions to their accounts using Command Prompt on Windows 10.
October 28, 2016
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How to connect and set up multiple monitors in Windows 10
When a single monitor just isn't enough for your workflow, you'll need to look at adding a second to increase the amount of real estate available at any given time. We'll be taking a look at how you can set up and configure multiple displays in Windows 10.
September 2, 2016
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How to convert an MBR disk to GPT and move from BIOS to UEFI on Windows 10
Using the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can make your PC more secure and a bit faster if you're still using the legacy basic input/output system (BIOS). In this guide, we show you how to switch.
May 19, 2017
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How to create a bootable Windows 10 Creators Update USB drive
Microsoft has officially launched the much awaited Windows 10 Creators Update. the latest release brings lots of exciting new features and improvements that make the operating system much more powerful and refined. And, naturally, many of you will want to create a bootable USB drive to perform a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update on your PC.
April 11, 2017
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How to create a local account in Windows 10
Windows 10 doesn't make it easy or obvious to create a secondary local account, but all it really takes is looking for the fine print.
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How to create a shortcut to Windows Update in Windows 10
Where do I find Windows Update in Windows 10?
December 29, 2016
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How to create a single-column Start menu in the Windows 10 Creators Update
There's a new setting in the Creators Update that lets you simplify the Start menu.
April 21, 2017
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How to Create a Windows 10 Password Reset Disk
Have you ever had a fear of not remembering your Windows account password? you don't have to worry if you're willing to plan ahead. In this article, we take a look at one method you can use to reset your Windows 10 password.
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How to create a Windows 10 recovery USB drive
Everything you need to know about this vital tool.
July 11, 2017
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How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be
Safeguard everything on your hard drive with this guide.
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How to create and restore an image backup in Windows 10
Learn to make an image backup of your entire drive in case disaster strikes.
January 23, 2017
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How to create Groove playlists on your Sonos system
We've shown you how to get up and running with a new Sonos system with Windows 10 and how to get your Groove on and get set up with Microsoft's streaming service. So, you're enjoying your tunes now in potentially every room of the house. But did you also know you can create new Groove playlists from within the Sonos app?
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How to create live folders, hide the Start menu app list in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do I use the new Start menu in Windows 10 Creators Update?
April 10, 2017
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How to create living images with the Photos app in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do I use Windows Ink in the Photos app?
April 20, 2017
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How to create reminders using Cortana on Windows 10
Start being more productive and let Cortana handle your reminders, so you don't miss any important events anymore. Here's how to use Cortana on Windows 10 to create reminders.
September 1, 2016
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How to Create Shortcut Icons on Desktop In Windows 10 (Including Modern / Metro Apps)
There are many great tutorials on how to do various things in Microsoft's latest Windows 10 operating system. However, one topic remained still pretty much uncovered: how to create shortcuts to programs, files, and folders on Desktop in Windows 10.
July 29, 2015
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How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches
These tips and tricks can help you overcome Windows 10's niggling hassles.
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How to customize AutoPlay defaults on Windows 10
The AutoPlay feature on Windows is handy because it allows you to begin using a removable disk (External HD/SSD, CD or DVD) or a memory card right after you insert them into your system. the feature is based on the fact that we are inserting the disk or memory card to access content on it so one step is saved by opening that disk or memory card up for you.
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How to customize privacy settings in Edge for Windows 10
What are my privacy options in Edge for Windows 10?
January 10, 2017
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How to Customize the File Explorer Interface in Windows 10
File Explorer (formerly known as Windows Explorer) is your way into your PC--whether you're looking for settings, files or peripherals, this is often where you'll be starting your search (it's pinned to the taskbar for a reason). Windows 10 brings a new look to the File Explorer interface, and here's how to tweak it to be just right.
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How to customize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu
Hate those "Most used" and "Recently added" sections of the Windows 10 Start menu? Here's how to get rid of them and add items that are actually useful.
August 11, 2015
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How to customize the mouse experience on Windows 10
Is the mouse pointer too small? Or is it slow or too fast as you move it around? Then use this guide to customize the mouse experience on Windows 10.
January 4, 2017
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How to customize the startup color of Windows 10 Store apps
You can further customize your app experience by personalizing their startup color on Windows 10. Here's how.
September 22, 2016
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How to customize Windows 10 colors
Microsoft has hidden the Windows 10 color mixer; here's how to find it!
October 28, 2016
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How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu
Hooray, Windows 10 has a Start menu. It may not be the Start menu you were hoping for (Windows 7 users I'm looking at you), but it's there, and easily customized.
July 28, 2015
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How to customize your Windows 10 notifications
The Action Center in Windows 10 lets you keep track of all your notifications from various apps. as you install more applications, you'll want to customize your notifications so that you don't get overwhelmed.
August 11, 2015
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How to customize Windows File Explorer's details view
You spend a lot of time diving into the file system on a PC. Getting File Explorer organized just the way you like it is quick, easy, and worth it.
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How to decide: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?
Buying a new PC -- or building one? Upgrading from Windows 8.1 or an earlier OS? David Gewirtz walks you through all the possibilities, so you're armed with the best decision-making strategy for your needs.
July 20, 2015
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How to defer future updates in the Windows 10 Creators Update
The Creators Update makes it much easier to delay feature and security updates than previous versions of Windows 10.
April 18, 2017
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How to defer Windows 10 updates
Windows 10 forces updates on home users, but Windows 10 Pro users can slow down feature upgrades if they want.
November 29, 2016
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How to delay the Windows 10 Creators Update (and why you might want to)
The Windows 10 Creators Update is here, but if you want to avoid early adopter problems, these are the steps to delay the update.
April 12, 2017
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How to delete Microsoft's unwanted Windows 10 download files
Yesterday, we discussed how Microsoft now downloads Windows 10 to local devices whether users have chosen to do so or not. Here, we'll walk you through the process of reclaiming that space. the surest way to tell if you've been affected by the stealth download is to navigate to your C:\Windows directory. Once there, you'll want to configure Explorer to show hidden files and folders.
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How to delete old Windows install files and free up drive space
How do you get rid of old Windows installations?
April 26, 2017
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How to delete the windows.old folder clogging up your drive
It's a huge folder that appears after your Windows 10 upgrade, you can remove it, but do so carefully.
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How to determine if a PC has a clean or upgrade installation of Windows 10
Have you ever wondered if you're running an upgrade or clean install of Windows 10? In this guide, we'll show you how to tell.
July 13, 2017
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How to disable ads in File Explorer in Windows 10
Microsoft has used Windows 10 as a vehicle for advertising in a variety of ways over the months since its launch. We've seen ads in the Start menu, via taskbar popups and on the Lock screen; now you can find them in File Explorer.
March 8, 2017
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How to disable Action Center in Windows 10
If you don't feel that Action Center is a must-have feature in Windows 10, in this new guide, we show you how easy is to disable it.
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How to disable all of Microsoft's ads in Windows 10 Creators Update
Pretty much since the launch of Windows 10 there have been complaints about ads and usage tracking in various forms. you might think that Microsoft would listen to complaints and consider removing ads from its operating system, but in fact more and more have been added.
April 10, 2017
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How to disable auto-correct and highlighted misspelled words in Windows 10
Windows 10 is the new operating system from Microsoft that brings Cortana to the desktop, universal apps, and a super easy to use Settings app to find and configure different options in the operating system, and many other features. Like in Windows 8.x, the new version of the operating system includes an automatic spell checker that will autocorrect and highlight misspelled words in apps designed to take advantage of the functionality.
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How to disable Bing Search from Windows 10's Start menu
The Windows 10 Search box next to the Start button lets you search through Windows and the web. Type in a query, and the results will appear in your default browser. the first time you do this you'll see it's Bing producing the results.
July 28, 2015
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How to disable Bing web results in Windows 10's search
The sassy, yet smart Cortana digital assistant is easily one of Windows 10's standout features, but the operating system's search function (which Cortana controls) behaves in an incredibly annoying way by default.
August 11, 2015
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How to Disable Cortana In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a highly anticipated one. the update gives you many new features as well as bug fixes that users have long waited for. Plus there is additional support for Cortana, the digital assistant you get with Windows 10. But what if you do not want Cortana for some irrational reason? you can disable Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
July 29, 2016
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How to disable Microsoft Edge's 'First Run' welcome page in Windows 10
You can stop Microsoft Edge from showing a welcome page when you launch the browser for the first time or after feature updates. Here's how.
June 2, 2017
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How to disable notifications while presenting on Windows 10
Are notifications keep interrupting at the wrong time? Use this guide to configure Windows 10 to stop notifications while in the middle of a presentation.
February 9, 2017
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How to disable Taskbar thumbnail preview on Windows 10
When app thumbnail previews get in the way, use this guide to disable the functionality in the Taskbar on Windows 10.
November 22, 2016
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How to disable the Password Reveal button on the Sign-in screen on Windows 10
Make your sign-in experience more secure by disabling the Password Reveal button on the Sign-in screen on Windows 10.
October 12, 2016
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How to Disable the Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt
Microsoft's Windows 10 is out, and even though it's free for a short time, not all of us are ready to upgrade. If you let Windows install updates automatically, you're probably getting a prompt to upgrade to Windows 10 in your taskbar. this article shows you how to remove that prompt.
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How to disable touchpad when mouse is connected on Windows 10
Windows 10 can disable your touchpad automatically when connecting a mouse, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.
July 3, 2017
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How to disable Windows 10's Action Center
The Action Center in Windows 10 is a pretty handy addition. It displays past notifications from apps and your system -- if you miss a message from Windows when it pops up you can find out what it said in the Action Center.
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How to disable Windows 10's 'Fast User Switching' feature
You can remove the option of quickly switching user accounts on Windows 10. Here's why you might want to, and how to do it.
June 2, 2017
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How to disable Windows 10's 'USB selective suspend' setting
When a USB device is not working correctly with your Windows 10 PC, you can try disabling the "USB selective suspend" feature to fix the problem. Here's how.
June 13, 2017
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How to disable Windows 10's window animations to speed up responsiveness
As with many previous versions of Windows, Microsoft infused Windows 10 with a ton of animations to give it a smoother, more user-friendly feel. it's a nice touch... unless you're running an older machine, especially one rocking a spinning hard drive. for those PCs, waiting for an animation to complete adds a few annoying seconds to your Windows experience that don't need to be there.
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How to display last sign-in information during logon on Windows 10
Keep tabs of successful and unsuccessful sign-in interactions by displaying the previous sign-in information during logon on Windows 10.
November 16, 2016
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How to ditch Microsoft Edge as your default PDF reader on Windows 10
Does Microsoft Edge keep opening your PDF files even when you've installed another PDF application? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to fix this issue.
May 30, 2017
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How to do a clean install of Windows 10 (from Windows 7 and 8)
Using your free Windows 10 upgrade key to do a clean install is trickier than expected.
July 29, 2015
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How to do a clean install of Windows 10 the easy way -- no upgrade required
If you want to upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Microsoft's new operating system you can do so through the Get Windows 10 App which appears in your system tray, or by using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
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How to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7
Windows 10 is having a great jump start, in only three weeks, after the operating system released to the public millions of users have already upgraded. Perhaps some of the reasons why people are quickly upgrading is because Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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How to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1
Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29th, and since launch there have been over 50 million installs of the operating system. and there are good reasons. the software giant is betting on Windows 10 to be one of the best operating systems you want to use.
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How to download and install Windows 10 S
Windows 10 S is a special locked down version of Microsoft's new operating system. It's aimed primarily at those in education, and can only run apps from the Windows Store, which offers security benefits, including protection from ransomware.
August 1, 2017
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How to download Windows 10 Insider builds as quickly as possible
It's possible to tweak the settings on Windows 10 to speed up the download process of new Windows Insider preview builds. Here's how.
August 23, 2017
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How to download Windows Store apps with a local account
Microsoft didn't want you to use the Windows Store without signing in with a Microsoft Account. that no longer appears to be the case.
November 29, 2016
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How to enable Windows Sonic virtual surround sound in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Hear, hear.
April 18, 2017
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How to edit image metadata on Windows 10
You can add, remove, or completely strip metadata from pictures, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.
January 10, 2017
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How to edit the custom spell check dictionary on Windows 10
Did you add the wrong word to the dictionary? No worries, in this guide, we'll tell you the steps to remove or add new words to the custom dictionary on Windows 10.
July 24, 2017
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How to edit the Registry using Command Prompt on Windows 10
Did you know that you can use Command Prompt to edit the Registry? In this guide, we'll teach you to use the reg.exe tool to modify the Registry on Windows 10.
December 1, 2016
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How to empty the Recycle Bin automatically on schedule on Windows 10
If you keep forgetting to empty the Recycle Bin on Windows 10, then use this guide to delete your computer's trash on a schedule automatically.
October 11, 2016
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How to enlarge display text in Windows
A high-resolution screen can result in very tiny text--sometimes too tiny to read easily. Here's how to fix that.
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How to enable pop-up email notifications for Windows 10's Mail app
The built-in Mail app for Windows 10 isn't the most full-featured email client you can find, but it's a nice, light alternative to a web client. One thing you may be wondering, however, is why you aren't seeing pop-up Action Center notifications when you receive new emails.
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How to enable the Dark Mode in Windows 10's Films & TV app
Windows 10 is still very much a work in progress, as are the apps that come as part of it. the November Update (aka Theshold 2) introduced some cosmetic changes throughout, and there have been other changes made in the many other updates.
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How to enable the Dark Theme for Windows 10
Windows 10 by default uses a lot of white for the backgrounds of system apps. this look, of course, is quite normal, but some users may want an even darker version of the OS. not the evil kind, but the theme kind.
August 5, 2015
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How to enable the legendary 'God Mode' in Windows 10 for all the settings
If you are a long-time Windows user, you may remember a trick to enable 'God Mode'. It may sound epic depending on your expectations, but the easiest way to describe the feature is that it gives access to all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder.
August 7, 2015
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How to enable wallpaper Slideshow in Windows 10 and make it work on battery too
We have already written a near volume on how to customize Windows 10 for the PC and laptop (link at the end). One of those is Slideshow, something I have never used until now. the concept is very straightforward. Create a folder of your favorite wallpaper and let the OS change them every X minutes. It is a fun way to keep your desktop looking fresh and even better if you just can't decide which wallpaper you like.
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How to enable Windows 10's 'Hey Cortana' voice commands
Hey Cortana, tell me a joke.
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How to enable Windows Spotlight in Windows 10
Microsoft's search engine Bing comes baked into Windows 10 in several ways. it's the default search choice in Edge and Cortana, and you can even use its image of the day as the wallpaper for your lock screen via the Windows Spotlight feature.
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How to enable write protection for USB devices on Windows 10
As an additional security layer, you can use this guide to enable write protection on Windows 10 to prevent users from copying data to a USB drive.
November 10, 2016
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How to enter Windows 10's Safe Mode
Sometimes, whether you like it or not, you have to boot into Windows' stripped-down Safe Mode. But with Windows 10, that gets complicated.
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How to find (and copy) your Windows product key
There are all sorts of reasons why you might need to locate your Windows product key. Perhaps you're thinking of upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 (doing so is still free, despite what Microsoft has said), or you might want to perform a clean install.
February 22, 2017
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How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Windows 10 PC
There is a simple way to show a Wi-Fi password in Windows 10–just head over to Wireless Properties.
November 22, 2016
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How to find the wallpapers and lock screen images in Windows 10
I quite like the look of Windows 10, and the images that come with it, but like all previous versions of Microsoft's operating system it's easily customizable.
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How to find the Windows 10 Creators Update's hidden desktop themes
The Windows Store has nearly 175 desktop themes for you to peruse, but don't start by opening the Store to find them.
April 27, 2017
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How to find the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8/ 10
First appearing back in Windows Vista, the Windows Experience Index is a performance rating covering your CPU, RAM, disk, 2D and 3D graphics.
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How to fix a broken Windows 10 Start menu
If you're having problems getting the Windows 10 Start menu to open, or it's just not working as it should, you're not alone. Quite a few people have encountered issues following upgrading to the new OS, or updating to a new build.
October 13, 2016
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How to fix black screen problem on Windows 10
When your PC is experiencing a black screen, use this guide to troubleshoot and fix this issue on Windows 10.
January 20, 2017
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How to fix OneDrive file system issue on Windows 10
If you're unable to set up OneDrive in a different location, it's likely that the drive is using an unsupported file system, and here are the steps to get around this problem.
August 7, 2017
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How to fix taskbar search problems in Windows 10
How do you fix taskbar search when it's not working in Windows 10?
June 28, 2017
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How to fix Windows 10 'network resource unavailable' errors
If you're installing software on Windows 10, you could encounter an issue with network resources being unavailable for access. Here's how to fix the problem.
March 1, 2017
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How to fix Windows 10 not detecting your Oculus Rift
My Windows 10 PC won't detect my Oculus Rift or sensors. What do I do?
June 2, 2017
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How to fix Windows 10's blurry font problem
If you change the DPI scaling to make text, apps and other items easier to read on your Windows device, you may have encountered the problem of blurry fonts in Windows 10.
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How to fix Windows 10's worst problems -- Part 2
Let's be honest here, Windows 10 was released a little prematurely. There are inconsistencies throughout, Microsoft Edge is an unfinished mess, and then there are the bugs...
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How to fix Windows Spotlight Lock screen errors
Is Windows Spotlight broken or stuck on the same image? If so, this guide details the steps to fix the issue.
March 30, 2017
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How to flush Live Tile notifications during shutdown on Windows 10
When Live Tile notifications become overwhelming, you can use this guide to clear their content as you exit Windows 10 for a less noisy experience.
November 11, 2016
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How to force Cortana to use Google instead of Bing in Windows 10
Microsoft is pushing Bing heavily in its new operating system. Bing is the default search engine in Microsoft Edge, and while you can change this to Google (or any other choice), the process of doing so is far from intuitive -- you can't simply pick "Google" from a list of options.
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How to force Windows 10 to set apps as default
Is Settings not letting you set apps as default? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to get around this problem on Windows 10.
December 27, 2016
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How to free up disk space via Settings in Windows 10 Creators Update
If you want to free up disk space in Windows 10, you can use the Disk Cleanup tool, or a third-party program like CCleaner.
April 25, 2017
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How to free up storage space automatically with Storage Sense in the Creators Update
The Storage Sense feature in the Creators Update automatically dumps the contents of your Recycle bin and temporary folders.
April 13, 2017
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How to get an animated desktop in Windows 10 with DeskScapes 8
Microsoft's Windows 10 offers users many ways to customize the OS. Indeed, we have a rather large article detailing all the methods by which you can make Windows 10 yours. One throwback style has an animated desktop.
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How to get back online after a Windows 10 update breaks your internet access
Unable to connect to the internet after installing an update? In this guide, we'll show you a number of things you can do to fix this issue on Windows 10.
December 14, 2016
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How to get the classic Windows Solitaire game on Windows 10
Do you miss the classic Solitaire game that used to ship with Windows? In this guide, we show you how to bring Windows XP's Solitaire back to Windows 10.
June 9, 2017
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How to get free help from Microsoft on Windows 10 and more
With the launch of the new version of Windows, Microsoft offers a variety of support options, both online and in-store ... some of which are free.
August 4, 2015
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How to Get Minecraft's Windows 10 Edition beta for Free
Non-existing PC players can purchase the Windows 10 Edition beta for $10.
July 28, 2015
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How to get rid of app shortcut arrows on the Windows 10 desktop
We all have pet peeves. some are rational, others may appear irrational to others. I am not sure where this registry trick falls into, but shortcut arrows on the desktop drive me crazy. There is just something about making an otherwise nice desktop icon busier with those arrow overlays.
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How to get Windows 10 for free or otherwise
Today is the day Microsoft has launched Windows 10 in 190 countries, and now begins the major push to get everyone upgrading, buying, and using the replacement for Windows 8.1, which happens to be the last-ever major version release of Microsoft's operating system.
July 28, 2015
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How to get your Google play Music library into Groove on Windows 10
If you're using Windows 10 and want to have all of your music in one place, the Groove music app is a good place to be. We've covered how to get your music out of iTunes and into Groove, but what about if you're using Google play Music?
July 24, 2015
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How to get your Yahoo email, contacts and calendars using Outlook.com
Are you still using Yahoo Mail, but you don't like its web experience? In this guide, we detail the steps to manage your Yahoo Mail account using Outlook.com.
June 19, 2017
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How to have the Windows XP-style Quick Launch bar in Windows 10
There's no shame in liking the classics.
September 2, 2016
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How to hide Control Panel settings on Windows 10
You can stop users from changing certain settings on Control Panel, and in this guide we'll show you how to do it on Windows 10.
June 15, 2017
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How to Improve Handwriting Recognition in Windows 10
Over the weekend while I was poking around Windows 10 Build 15014, which was released to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring last week, I noticed that one tool has been moved from the depths of the legacy Control Panel Language settings to right in the middle of the Pen and Windows Ink settings in Windows 10.
January 23, 2017
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How to incorporate keyboard shortcuts into your workflow
Keyboard shortcuts should be on every computer user's short list of skills to acquire. Here's a look at how you can use them on an average day.
December 27, 2016
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How to import iTunes playlists into Groove Music in Windows 10
If you've upgraded to Windows 10 you'll likely have discovered an app called Groove Music. this is the new name for Xbox Music which was included in Windows 8.x.
July 29, 2015
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How to import iTunes playlists to Groove music on Windows 10
If you're making the upgrade to Windows 10 there's a good chance you'll find yourself using the Groove music app. it's much improved from its predecessor, Xbox Music, on Windows 8.1 and one nifty feature is bringing your stuff from iTunes with minimal fuss.
July 21, 2015
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How to install apps from the Windows Store in Windows 10
Windows 10 comes with built-in apps that can help you socialize, stay in touch, share and view documents, organize photos, listen to music, and more, but you can find even more apps in the Windows Store.
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How to install Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14986 on Oracle VirtualBox
Microsoft has released ISO image files for Windows 10 Build 14986, giving anyone a chance to try out the forthcoming Creators Update.
December 22, 2016
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How to install Windows 10 on a USB drive with Microsoft's Media Creation Tool
Microsoft's Media Creation Tool offers an easy way to create a USB drive to install Windows 10.
June 7, 2017
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How to install Windows 10 on Oracle VirtualBox -- no Windows key required
Now that Windows 10 is officially available, there's a good chance you'll be updating your existing PCs to the new OS. There are reasons for and against doing this of course.
July 28, 2015
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How to install Windows 10 on your PC
You've read the review, pored through the tips and how-tos, and have waited breathlessly for the day that you can download Windows 10.
July 28, 2015
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How to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10
Microsoft dropped Windows Media Center from its new OS, citing "decreased usage" as the reason it would no longer be available. In its place the software giant has released a DVD Player, but this is only free to some Windows 10 users. for others it costs $14.99, which is crazy considering it's incredibly basic and there are much better free tools available.
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How to install Windows on an external drive
USB 3.1 can make it almost as fast as an internal drive.
April 3, 2017
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How to join Microsoft's Office Insider program on any platform
The Office Insider program gives you access to new features before they go mainstream.
February 10, 2017
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How to juggle multiple applications using Task View in Windows 10
Greg Shultz shows you how to use Task View, Snap, Shake, and Peek to your advantage in Windows 10.
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How to keep track of your Windows 10 update history
Unless you've taken steps to actively block Windows 10's mandatory updates, the chances are the new OS is regularly installing updates without your knowledge, and you'll probably only discover a new one has happened if/when something goes wrong.
November 23, 2016
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How to launch Bash shell from right-click context menu on Windows 10
When you need a quicker access to Bash shell, you can use this guide to add a new option to launch the tool from the right-click context menu on Windows 10.
October 7, 2016
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How to make Cortana search with Google instead of Bing in Windows 10
Love Cortana, but hate Bing? We've got you covered.
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How to make File Explorer's Favorites/Quick access section work for you
Windows' File Explorer is not just a portal to your filesystem; it can be an effective productivity tool with a little customization.
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How to make older desktop apps run again on Windows 10
If you have an older desktop application that isn't running on Windows 10, use this guide to configure the appropriate compatibility mode settings.
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How to make the Sign-in experience tougher to hack on Windows 10
Prevent someone from guessing your password by using this guide to temporarily lock out your computer after a specific number of invalid attempts.
November 3, 2016
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How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated
Upgrade your Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 first so that your activation is taken care of.
July 29, 2015
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How to Make Windows 10 Change Color to Match your Desktop Wallpaper
Now that you've installed Windows 10 and mastered the basics of Microsoft's new operating system, you're going to want to start digging deeper into some of the customization options available--like automatically changing the system interface colors whenever you pick a new wallpaper image.
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How to make Windows 10 more secure by using a standard user account
You can keep your PC more secure by removing administrator privileges from your account but still be able to perform admin tasks on Windows 10. Here's how.
August 4, 2017
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How to make Windows 10's UAC prompts less obtrusive
User Account Control has been part of Windows since Vista. When it was first introduced it was incredibly annoying, but over the years Microsoft has tamed it a little to the point where it only springs into action when it has to.
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How to Make your Windows 10 Computer Work Like new Again
Reinstalling Windows is an easy way to fix a PC that's been giving you problems. It can resolve most common issues including lagging to mysterious app crashes. with Windows 10, it's easier to do than ever before. Here's how to get that brand new PC feeling on your machine.
October 13, 2016
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How to manage a smooth Windows 10 migration
New releases of Microsoft's flagship operating system are typically greeted with a combination of angst, curiosity, confusion, and dread in equal measure. However, I believe that Windows 10 is Microsoft's next big achievement.
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How to manage Edge for Windows 10 web notifications
How do I turn off web notifications in Edge?
February 13, 2017
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How to manage Microsoft and user accounts in Windows 10
Like its predecessor, Microsoft's Windows 10 is an operating system highly powered by the cloud. now more than ever, if you don't have an internet connection (unless you're doing something specific), there is not a lot of work you can get done.
July 22, 2015
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How to manage notifications in Windows 10
The new Action Center keeps you informed about what's going on in Windows 10, providing a single place for all of the notifications from Windows and installed apps, and also informing you about new emails, instant messages, Facebook updates, and much more.
July 28, 2015
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How to manage Windows 10 devices from your Microsoft account
Windows 10 isn't just an operating system that works locally in your computer. it's also an operating system that works in combination with Microsoft online services such as with Bing and OneDrive. Furthermore, in Windows 8, the software giant introduced the Microsoft account, leaving the old time local account as a secondary option.
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How to manage Windows Store authorized-device limits
If you're no longer able to download digital content from the Windows Store, you probably reached your device limit. Here's how to resolve the issue.
March 3, 2017
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How to manage wireless networks using Command Prompt in Windows 10
When you need to manage your wireless network connections, using the Settings app or Control Panel may not be enough, and this is when the Netsh command-line utility in Windows comes in handy.
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How to manually download and install Windows 10 cumulative updates
When a new Windows 10 update isn't showing up, use this guide to download and install cumulative updates manually.
October 25, 2016
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How to manually trigger your reserved Windows 10 upgrade
If you reserved a Windows 10 upgrade, you were probably expecting it to appear this morning. for many people that was the case, but not for all. There are ways around this problem of course -- you can use the free tool Microsoft released today in order to update your PC whenever you like.
July 28, 2015
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How to Maximize Battery Life on Windows 10
Whether you've upgraded to Windows 10 on your laptop or bought a brand new machine, you're going to want to eke out as much battery juice as you can while you're on the go. Microsoft's shiny new OS includes a new native battery saver feature -- and there are a few other tricks you can pull to make sure your laptop lasts until you can find a power socket.
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How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows 10
We'll walk you through your first 30 minutes or so with Windows 10.
July 28, 2015
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How to mount or unmount ISO images on Windows 10
When you need to access or extract the content of an ISO image, use this guide to learn the steps to mount and unmount .iso files.
February 2, 2017
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How to move files from Dropbox to OneDrive
Got a lot of files in Dropbox you want to move over to Microsoft's OneDrive? We'll show you how to get it done.
January 4, 2017
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How to opt-out the Customer Experience Improvement Program on Windows 10
Windows 10 devices secretly send hardware and software usage information to Microsoft, if you want to opt-out, here's how to do it.
January 3, 2017
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How to optimize the space on the taskbar on Windows 10
Are you running out of space on the taskbar? Use these tips to make more room to pin all your favorite apps on Windows 10.
August 21, 2017
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How to pause Windows Insider Updates for PC and Mobile
Need to stop getting Windows Insider builds temporarily? Here is how to pause them for one week.
June 1, 2017
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How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free
Windows 10 won't play DVDs natively, and Windows Media Center is gone.
July 28, 2015
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How to pin the Recent Items folder to File Explorer in Windows 10
Access a comprehensive list of all your recent content.
October 25, 2016
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How to Prevent Windows 10 from Automatically Downloading Updates
Windows 10 PCs automatically check for updates and install any updates they find. you can take some control over this and have Windows 10 install updates on your schedule, but these options are hidden. Windows Update really wants to automatically update on Windows 10.
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How to prevent Windows 10 from requiring a password when resuming from sleep
Here are three different ways you can stop Windows 10 from asking a password every time your computer resumes from sleep.
October 19, 2016
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How to prevent Windows 10 Insider builds from accidentally installing on your PC
When your PC is ready to install a Windows 10 Insider Preview that you don't want, use this trick to cancel the installation.
June 1, 2017
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How to properly remove the Windows.old folder on Windows 10
Did you upgrade to Windows 10 or install a new Insider test build? Then use this guide to get rid of the Windows.old folder that is only wasting gigabytes of space in your PC's hard drive.
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How to protect yourself against Windows 10's controversial new Wi-Fi Sense feature
There is absolutely no question that the response to Windows 10 has been overwhelmingly positive. Yes, people are running into some problems after they update -- here are some of the most common Windows 10 problems and solutions -- and yes, there are some privacy concerns that you should absolutely pay attention to if you don't want Windows 10 to spy on you. But for the most part it has been smooth sailing.
August 3, 2015
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How to quickly jump to often-used Windows app subsections in Windows 10's Start menu
I don't dive into Windows 10's Settings app that often, but when I do it's usually to check two or three things, such as Windows Update or my Wi-Fi settings. An easy way to jump to a particular section of the Settings app is to search for it with Cortana in the taskbar.
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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece
Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you lean more towards privacy, here's how to disable all of it.
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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking
OneNote's audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here's how it works.
December 20, 2016
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How to reduce the Windows 10 footprint on your computer
Many people when they see Windows 10, they only see the new features and visual changes. for sure, they notice the new Start menu, Cortana, the Action Center, apps, including the new Settings app. However, many users fail to see that Windows 10 brings a lot of changes and improvements under-the-hood as well.
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How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware
Windows 10 actually has the ability to install just the OS without any additional software.
December 5, 2016
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How to reliably disable Windows 10 updates
Windows 10's mandatory updates are designed to keep your system safe and always up to date. you do have limited control over the update process, but not as much as in Windows 7, for example.
December 1, 2016
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How to relocate Cortana search box to the top on Windows 10
Let's have a little fun! Use this guide to tweak Cortana and move the search box to the top of the app on Windows 10.
November 18, 2016
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How to remove devices you've installed apps on from your Windows 10 Store allowance
Windows 10 apps can only be installed on a maximum of 10 devices at any one time. that sounds like a lot, but it will include any Windows 10 devices. Old phones and tablets you no longer have, for example, same deal when you get a new PC. the old one may still be taking up some of your allowance.
August 11, 2015
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How to remove OneDrive from File Explorer on Windows 10
You can quickly remove the OneDrive entry from File Explorer, if you don't find a use for it, and in this guide, we'll show you how to!
December 14, 2016
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How to remove or change the signature in Windows 10 Mail
WIndows 10's Mail app includes a "sent from Windows 10 Mail" signature by default. Here's how to change that or remove it.
April 10, 2017
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How to remove the Network button from the Lock screen on Windows 10
Use this tweak to prevent users from viewing and changing network settings from the Lock screen on Windows 10.
November 17, 2016
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How to remove the Power button from the Sign-in screen on Windows 10
Prevent users from shutting down your PC and losing unsaved work by removing the Power options menu from the Sign-in screen on Windows 10.
October 19, 2016
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How to remove personal information from pictures on Windows 10
You're probably sharing personal information every time you upload a picture online. In this guide will show you the steps to remove EXIF metadata properties from image files on Windows 10.
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How to remove pre-installed and suggested apps in Windows 10
Among all the new features and improvements, one of the biggest changes with Windows 10 is Microsoft alternating its way on how it makes money with its operating system. for the first time, the software giant is offering its operating system free of charge, which is also helping to boost the adoption rate to all new highs.
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How to remove the background picture on the Windows 10 sign-in screen
One of the new features on Windows 10 Insider preview build 10547 is the ability to remove the Windows background picture on the sign-in screen. Removing the picture is as easy as flipping a switch in the settings. If you need guidance, we'll show you how to do it.
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How to remove the 'Edit with Paint 3D' option from Windows 10 Creators Update context menus
If you've been an avid installer of Insider builds of Windows 10 (or you're reading this after the release of Windows 10 Creators Update) you'll no doubt be aware of Paint 3D. Microsoft's foray into 3D design is interesting, but it's certainly not for everyone.
March 9, 2017
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How to remove the Evaluation Copy watermark from Windows 10 for Insiders
When you sign up to be a Windows Insider not only do you get the latest version of the Windows 10 OS before the general public you are also a part of a larger experiment. as such, more data is collected to improve the OS and the version you are running is merely one of many builds.
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How to remove the Live Tiles section in Windows 10 Start
We think the Live Tiles section in Start is an awesome feature for Windows 10, but it can be completely removed. It might not be obvious for some users, so we made a quick how-to video. see it in action on a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10.
July 29, 2015
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How to remove the OneDrive entry from File Explorer in Windows 10
Microsoft's cloud storage service OneDrive is baked into Windows 10 and forms a key part of the new operating system. However, if you prefer to use a different service, like Google Drive, or Dropbox, you may not appreciate the OneDrive entry being forced on you in File Explorer.
August 10, 2015
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How to remove those nagging ads from Windows 10
Everywhere you look, ads are all around, even in Windows 10. But you don't have to just accept it – in this guide, we show you have to remove them.
November 9, 2016
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How to rename Cortana in Windows 10 (you can call her 'Siri' if you like!)
One of Windows 10's biggest new features is the inclusion of Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana. She can do all sorts of things for you, from searching the web, to setting reminders, and even looking up songs as they play.
November 2, 2016
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How to report Xbox spam messages in Windows 10 and get rid of spam altogether
Xbox Live is arguably the best internet gaming service around and has been since it launched. But just like anything else that's connected to the internet, it will have some flaws. Perhaps one of it's biggest are that now and then you'll find yourself receiving spam messages or messages from 9-year-old who uses 'your mom' as the punchline to all of his jokes.
August 7, 2015
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How to reset the icon cache database on Windows 10
Are icons on your desktop appearing blank or broken? Maybe it's time to rebuild the icon cache database on Windows 10, and here we show you how.
December 28, 2016
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How to reset the Start menu layout on Windows 10
When the Start menu is not working correctly, you can use this guide to reset the layout and fix the problem.
January 24, 2017
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How to restore missing desktop icons in Windows
You've lost your Windows desktop icons and you want them back. Here's how to do it.
November 30, 2016
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How to restore the Control Panel shortcut in Windows 10's Win+X menu
With Windows 10, Microsoft has encouraged users away from the Control Panel in favour of the newer Settings. this is fine for many things, but there are still times when the Control Panel is needed.
October 10, 2016
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How to restore the old desktop icons in Windows 10
Windows 10 still features the OS's traditional desktop icons, and it's relatively easy to bring them back. Here's how.
February 21, 2017
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How to reverse scrolling direction in Windows 10
One of the first things I do when setting up a new Windows 10 PC is reverse the scrolling direction. When I scroll down with the mouse or touchpad, I want the page to scroll down.
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How to review your Windows Store app download history on Windows 10
When Windows 10 was released nearly two weeks ago it shipped with a new Windows Store that combined app, music and video offerings into one central portal.
August 10, 2015
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How to revive your Windows 10 installation with System Image Recovery
Your hard disk just went belly up, but all is not lost. Armed with a recent system image and the System Image Recovery tool, you'll be back in business before you know it.
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How to rollback and uninstall Windows 10 Creators Update
The Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out to users from today. If you install it and encounter major problems, as some users have, you might want to go back to your previous version, and wait until the update is a bit less buggy.
April 11, 2017
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How to run openSUSE Leap 42.2 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 on Windows 10
Linux and Windows living happily side-by-side is not something many people would have predicted, but Windows 10 Anniversary Update saw the arrival of Bash on Ubuntu thanks to the Windows Subsystem for Linux. not everyone was happy with Microsoft's choice of Ubuntu, with many preferring a different flavour of Linux.
January 16, 2017
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How to save specific Windows File Explorer searches for fast future queries
Here's an entry level power user tip that will save you time if you're constantly searching for the same thing on your PC. Since Windows Vista, File Explorer/Windows Explorer lets you save a specific search for quick access later.
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How to save Spotlight lock screen images to use as wallpaper in Windows 10
Windows 10 has a lock screen mode called Windows Spotlight that pulls attractive images from the web on a daily basis. In most instances, you'll only see these when you log on, or lock your PC.
November 28, 2016
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How to save Windows Spotlight images to your PC in a few clicks
The Windows 10 app SpotBright lets you save Windows Spotlight images to your PC.
May 26, 2017
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How to save Windows Store apps to external storage in Windows 10
The Window 10 November update brings lots of little tweaks to Microsoft's operating system including the ability to save your apps to external storage.
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How to search for files in Windows 10 with Cortana
A quick way to get to your files in your Windows 10 PC is by using Cortana's search feature. Sure, you can use File Explorer and go browse through multiple folders, but searching will probably be faster. Cortana can search your PC and the web from the taskbar to find help, apps, files, and settings.
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How to securely manage the Windows 10 devices in your network
Microsoft's decision to make Windows 10 a free upgrade means that, according to industry analysts, more than 350 million Windows machines are expected to be on Windows 10 within the next 12 months. this can create a huge gap between enterprise IT teams and employee devices.
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How to secure Windows 10: the paranoid's guide
Worried sick over Windows 10's privacy settings? There's a lot you can do to lock them down, but you will lose some functionality along the way.
August 5, 2015
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How to see your last Windows Store purchases
Curious to see how much you've been spending on apps or games? Checking your Windows Store purchase history on Windows 10 is fast and easy. We'll show you how in just a few steps.
August 10, 2015
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How to select which calendars appear on Outlook for Windows 10 Mobile
After setting up your accounts for Outlook Calendar in Windows 10 Mobile, you can change which calendars are visible on the app. Since one account can have multiple calendars like one specifically for holidays, another for birthdays, and another for work meetings, you can choose to filter what shows up to make it more manageable.
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How to send an email with Cortana on Windows 10
Cortana, your personal assistant on Windows 10, can help you send an email without opening the Email app or even touching the keyboard. Want to see it in action? Check out our how-to video with the Surface Pro 3.
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How to send someone directions using Maps on Windows 10
The Maps app on Windows 10 is a pretty handy thing to have around. Long gone are the days where you'd have to crack open a web browser to use a routing service. the Maps app is also great for quickly sending other people directions, to.
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How to set a custom accent color for Windows 10
Windows 10 is bringing a few options to customize the way things look. In fact, we wrote up a massive tome of all the various options you have at your disposal:
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How to set a reminder with Cortana in Windows 10
One of our favorite features with Cortana in Windows 10 is setting reminders. you can ask the personal assistant to set reminders based on time, place, or person. We'll show you how. see it in action on the Surface Pro 3.
August 11, 2015
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How to set up a new Windows 10 PC perfectly in one hour or less
Doing a clean install of Windows used to be a tedious process that could take the better part of a day. with Windows 10 and cloud-based software and services, you can get the entire job done in an hour or less.
April 18, 2017
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How to set up and use multiple monitors in Windows 10
When a single monitor just isn't enough for your workflow, you need to add a second one to increase your display real estate.
August 1, 2017
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How to set the Windows 10 lock screen photo as your wallpaper
The Windows 10 Lock Screen offers an ever-changing display of top quality photos, but if you decide you like one in particular, there's no easy way to keep it around.
January 23, 2017
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How to set up a mirrored volume for file redundancy on Windows 10
Keep your files protected from hard drive failure using the mirrored volume feature built-in on Windows 10.
September 23, 2016
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How to set up a guest account on Windows 10
Windows 10 no longer offers a Guest account to share your PC, but you can create a restricted account to emulate that kind of functionality.
December 21, 2016
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How to set up a Sonos system on Windows 10
Microsoft's Groove is now officially supported on Sonos, the popular Wifi connected audio system. While there's no official app in the Windows Store, there is still an official, Windows 10 compatible desktop application.
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How to set up and manage an FTP server on Windows 10
If you want to create your own private cloud and be able to share and transfer large files without restrictions, then build your own FTP server on Windows 10.
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How to set up multiple time zone clocks on Windows 10
Windows 10 lets you view up to three different time zone clocks – here's how to set up and keep track of even more.
November 30, 2016
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How to set up Windows Hello facial recognition in Windows 10
Windows Hello is a nifty new feature for Windows 10 and one aspect of it is facial recognition. this requires more than just the webcam on your PC or laptop, but a special array with Intel currently providing the hardware with its RealSense set ups.
July 20, 2015
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How to share an internet connection using a wireless hotspot on Windows 10
When you need to share an internet connection with other devices, use this guide to quickly create a wireless hotspot on Windows 10.
March 2, 2017
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How to share folders in OneDrive from Windows 10
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 with the goal of having one billion devices running the new operating system within the next 2-3 years. the new version of Windows packs a ton of new features and changes that makes it a special release. Among all the new changes, OneDrive is one of the features Microsoft hopes users will rely on, to store their files in the cloud.
August 11, 2015
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How to significantly improve Windows 10's wallpaper quality
You may be more than happy with your choice of Windows wallpaper, but what you may not know is it's not as good as it could be.
October 17, 2016
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How to snooze your Wi-Fi in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Turn off your Wi-Fi, and then turn it back on automatically after a set time period.
April 28, 2017
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How to stop people from changing your Windows 10 desktop wallpaper
Does someone keep changing your desktop background on Windows 10? Here's how to stop them and lock down some specific wallpaper.
February 28, 2017
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How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you
Microsoft has a handy tool for those times you need to say "no" to Windows 10's mandatory updates.
October 7, 2016
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How to stop Microsoft using your Windows 10 lock screen to show ads
Sometimes it can feel as though I'm just looking for things to dislike about Windows 10, but just as I'm warming to the operating system a little more (in the last week I went as far as starting to write an article about how my opinion of Windows 10 had changed for the better. It remains unfinished), something else comes along to irritate me. I know I'm not alone, and the most recent annoyance is the appearance of ads on the lock screen.
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How to stop Slack from using Action Center notifications in Windows 10
Slack has done an incredible job of taking over the hearts of countless offices and teams around the globe as a means of keeping in touch. it's what we use here at BetaNews, and it has become the go-to service for many other organizations. But while the app is great, it's not without the occasional issue, and a recent update spoiled an otherwise great user experience for some people.
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How to stop Windows 10 auto updates
Windows 10 software updates install on your device automatically (whether you like it or not), but this guide can help you retake control and decide when to install them.
January 26, 2017
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How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates
One of Windows 10's least-liked features is its tendency to automatically reboot when updates have finished installing. When it launched, Windows 10 quickly developed a reputation for rebooting entirely on its own timeline, as opposed to yours.
January 30, 2017
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How to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after updates
All it takes is a change to one setting.
January 30, 2017
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How to stop Windows 10 from showing the welcome screen after feature updates
If you don't find the Windows 10 welcome screen informative after updates, in this guide, you'll find the steps to disable it on the Creators Update.
June 8, 2017
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How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems
By default, Windows 10 turns your PC into a server for distributing updates to other machines. Here's how to make it stop.
August 3, 2015
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How to stop Windows 10 messing up your drivers
The update process in Windows 10 has proved controversial. There was upset at the fact that updates are not optional, and this in turn led to driver updates breaking people's computers.
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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads
Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.
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How to sync your Dropbox folders to Windows 10
While OneDrive is built into Windows 10 one of the other most widely used cloud storage solutions is Dropbox. we have a pretty good app for Windows 10 allowing you to access your files, but it doesn't allow you to sync them to your PC.
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How to sync your Windows 10 Desktop, Documents, and more to Dropbox
Here are the easy steps to keep your files inside the Windows 10 default folders always backed up on your Dropbox account.
December 16, 2016
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How to sync your Windows 10 Desktop, Documents, and more to OneDrive
Windows 10 doesn't protect files stored in your default folders, but you can use this guide to make sure they're always backed up in OneDrive.
December 6, 2016
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How to take control of Windows 10 updates and upgrades (even if you don't own a business)
Thanks to a new feature in Windows 10 version 1511, you can now postpone or pause Windows 10 upgrades and updates. you don't have to be an IT pro to use Windows Update for Business (although it helps), but you'll need a business edition of Windows 10. I've got the details here
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How to take ownership of files and folders on Windows 10
When you need to modify system files or gain full control over another account's files, use this guide to learn the steps to take ownership of files and folders on Windows 10.
September 27, 2016
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How to take ownership of files on Windows 10 with a right-click
If you need to quickly take ownership of files and folders on Windows 10, then on this guide we show you how to do it with a single click.
October 4, 2016
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How to take screenshots in Windows 10
...or any supported version of Windows, really.
May 23, 2017
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How to take screenshot like a pro with Windows 10
Now that many millions of users around the world are using Windows 10, we figured it was time to cover some beginner basics. After all, some people are getting new PCs and laptops while others are installing Windows 10 on their Mac and need some help.
August 3, 2015
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How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update in Windows 10
We showed you how easy it was to defer Windows 10 updates, however, it was limited to some editions of Windows 10. There is another method that even users with Windows 10 Home edition can utilize. it's not as straightforward as the first method, but you won't need to spend money to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
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How to turn off sound for notifications on Windows 10
Too much notification noise? Here's how to quiet things down on Windows 10.
July 7, 2017
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How to track packages using Cortana in Windows 10
Microsoft's Cortana is one of the more interesting technologies found in Windows 10, but it can also be overwhelming. the natural instinct is to do simple web searches, but Cortana can do much more than that.
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How to track your favorite sports teams with Cortana in Windows 10
Cortana can help you track all kinds of things including your favorite sports teams.
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How to turn off Windows 10's keylogger (yes, it still has one)
Microsoft can track your keystrokes, your speech, and more. Here are the settings to turn it all off.
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How to turn on System Restore in Windows 10 to protect against bad updates
Home users can't refuse updates, so it pays to make sure System Restore is active in case disaster strikes.
July 30, 2015
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How to turn on Windows 10's Find My Device feature
Microsoft's Windows 10 November update brings with it a handy "find my device" feature, but it's not just for tablets or phones. Any Windows 10 device can take advantage of the new feature, including desktops and laptops.
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How to turn on Windows Sonic audio in the Windows 10 Creators Update
How do you enable the Windows Sonic "spatial sound" feature?
April 25, 2017
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How to turn your Android phone and Windows 10 PC into a dynamic duo with Cortana
Cortana has some great tricks up its sleeve--including a few new ones--that make it a great companion for any Windows 10 user on Android.
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How to uncover Windows 10's hidden 'Applications' view in File Explorer
A quick command in Run turns File Explorer into an at-a-glance display for all your installed programs and Windows Store apps.
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How to uninstall (and restore) Windows 10's built-in apps
How do I get rid of built-in Windows 10 apps that I don't use?
February 22, 2017
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How to uninstall and reinstall updates on Windows 10
If Windows 10 is acting up after an update, it could be an installation problem, and not a problem with the update. In this guide, we'll show you how to uninstall and re-apply an update on your PC to fix the issue.
October 14, 2016
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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10
Previous versions of Windows required the Control Panel to uninstall a desktop program. Now, you can use the Start menu or the Settings app instead.
July 29, 2015
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How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 7 or 8
Did you upgrade to Windows 10 and regret it? you can go back to your older operating system in a few clicks.
August 6, 2015
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How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10
The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. a lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you're doing, you can don your tweaking and customize Windows in a variety of ways. Here's how to get started.
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How to Upgrade a PC to Microsoft Windows 10, Step by Step Instructions
So the day is finally here. Microsoft today launched Windows 10 giving the millions of people who own Windows 7 and 8 computers a chance to obtain for free to the company's latest operating system.
July 28, 2015
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How to upgrade Bash/Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 Creators Update
You can't help but have noticed that Microsoft has started the rollout of Windows 10 Creators Update. After testing with Windows Insiders, the third big update to Windows 10 is finally making its way to the masses. But while Creators Update brings some pretty major changes to Windows 10, Windows Subsystem for Linux is not automatically updated.
April 14, 2017
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How to upgrade from pirated Windows to legitimate Windows 10
Pirates, Microsoft wants you to come clean. While we wait for the 'one-click upgrade' that's coming soon, here's how to do it now.
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How to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10
If you're still running Windows Vista, you can (and probably should) upgrade to Windows 10. Here's how to do it.
March 29, 2017
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How to use 3D Builder on Windows 10
3D Builder can help you to build and 3D print just about anything.
November 23, 2016
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How to use a gorgeous Bing images slideshow on your Windows 10 lock screen
I spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking about how my lock screen and background images can look better. That's why I was happy to hear about the Windows Spotlight feature for Windows 10 a few months ago.
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How to use a local account to fix issues on Windows 10
When things aren't working on Windows 10, it could be a problem with your Microsoft account, and this guide walks you through steps to use a local account to fix the issue.
August 30, 2016
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How to use a video as your account picture in Windows 10
Associating a picture with your Windows 10 account is just one way to personalize your computer, but it also serves as a way to easily differentiate between accounts. If you want to be a little different, you don't need to stick with a dull static image on the login screen -- it is possible to use a video instead.
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How to use advanced options in Windows 10 to access BIOS settings
Getting to the BIOS configuration settings on modern PCs running Microsoft Windows 10 is not an intuitive process. Here is how you do it.
September 22, 2016
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How to use Bing images within Office and Edge on Windows 10 PC
How do I use Bing images in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Edge?
July 29, 2016
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How to use Cortana on Windows 10
Cortana is your personal digital assistant on Windows 10 part of the next generation of search, and in this guide will show you how to get the most out of the experience.
September 2, 2016
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How to use EFS encryption to encrypt individual files and folders on Windows 10
How do I encrypt files in Windows 10?
August 23, 2017
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How to use encryption to safeguard data on your Windows 10 laptop
Many laptops are stolen every year, but encryption can help prevent thieves from accessing the private data on your Windows laptop.
January 9, 2017
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How to use File Explorer as a run box in Windows 10
Running commands and launching built-in Windows tools is very straightforward in Microsoft's new operating system. Just click on the Start button and type whatever you're looking for, then select the item to launch it.
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How to use Live Tiles in Windows 10
Live tiles in Windows 10 display information that are useful at a glance without opening an app. for example, the News tile displays headlines while the Weather tile displays the forecast.
August 5, 2015
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How to use Macrium Reflect to create an image of your PC hard drive
How do I create an image of my PC's hard drive?
March 30, 2017
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How to use Night Light in the Windows 10 Creators Update
The Creators Update brings a built-in way to adjust your screen's color temperature and make it easier to sleep after a late-night computer session.
April 18, 2017
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How to use night light in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do I use the new night light in Windows 10?
April 6, 2017
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How to use NTFS compression on Windows 10
You can use NTFS compression to save storage space on your Windows 10 PC, and in this guide we'll show you how.
March 9, 2017
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How to use Performance Monitor on Windows 10
You computer is suddenly slower than you remember. Here's how to use the Performance Monitor on Windows 10 to get to the bottom of the issue.
February 16, 2017
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How to use Start menu folders in the Creators Update
Start menu folders have arrived on Windows 10 to pack more apps into a smaller space.
April 14, 2017
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How to use Task Manager to optimize your Windows 10 experience
We're continuing our series of Windows 10 "How To" guides with a look at the Task Manager.
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How to use the Magnifier in Windows 10
If you want to temporarily enlarge a portion of the screen in Windows 10, you can use the handy built-in Magnifier. it's one of the options you can use to make text, apps, and other items bigger in Windows 10. We'll show you how to use the Magnifier and share some tips to take advantage of it.
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How to use the Movies & TV app in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do you use the updated Movies & TV app in the Creators Update?
April 11, 2017
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How to use the Remote Desktop app to connect to a PC on Windows 10
Are you trying to connect to your PC remotely? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to use the Remote Desktop app for a successful connection on Windows 10.
December 23, 2016
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How to use the SFC command utility to fix system files on Windows 10
If Windows 10 isn't working correctly, you can use the SFC command-line utility to repair corrupted or missing system files.
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How to use the Sticky Notes app in Windows 10 to remind you all the things
There's a little app built into Windows 10 that you might not know is there, or have just skipped over without more than a passing glance: Sticky Notes. But, this simple app can be a powerful reminder tool to help you plan your day.
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How to use the Windows 10 Themes that are now Available in the Windows Store
Microsoft announced last week that the final testing build for Windows 10 has shipped for 2016 as the Windows team gets ready for some well deserved downtime over the holidays.
December 20, 2016
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How to use themes on the Windows 10 Creators Update
You can now customize Windows themes using the Settings app, and get new ones from the Store. Here's how to use the new features in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
April 28, 2017
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How to use Windows 10 Creators Update's new Fresh Start feature to fix all your Windows problems
If you run into major problems in Windows 10, sometimes the easiest solution is reset the system. you can do this by going to Settings > 'Update & security' and clicking on Recovery. from here, click the 'Get started' button under Reset this PC and pick an option -- you can choose to 'Keep my files', or 'Remove everything' and the tool will reinstall Windows for you, hopefully fixing your problems.
April 10, 2017
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How to use Windows 10 Task Manager to kill processes that drain resources
If your PC is slowing down or apps stop responding, this guide can help find and terminate the processes that are causing the problem, using Task Manager on Windows 10.
January 27, 2017
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How to use Windows 10's Battery Saver mode
Leave your power cord at home.
August 31, 2016
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How to use Windows 10's Dynamic Lock to secure your PC when you walk away
Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access.
April 10, 2017
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How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature
Microsoft added a new way to access File History in Windows 10. Here's how it works.
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How to use Windows 10's game DVR tool to capture video in any app
The Xbox app's Game bar in Windows 10 will let you do screen video recordings for more than just games, but it doesn't work with every app.
July 20, 2015
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How to use Windows 10's System Restore as a recovery tool
Knowing how to configure and run System Restore is an essential Windows skill. this walk-through explains each step of the process.
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How to use Windows Defender with Command Prompt on Windows 10
You can use Windows Defender with command lines to run the antivirus manually or to automate certain tasks, and in this guide, we show you how.
November 4, 2016
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How to use Windows Ink on the Maps app on Windows 10
Use these tips to make your next trip easier to plan using the Windows 10 Maps app and Windows Ink.
January 19, 2017
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How to view and delete Xbox messages and feed items in Windows 10
The Windows 10 Xbox app provides a surprisingly useful level of integration with Xbox One and Xbox Live in general. It can do some pretty advanced things like start an Xbox Live party for cross-platform voice chat, stream games to from Xbox One, and record video and gameplay via Game DVR, and more. other than recording gameplay, you could never accomplish those things on a PC before now.
August 7, 2015
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How to zip (and unzip) files using Windows 10
if you need to save hard drive space or send data over the internet, this guide can show you how to compress file using Windows 10.
February 17, 2017
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How To: Add a Web Shortcut to the Windows 10 Start Screen
The Windows 10 Start Screen is basically a reimagined app shortcut storage location that brings Windows 8/8.1 capabilities into the hands of Windows 7 users. But, customization is limited. for some things in Windows 10, it's easy to choose to pin tiles to the Start Screen.
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How To: Change Between the Different Onscreen Keyboard Options in Windows 10
But, the onscreen keyboard also has different keyboarding styles to choose from, should you need to improve your typing experience on a touchscreen or a tablet.
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How To: Change how Windows 10 Delivers Updates to Peers
It's amazing to me to watch news outlets just now peering into Windows 10 features and having something to say about them. Take, for example, the Peer updating capability of Windows 10. Microsoft has titled the feature Delivery Optimization. We've covered it on WindowsITPro a couple times already. you can catch that coverage at the following links:
August 4, 2015
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How To: Control and Monitor Bandwidth Usage for Windows Update in the Fall Creators Update
Earlier this week I shared a how to and images for an unannounced feature that showed up in the latest Windows 10 Redstone 3 build, aka the Fall Creators Update, that allows you to reset your PIN and password directly from the Lock Screen.
July 12, 2017
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How To: Create an Album in the Windows 10 Photos App
You will find the shortcut to Create an album along the sliding navigation bar at the top of the Photos app main screen.
August 22, 2017
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How To: Create Shortcuts to Shell Folders on the Windows 10 Desktop
In a recent tip, I showed you how to gain access to and launch the various Windows 10 system folders that are hidden in the operating system. Using a special Shell command and a folder name, you can access most any part of the Windows 10 system.
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How To: Customize the Background Picture in the Windows 10 Mail App
The Mail app for Windows 10 is good. not great, but good. But, I'm sure it will get better over time. Looking through the submitted feedback in the Windows Feedback app, you'll see a LOT of submissions for improving the Mail app. However, it's a handy spot for most without an actual email client (like Outlook 2013) to manage email and email accounts.
August 3, 2015
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How To: Discover and Use Cortana Skills on Windows 10
When digital assistants are mentioned and subject of skills for that service come up everyone things of Amazon and its Alexa service.
August 25, 2017
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How To: Easily Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
If you're waking up to a Windows 10 Home edition every morning since your upgrade and wondering if there might be something more, Microsoft makes it pretty easy to upgrade Windows 10 Home edition to Windows 10 Pro.
August 6, 2015
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How To: Email Management for Touchscreens in the Windows 10 Mail App
Microsoft has definitely put a larger focus on the desktop in Windows 10. But, the company has also improved the touch experience, even over what was available in Windows 8.1.
July 28, 2015
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How To: Fix 0x803f8001 Windows 10 Store App Download Error
I've been plagued by an annoying issue since upgrading my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10. One single app couldn't update, the Windows Scan app.
August 4, 2015
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How To: Fix HP Support Assistant After the Windows 10 Upgrade
I'm constantly switching between my Surface Pro 3 and my HP Spectre x360. the Spectre has a few quirks, primarily with the audio driver, but it's manageable until HP releases an update or two. However, one of my most immediate concerns was that I would be notified when a new driver was released.
August 3, 2015
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How To: Fix Missing Notifications in Windows 10
After working through a problem on Twitter yesterday, I've happened on a fix for missing notifications. some of you may be experiencing this already, and some of you may not even realize that it's happening.
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How To: Fix Stopped Windows Store Downloads in Windows 10
There's been numerous reports of Windows Store problems for the last few days with the primary problem of not being able to download app updates. this has affected me, too, but only on a single device. the Windows Store for my HP Spectre x360 still works just fine, but my Surface Pro 3 has experienced non-stop issue.
August 11, 2015
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How To: Fix the 80240020 Windows 10 Installation Error
There's not much additional information given if you receive an 80240020 error, but it's a notice that the Windows 10 download was either interrupted (unfinished) or corrupted.
July 28, 2015
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How To: Hide Specific Updates from Windows 10
Windows 10 Home edition is the only version that is required to perform updates automatically in the background. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise both allow deferment of updates.
August 6, 2015
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How To: Hide Windows and Driver Updates on Windows 10
If you are running Windows 10 Home you have no option to turn off Automatic Updates for the operating system. If you choose to use Windows 10 Professional there are options to Defer Updates but it is not a process that allows you to avoid updates forever - it actually gives you about four months.
October 25, 2016
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How To: Improve Windows 10's Onscreen Keyboard for Desktop Apps
Windows 10 does a fairly good job producing the onscreen keyboard when needed, particularly when you've switched to tablet mode. However, getting the onscreen keyboard to pop-up automatically consistently when in desktop mode is difficult.
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How To: Installing Ubuntu from the Windows Store on Windows 10
That has been the steady beat of the drum for over a year now as Microsoft has continued to develop their Windows Subsusystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10.
July 10, 2017
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How To: Join the Windows Insider Program from Within Windows 10
When Microsoft set a goal that it wanted Windows 10 on a billion devices in the next couple years, I'm not entirely sure it meant that all 1 billion of those devices would be running beta versions. But, then Microsoft has made it extremely easy to join the Insiders program directly in the Windows 10 UI -- too easy, in my opinion.
August 7, 2015
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How To: Manage Email Folders in the Windows 10 Mail App
By default the Mail app that comes with Windows 10 shows only the Inbox, Sent Items, and Drafts folder in the mail account view. If you want access to any additional folders you have created for organization purposes, you can tap or click the More option in the app to expose the other folders.
August 11, 2015
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How To: Manage Favorites in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge
We had a comment come through recently from someone wanting to know how to do some things in Microsoft Edge they could normally do in other browsers. this was after following our directions for Importing Favorites and Importing Favorites when the Import tool failed.
August 5, 2015
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How To: Manage Taskbar Real Estate in Windows 10
If you find your Windows 10 taskbar is filling up with pinned apps and space is becoming limited, you can gain back just a little more taskbar space by modifying which System icons display to the right of the taskbar.
August 11, 2015
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How To: Master the Windows 10 Snap Assist in Desktop Mode
With Windows 10 you have the option to place up to four windows on a single screen. If you have a multiple monitor setup, this also means you can have up to four windows running on each screen. But, getting the hang of using Windows 10's "Snap Assist" takes practice.
August 5, 2015
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How To: Open Windows 10 Apps Using Shell Commands
Recently, in how To: Open Windows 10 Settings Using Shell Commands, I told you about some carefully crafted Windows 10 shell commands that will allow you to jump straight specific settings pages. But, now I want to expand on that a bit by letting you in on some additional capabilities through shell commands that will allow you to open specific Windows 10 apps.
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How To: Open Windows 10 Settings Using Shell Commands
I've been covering the Shell commands for Windows 10 a lot recently. some of these are more for fun than anything else, but some of them can be extremely useful, particularly when using them allows you to perform common actions that aren't quite baked into Windows 10 yet or are harder to find than they should be.
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How To: Organize the Windows 10 Quick Folders on Start
Once you have Windows 10 installed, you're not quite done. to make Windows 10 a personal experience, there's a good amount of customization that can be done. We've outlined a few of those pieces already here on Supersite, but there's quite a bit more to go to get the full picture of just how customizable Windows 10 really is.
August 4, 2015
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How To: Reclaim Real Estate on the Windows 10 Taskbar by Modifying how Cortana Displays
By default, Windows 10 gives Cortana plenty of space on the taskbar by enabling a pretty large search box to show, with the words "Ask me anything." Cortana, of course, is the personal assistant introduced in Windows Phone 8.1 and carried over to the desktop in Windows 10.
July 30, 2015
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How To: Reinstall DisplayLink Drivers for Windows 10
Gah! Since upgrading to Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3, I've experienced periodic video issues that have resulted in bluescreens. DisplayLink drivers are generally used in situations where you have multiple monitors.
August 10, 2015
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How To: Remove the Action Center from Windows 10
I was thinking over the weekend that the Action Center has to be my number 1 favorite feature of Windows 10. Yes, I admit, it can get annoying at times, particularly when you get a number of email and app alerts all at once, but this Windows Mobile carry-over is a top feature for me.
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How To: Require Ctrl-Alt-Del Logon for Windows 10
Windows 10 provides new security features and represents the most secure Windows ever through new techniques and technologies developed to protect users against the latest threats and intrusions.
July 28, 2015
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How To: Reset Your PIN or Password Via The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Lock Screen
It has happened to all of us - a forgotten password or PIN - and on past versions of Windows if you did not have a Password Reset Disk there was very few options to unlock your account on that device.
July 11, 2017
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How To: Secure Logon for a Windows 10 Tablet without a Keyboard
Windows 10 works very similar to previous versions of Windows. So much so, that Microsoft is promoting Windows 10 as a "familiar" experience. But, of course, there will be some minor differences, including how the UI works.
July 21, 2015
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How To: Test Cortana in International Markets
This is a tip that works, but not one I'd recommend sticking with but only to test Cortana functionality.
August 4, 2015
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How to: Turn off Conversation View in the Windows 10 Mail App
Conversation View. One of the more annoying aspects of the Mail app (well, besides it just not being trustworthy), can now be customized. If you've received the updated Mail app from the Windows Store recently, this feature is now available.
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How To: Turn on and Customize Email Notifications per Account in the Windows 10 Mail App
Windows 10 notifications can be overwhelming at times, particularly if you decide to be alerted to most everything on your Windows 10 computer. Obviously you can customize what you get alerted for in the Notifications & Actions component of Windows 10's all Settings area.
August 3, 2015
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How To: Turning Off Windows 10 Notifications During Presentations
How many times have you attended an event and then watched the speaker apologetically turn red when a notification of a personal nature pop-ups on screen during the talk? I've seen it happen often. And, I've had this happen to me while speaking on more than a few occasions.
August 11, 2015
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How To: "Upgrade" to Windows 10 S
Earlier today I shared the news with you that Microsoft has made Windows 10 S available for those in the education sector so that they can upgrade from other versions of Windows 10 such as Pro, Pro Education, Education, and Enterprise.
August 1, 2017
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How to: use Windows 10 File History to back up data
How do I back up my files on Windows 10?
March 24, 2017
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How To: Use the Windows 10 Shell Command to Open Hidden Folders
Using Windows Explorer, Windows 10 exposes all the user accessible folders on the hard drive to allow you to manipulate your files and folders. But, did you know there are "other" folders in the OS that you probably can't see? These folders are important to Windows 10 operations, but are actually accessible if you know how to get to them. you just have to run a special "Shell" command and include the Windows-specific folder name.
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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Right? Oh dear
How to not hand everything over to Microsoft
August 3, 2015
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Killing Cortana: how to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant
Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature--but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful.
July 29, 2015
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Learn Windows 10's touchpad gestures for laptops
Microsoft changed Windows for the better when it introduced trackpad gestures in Windows 8. the new gestures made controlling your PC a far more fluid experience, helping you get things done more efficiently without the need for mouse-like buttons at the top of the touch area.
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Living with Cortana, Windows 10's thoughtful, flaky assistant
It's a joke, couched in a bit of memetic stoner humor, but I couldn't help myself. After all, Cortana -- the digital assistant baked into Windows 10 -- feels like a potent mashup of Google Now's worldliness and Siri's charm. Scheduling reminders?
July 29, 2015
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Mastering three-finger gestures in Windows 10
Gestures are part and parcel of using our favorite devices these days. be it a smartphone, tablet or a laptop, swipes, taps and drags are part of the fabric of the various operating systems on offer. In Windows 10, there are a few quick access features you can enable for when you use three fingers on the trackpad. not all trackpads may be able to do this.
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Microsoft ctrl-Zs 'killing' Paint, by which we mean offering naff app through Windows Store
It was El Reg wot won it?
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft details how to block Windows 10 upgrade
Redmond reveals how Windows users can stop getting nag messages to upgrade to Windows 10 but also says the Get Windows 10 app will be installed to a wider range of business PCs.
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Microsoft is bringing Rise of Nations to the Windows Store with Steam cross-play
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition arrived on the Steam store back in 2014, bringing a remastered version of 2003's critically acclaimed real-time strategy title, Rise of Nations. Today, Microsoft announced that the game is now on its way to another platform, this being the Windows Store.
August 18, 2017
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Microsoft is working on a new design language for Windows 10 codenamed Project NEON
Microsoft has made several adjustments to its design language over the last few years, starting with Windows 8 and evolving into what we now know as "Microsoft Design Language 2" or MDL2 in Windows 10. with MDL2 being the current design language used throughout Windows 10, Microsoft has plans to begin using a much more streamlined design language with Redstone 3, codenamed Project NEON.
November 24, 2016
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Microsoft says Start menu and lock screen improvements coming in Windows RT update
Microsoft has finally confirmed that the next update for Windows RT, which will be released in September, "will improve the Start menu and lock screen". the information comes from Microsoft's official Windows 10 FAQ in a recent update.
August 10, 2015
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Microsoft to deliver subset of Windows 10 features to Windows RT users in September
Microsoft's promised update to Windows RT that will add a subset of Windows 10 features looks to be coming in September, and so far doesn't seem very robust.
August 10, 2015
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Microsoft uses your usage data to personalize ads; here's how to opt out
Though Windows 10 can't block ads on its own, in this guide we show you how easy is to opt-out from receiving personalized advertisements in your browser, Microsoft account, and Windows apps.
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Mitigating Credential Theft using the Windows 10 Isolated User Mode
In this video Seth Moore describes another benefit of the Windows 10 Isolated User Mode: credential theft mitigation. He first describes the kinds of credentials that can be stolen and how a hacker gains access to them.
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Napster updated as a universal app for Windows 10 with new design and more
If you happen to use Napster as your streaming music service of choice, there's a new version of the Windows app to check out. the update includes a full revamp as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app with a fresh new design and more.
January 30, 2017
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Navigating Windows 10: how to use Task view and Virtual Desktops
One of Windows 10's nicest features, particularly if you're a power user, is the ability to launch separate virtual desktops. Mac and Linux users have had this capability for years, but Microsoft never added it as a core functionality to any OS before Windows 10. that doesn't mean Microsoft never supported it -- it just never shipped standard in a base OS install. If you have Windows 7 or 8 and want to experiment with a Microsoft solution, Desktops 2.0 is available from Sysinternals.
August 3, 2015
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Oh snap! 3 other ways to arrange multiple windows in Windows 10
When you have multiple apps open in Windows 10, a great way to re-arrange them on your desktop is by using Snap. Just drag the top of the app window top edge of the screen to maximize a window or use any of the edges to snap them to a side or corner.
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Open Command or Powershell Window from Explorer
"Command line tools are becoming increasingly popular, so this tip may save you some time. on Windows, there are several ways to open up a command window. My typical method is to just hit the Start key and type 'cmd' and then enter. this will open a window in my user folder, which is exactly where I want to be precisely 0% of the time. from there, it's usually just a few dozen command to change folders and drives to get to where I actually need to be.
December 21, 2016
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Opening Microsoft Edge to Specific Websites and Pages Using Windows 10 Shell Commands
I've been digging into the shell commands available in Windows 10 for the last few weeks. Using Shell commands you can create shortcuts to everyday tasks. Or, for those that manage multiple computers in companies, you can use the Shell commands to automate tasks through scripts.
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Prevent the Windows 10 upgrade from installing after making your reservation
We have had numerous questions from users on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems who, after reserving their free Windows 10 upgrade using the Get Windows 10 App, have decided to not upgrade.
August 11, 2015
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Pro tip: how to personalize Windows 10
A little variety in your work environment can go a long way toward improving your mood and productivity. Mark Kaelin shows you how to personalize Windows 10.
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Pro tip: how to turn Cortana on and off
Cortana is the name of the personal assistant app in Microsoft Windows 10. Mark Kaelin shows you how to turn it on and off.
August 7, 2015
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Q. how Do I Get My XP Virtual Machine to Run in Windows 10?
Q. I just upgraded my 64-bit Win7 system to Win10 – and discovered that there's no support for XP virtual machines in the new OS. Although I can go get other VM software and build a new VPC, the old one is loaded and tuned with a number of legacy apps that I need several times a year. Each of the apps has an initial install and layers of updates, so "just reinstall what you had" could be a two- or three-day-long process that I'd rather avoid.
September 1, 2016
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Q. I Upgraded to Windows 10. Where Are My Hibernate & Sleep Options?
Q. Before I upgraded to Win10, I used to be able to select Hibernate and Sleep as shutdown options from the Start button. now they're gone. what gives? Doesn't Win10 support these?
November 17, 2016
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Q. Where does Minecraft Windows 10 edition save the game worlds?
A. Unlike the regular Minecraft which saves the worlds to location %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves\, the Windows 10 edition saves the worlds to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\
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Q. Why Can't I Copy Files from My Old Drive to My Windows 10 Machine?
Q. I have two caddies for my laptop, one with Windows XP on a standard hard drive and the other with Windows 10 (upgraded from Win7) on an SSD.
December 14, 2016
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Quick Tip: Accessing Command Prompt Directly from File Explorer in Windows 10
If you find yourself needing to access various directories on your Windows 10 device in the Command Prompt interface then this tip will be a welcomed addition to your toolbox.
March 28, 2017
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Quick Tip: Disable Ads and Suggestions in the Windows 10 File Explorer
Once again the appearance of ads and suggestions in the Windows 10 user interface is making tech headlines.
March 9, 2017
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Quick Tip: Go Here to Find Out When the Next Windows 10 Build is Coming
During the last few weeks of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update testing cycle, builds were being released at a near ludicrous pace to Windows Insiders.
September 1, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Activate SMS Sync Between Windows 10 Devices with the Skype Preview
Several weeks prior to the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this past summer, Microsoft made a controversial decision to pull the popular Messaging Everywhere feature that allowed users with a Windows 10 Mobile device to send and receive texts from their Windows 10 PC.
November 4, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Add a Printer in Windows 10
Windows 10 is capable of recognizing and automatically adding printers on your home network that use the Universal Plug and play (UPnP) protocol.
November 7, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Change your Devices Name in Windows 10
Whenever a new installation of Windows 10 is completed that device is given a unique computer name that looks something like WIN-XXXXXXXXXXXX with those X's representing a random sequence of numbers and letters.
November 30, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Check Network Bandwidth Usage in Windows 10
For those of us with high speed Internet connections and large data packages coming in and out of our homes it can be very easy to forget that not everyone around the world has those capabilities for their Windows 10 devices.
November 28, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Customize System Folders on the Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows 10 can be customized in numerous ways and the Start Menu has several areas it can be personalized to accommodate your own usage preferences.
October 4, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Manage Windows Update Advanced Delivery Options for Windows 10
Windows Update Delivery Optimization was introduced with Windows 10 to make it quicker for end users to receive patches and other updates through Windows Update.
December 2, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Manage your Printers in Windows 10
As we continue to test the third major Feature Update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, we are seeing more of the legacy Control Panel functionality make its way into the Windows Settings app in Windows 10.
December 6, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Rename Multiple Files at One Time in Windows 10 File Explorer
As someone who does a lot of screenshots in my work, this feature of Windows is very handy as I am preparing any collection of images for use in an article or image gallery. However, this can also be done on other file types including a mix of file types.
December 23, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to set Unique Wallpapers for Each Monitor on Windows 10
I think a lot of people like to customize their Windows 10 systems and Microsoft makes that very easy through the Windows Settings > Personalization settings page.
August 31, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Track Down and Find any Lost or Missing Windows 10 Devices
If you have ever lost or misplaced a device you know how gut wrenching that feeling can be along with the worry about the data on it and its vulnerability in the hands of someone else.
November 22, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Track Xbox One System Updates
We spend a lot of time keeping an eye on operating system updates, both monthly through Patch Tuesday and the Windows Insider testing builds, in order to understand what is being addressed and improved on our collection of devices.
December 14, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Troubleshoot Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
All three of the most recent editions of Windows, versions 7, 8.1 and 10, all have tools that can help you troubleshoot various problems with the operating system.
December 28, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Turn Off Various Tips and Suggestions in Windows 10
When Microsoft was building Windows 10 they integrated tips, tricks, and suggestions in three areas of the operating system and users, by default, will find these items on the Lock Screen, Start Menu and other areas of Windows such as the Taskbar.
January 19, 2017
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Quick Tip: how to turn Windows Update Delivery Optimization Off in Windows 10
Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 can reduce the bandwidth that Windows Update uses by retrieving updates and apps from other Windows 10 devices on your local network. It also has the ability to get these same updates from other PCs on the Internet to speed up their delivery.
September 19, 2016
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Quick Tip: How To Turn Your Windows 10 Creators Update Device into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Although connectivity has become nearly ubiquitous for most of us there are still times you might need to create your own hotspot to share a single internet connection to other devices.
June 7, 2017
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Quick Tip: Turn off Get Office App Notifications in Windows 10
When you update to or install Windows 10 there are quite a few first party apps that are installed at that time.
August 29, 2016
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Quick Tip: Windows 10 Redstone 3 Hard Drive Decluttering Tools
I keep everything digitally - emails, documents, old websites I worked, and all kinds of miscellaneous files. I figure since it is just 1's and 0's and my hard drive is large enough to store it all without issue - why not keep it around.
June 1, 2017
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Remove 'Quick Access' from File Explorer in Windows 10
When you go into File Explorer in Windows 10 you'll see a selection of your most frequently accessed folders, and 20 of the most recently opened files.
July 30, 2015
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Rescue an ailing system: Launch Windows 10 Startup Repair from the Recovery Drive
Using the Startup Repair tool from the Recovery Drive can help you get a problematic Windows 10 system back to a bootable state.
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Seeing a Command Prompt box flash quickly on Windows 10? It's because of Office, and here's the fix.
Do you see a Command Prompt box flash quickly on Windows 10? It's Office 365 fault. There is a fix coming, but here's what you can do now.
May 30, 2017
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Set your power button to turn off all your PC's displays in the Creators Update
Windows 10 has new Power Options setting in the Control Panel.
April 25, 2017
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Share your favorite Windows 10 wallpaper and Start menu!
Do you have a favorite desktop design? Why not share it with the Windows Central community?
May 31, 2017
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Should every Windows laptop and tablet come with Windows 10 S?
Should Windows 10 S be the default OS for new Windows devices?
July 18, 2017
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Show Me Tips Causing High CPU Utilization in Windows 10
According to reports, some are experiencing some high CPU utilization after installing the Windows 10 upgrade. a thread on Reddit, shows that many are experiencing this problem, which causes a laptop fan to spin constantly.
August 3, 2015
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Speed up Windows 10: Tips for a faster PC
Your Windows PC too slow? Here are nine speed tips to give your PC a performance boost without spending a dime.
August 23, 2017
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Stardock CEO talks about Start10 for Windows 10, DirectX 12 and more
In February, Stardock announced Start10, a Start menu replacement for Windows 10, after it had a massive success with its similar Start8 program for Windows 8 and 8.1. Even though Microsoft decided to add a version of the Start menu back into its latest OS, Stardock's Start10 offers users some other options, including a version that replicates the Start menu found in Windows 7 and more.
August 3, 2015
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Stop automatic driver updates on Windows 10
One of the Windows 10 related complaints I hear regularly on SuperSite for Windows and through social media is the mandatory delivery of universal drivers through Windows Update.
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Sync your Windows 10 Wallpapers to your Microsoft Band
I'm one of those people who like to have the same look/feel across all my devices. for those like me, you understand this personality tic. for those not like me, I'm sure it can seem like an annoying thing. However, it is what it is.
August 30, 2016
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The SuperSite Windows 10 how to Collection: all about Microsoft Edge
 
August 13, 2015
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The SuperSite Windows 10 how to Collection: Customize your experience
How To: Customize the Personalization Options in Windows 10 Settings
August 14, 2015
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The SuperSite Windows 10 how to Collection: Troubleshooting tips
There's a lot to love about Windows 10, but it's by no means perfect. we run down some of the most common errors you're likely to see or snags you're likely to get caught on -- and we tell you how to get over, around or through them.
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The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
If you want to give the impression that you've been using Windows 10 for years, learning a few keyboard shortcuts is the best way to go about it--you can navigate around the interface, get apps in position, trigger events, change settings and more with a couple of taps on your keyboard. Here are the shortcuts we've been finding most useful.
July 28, 2015
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These are the most common errors with the Windows 10 upgrade and how to fix them
Windows 10 was made available on July 29 and since then millions of people have been upgrading. Microsoft has made it very easy to upgrade by letting users reserve their free copy of Windows 10 using the app or by grabbing the ISO files to perform a clean installation of the operating system. However, not everyone is having a smooth upgrade experience.
August 7, 2015
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Three Windows 10 Start menu tweaks that subtly improve your experience
Wondering how to logout from the Start menu, improve the look and feel of the Start menu, taskbar, and action center, as well as get the Start screen back? Read on.
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Top 6 tips and tricks to speed up Outlook 2016 on Windows 10
How do I improve Outlook 2016 performance?
February 16, 2017
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Troubleshooting and repairing Windows 10 problems
Windows 10 has been in wide release for only a few months so far, and as with any version 1.0 release some early adopters are experiencing issues. Here's Ed Bott's guide to some time-tested troubleshooting tools and techniques.
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Turning your Windows 10 Project Templates up to 10 with Template10!
We're back with a Theme Week, this time focusing on... wait for it... Windows 10 (Okay, I had a number of Win10 posts in the queue, so thought this a good means to get them out.
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Watch how easy it is to switch from Windows 10 S to Pro on the Surface Laptop
The Surface Laptop is just over a month old, so we're revisiting some topics including the controversial decision to ship it with Windows 10 S. While that OS has some high points, I recently documented some early issues with it too when using it daily.
July 18, 2017
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What is that square icon on the Windows 10 sign-in screen?
When logging in to your Windows 10 device, you might have noticed a square icon in the on-screen keypad or keyboard. what does it do and what is it for? the answer might surprise you. Or not.
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When your computer reboots itself over and over again
Something is rotten in the state of your Windows PC. Here's how to deal with a computer that keeps rebooting.
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When your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive
You just need to turn back the clock a bit.
November 10, 2016
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Windows 10 doesn't offer much privacy by default: Here's how to fix it
Windows 10 shares a lot of personal data with Microsoft, but you can turn most of it off.
August 4, 2015
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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Guide
Windows 10 does not lack options when it comes to interacting with the new operating system using your keyboard and a collection of shortcuts.
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Windows 10 Process-Termination Bug Slows Down Mighty 24-Core System to a Crawl
So, you work for Google. Awesome, right? Yeah. You know what else is awesome? Your 24-Core, 48-thread Intel build system with 64 GBs of ram and a nice SSD. Life is good man. So, you've done your code work for the day on Chrome, because that's what you do, remember? (Yeah, that's right, it's awesome). Before you go off to collect your google-check, you click "compile" and expect a speedy result from your wicked fast system.
July 14, 2017
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Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC
Try these methods to make your machine zippier and less prone to performance problems.
June 19, 2017
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Windows 10 quick tips: how to protect your privacy
Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? Here are some quick ways to protect your data.
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Windows 10 quick tips: how to share a single PC
Have employees or temporary workers sharing a computer? No problem -- here's how to do it.
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Windows 10 thumbnails all messed up? Here's how to fix it!
When thumbnails for files and folders aren't showing correctly, here's how to clear and rebuild the thumbnail cache on Windows 10.
December 20, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Add extra details to Task Manager's Processes tab
Task Manager's list of running processes is a useful tool all on its own. But you can tweak its display to add extra information, including the full path of the command that started each running process.
April 19, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: back up your third-party hardware drivers
Tracking down drivers and control software for internal and external hardware devices after a clean reinstall doesn't have to be a tedious job. the secret is to back up the driver file repository that Windows 10 maintains. Here's where you'll find it.
February 8, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Change UEFI firmware settings or start in Safe Mode
Who can remember the magic keystroke combo that unlocks your PC's UEFI firmware settings screen? Use the hidden Advanced Options menu instead; it lets you choose advanced startup options for maintenance or troubleshooting.
September 22, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Cleaning up the taskbar, hiding the search bar and Task View
Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system comes with several new features including Cortana and Task View. Both of these items can be found on your taskbar and while most will find them helpful, we know that some will want to remove them, or at least collapse the search bar for Cortana.
July 29, 2015
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Windows 10 tip: Create direct shortcuts to shared network folders
Why waste time browsing through File Explorer folders to find shared resources on your local network? Use these two tricks to create mapped shortcuts, with or without drive letters.
May 24, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Customize your Precision Touchpad settings
If your portable PC includes the latest touchpad technology, you have a huge array of customization options. Here's how to make yourself more productive with mouse gestures, taps, and swipes.
July 5, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Customize your user profile folder name
When you set up a new user account, Windows 10 creates a profile folder and assigns it to the new account. Here's how to customize the name of that folder.
April 26, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Customizing the Start menu
With Windows 10, Microsoft has brought back the Start menu, but it's not quite the same menu that you may remember. with live tiles now appearing in the menu and accent colors changing the look of the UI, Windows 10 has a lot more room for personalization than the previous versions of the OS.
August 3, 2015
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Windows 10 tip: Cut to the front of the line for the next version
if the idea of joining the Windows Insider program fills you with dread about the dangers of running beta software, consider the release Preview ring. Here's how to sign up.
February 22, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Five ways to get started with Paint 3D
Whether you're an artist or just want to try out some doodles, Paint 3D makes it easy to unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life.
April 17, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Five ways to personalize notifications on your PC
Did you know you can easily personalize what notifications you get on your Windows 10 PC and how they show up, so you can focus on the ones most important to you?
August 28, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Get started with the Photos app and Sway
Did you know your Windows 10 PC has a fast and easy way to tell your story with albums?
July 17, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Having trouble with Cortana? Retrain your voice
With the launch of Windows 10, Cortana has arrived on the desktop. While the assistant can do many things, one of the key features is being able to act upon voice commands.
August 12, 2015
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Windows 10 tip: Here's everything Cortana can do inside of the Edge browser
With the release of Windows 10 today, Microsoft is launching their new browser, Edge, which replaces Internet Explorer as the default browser. One of the unique features is that Cortana is built into the browser and can query content faster than you can search for it.
July 28, 2015
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Windows 10 tip: how to create a custom accent color
In Windows 10, Microsoft allows you to change the accent color to make the OS feel a bit more personal. Unfortunately, the company did not include a color picker from the options to change the color which means that, by default, you can only select from the options Microsoft has provided.
August 3, 2015
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Windows 10 tip: how to enable the built-in Administrator account (and why you shouldn't)
In Windows 10, the built-in Administrator account is disabled. you can open a Command Prompt window and enable it with two commands, but think twice before you go down that road.
November 9, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: how to share a single PC without headaches
Have family or employees sharing a computer? No problem–here's how to do it.
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Windows 10 tip: how to upgrade from Home to Pro
Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 and if you have the Home version installed on your machine but would like to upgrade to Pro, Microsoft makes the process quite straightforward.
August 6, 2015
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Windows 10 tip: Jump through your list of installed apps
The Windows 10 Start menu includes a handy scrolling list of all the apps and desktop programs you've installed. It also offers a hidden alphabetical index. Here's how to make that index visible.
December 1, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Keep your Microsoft account secure and private
If you're signing in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account, you can access important settings from an online dashboard. Here are direct shortcuts to options for security and privacy, as well as a page that logs attempts to hack your Microsoft account.
August 23, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Keep unwanted software off PCs you support
Everyone who does part-time PC support knows the pain of continually having to clean up after a click-happy friend or family member. Here's how to keep that poor soul out of trouble.
May 3, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Keep your apps organized with virtual desktops
Happy Monday! We've showed you how you can easily view and manage all the apps and programs you have open at once with Task View and Snap -- today, we're going to show you how you can keep your open apps better organized with virtual desktops in Windows 10.
July 3, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Keep your Microsoft account secure with 2-factor authentication
Signing in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account is convenient, unless your password is stolen or phished. Protect yourself by turning on additional security features.
November 22, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Make sure your hardware drivers are up to date
Do you have the latest device drivers for your display adapter, network card, and other crucial components? Here's how to see which driver is currently installed and how to check for the latest updates.
March 29, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Make your mouse pointer easier to locate
Finding a tiny white mouse pointer on a light background can be frustrating, especially if your vision is less than perfect. Use these settings to make the pointer larger and bolder, so it's easier to locate even on a small laptop screen.
February 15, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Manage your saved Wi-Fi networks
Every time you connect to a wireless network, Windows saves your connection properties. Here's how to trim unwanted networks from that list and how to prevent metered networks from blowing up your monthly bill.
June 14, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Master advanced window-snapping techniques
Windows 10 adds some smart improvements to the basic snap technique for organizing windows. Here's how to go beyond the simple "snap two apps side by side" scenario.
March 15, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Navigate the Windows Settings app like an expert
Use these common navigation tricks to get around the Settings app at full speed. Version 1703 adds a new keyboard shortcut that lets you go back home in a single jump.
April 12, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Personalize your PC with new themes in the Windows Store
 
June 26, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Pin your favorite folders to the Start menu
Windows 10 includes a well-hidden option that gives you quick access to common folders. this secret shortcut list appears on the left of the Start menu. Here's how to customize that list.
October 12, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Protect removable storage devices with BitLocker encryption
Do you use a USB flash drive, MicroSD card, or portable hard drive to keep backups of important files? Protect yourself by encrypting removable storage devices so your files can't be accessed if the drive is lost or stolen.
November 17, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Project your Screen is now Connect
Miracast is the technology Microsoft uses in Windows to wirelessly push your screen and audio to a remote screen or monitor. to make it work, you need a wireless receiver attached to the remote screen. I use two different options: the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and the NETGEAR Push2TV PTV3000. But I've also heard that the Actiontec ScreenBeam is a solid contender and I plan on testing that soon.
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Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation
Performing a clean install or a reset means you have to reinstall apps and desktop programs and start over with settings and preferences. If you suspect Windows has become damaged, there's a less drastic solution: Run Setup to repair Windows. Here's how.
February 1, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Save a copy (or two) of your BitLocker recovery key
BitLocker Drive Encryption is a tremendous way to keep a thief from accessing your business and personal secrets. But don't let BitLocker lock you out of your own PC. Here's how to save a secure backup copy of your encryption key for panic-free recovery.
June 7, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Save your background and other settings as a custom theme
Every time you connect to a wireless network, Windows saves your connection properties. Here's how to trim unwanted networks from that list and how to prevent metered networks from blowing up your monthly bill.
June 21, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Secret shortcuts to your favorite settings
Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific pages with a single click.
July 12, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: see all your calendars at a glance in agenda view
Just like earlier versions, Windows 10 shows the date and time at the right side of the taskbar. But Windows 10 adds a new trick: Click the date to open a flyout that shows your agenda at a glance, bringing multiple calendars together.
October 5, 2016
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Windows 10 Tip: See your 3D creations take life in Remix 3D
Did you know that you can now create and remix your 3D creations in all new ways with the latest update to Remix 3D?
August 7, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Start in Safe Mode and use other advanced startup settings
Safe Mode is the most important of the classic Windows troubleshooting tools. In Windows 10 on modern PCs, the old F8 shortcut doesn't work. Here's how to get to Safe Mode quickly.
October 19, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Startup and shutdown secrets
Thanks to a default feature in Windows 10, choosing Shut Down from the power menu doesn't really shut down Windows. That's a great time-saving feature, but it can cause problems with some updates and installers. Here's how to do a full shutdown when necessary.
April 5, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol
For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here's how.
May 17, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Temporarily delay the Creators Update
Microsoft is rolling out a major upgrade to Windows 10. If you're running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can wait a few months more before you install this version. Here's how.
August 2, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: the fastest, smartest ways to open a Command Prompt window
Every Windows power user knows that a Command Prompt window is often the quickest way to get things done. for some tasks, in fact, it's the only way. Here's a collection of ways to get to the command line quickly.
January 4, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Turn text into timelines in PowerPoint
Did you know with July's updates to Office 365, it's easier than ever to create high-impact presentations?
August 14, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Use BitLocker to encrypt your system drive
How do you protect a laptop filled with confidential files and personal secrets? For business-class PCs running Windows 10, the solution is simple: Turn on BitLocker.
May 31, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Use filters for faster and more accurate searches
The Windows 10 search box does an amazing job of helping you find files and folders, photos, apps, settings, and more. Typing one of eight words at the start of a search can make your results even more useful. Here's the list.
May 10, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Use the Magnifier tool to zoom in on text or objects
Even if you have 20/20 vision, there are times when it's helpful to zoom in on a portion of your display. for anyone with less-than-perfect eyesight, the Magnifier tool can help prevent eyestrain.
March 1, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Use the system calendar to look up days and dates
Clicking the date and time on the Windows 10 taskbar pops up a handy scrolling calendar. Learn these secret navigation shortcuts to jump to any date without having to scroll.
August 16, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Using Action Center
Windows 10 is a brand new OS from Microsoft that brings with it several new features including Action Center. the feature, which combines all of your notifications into one area, makes it much faster to locate a toast notification (the banner that pops up on your screen with an alert) than in Windows 8.
July 29, 2015
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Windows 10 Tip: Watch 360° videos with the Windows 10 Creators Update
Today, we're showing you how you can fully immerse yourself in 360° videos with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
June 19, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: what is the little circle that randomly shows up in the system tray?
Now that Windows 10 is being distributed to users around the world, we know that there will be quite a few questions arising from new users. One that has already hit our inbox during the beta period is "what's the little circle that occasionally shows up in the system tray?"
July 29, 2015
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Windows 10: A guide to the updates
What you need to know about each update to Microsoft Windows 10.
June 1, 2017
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Windows 10: How to customize multi-finger touchpad gestures
One of the biggest improvements the Creators Update recently brought to Windows 10 was enhanced support for Precision Touchpads, the built-in mousepads on select laptops that support multi-touch gestures. As many a Mac user knows, the ability to use one-, two-, and three-finger gestures to navigate apps, switch desktops, and perform various clicks and selections can really speed up your workflow. Here's how to configure these settings on your Windows 10 device.
June 19, 2017
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Windows 10: how to Stop Forced Updates
There is no greater Windows 10 controversy than its policy of forced updates. While great in theory, for many users the reality of updates which download and install automatically has been horribly different and the question on many users lips is: how do you stop them?
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Windows recovery disk tip: When and if it needs updating
It's not a backup, but a life preserver.
December 14, 2016
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Windows Ink: how to use Screen Sketch
Annotating has never been easier
September 26, 2016
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You can Make Cortana Ditch Bing for Google in Windows 10
Cortana makes the jump to the desktop in Windows 10, meaning you can get a more personalized experience through voice commands or the good old mouse and keyboard. But what if kind of hate Bing's search engine? you can use a browser extension to redirect Bing queries to any search engine you choose.
August 4, 2015
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You can totally get rid of that stupid ad on the Windows 10 lock screen
I'm usually a fatalist when it comes to technology. If something doesn't work the way I want it to, or the way I expect it to, and there's no dotfile nearby to hack on, I throw up my hands in despair and curse the sad state of the entire industry.
April 12, 2017
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You don't need to use a Microsoft Account to download apps from Window 10's Store
With Windows 10, Microsoft is particularly keen for you to use a Microsoft Account. it's something that was present in Windows 8, and it is still billed as a way to sync settings and apps between computers. While you may be encouraged to use a Microsoft Account, it is not necessary -- you can use a local account, but if you decide to download apps from the Store, you'll be prompted to switch this to a Microsoft Account.
August 3, 2015
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Your Windows 10 troubleshooting and repair toolkit
If you're experiencing problems with Windows 10, these are the built-in tools you can use for troubleshooting and repair.
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Windows 8.1 - B

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent
It looks like a policy announced a year ago is going to kick in.
March 16, 2017
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Windows 8.1 - C

Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs
Developer says he's found a way to stop Windows' new CPU check, which means updates flow again
April 19, 2017
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Windows 8.1 - H

Here's what's fixed in the Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
Today is the second Tuesday of the month, which means that it's Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft has released new updates for all supported versions of Windows. As usual, all four versions of Windows 10 got new builds, but Windows 7 and 8.1 got some love as well.
August 8, 2017
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How to use hibernation on your Windows 10 PC to improve stand-by battery life
If you want to improve your computer's battery life, then you should be using the power-saving hibernation state in Windows 10.
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Windows 8.1 - I

Is Microsoft blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates on newer hardware?
A year ago, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 would be the only Windows platform to support nextgen processors like Intel's Kaby Lake, AMD's Bristol Ridge, and Qualcomm's 8996. the message then -- as now -- was clear: If you want to run a nextgen processor, you'll need Windows 10.
March 16, 2017
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Windows 8.1 - M

Microsoft ceases selling Windows 7 and 8.1 licenses to PC manufacturers
Microsoft has officially stopped selling licenses for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to PC manufacturers. with this move, partners like Dell and HP will no longer be able to sell new PCs running either previous version on Windows, having instead moved fully to selling PCs pre-loaded Windows 10.
November 1, 2016
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Microsoft details tweaks to its Windows 7, 8.1 patch rollups
Microsoft has made some changes to its monthly patch rollups for Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012, with more tweaks to come in February. Here's what's happening.
January 13, 2017
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Microsoft Finally Stops Selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Even though there's plenty to like about Windows 10, some folks would still rather buy a Windows 7 computer. Unfortunately for those people, it's about to get a lot harder to do that.
November 2, 2016
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Microsoft fleshes out seismic change to Windows patching
Elaborates on how this month's Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates will be packaged and delivered
October 10, 2016
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Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1
As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to system builders. the only way to acquire a copy of these operating systems now is to buy the dwindling stock still available online.
November 2, 2016
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Microsoft Locks System Updates for Windows 7, 8.1 on Ryzen, Kaby Lake Systems
It would seem Microsoft is ever looking for more creative ways of pushing its Windows 10 operating system towards the masses. some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users have apparently encountered one of these: a lock on system updates. the error message, which reads "Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows", points towards a hardware lock-in in exchange for added security and updates.
March 16, 2017
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Microsoft reissues its infamous snooping patches for Windows 7 and 8.1
It's good to keep Windows up to date, as it ensures you're safe from the latest security threats, and you might benefit from other improvements. However, you shouldn't always blindly install every patch that comes along.
March 8, 2017
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Microsoft reissues snooping patches for Windows 7 and 8.1
This week, Microsoft re-released the telemetry updates KB2952664 (for Windows 7) and KB2976978 (for Windows 8.1).
February 10, 2017
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Windows 8.1 - O

OEMs can no longer purchase licenses for Windows 7 or 8.1
Are you planning on buying a PC that has Windows 7 Professional or 8.1 pre-installed? Well, you'd better act quickly, as Microsoft has stopped selling licenses for the operating systems. the news should not come as a surprise, as the company is following its long-standing end-of-sales dates.
November 1, 2016
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Windows 8.1 - W

Windows 7 and 8.1 will not Update with AMD Ryzen and Intel 7th Gen CPUs
New hardware needs new software.
April 13, 2017
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Windows 7 - B

Buggy Windows 7 cumulative update? Just tell us, says Microsoft
First step used to be to uninstall individual updates, but with new Windows 10-style servicing model, now you have to ring up Microsoft support
October 11, 2016
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Windows 7 - E

Engineering Windows 7
Welcome to our blog dedicated to the engineering of Microsoft Windows 7
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Windows 7 - D

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch
'Zeffy' figures out a way to undo Microsoft's no-support-on-new-silicon policy; posts results on GitHub
April 20, 2017
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Windows 7 - H

How to speed up Windows 7 update checks
When Windows 7 checks for updates, the process can take an age. Often you might find yourself staring at the screen while nothing much seems to happen.
November 4, 2016
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Windows 7 - I

Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts
'Hoping for the best, expecting the worst,' says patch maven about October change to cumulative updates for Windows 7
September 22, 2016
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Windows 7 - M

Microsoft repairs buggy Win7 security patch with buggy hotfix KB 4039884
If you have problems with a Windows 7 second monitor after installing this month's KB 4034664, there's a new manual-install-only fix. But it's buggy, too.
August 28, 2017
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Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Professional to OEMs
After extending deadline by two years, Microsoft puts a fork in the world's most popular operating system
November 1, 2016
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Microsoft tells corps to remember XP, migrate away from Windows 7 sooner than later
Three years of security fixes still to come, but OS can't match Windows 10's improvements.
January 16, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 7 does not meet the demands of modern technology; recommends Windows 10
Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 back in January 2015. Shortly after, it released Windows 10, allowing Windows 7 and 8.x users one year to upgrade to its latest operating system free of charge - but this offer did not apply to enterprise users. It also stopped OEMs from selling PCs with Windows 7 and 8.1 near the end of 2016, and even disallowed them from purchasing licenses for the obsolete operating systems.
January 16, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 7 in 2017 is so outdated that patches can't keep it secure
Microsoft warns business customers to begin migrating from Windows 7, exactly three years before it reaches end of life.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 7 is way more exposed to ransomware than Windows 10
For those of you who've avoided upgrading to Windows 10 so far, Microsoft has offered some scary ransomware numbers to prove it's in your interests to do so.
November 14, 2016
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Move the Recycle Bin to the Taskbar in Windows 7
After writing last week's blog, Take advantage of the Taskbar features in Windows 7, I found myself focusing on the taskbar to make sure that I was taking advantage of all of the features that it has to offer. While I was doing so, I began to think about the only icon that I had on the desktop - the Recycle Bin - and began wondering if there was a way to put the Recycle Bin on the taskbar.
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Windows 7 - T

The continuing slowness of Windows Update on Windows 7
Like millions of Microsoft customers , I like Windows 7. It seems we like it more than Microsoft does. I say this because, for months now, it has taken hours and hours and hours to install patches.
November 4, 2016
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Two of this month's Windows 7 patches cause second-screen problems
Two German sites report graphics problems in some applications when using multiple monitors. Solution: Uninstall the bad patches.
August 14, 2017
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Windows 7 - W

Windows 7 and 8.1 get updates for Patch Tuesday - here's what's new
Today, Microsoft released updates for all supported versions of Windows, as it does every second Tuesday of the month. It updated all four versions of Windows 10, but it also released patches for Windows 7 and 8.1.
July 11, 2017
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Windows 7 market share goes up as Windows 10 remains stagnant
Back in September 2016, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 had been installed on over 400 million devices, and while the company hasn't updated the particular figure since then, the number has most likely gone up.
March 1, 2017
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Windows 7 PCs with free OS upgrade are still available, for now
Time's running out to buy a Windows 7 Professional PC with an upgrade to Windows 10
July 29, 2016
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Windows 7 share decline stalls, hinting at tough transition to 10
A majority of Windows PCs still run the 2009 operating system with less than three years until its support retirement
March 1, 2017
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Windows 7 tweaks: 3 Registry edits to speed performance
Every time you make a configuration change, that information is automatically written to the Registry. Change the system time, and the Registry is updated; change your desktop wallpaper, the Registry is updated; change the home page in Internet Explorer, the Registry is updated. the Registry is also updated whenever you install a new software program or hardware device. and it all happens automatically, in the background.
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Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices
New cumulative updates for Windows 7 will swell to 500MB a month, Microsoft acknowledges
October 19, 2016
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Windows Server

Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06 Released with Support for Windows Server 2016 and IBM Z Mainframe
Docker has released Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06, with new support for Windows Server 2016 and IBM Z mainframe. With the inclusion of support for these new platforms, the Docker Blog states that Docker EE now delivers a consistent experience across Linux, Windows, and Linux-on-mainframe applications, and is a "solution for modernizing Windows, Linux, and mainframe applications across on-premises and cloud, without requiring code changes."
August 18, 2017
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FAQ: Microsoft drafts new Windows Server upgrade blueprint
Syncs schedule with Windows 10, Office 365 for twice-a-year upgrade madness
June 21, 2017
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How to get the latest Windows Server preview from Microsoft
To test build 16237, IT pros need to be a Windows Insider and register a Windows 10 device
July 19, 2017
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Microsoft officially releases Windows Server 2016
Microsoft has made the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) versions of Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016 officially available to enterprise customers.
October 14, 2016
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Now available: Windows Server 2016 Security Guide!
Windows Server 2016 includes major security innovations that can help protect privileged identity, make it harder for attackers to breach your servers, and detect attacks so that you can respond faster. This is powerful technology, and all that's missing is guidance on how to best deploy and use Windows Server 2016 to protect your server workloads.
August 23, 2017
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Sneak peek #1: Windows Server, version 1709
We're watching the calendar and counting down to Microsoft Ignite September 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Ignite is a great way to see the latest and greatest products and technologies with hundreds of hours of content, meet with your peers and partners, and get firsthand experience with hands-on labs.
August 23, 2017
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Windows Server gets aboard the fast train
But Microsoft must prove it can pull off sustained rapid release, says analyst
June 27, 2017
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Windows Server on ARM laptops is for Azure only
What makes the work of porting code to the ARM instruction set worthwhile is both the scale of cloud and the kind of services Microsoft runs in Azure. the economics works for cloud, not your data centers.
March 21, 2017
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Windows Server to copy Windows 10, get twice-yearly feature updates
Microsoft continues to further consolidate its operating system development.
June 15, 2017
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