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Best Windows Apps this Week

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-eight in a series.
September 16, 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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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-five in a series.
August 26, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-four in a series.
August 19, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-three in a series.
August 12, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-two in a series.
August 05, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety-one in a series
July 29, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and ninety in a series.
July 22, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and eighty-nine in a series.
July 15, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and eighty-eight in a series.
July 8, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and eighty-seven in a series.
July 1, 2016
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Best Windows apps this week
One-hundred and eighty-six in a series.
June 24, 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

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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2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates
Windows 10 updates whether you want it to or not...unless you know the trick.
July 18, 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 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 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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5 Windows 10 apps you should try: Walkabouts, tech support, podcasts, and puzzles
With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.
July 15, 2016
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5 Windows 10 apps you should try: Steam, stream, snap photos, and stick fight
With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.
July 8, 2016
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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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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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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 compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10
The deadline cometh. July 29 looms, and after that, Windows 7 and 8 users will no longer be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If you've been waiting for Microsoft to polish out the operating system's initial bugs, it's time to make the leap.
July 15, 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 reasons to reject Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade
The clock is ticking, folks. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you only have until July 29, 2016 to do so. and most people should! Windows 10 is the best Windows yet, chock full of handy new features, sleek under-the-hood improvements, and headache-killing extras.
July 8, 2016
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10 Windows 10 interface changes coming in the Creators Update
The Windows 10 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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Windows 10 - A

A closer look at the new enhanced 'dark mode' for MSN News on Windows 10
Late last night, the suite of MSN Apps for Windows 10 were updated at least for those on Insider Rings (Release Preview, Slow, Fast). the update bumps MSN News to 4.12.184 (Production is 4.11.156) and with it comes a proper full dark theme.
July 22, 2016
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A lawsuit over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade just cost Microsoft $10,000
Microsoft recently paid a (very small) price for its Windows 10 upgrade tactics, and that was before they became increasingly aggressive.
June 27, 2016
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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 File Explorer app for Windows 10 could be in the works
A new leak claims that Microsoft could be working on a File Explorer app on Windows 10. Discovered by WindowsBlogItalia, the app, which isn't publicly available as of yet, appears to be quite functional and promises a neat and clean user interface. It hasn't been confirmed as of yet if it will be a Universal Windows Application that can be downloaded from the Windows Store.
August 05, 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 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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A universal version of Glympse is in the works for Windows 10 PC and Mobile
The team behind travel-tracking app Glympse has confirmed that they are currently working on an updated Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of the app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile.
June 24, 2016
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A version of Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker may be coming to Windows 10
Microsoft stated in a support page that a version of Movie Maker, one of its most popular free Windows desktop apps, could be coming to the Windows Store for Windows 10 PCs.
September 6, 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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Accessibility in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
It is an area of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that does not get all the attention in reviews and feature focused articles but accessibility, or Ease of Access as Microsoft calls it, is a very important aspect of the operating system and Microsoft gave it a few new features in this second major update to Windows 10.
August 04, 2016
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Action Center, Toolbar and Chaseable Live Tiles in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
The Action Center occupies the right hand of your desktop screen when it is open.
July 26, 2016
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Adding Linux Bash to Windows 10 Anniversary Update could be a huge security risk
The arrival of Linux in Windows 10 caused ripples of excitement in certain circles. But as well as making it possible to run GUI Linux apps on the desktop, there are also concerns that there are security risks associated with having the Bash feature from Linux available in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
August 08, 2016
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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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Aeries snags minor UI tweaks and bug fixes in latest update
A new update is now available for popular third-party Twitter app Aeries, bringing a number of bug fixes and tweaks to the Windows 10 app. In particular, users should expect an improved discover search experience, some minor UI improvements and more.
July 13, 2016
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Aeries Twitter client for Windows 10 adds Tweetstorm features
Aeries, the popular third-party Twitter app, has been updated for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. the new version adds, among other things, Tweetstorm features to the app. this will allow users of the app to send out multiple post that form one longer message.
June 24, 2016
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After the Anniversary Update: What's next for Windows 10?
Now that the Microsoft's Anniversary Update is live, the company is planning two major updates for next year.
August 17, 2016
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Amazon launches new app for Windows 10 PCs - but it's just a zero-effort web wrapper
Earlier this week, Amazon retired its app for Windows phones, but its app for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs lived on. Indeed, it was also claimed that the company was working on a new app for Windows 10, and today, those claims were proved to be accurate.
August 19, 2016
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Amazon reportedly working on a Windows 10 app
Amazon's app for Windows phones, aptly named Amazon App, is set to be discontinued today; however, back when we first reported that the company was planning on killing the app, we noted that it appeared that the Amazon app for Windows PCs was to survive the Windows app exodus.
August 15, 2016
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Amazon's new app also works on Windows 10 Mobile
Amazon's newly launched Windows 10 PC app also works on Windows 10 Mobile, making it a true UWP app.
August 19, 2016
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Amazon's Windows 10 PC app is live, but don't get too excited
Amazon has now released its Windows 10 PC app in the Windows Store. However, the app is a Hosted Web App with minimal Windows 10 features.
August 19, 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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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 is not Available to You" Error in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Just a quick tip to share with you all, as I'm sure many of you will be caught by this one eventually.
August 23, 2016
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App Tour - Amazon UWP App for Windows 10 PCs and Mobile Devices
Earlier today we told you about Amazon's release of a new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for PCs, tablets and mobile devices running Windows 10.
August 19, 2016
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App Tour - Official Formula 1 Windows 10 App
Another big name organization has decided that the Windows 10 platform is worth their time and money.
July 8, 2016
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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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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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AT&T's Lumia 1520 is finally getting the Windows 10 Mobile official update
The AT&T Lumia 1520 is now able to grab the official Windows 10 Mobile update.
June 24, 2016
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AT&T's Lumia 1520 is now eligible for a Windows 10 Mobile upgrade
While the official Windows 10 Mobile upgrade was released back in March, it's still being approved for third party and carrier-locked devices. In fact, the Lumia 1520 isn't the only device to be approved this week. Blu's range of Windows phones got the upgrade, as well as Verizon's Nokia Lumia Icon.
June 24, 2016
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Australia's Stan video streaming service makes its way to Windows 10 and Mobile
Australia's Stan video streaming service is now available for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. the service offers exclusive premiers of shows like Billions, Better Call Saul, Sherlock, Community, and more, and its catalog offers thousands of TV shows and movies in Full HD.
July 21, 2016
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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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Avast users, if your Windows 10 Anniversary Update is failing, here's why
A fix is on the way for this little BSOD problem.
August 04, 2016
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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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Badoo dating app for Windows 10 Mobile set to make a comeback soon
The Windows 10 Mobile version of the popular dating and social app Badoo has been removed from the Windows Store, but the company has indicated it will be coming back soon.
September 12, 2016
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Beginner's guide to rails and minecarts in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
How do I use rails and minecarts in Minecraft?
September 15, 2016
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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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Beloved VLC media player releases a robust universal Windows 10 app
VLC now has a Windows 10-friendly version that works with nearly every major Windows 10 platform.
June 30, 2016
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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. the Store shelves are filled with news readers and official apps from the various outlets covering the news.
December 21, 2016
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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 Straight Shooting Windows 10 Games
First person shooter games are a popular genre in the Windows 10 Store and some of the most challenging titles involve long range shots from a sniper's rifle. These games require patience, a steady hand and a little luck to strike your mark.
September 14, 2016
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Best Timer Apps for Windows 10
Timer apps for Windows 10 are not the most glamorous apps around, but can be handy utilities when you need to watch the clock. from pacing a workout to cooking a ham, timers can help with a host of day to day activities.
September 27, 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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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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Breaking 350 million: What's next for Windows 10?
Time to re-discover the lost art of selling PCs
August 08, 2016
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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 activate Windows 10? Microsoft adds troubleshooter to resolve common complaints
New feature aimed at helping users who are unable to activate their copy of Windows 10 after upgrading their PC.
June 23, 2016
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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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Can't wait for Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Here's how to get it right now
As we've mentioned previously, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs is rolling out now, but it may take a while to reach your system.
August 02, 2016
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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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Candy Crush Jelly Saga and Soda Saga both add more levels on Windows 10
King has updated the popular puzzle games Candy Crush Jelly Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. Both games include new levels with their updates.
August 11, 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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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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Clamour is an unofficial Discord app for Windows 10 Mobile
Clamour is an unofficial Discord app for Windows 10 Mobile. the official app development team have yet to release an official app, so this is a handy app for those who rely on the platform and use Microsoft's mobile OS. at the time of writing, Clamour supports messaging, but no voice as-of-yet – though this is reportedly in the works.
September 13, 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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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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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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Corporates ARE sniffing around Windows 10, says Computacenter
Half-yearly results lets them punt unloved OS again
August 26, 2016
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Cortana Across Devices in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
In the recently released Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft's personal digital assistant Cortana received a bit of a makeover with the addition of some new capabilities both above and below the Lock Screen.
August 04, 2016
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Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions
Academic licence-holders get new education versions whether they want it or not
July 28, 2016
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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: the spy in Windows 10
Cortana, Windows 10's built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy
August 15, 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 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 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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Critics denounce Windows 10 upgrade changes as PR ploy
Users put 'X-click' backtracking into context; scold Microsoft for goodwill attempt so late in the free upgrade offer's lifespan
June 30, 2016
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Crunchyroll is now available for all of your Windows 10 devices
Microsoft announced three new apps that are coming to Windows 10 today, including Roku, SiriusXM, and Crunchyroll. While the former two are available for PC only, Crunchyroll is available for all of your Windows 10 devices.
June 23, 2016
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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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Windows 10 - D

DailyDiary is a Windows 10 app for documenting life's highs and lows
DailyDiary is a feature-rich journal app for Windows 10 where you can keep all your memories in one place. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the diary has support for OneDrive synchronization, daily notifications to remind you to create a journal entry, integration with social network sites and your system calendar and audio recordings.
June 24, 2016
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Dead Rising 4 Gameplay Video Returns to the Mall
Where zombies lay waiting to be slayed.
September 16, 2016
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Dead Rising 4 gets some wacky pre-order weapons at various retailers
People who pre-order the upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 zombie action game Dead Rising 4 will get a wacky weapon to take out the undead. the Microsoft Store, Amazon, best Buy and GameStop will each have a different and exclusive pre-order weapon.
August 17, 2016
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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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Declare independence from Windows 10 by downloading Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' now!
As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, I begin thinking about independence. I am very proud of my forefathers for defeating the British -- our now-ally -- and creating our great nation, the USA.
June 30, 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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Deus Ex Mankind Divided will not Support DirectX 12 at Launch
We asked for this, and we're getting it, just a bit later than we expected to.
August 17, 2016
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Developer finds 'New and Rising' Windows 10 Store apps are in fact "old" and static
A developer has taken the time and the data to analyze one aspect of the Windows 10 digital store, the "New and Rising" app chart. According to his findings, the apps listed there are neither new, nor rising and, in fact, could be best described as old and static.
July 11, 2016
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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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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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Download Windows 10 themes from the Windows Store
if you want to download official themes for Microsoft's operating system you can do so at the moment by going here, and choosing the theme you want from a selection of categories including Featured, Animals, Games, Movies, Places & Landscapes, and Panoramic. There are also 'Compatible with Windows 7' and 'Compatible with the new Windows' categories.
December 27, 2016
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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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Windows 10 - E

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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edjing Scratch arrives on Windows 10 PC and Mobile to let you DJ anywhere
A new app has been added to the popular edjing suite of music apps, with this one devoted to vinyl scratching. Made specifically for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, edjing Scratch works with the Mixfader wireless fader to help you create a next-generation DJ setup.
June 23, 2016
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EFF blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 privacy concerns
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has accused Microsoft of disregarding user choice and privacy with Windows 10. In a scathing editorial, EFF employee Amul Kalia calls on Microsoft to "come clean with its user community" over a growing number of Windows 10 privacy concerns.
August 22, 2016
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EFF condemns Windows 10 data collection
Advocacy group tells Microsoft to 'come clean' over telemetry, and offer 'meaningful opt-outs'
August 22, 2016
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EFF rips into Microsoft and Windows 10 for 'blatantly disregarding user choice and privacy'
Two months ago, we reported on a Change.org petition that had been set up to persuade the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) to investigate Microsoft for "malicious practices regarding Windows 10".
August 17, 2016
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EFF rips Microsoft for "blatant disregard of user choice and privacy" in Windows 10
In a signed editorial, a staffer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation has blasted Microsoft for its aggressive Windows 10 upgrade program (now ended), and also criticized its privacy defaults.
August 18, 2016
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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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Electronic Frontier Foundation Points to Windows 10 Privacy Missteps
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken a position on Windows 10, stating that "Microsoft blatantly disregards user choice and privacy" for those persons using the operating system.
August 18, 2016
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End to free upgrade halts rapid Windows 10 growth
Early numbers for August put gains at between a quarter and a third of the last two months
August 15, 2016
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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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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 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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Epic Founder Thinks Microsoft will Try to Slowly Break Steam
Microsoft "will force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken."
July 26, 2016
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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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Expedia launches new universal app for Windows 10 PCs and phones with Cortana integration
Expedia has announced the launch of its new app for Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones, which it says will "make planning and booking your next vacation faster and easier than ever".
June 15, 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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Windows 10 - F

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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Fast, Slow & release Preview Rings for Windows 10 Current Branch Get Build 14393.67
Just a few hours ago Microsoft released the first public cumulative update for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which bumped it from Build 14393.10 to 14393.51.
August 09, 2016
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Features Wish List for the Windows 10 Redstone 2 Update
Just 10 days after releasing the second major update to Windows 10, Microsoft has now started development work on what will be the third major update for their year old operating system.
August 12, 2016
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Fight the Shadows with today's myAppFree Deal, League of Stickmen for Windows 10
League of Stickmen is a Windows 10 game for those who prefer games with a fast pace and plenty of action. the gaming title has you taking leading of a team of warriors, the Stickmen, who are in the midst of a battle with the Shadow Minions who have plunged the world into darkness.
June 28, 2016
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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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First Windows 10 Redstone 2 builds to focus on 'structural improvements', not new features
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is still rolling out for PCs, and will soon be available for phones too (...probably), but Microsoft is now preparing for what comes next for its OS.
August 09, 2016
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Five reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10
From privacy to compatibility and control, these are the reasons why you might want to give the upgrade to Windows 10 a miss.
July 7, 2016
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Five reasons to upgrade to Windows 10
With time running out for Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, here are five arguments for making the jump.
July 7, 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 secret features in Windows 10
What are some hidden features in Windows 10?
July 27, 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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Fly, swim, and rocket your way to epic endless runner adventure in Floaties
Floaties is an endless runner game for Windows 10 where you take to the sky, ocean, and land to see how far you can guide a host of characters. the game of survival is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, with the likes of drones, dinosaurs, submarines and more to race.
August 16, 2016
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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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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 calls end to Microsoft's 'excessive' user data collection
France is not happy about the amount of data collection and lack of security in Windows 10 and has given the firm three months to sort it out.
July 21, 2016
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France claims Windows 10 does not comply with country's data protection rules
France's government claims that Microsoft is collecting what it says is "excessive data" from Windows 10 PCs. the country's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) says it has given Microsoft three months to make changes that will comply with France's data protection rules.
July 20, 2016
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France objects to Windows 10 user tracking
Officials at CNIL feel that Microsoft's data-collection policies are too wide-ranging.
July 21, 2016
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France orders Microsoft to stop tracking Windows 10 users
Data protection authority gives Microsoft three months to comply with French privacy laws
July 21, 2016
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France: Windows 10 collects 'excessive personal data', issues Microsoft with formal warning
After accusations that Windows 10 collects too much data about users, France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has order Microsoft to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months. the company has been ordered to "stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent".
July 20, 2016
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Free movie streaming service Popcornflix launches universal Windows 10 app
Popcornflix, a service that offers free streaming of a wide variety of movies, is now available as a universal Windows 10 app. Popcornflix is ad-supported, but the app will allow you to stream some classic big studio pictures, along with a slew of independent films on your PC and Windows 10 Mobile device for free.
June 24, 2016
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Freecharge is now a native Windows 10 app
Indian digital wallet service Freecharge has launched a native Windows 10 app, available for PCs (mobile client coming early next month). the app comes with a new user interface that includes adaptive layout, a Live Tile, and so much more. Cortana integration is a nifty addition, as it allows you to recharge or make payments by using Microsoft's voice-based assistant.
June 28, 2016
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French Agency Cites Windows 10 Privacy Concerns
An agency in France wants Windows 10 to conform with the country's data privacy laws.
July 21, 2016
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French authorities serve notice to Microsoft for Windows 10 privacy failings
Strict online privacy laws in the EU continue to bedevil American tech companies. the latest to catch flak is Microsoft, over a handful of objections from a French data protection agency.
July 20, 2016
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French Data Protection Authority Accuses Microsoft of 'Excessive Data Collection' In Windows 10
Windows 10 has been quite a controversial operating system for Microsoft, and unlike the situation with Windows 8, it hasn't been because of an interface design choice. this time, the issue stems from Windows 10's broader privacy policy, the collection of all sorts of user behavior data by default, and the company's more aggressive upgrade tactics.
July 20, 2016
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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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FXNOW offers the Simpsons, American Horror Story and more with new Windows 10 app
The FXNOW video streaming app is rolling out for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. It offers free on-demand access to the library of TV shows and movies from the FX cable networks.
June 16, 2016
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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

Gadgets app update fixes issues for Fast ring Insiders
Microsoft has updated the Gadgets app for Windows 10 Mobile for Fast ring Insider testers. the update fixes issues with the app not working as intended.
June 24, 2016
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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 Mode in Windows 10 Creators Update will boost gaming performance and quality
Now that Windows 10 build 15007 is available for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring, we're really starting to get a proper look at where Microsoft is going with the impending Creators Update release. We've already seen how the company is pushing 3D and augmented reality, but it has not forgotten about gamers.
January 16, 2017
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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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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 more done with these Cortana tips and tricks for Windows 10
Cortana has been designed to do a lot of things, and here we show you a bunch of tips and tricks you can use to be more productive on Windows 10.
September 16, 2016
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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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Get started with Windows 10 Anniversary Update's revamped Start menu
Windows 10 Anniversary Update is starting to roll out to users globally. There are lots of changes and improvements to the operating system but one of the biggest is to the Start menu.
August 02, 2016
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Get the forecast, rain or shine, with Got the Weather for Windows 10
Got the Weather joins a very crowded field of Windows 10 weather apps and hopes to catch your attention with its simple and concise design. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Got the Weather provides the current forecast information, what to expect from Mother Nature in the next 24 hours and an extended forecast.
July 27, 2016
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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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GroupMe app reportedly adding a way to send and receive documents
A new report claims Microsoft is adding a way for users of its GroupMe messaging app for Windows 10 to send and receive documents.
September 12, 2016
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Hands on - Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter
Earlier this week we learned about a new feature for the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update called the Activation Troubleshooter but we were unable to dive deeply into it because all of our test systems were properly activated.
June 24, 2016
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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 the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Refresh Windows Tool
In the final month of testing before the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Microsoft introduced a new system utility called the Refresh Tool.
August 05, 2016
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Hands on with Windows 10 build 15014 showcasing new features and improvements
Microsoft has released yet another Windows 10 Insider Preview, this time build 15014 featuring a few noteworthy features and enhancements over the previous Insider Preview release. Build 15014 includes more Personalization options, a new Book Store, improvements to Action Center and more.
January 20, 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: MyScript Nebo is what Windows Ink should be
From editable text to equations, Nebo offers it all. and for a short time, it's free.
August 10, 2016
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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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Happy Anniversary: Windows 10's big new update begins rolling out for PCs
One year (...and four days) ago, Microsoft launched Windows 10 for PCs. In November, it released its first major update to the OS - called, appropriately, the 'November update' - along with the first smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile.
August 02, 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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Help AppRaisin support more languages by donating to its AppStretch campaign
While AdDuplex has ended active development of its AppRaisin app, it is running a donation campaign, via AppStretch, that will allow users to crowdfund more language support for the Windows 10 app.
August 11, 2016
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Help bring BLACK to Windows 10 through AppStretch right now
Back in 2014 we wrote about a new photography app for Windows Phone called BLACK. the app aims to emulate classic black and white film styles like AGFA apx 400, Shanghai GP3 100 and one of my favorites FUJI Neopan 400.
July 12, 2016
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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 14986
Microsoft today released Windows 10 for PCs build 14986 to the Fast ring. as with all Fast ring builds, it originated in the Development Branch, and it's a preview of the upcoming Creators Update, previously only known as Redstone 2.
December 6, 2016
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Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 for PCs build 16176
Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs build 16176, the second one from the Redstone 3 branch. While there's not much to say about the build itself - since it contains mainly improvements to OneCore and one Windows Subsystem for Linux feature - there are, of course, a number of fixes, improvements, and known issues.
April 14, 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 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 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 add and sync calendar events in the Windows 10 Calendar app
How do I add and sync calendar events in Calendar on Windows 10?
July 12, 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 ban the sites you hate from Cortana's top headlines
A new Cortana feature lets you remove sites that bug you from the news feed.
July 1, 2016
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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 calibrate your PC's monitor on Windows 10
Is your Windows 10 device showing the right colors and black levels? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to calibrate your display.
June 23, 2016
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How to change your keyboard layout on Windows 10 PC
How do I change my keyboard layout in Windows 10?
June 29, 2016
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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 customize the Bubbles, Ribbons, and Mystify screen savers for Windows 10
If you're a fan of traditional Windows screen savers, these simple HTA apps are for you. They'll make it easy to access and configure three screen savers that dropped off the map with Windows 10.
July 22, 2016
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How to disable location tracking on Windows 10 PC
How do I disable location tracking in Windows 10?
June 28, 2016
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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 the Cisco VPN Client on Windows 10
Cisco's VPN Client v5 is not officially supported on Windows 10--but what if you rely on the software to communicate remotely to business resources? Here's a workaround to help you out.
September 12, 2016
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How to enable the dark theme in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows 10 Anniversary Update is officially available now, and it is chock full of new features and improvements to get excited about. One of the most-awaited additions to the operating system is a rather comprehensive and attractive dark theme.
August 04, 2016
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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 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 a Windows 10 update when you don't have enough free space
There's a new Windows 10 update with exciting new features... and you don't have enough space to download an install it. No problem.
September 13, 2016
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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 keep your local account while linking a Windows 10 license to a Microsoft account
Windows 10 allows you to link your product key to a Microsoft account to re-activate the operating system, here's how to do that and still keep your local account.
September 14, 2016
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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 local users in Windows 10
Add, remove, or change users from your Windows 10 laptop or computer.
June 30, 2016
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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 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 photo reminders in Cortana in Windows 10
The Anniversary Update is chock-full of little tweaks that will make your experience just that much better, like photo reminders in Cortana.
July 19, 2016
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How to Turn Off Navigation Key Vibration on Windows 10 Mobile Devices
All Windows 10 Mobile devices have a set of navigation keys aligned at the bottom of the device.
June 27, 2016
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How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 7 or 8.1
If Windows 10 isn't for you, there are a few options you can use to uninstall the it and go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and here we show you how.
July 21, 2016
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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 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 10's Anniversary Update takes the wait out of future updates
No more sitting through the 'We're just getting things ready' screens.
August 08, 2016
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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 shows off Continuum with the Elite x3 in new videos
The HP Elite x3 is one of the most anticipated Windows phones of 2016. Announced back in February, bundles of the device and its accessories will begin shipping on August 29 in the US, and the company will begin selling it on HP.com on September 5. In other words, it's happening soon.
August 10, 2016
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HP video guides show how to use Continuum on the Elite x3
New videos have been posted showing how the upcoming HP Elite x3 with Windows 10 Mobile can be hooked up to a large monitor so it can be used like a PC with Continuum.
August 10, 2016
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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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I don't like being force-fed Windows 10
Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you'll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy
September 6, 2016
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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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If you can't change Insider settings on Windows 10 build 14905, there's a fix coming
In a post on the Answers forum, Program Manager on the Windows Insider Engineering team Jason Howard has confirmed that those using Windows 10 for PCs build 14905 are currently unable to change their Insider settings. the issue does not affect the corresponding Windows 10 Mobile build.
August 19, 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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Import your HERE Maps Favorite Places into Windows 10 Maps
For Windows Phone users, HERE Maps was a mainstay for direction and navigation. In March, the company behind the HERE Maps decided to stop producing updates for Windows Phone and Windows Mobile. as of March 29, 2016, the HERE Maps app was removed from the Windows 10 store. the company provided a workaround for Windows 10 devices, but that workaround expired on June 30, 2016.
July 7, 2016
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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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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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Installing Windows 10: what to do when there's not enough storage space
Here's how to temporarily clear up more space on your hard drive.
June 28, 2016
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InstaPic updated for Windows 10 with support for Instagram stories
InstaPic, a popular third-party Instagram app for PC, has been updated for Windows 10 and now includes support for Instagram stories. the latest update comes in at version 5.1.0 and also brings a number of bug fixes, the ability to see who liked photos and more.
August 24, 2016
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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 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 Windows Anywhere the Future of Synching the Windows 10 UX Across Devices?
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14926 to members of its Windows Insider Program Fast Ring as part of the Redstone 2 development branch.
September 15, 2016
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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 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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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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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 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 update breaks PowerShell DSC and implicit remoting, but a fix is coming
While mandatory updates mean Windows systems are kept safe from threats, the downside is if a bad update makes it through testing it gets pushed out to everyone.
August 25, 2016
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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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Learn About the PowerShell 5.0 Using Statement
In PowerShell 5.0, the using statement enables two new, exciting scenarios! If you're using Windows 10, you already have PowerShell 5.0 available to you! Support for PowerShell 5.0 is also offered via the Windows Management Framework (WMF) package, for down-level operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 R2.
June 15, 2016
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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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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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Live sports scoring app SofaScore is now universal on Windows 10 PC and Mobile
SofaScore, a live sports scoring app, is now a universal app built for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. with the updated app, sports fans now have a consistent experience across PC and Mobile for tracking their favorite teams.
July 13, 2016
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Log your journeys with GPX Viewer and Recorder for Windows 10
GPX Viewer and Recorder logs your travels and lets you map them out and save them for future reference or review. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, GPX Viewer and Recorder can come in handy while on hikes, visiting a new city, scouting out the perfect beach spot or any other situation where you need to remember where you've been.
July 22, 2016
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Loophole Lets you Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free Even After Offer Expired
Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 officially ended on July 29. Meaning, there is no longer an official way to upgrade to Windows 10 for free; however, there is a new loophole making the rounds on the Internet that could give you access to the company's latest OS beyond the now-expired offer period.
August 02, 2016
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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

Major Windows 10 update nears as Microsoft stops adding features
New updates will be focused on bug fixes, not flashy new stuff
June 15, 2016
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Major Windows 10 update nears as Microsoft stops adding features to previews
New updates will be focused on bug fixes not flashy new stuff
June 15, 2016
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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 Windows 10 UWP games with no additional code with Clickteam Fusion 2.5
Microsoft has announced that app development tool maker ClickTeam has released a Windows 10 UWP Exporter for Clickteam Fusion 2.5. It will allow developers to make apps using ClickTeam's easy-to-use tools and then covert them to work on Windows 10 on PC and Mobile.
August 11, 2016
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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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Many Windows 10 Mobile users can currently no longer install Instagram
We have received reports that the Instagram app can once again be installed from the Windows Store
June 15, 2016
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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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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 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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MeteoLens brings beautiful weather forecasts to Windows 10
MeteoLens is a simple and attractive weather app that has been around for some time and recently made the jump to Windows 10. the eye-catching app continues to provide weather forecast information to your Windows 10 PC and Mobile device.
August 18, 2016
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Microsoft accidentally teases new 'Control Center' feature for Windows 10
Microsoft accidentally teased the existence of a new "Control Center" in the works for Windows 10. Here's a first look.
May 17, 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 another SKU of Windows 10: Pro Education
Have you ever been using Windows 10 Education and thought that it could use a bit more 'Pro'? If so, today is your lucky day, as Microsoft announced that it will be adding Windows 10 Pro Education to its arsenal of Windows 10 SKUs.
July 27, 2016
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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 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 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 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 10 S, a version of the OS that's tied to the Windows Store
Windows 10 S is Microsoft's latest edition of Windows 10, but it's different in one particular way: it's locked to the Windows Store.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft announces Windows 10 subscriptions for enterprise, from $7 per user per month
Microsoft has announced details of its new Windows 10 subscriptions for enterprise customers, which will be introduced later this year.
July 12, 2016
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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 announces Xbox Wireless Program for PCs
At this year's Gamescom, Microsoft once again made steps to improve its footing in the PC gaming front. this time, however, the focus was on peripherals, specifically on wireless connections. Microsoft believes that it can reduce the number of wired peripherals to your PC with its plan to integrate its Xbox Wireless connection directly to your computer.
August 17, 2016
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Microsoft Apologizes for Failing to Communicate Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issue with Webcams
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which was the operating system's biggest update since it launched last year, seems to have caused many users' webcams to freeze. the issue comes from a change Microsoft made in how apps can access the webcam video streams, which Microsoft is now saying it didn't communicate well enough.
August 22, 2016
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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 lets you add Facebook, Google and other accounts
The Microsoft Authenticator beta app for Windows 10 Mobile has been updated. the two-factor authentication app now allows users to add other online accounts, such as Facebook, Google and others although the QR scanning ability via the camera is only partially implemented at this time.
June 28, 2016
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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 backs off click-the-X trick in Windows 10 upgrade pitch
Will change the behavior of its 'Get Windows 10' app notification to align with own design rules
June 28, 2016
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Microsoft Begins Prep Work for Next Cycle of Windows Development
Following the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update last week it did not take long for Windows Insiders to begin asking Dona Sarkar, the head of the Insider program at Microsoft, when the first new development build for Windows 10 would be released.
August 09, 2016
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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 breaks PowerShell DSC with Windows 10 build 14393.82
Earlier this week, Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.82 to the Production ring. the package is missing a .MOF file, which breaks DSC (Desired State Configuration) in PowerShell. It also breaks the implicit remoting feature, which would allow users to work on a remote session instead of locally.
August 25, 2016
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Microsoft bringing 'Delivery Optimization' with Windows 10 Version 1607
Organizations planning to get Windows 10 version 1607 (the "anniversary update") may also experience a somewhat different client update scheme, which will get enabled with this release.
August 09, 2016
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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 broke millions of webcams with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Microsoft is facing a torrent of backlash from consumers and businesses complaining that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has broken some third-party USB cameras. the update, released on August 2nd, reportedly dropped support for two major video compression formats – specifically the H.264 and MJPEG codecs.
August 19, 2016
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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 caves in again - will support Skylake PCs on Windows 7 and 8.1
Microsoft announced back in January that - with the exception of a short list of PCs - all PCs running Intel's sixth generation Skylake processors must use Windows 10, or risk not being supported.
August 11, 2016
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Microsoft changes how it reports Windows 10 numbers, no longer chasing a billion devices
We know that Windows 10 is on upwards of 350 million systems now, because Microsoft told us three weeks ago.
July 20, 2016
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Microsoft changes minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 to improve security
Today -- the day before the free upgrade to Windows 10 expires, and just a few more days before the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- Microsoft is tweaking the minimum system requirements for the operating system.
July 28, 2016
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Microsoft changing Privacy Controls in Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft plans to change some of the privacy controls associated with Windows 10, with two main additions coming this spring.
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft changing Virtualization Tools Support Policy for Windows 10 Pro Users
Microsoft this week announced a coming change to its support for two virtualization tools, but it just applies to Windows 10 Pro edition users.
July 7, 2016
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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 Clarifies Windows 10 Peer-to-Peer Update Controls
Organizations have some Group Policy control options over Microsoft's recently described "Delivery Optimization" update service for Windows 10 clients.
August 16, 2016
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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 two major updates planned for Windows 10 in 2017
As we've reported in the past, Microsoft is planning to return to a twice-a-year update cadence for Windows 10 in 2017, releasing two major updates similarly to the Threshold wave of updates released back in 2015. In a blog post on the Microsoft TechNet website, the company has confirmed these plans.
August 04, 2016
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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 confirms Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions are on their way
Ever since Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be free "for the first year", and also referred to the new OS "as a service", there has been speculation that the software giant would start charging a monthly fee for Windows 10, much as it does for Office 365.
July 12, 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 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 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 350M devices now on Windows 10
But uptake rate likely to take a downturn when the free upgrade expires
June 29, 2016
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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 a big boost to new music discovery on Windows 10 with Groove update
Microsoft is making it easier for Windows 10 users to enjoy new music with the launch of a range of features in its Groove music app, which now has over 40 million songs to choose from. the new features were made available as a preview to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring last month, and to those in the Slow and release Preview rings more recently.
July 15, 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 delivers Windows 10's 1607 upgrade
Impatient users can manually trigger upgrade, download disk image and obtain free evaluation copy
August 02, 2016
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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 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 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 drops Windows 10's 'messaging everywhere' feature
Planned for this summer's big update, it would sync text messages across Windows Mobile and PC.
June 29, 2016
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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 expands Windows 10 Store carrier billing in UK, Italy
Microsoft is expanding its carrier billing support in the UK and Italy thanks to a continued partnership with Boku, a company that enables carrier billing. Windows 10 users will be able to purchase apps, movies and content, and charge that to their mobile phone number on certain carriers, instead of their credit cards.
August 11, 2016
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Microsoft extends again support for Windows 7, 8.1 Skylake-based devices
Microsoft is tweaking its support cut-off dates again for Intel Skylake-based devices so that users can continue to get security updates until Microsoft's original end-of-support dates.
August 11, 2016
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Microsoft extends timeline for Windows 10 to hit 1 billion users
The company's mobile division is dragging down Windows
July 15, 2016
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Microsoft Extends Windows 10 Features with Desktop Bridge
Microsoft announced that it has completed work on its Desktop Bridge, which is a software utility designed to port applications from older versions of Windows to Windows 10. Although the Desktop Bridge has several important features, it may negatively impact software performance overall.
September 16, 2016
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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 faces French fines over Windows 10 data collection
France's National Data Protection Commission has formally warned Microsoft that its data collection practices in Windows 10 are in violation of French law. the group has already served Microsoft with a notification of its findings, but waited three weeks before making the determination public.
July 21, 2016
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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 lets users say no to Windows 10
Microsoft has used every trick in the book to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10. from making the new operating system free, and introducing an app to simplify the upgrade process, to fooling users into requesting an upgrade even if they really don't want it.
June 28, 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 partners their Windows 10 marching orders
Here's how Microsoft is advising its reseller partners to sell Windows 10 to customers, especially enterprises.
August 12, 2016
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Microsoft gives in; changes Windows 10 upgrade prompt, making it easier to refuse its offer
Microsoft has been giving away - for free - the best operating system it has ever made -- a move for which it has received countless pages of criticism. as of late, the company's upgrade prompts have been compared to malware, while some users have even begun to (succesfully) sue the company for what they deem to be "forced upgrades". Today Microsoft is taking finally a step back and being less aggressive.
June 28, 2016
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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 more workarounds for Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing issues
Microsoft has posted up two more workarounds for people who are experiencing freezing issues on their PC after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
August 17, 2016
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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 Health app for Windows to receive new UI and Insights feature
A major update is on its way for the Windows 10 flavor of Microsoft's Health app, according to a report from Windows Central. the new update should offer a new UI, as well as a new Insights feature.
June 22, 2016
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Microsoft helps troubleshoot Windows 10 activation with new beta
The tool comes as Microsoft prepares to end free Windows 10 upgrades
June 23, 2016
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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 an open-source toolkit for UWP app development
Microsoft has introduced an open-source UWP Community Toolkit that enables the developer community to collaborate and contribute new capabilities on top of the new Windows Software Developer Kit (SDK) for Windows 10. the project was announced on the official Microsoft blog for developers earlier today.
August 17, 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 the UWP Community Toolkit for Windows 10 developers
Microsoft today launched the UWP Toolkit, "a new project that enables the developer community to collaborate and contribute new capabilities on top of the [Windows 10] SDK."
August 17, 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 introduces your Groove curated playlists for Windows 10 and Groove
Last night, Microsoft updated their Groove app for all Windows 10 users but today they are announcing a full new feature that is sure to excite many: your Groove.
June 16, 2016
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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 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 bringing desktop apps to the Windows Store
Microsoft's Windows Store originally launched alongside Windows 8 nearly four years ago. Instead of listing existing desktop apps and useful Windows tools, the Windows Store has always been used as a way to push Microsoft's new universal apps. Microsoft is finally changing the way the Windows Store works this week, allowing third-party developers to easily bring their existing desktop apps and games over to the universal app platform.
September 15, 2016
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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 playing Windows hardball
Lucky us. Microsoft is no longer supporting older Windows on newer processors.
March 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 issues KB3173040 as a final in-your-face reminder to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
The promotion of Windows 10 upgrade by Microsoft has certainly proved controversial, and it was only this week that users were given an easy way to decline the upgrade offer. with the 29 July deadline for free upgrades fast approaching, the clock is really ticking now, and Microsoft is giving Windows 10 one final push.
July 1, 2016
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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 kills Windows 10's Messaging Everywhere texts, to bolster Skype
Microsoft had a working feature that let you see and respond to text messages on your PC inside the Messaging app. now it's killed that feature to bring it to Skype.
June 29, 2016
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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 Office Delve PC preview app for Windows 10
Microsoft has released a public preview version of its Office Delve PC app for Windows 10. the app offers Office 365 subscribers an easier way to find their documents, and be notified on any changes.
June 29, 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 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 launches Windows 10 subscriptions for businesses, from $7 per user per month
Back in July, Microsoft announced its plans to offer new Windows 10 subscriptions for enterprise customers. Today, they've officially launched, and are available through the company's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) network.
September 1, 2016
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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 hardware change for PC security
Starting on July 28, Microsoft is making TPM 2.0 hardware-based security layer a requirement on Windows 10 smartphones, PCs and tablets.
July 27, 2016
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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 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 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 offers Same-Day Windows 10 Upgrade for your Windows Device Or you Get a Free Dell Inspiron 15
Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade ends in a little over a week. However, the company is still attempting to attract more people to the new operating system with a new promotion. you can bring your Windows device to a local Microsoft Store and get a same-day upgrade to Windows 10. If Microsoft cannot upgrade the device to Windows 10 by the end of the business day, the company will give you a free Dell Inspiron 15 laptop.
July 18, 2016
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Microsoft offers Surface-as-a-Service, more in enterprise hardware push
Microsoft cloud partners will now be able to sell both Windows and Surface subs.
July 12, 2016
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Microsoft offers System Reminder About Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expiration (KB3173040)
We know that Microsoft has recently made some changes to their Windows 10 upgrade prompts for Windows 7 and 8.1 users after the company received a lot of criticism about the methods they were using.
July 1, 2016
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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 pays $10,000 to unwilling Windows 10 updater
Microsoft dropped its appeal of a suit brought against the company by a user unhappy with the results of her Windows 10 update experience. will other similar suits follow?
June 27, 2016
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Microsoft pays out $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 on California woman
The owner of a California-based travel agency has received a $10,000 settlement from Microsoft after a forced Windows 10 upgrade rendered her computer unusable. Teri Goldstein found that her work computer downloaded and started to install Windows 10 without her permission, but the installation failed.
June 27, 2016
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Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 installation
A lot of people have complained about Microsoft's aggressive Windows 10 installation strategy. One person has actually gotten some resolution: according to the Seattle Times, Microsoft is paying $10,000 to Teri Goldstein, who runs a travel agency in California, over an automatic Windows 10 installation.
June 27, 2016
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Microsoft pitches Windows 10 upgrade to holdouts with full-screen intrusion
New ploy -- and plea -- to upgrade interrupts users as they unlock their Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs
July 5, 2016
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Microsoft pledges two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017
This year's sole upgrade -- last week's 1607 -- will simplify enterprise migrations if they get going soon
August 09, 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 prepares one final, full-screen Get Windows 10 nag
It's last call for the year-long free Windows 10 upgrade offer. as the clock counts down, Microsoft is pulling out all the stops with a full-screen notification. Here's what you'll see.
July 1, 2016
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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 preps its last Windows 10 push – a full-screen upgrade nag
Microsoft has been updating its Get Windows 10 notification again, this time in preparation for turning the upgrade off altogether. Last month, the company changed the behavior of its GWX.exe application in the wake of user outcry – now, it's changing the application again, into a full-screen affair.
July 6, 2016
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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 out batch of cumulative updates for Windows 10
Microsoft has released the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update users, bringing the build number to 14393.187.
September 13, 2016
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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 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 Redesigning Deceptive Windows 10 Update 'Nagware' App
Microsoft is promising to roll out a modified Get Windows 10 application this week that will be "clearer" in terms of the user's experience.
June 28, 2016
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Microsoft releases a series of videos from this week's Shanghai event
Yesterday, Microsoft held an event in Shanghai, China, where it made a number of announcements. The firm is bringing its Surface Studio and Surface Laptop to the country, its globally launching a new Surface Pro, and there's a new version of Windows 10 that's made for the Chinese government.
May 24, 2017
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Microsoft releases Cumulative Update Build 15063.11 for Windows 10 Creators Update
Although Build 15063 is the RTM for the Windows 10 Creators Update, that doesn't mean that Microsoft has downed tools and stopped working on the next iteration of its operating system.
March 31, 2017
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Microsoft releases Cumulative Update KB4016871 for Windows 10 Creators Update
Last month Microsoft released the Creators Update for Windows 10 and although not all users have been offered the updated version of the OS on Windows Update many did manually install it so this month's Patch Tuesday will move their current PC build forward to 15063.296 from 15063.250.
May 9, 2017
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Microsoft releases two cumulative updates for Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows 10 Creators Update is mere days away from release, and ahead of the launch Microsoft has pushed out a couple of cumulative updates.
April 4, 2017
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393.693 for PC and Mobile - here's what's new
Today is the second Tuesday of the month, making it Patch Tuesday. this means that almost all versions of Windows 10 are receiving cumulative updates, including the Anniversary Update for PC and Mobile, as well as 1511 and 1507 for PCs.
January 10, 2017
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Creators Update SDK to developers
Today, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update a little early to those willing to take the plunge, and now it has a treat for developers to coincide. the Creators Update SDK is now available, letting developers tap into some of the new tweaks and features introduced with the latest big update to Windows 10.
April 5, 2017
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs builds 14393.970 and 10240.17320 - here's what's new
Microsoft is releasing new cumulative updates for Windows 10 PCs today that are running either the Anniversary Update (version 1607), or the original version of the OS, 1507. In fact, it's only been nine days since all versions were updated for Patch Tuesday, but this is the second cumulative update since, for 1607.
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft relents on shorter Windows 7 support decree
Customer, OEM complaints likely led to nullification of January's mandate
August 11, 2016
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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 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 responds to allegations that Windows 10 collects 'excessive personal data'
Yesterday France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) slapped a formal order on Microsoft to comply with data protection laws after it found Windows 10 was collecting "excessive data" about users. the company has been given three months to meet the demands or it will face fines.
July 21, 2016
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Microsoft retreats, will extend Skylake PC support to normal support lifetimes
Customers cried foul, and Microsoft changed its mind.
August 11, 2016
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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 reverses course on Windows 10's malware-style upgrade tactics
Microsoft has spent more than a year pushing consumers to upgrade to Windows 10 with increasingly aggressive messaging, but the company has finally taken a step back from that approach with the most recent set of updates to the Get Windows 10 (GWX) application.
June 29, 2016
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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 a minor update for its MSN Windows 10 suite
Microsoft has rolled out an update for its MSN suite of Windows 10 apps. the company has likely bundled some minor optimizations and bug splatting in the latest batch of releases.
July 22, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out cumulative updates to Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft is rolling out two updates to Windows 10 on the PC for non-Insider users, while also rolling out one for Insiders in the release Preview ring. One of the two updates is the same 14393.82 cumulative download that was rolled out last week to Insider members in the release Preview update ring, which fixed a number of bugs following the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out Office for Android version 16.0.7030.1014 for all users
Microsoft released a new build of Office for Android today, bringing the version number to 16.0.7030.1014. the update contains new features for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
June 27, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out several new Windows 10 cumulative updates
Microsoft is making a number of fixes and reliability and performance improvements available across a variety of different flavors of Windows 10 via new Cumulative Updates.
August 09, 2016
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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 rolls out Windows Store update that allows you to choose install locations for apps
The advent of app stores has meant that software installation is very hands-off process these days. Select the app you want, hit install, and everything is taken care of for you. on one hand, this is great as it simplifies and accelerates things, but it also removes an element of control from the user.
June 16, 2016
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Microsoft rumored to launch Surface hardware revisions this fall, new devices in 2017
Microsoft could launch new Surface hardware revisions in the fall, with new Surface devices plus Redstone 2 and Redstone 3 updates for Windows 10 coming in 2017.
July 5, 2016
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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 has two big Windows 10 updates planned for 2017
Microsoft only started rolling out Windows 10's Anniversary Update this week, but it's already discussing future updates for the operating system. a new blog post detailing update changes for IT professionals sheds some light on Microsoft's plans for Windows 10. "This will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional feature updates expected in 2017," says Microsoft's Nathan Mercer.
August 05, 2016
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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 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 Surface Hub sales have 'exceeded initial forecasts'
Microsoft says that sales of its big Surface Hub touchscreen Windows 10 PCs for business customers have 'exceeded initial forecasts'. the company added that it is "ramping up production" to meet demand.
July 21, 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 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 some interesting stats regarding Windows 10
While the free upgrade to Windows 10 offer is scheduled to expire in less than 36 hours - and you should probably upgrade to it if you haven't already or even if you don't want to right now - Microsoft wants as many users on its latest operating system as possible. to this end, the company is sharing some pretty interesting facts and statistics on its official @Windows Twitter account to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10.
July 28, 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 Shortens Rollback Period with Windows 10 Update Version 1607
Microsoft has changed the time period associated with operating system rollbacks with Windows 10 version 1607, decreasing it to 10 days.
August 04, 2016
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Microsoft shortens Windows 10 recovery rollback to 10 days to help save space
Microsoft has shortened the recovery rollback period from 30 days to just 10 days in a bid to help free up some more space on consumer PCs. as reported by SuperSite for Windows, the company previously allowed for 30 days before previous installs of Windows were deleted on a PC, allowing those who wish to downgrade to an earlier version ample time to do so.
August 04, 2016
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Microsoft shows how developers can add HDR image features in Windows 10 camera apps
Microsoft reveals how Windows 10 UWP app developers can put in high-dynamic range (HDR) imaging features in third-party camera apps.
June 30, 2016
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Microsoft shows how to turn a desktop app to a Windows 10 UWP app
Microsoft has a new developer blog post where it breaks down how to turn a desktop app to a Windows 10 UWP app with the company's Desktop Bridge tools.
June 15, 2016
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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 sneaks yet more ads into Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft has been sneaking adverts into almost every spare space in Windows 10.
January 9, 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 clock ticking on Office 2016's first upgrade
Enterprise Office 365 customers have until October to move off original builds of apps like Word and Excel
June 16, 2016
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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 testing Windows 10's next major update
Microsoft released Windows 10's Anniversary Update last week, but it's already getting ready to unveil new features for its next major update. the software giant has started testing its "Redstone 2" update to Windows 10, with an initial build available for Windows Insiders testing public beta copies. the new update doesn't have any big new features for public testers yet, as Microsoft is in the early stages of making structural improvements to its OneCore shared code of Windows across PCs, tablets, phones, HoloLens, Xbox, and IoT.
August 12, 2016
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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 another Step Towards Minimizing Activation Issues on Windows 10
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14371 to Insiders on the the Fast Ring and, while it had a long list of fixes included, it only had one new feature added however, this feature promises to help users minimize activation issues which can be a source of frustration.
June 22, 2016
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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 new update controls in the Windows 10 Creators Update
When the Windows 10 Creators Update lands later this spring, it will include more granular controls over the timing and delivery of Windows Updates. In a new blog post, Microsoft has provided some more detail on these changes ahead of their general rollout to the public.
March 1, 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 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 new Windows 10 Pro Education edition to its line-up
Microsoft is adding a new Windows 10 variant to its Anniversary Update line-up and temporarily disabling Cortana in its new and existing Education SKUs. Here's why.
July 27, 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 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 launch Windows 10 Education Pro SKU with Anniversary Update
Microsoft has officially announced plans to introduce a new Windows 10 SKU with the release of the Anniversary Update on August 2. the Windows 10 Education Pro SKU will have some special settings for schools, including turning off Cortana.
July 27, 2016
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Microsoft to make Desktop bridge more readily available to Win32 developers
Microsoft is looking to entice more Win32 and .NET developers to bring their apps to the Windows 10 Store via its Desktop Converter, aka its 'Centennial' bridge.
September 14, 2016
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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 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 roll out new Windows 10, Office feature releases twice annually
IT pros, mark your calendars. Starting in September 2017 with Windows 10 "Redstone 3," Microsoft will begin rolling out new feature updates to Windows and Office 365 ProPlus together, twice a year.

Microsoft reintroduces Power Throttling in Windows 10 with Redstone 3
Back in January, Microsoft included a feature in Windows 10 build 15002 that allowed the system to throttle background tasks. While the company promised an update in mid-February, we haven't heard anything about it until now.
April 18, 2017
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April 20, 2017
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Microsoft touts $404 per user savings with Windows 10
Enterprises can recoup migration investment in just 13 months, according to commissioned analysis
July 13, 2016
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Microsoft touts data harvesting tool as aid to enterprises upgrading to Windows 10
New Upgrade Analytics service collects data from corporate PCs; points out those ready to migrate to 10
July 22, 2016
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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 tweaks activation rules for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update nearly ready, Microsoft this week announced a seemingly minor change to its activation process. Under the new rules, it should be easier to reactivate Windows on a PC after major hardware changes. But is there more to the story?
June 24, 2016
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Microsoft tweaks aggressive Windows 10 upgrade prompt following complaints
Microsoft started aggressively pushing its Windows 10 upgrade notifications back in February. While more than 300 million machines are now running the OS, some people haven't been particularly happy with how they received the upgrade. Microsoft is paying out $10,000 to a woman in Seattle who claims that Windows 10 installed itself on her work computer without her permission.
June 28, 2016
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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 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 Windows 10 (Current Branch) to Version 1607 OS Build 14393.187
The September 2016 Patch Tuesday has arrived and with it Knowledge Base Article KB3189866 is providing several security updates and quality improvements.
September 13, 2016
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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 uses data gathered from telemetry to reduce Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollback period
If you've upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you only have 10 days in which to roll back to your previous operating system if you change your mind. this is a dramatic reduction from the 30 days Microsoft allowed users previously.
August 04, 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 for Windows 10 will enable teachers and students to share ideas
Microsoft is currently developing a new Windows 10 PC app, Microsoft Whiteboard, that's being created for the education market. It will be designed to give students and teachers a way to create and collaborate on ideas.
June 30, 2016
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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 start selling Windows 10 as a subscription product to large businesses
Microsoft has pushed the Windows 10 free upgrade deal with an almost single-minded determination, ignoring all the complaints and even lawsuits in an attempt to get everyone possible on the latest version of its operating system. we might have had our suspicions as to why Microsoft was so anxious to get people upgraded, but we dare not accept it as a reality until now
July 13, 2016
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Microsoft Windows 10 Build 14942 Increases RAM Usage
Microsoft pushed out its Windows 10 Build 14942 to Windows Insiders today. Although the latest build contains several improvements, it will result in higher RAM usage for most users.
October 7, 2016
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Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update Coming Spring 2017
At the Surface event not only did Microsft announce the refresh of the Surface Book and the new all-in-one Surface Studio but we also got a sneak peek at the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update that will be coming out in Spring 2017.
October 28, 2016
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Microsoft Windows 10 'Redstone 2' Build 14931 brings app updates
Microsoft's newest Windows 10 'Redstone 2' test build for PC Insiders adds a bunch of app updates.
September 21, 2016
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Microsoft Windows 10 Refresh Tools Get Rid of Unwanted Bloatware
If you have Microsoft Windows 10 running on your system then chances are that you either have the actual clean version of Windows 10 or you have the so called, "Clean" version of Windows 10 which you get when you buy a system pre-built.
October 17, 2016
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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 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: Sorry Windows 10 Anniversary Update killed your webcam
Microsoft apologises for failing to tell users about an important change in Windows that has broken many USB-connected webcams
August 22, 2016
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Microsoft: what have you done to my Windows 10?
Maybe it's my age, but I've found that I just don't have the time or patience to play with Windows betas anymore. the bugs. the instabilities. the bricked PCs. I simply can't get excited about once again playing guinea pig for Microsoft.
August 05, 2016
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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 is the most compatible Windows yet
There are so many different programs, devices and peripherals on the market, that when Microsoft makes, or updates a new operating system, there's a good chance something will break.
February 3, 2017
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Microsoft: Windows 10 isn't Self-Installing, Users are 'Fully in Control' over their PCs
Earlier this week, thousands of Windows 7 and 8.1 users started reporting that their machines are automatically upgrading to Windows 10 without permission. Various users claimed that they opted not to upgrade to Windows 10 just yet and still run an older OS as their platform of choice, but their systems upgraded overnight, making them feel their PCs have gone out of control.
March 18, 2016
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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: you liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017
No new features until then, apparently
August 05, 2016
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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 Continuum: Game changer or novelty?
We have a look at the latest cut
August 19, 2016
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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 Desktop App Converter tool can now be downloaded from the Windows Store
Microsoft has announced that its Desktop App Converter tool, which turns standard Windows desktop applications into Windows 10 apps, is now available directly from the Windows Store.
September 14, 2016
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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 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 gift for PC builders: associate Windows 10 licenses with your Microsoft ID
The tool comes as Microsoft prepares to end free Windows 10 upgrades.
June 22, 2016
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Microsoft's giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10
The new policy means that you have until August 12 to decide whether you like Windows 10.
August 05, 2016
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Microsoft's latest dev tool makes it easier to port iOS apps to Windows 10
Microsoft has announced the release of the iOS App Analysis tool as part of the company's Windows Bridge for iOS software. the new tool is designed to show which parts of an iOS app are already compatible with the bridge, which should make it easier to port that app to Windows 10.
July 22, 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 leaked Windows Refresh tool lets you start anew in Windows 10
Yesterday, something went horribly wrong with my PC leaving me with no option but to use the Windows 10 Reset option to wipe all my programs and start over. It was the first time I'd had to use it, and things went smoothly enough, even if it took forever to get everything setup again afterwards.
June 16, 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 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 rolling out an intrusive full-screen Windows 10 upgrade nag for final push
Microsoft stopped the tricks with its Windows 10 upgrade pop-ups. But the company is also adding a full-screen prompt ahead of July 29.
July 5, 2016
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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 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 Anniversary Update begins rolling out
Microsoft's rollout of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update refresh of Windows 10 has begun. the latest release is now arriving on Windows Update, MSDN, VLSC, and more.
August 02, 2016
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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 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 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push
Meet the new BSoD -- the Blue Screen of Despair
July 1, 2016
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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: 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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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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Minecraft is getting some redstone changes for Windows 10 and Pocket versions
Developer Mojang will be making some changes in how redstone works in its popular sandbox game Minecraft for Windows 10 and Pocket edition gamers.
August 22, 2016
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Mingis on Tech: Windows 10 turns 1
As it hits its first birthday, Windows 10 is seen as a success for Microsoft. So what's next?
July 28, 2016
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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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Monocle Giraffe may be my new favorite Windows app for memes on Imgur
Although Microsoft likes to boast about productivity in Windows 10 and Mobile, there is no reason why we can't have some fun too. Monocle Giraffe is a relatively new app that has become my new time-waster when I need a good laugh.
July 25, 2016
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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 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 60 percent of Windows users would switch to Mac for more privacy
Concerns over Windows 10 and the amount of data it collects via the Windows Store could prompt users to switch to Mac according to a new survey.
August 03, 2016
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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 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 EMEA businesses are happy with Windows 10
Windows 10 is now used in 39 percent of businesses in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, according to a new report by Spiceworks.
July 22, 2016
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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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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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MSN News and Groove Music apps snag new features for Windows 10 production release
Microsoft updated a number of its Windows 10 apps today for non-Insiders. the MSN News app added a new Dark theme, while the Groove Music app has added Explore features and local metadata editing.
August 23, 2016
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MSN News now lets everyone customize their media sources
Microsoft has begun rolling out a pretty big update to MSN News on Windows 10 and Mobile, bringing features that were recently only available to Fast ring Insiders. now available to everyone, MSN News version 4.11.155.0 brings the ability to add specific news sources to different topics.
June 29, 2016
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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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NetMarketShare: Windows 10 is nearing 25% market share even though it's no longer free
The free offer for Windows 10 has expired, but Microsoft's latest operating system is continuing to do well in the market, seeing another uptick during the month of August. as the Anniversary Update finally began rolling out, Windows 10's market share continued to grow and now sits at a respectable 23%, up from 21% in July.
September 6, 2016
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New cumulative update for Windows 10 packs Windows Store fix, more
For the second time since Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is releasing a new cumulative update for Windows 10 users. the latest for Anniversary Update (1607) users ticks the build number up to 14393.970 and simply includes a pair of fixes for Windows Store errors and an Internet Explorer 11 bug.
March 23, 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 security features make Windows 10 Anniversary Update a must
Microsoft wants enterprises to upgrade to Windows 10--and the Anniversary Update drives that home with security features that can no longer be ignored.
July 6, 2016
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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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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 upgrade due March 2017
Likely end to support for July 2015 original at that point
October 17, 2016
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NFC Tap to Pay may only come to newer Windows 10 Mobile phones
Microsoft plans to introduce NFC Tap to Pay on Windows 10 Mobile with its Wallet 2.0 app, which is now in internal testing. Even though it's not been announced or teased, we still managed to successfully use it to make purchases – this feature is nearly complete and ready for the comprehensive Anniversary Update due this summer.
June 15, 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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North American businesses reluctant to adopt Windows 10
A year on from the release of Windows 10 most businesses are still reluctant to adopt the OS, according to research by solutions and managed services company Softchoice.
August 12, 2016
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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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Official Carsales app is now available as UWP on Windows 10
The official Carsales app is now available as a UWP app on Windows 10 for those who happen to be Down Under. Australians will now be able to fire up the app on their Windows 10-powered PC, tablet or mobile device to take advantage of not only a convenient user interface, but also an award winning experience.
June 29, 2016
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Official Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO files now available to download
Microsoft has released the full ISO files for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update build 14393.0. Those who want to download, mount, or burn to disc the latest version of Windows 10 can now do so for Home or Pro.
August 02, 2016
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Oil and water: Here's Ubuntu Linux's Unity desktop running natively on Windows 10
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update: where the mix of Linux and Windows changes from oil and water to peanut butter and jelly.
July 12, 2016
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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 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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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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Outlook Mail and Calendar Windows 10 app gets new Calendar live tile
Microsoft has pushed out an update to its Outlook Mail and Calendar Windows 10 app that includes improvements to the calendar Live tile to the Start screen.
July 20, 2016
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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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Panorama mode now available for all Windows 10 Mobile Camera users
Microsoft's Camera app for Windows 10 Mobile has added the Panorama feature in an update for all users, after previously being available for just members of the Insider program.
August 24, 2016
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Passport name out, Hello anchors Windows 10 MFA platform
Windows 10 Anniversary Update showcases evolution of Microsoft's multi-factor authentication efforts
June 29, 2016
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PC makers hope PCs will be more desirable with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Combined with the end of free upgrades to Windows 10, buyers could upgrade PCs to take advantage of features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
August 03, 2016
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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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Personalization Settings set back to Default in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Users of the latest big update for Windows 10 noticed early on that some of their personalized features didn't work the same after installing the update. Due to the nature of the update, some just thought those features had been deprecated or that their personalization hadn't transferred over correctly -- and of course, they took to the Internet airwaves to complain. I mean, that's what the Internet is for, right?
August 10, 2016
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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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PicsArt for Windows 10 adds one-tap photo editing for quick image changes
The PicsArts image and photo editor for Windows 10 PC and Mobile has received a pretty big update. It includes a new feature called AutoEdit which allows photos to get a quick change with just one tap of the finger.
July 25, 2016
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Plex for Windows 10 PC adds new Cortana features with latest update
The Plex media home streaming app for Windows 10 PCs has received an update. the new version has some additional features and improvements, including some extra support for Cortana.
August 12, 2016
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Plex for Windows 10 PC exits beta, Windows 10 Mobile version coming later
Plex announced that it would be bringing its streaming services to Windows 10 back in May of this year. Only a week or so later, the company sent out invites to a select number of users to give the new version of Plex a try in its beta version. as of today, Plex for Windows 10 PCs exits its beta phase and has been made available for updating.
July 18, 2016
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Plex for Windows 10 PC gets a bunch of bugs squashed in latest update
The Plex media home streaming app for Windows 10 PCs has received an update, which concentrates on fixing a long list of bugs that have popped up since its official launch a few weeks ago.
July 27, 2016
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Plex for Windows 10 PC is now available with mobile coming later
For those home streamers with a vast library of video, music, and photos, you will want to grab the all new Plex for Windows 10. the app update just went live in the Store and is bumped to version 3.0.31. Although the mobile version is still at 8.1, it too will be updated in the coming weeks for Windows 10 Mobile proper.
July 18, 2016
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Plex's new universal Windows app powers up media playback with key Windows 10 features
But it's only for PCs and tablets for now.
July 19, 2016
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PoGo-UWP beta update for Windows 10 Mobile fixes floating PokeStops and more
The third-party Pokemon Go app PoGo-UWP for Windows 10 Mobile has updated its beta to version 1.0.12. It fixes a number of bugs, including one that was causing PokeStops to float over the map.
August 02, 2016
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PoGo-UWP team warns against installing current version
The team behind the third-party Pokemon Go Windows 10 Mobile app PoGo-UWP have issued a warning not to install the current version of the app. It could cause your Pokemon Go account to be banned by the game's developer Niantic Labs.
August 12, 2016
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Pokemon Go developer reveals why it banned apps like PoGo-UWP from accessing its servers
Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs has offered an explanation on why it has decided to ban third-party apps and services from accessing its servers, such as the Windows 10 Mobile app PoGo-UWP.
August 05, 2016
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Popular Twitch app Unstream for Windows 10 PC and Mobile is now completely free with no ads
Unstream, the popular third-party Twitch app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile, has been updated to version 4.0. the update makes the app completely free to download and use with no ads.
July 25, 2016
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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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Privacy Settings in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Although the privacy aspect of Windows 10 has been under steady attack since the early days of the operating system it is in fact the one area of the OS with the most extensive and granular level of control compared to any other aspect of the operating system.
August 05, 2016
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Probe dungeons for monsters and treasure in Time to Die: Adventures
Time to Die: Adventures is an entertaining Windows 10 game that has you navigating dungeon mazes, battling monsters and discovering treasures. you play the role of Dr. Amelia Stratus who is in search of her missing assistant, who has gotten lost in the darkness of the dungeons.
August 17, 2016
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Project Neon is reportedly a new design language for Windows 10, coming in Redstone 3
If you've been following the world of Microsoft for the last few years, you'll have noticed the company's design language change quite a bit. Windows Phone 7 Series introduced the Metro design; it was brought to the PC with Windows 8, and it has evolved from there into what we see in Windows 10.
November 24, 2016
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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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ProShot for Windows 10 adds light painting and more in latest update
Rise Up Games has updated its Windows 10 PC and Mobile version of its ProShot camera app to version 1.1.0.0. It adds the new light painting feature along with more additions.
September 14, 2016
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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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Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam
Quantum Break's troubled PC launch on the Windows 10 Store may not have been Gears of War Ultimate Edition-levels of bad, but it was far from ideal. a massive 27GB patch in May alleviated some problems, but feedback from sites like Eurogamer and PCGamesHardware.de (German) indicates that the game as a whole remains in pretty rough shape, especially on certain cards.
August 11, 2016
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Quotey, an abundance of memorable citations delivered to your Windows 10 device
Quotey is a large collection of memorable quotes from prominent figures around the world. the app is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile that also features support for user-added quotations and phrases.
June 29, 2016
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Rack 'em up online with Game Troopers' Pool Tour Masters
Pool Tour Masters is one of the latest Windows 10 releases from Game Troopers and offers you the chance at online billiard matches, as well as offline pass/play games.
August 22, 2016
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Raspberry Pi 3 gets the Windows 10 anniversary update
The Windows 10 IoT Core Anniversary Update will make the OS easier to use on the developer board
August 04, 2016
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Raspberry Pi 3, others get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for the Internet of Things
The Windows 10 IoT Core Anniversary Update will make the OS easier to use on the developer board.
August 04, 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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Readit app's dark theme gets even darker with latest update
Readit, the popular third-party Reddit app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, has been updated to version 5.7.0.0. Among other things, the app's dark theme is now even darker than before.
August 22, 2016
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Realarm app for Windows 10 UWP officially released
The official Realarm UWP app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile is now available for download in the Windows Store. the previous beta version will no longer be updated.
June 24, 2016
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Realarm beta update for Windows 10 supports backups from older app and more
The Realarm beta app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile is rolling out a new update. Among other things, the new version of the impressive alarm app now supports backups from the older version of the app.
June 15, 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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Remote Safe Mode attack defeats Windows 10 pass-the-hash defenses
To keep their password extraction tools from being detected or blocked, attackers can remotely reboot computers into Safe Mode
September 16, 2016
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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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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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Roku announces a new Windows 10 app, but it's for PCs only
Four days short of the two-year anniversary of its Windows/Windows Phone 8 app launch, Roku has announced a new Windows 10 app. While this is exciting news for Roku users, there's bad news for Windows phone users. the app is exclusive to Windows 10 PCs.
June 23, 2016
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Roku app for Windows 10 now available in Canada, Mexico and the UK
Roku users in Canada, Mexico and the UK will can now use the company's recently launched Windows 10 app. Initially launched in late June, the app lets Roku owners remotely control their Roku box and navigate the channels, movies and TV shows available for streaming. the app even packs support for Cortana, so you can use your voice to get things done.
July 12, 2016
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Roku app for Windows 10 now available in other countries
Roku has become one of the most popular streaming media platforms, leading more people to get rid of cable and satellite services. it's a mixed bag because it requires some work and a bit of paying for services, though cheaper than the alternative.
July 18, 2016
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Roku upgrades app to Windows 10
The app, which is initially available to laptop and tablet users in the US, has a new homepage design and Cortana integration.
June 24, 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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ScreenShot Tool Pro is free for the next 24 hours on Windows 10
ScreenShot Tool Pro is being given away for free on the Windows Store as part of myAppFree daily promotion. as spotted by WinBeta, you'll be able to grab the full app for your Windows 10 PC or mobile device without paying a penny. as the title of the app suggests, we're looking at a screenshot capturing suite that lets you really spice up your saves with some added functionality.
July 21, 2016
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Security researcher accuses Microsoft of 'sneaky data mining' in Windows 10
Ah, you can never get enough paranoia nowadays, can you? Security researcher Mike Patterson -- founder and CEO of security analytics organization Plixer -- says Microsoft's Windows 10 sends encrypted data from your machine every five minutes, and there's basically very little you can do to stop it.
August 19, 2016
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Several classic Microsoft desktop apps are now in the Windows Store for Insiders
Microsoft has published several of their free desktop Windows apps in the Windows Store. the free apps are available for Windows 10 PC owners with the latest Insider preview builds.
June 24, 2016
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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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SiriusXM and Roku launch their Windows 10 PC apps
SiriusXM and Roku have launched their official apps for Windows 10 on the PC and tablets.
June 23, 2016
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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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Sneak peek at the new Office Lens app coming to Windows 10 and Mobile
Microsoft is converting every app it has using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and that includes updating older 8.1 apps like Office Lens for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10.
June 15, 2016
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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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Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze
OS and apps & data on different storage media? Oops
August 16, 2016
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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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Sony is the only remaining hurdle to cross-platform play, developers say
Rocket League, Gwent makers urge the destruction of PlayStation's walled garden.
July 22, 2016
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Spoticast for Spotify adds Last.fm scrobbler support with latest update
Spoticast, the universal Spotify app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile that comes from the makers of Tubecast, has been updated again, adding Last.fm scrobbler support.
June 15, 2016
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Star Walk 2 brings virtual stargazing to Windows 10 PC and Mobile
The popular Star Walk 2 is now available for Windows 10 users to enjoy. Even better, the app works across both PC and Mobile, so you'll be able to get a glimpse at the stars from your desktop or on the go.
June 30, 2016
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Start your Windows 10 Anniversary Update Customizations Here
Color is a very important part of our daily existence and you can customize several areas in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
August 03, 2016
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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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Steam Survey Shows Windows 10 Touching 50% Mark, GTX 970 Tops GPU Category
Steam has rolled out its monthly Hardware and Software Survey depicting the user status across a variety of fields. Looking at the statistics for August, the biggest change observed is the increase in popularity of Windows 10 among Steam gamers.
September 6, 2016
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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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Sticky Notes update brings UI tweaks and more to Fast ring Insiders
A new update to Microsoft's Sticky Notes for Windows 10 is now available to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. Though small, the update contains some performance improvements, along with UI tweaks that bring a smaller minimum windows size.
August 23, 2016
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Strawberry Weather is a colorful way to check up on your local forecast
Strawberry Weather is a Windows 10 weather app that delivers the basic forecast information in a colorful and clean style. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Strawberry weather includes toast notifications to alert you on changing weather conditions, as well as Lockscreen and Live Tile support.
August 24, 2016
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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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Surveys suss out Windows 10 enterprise migration timelines
A year to migrate half of corporate PCs? Or is it 68% in 12 months? Or more than two years to get to 75%?
August 04, 2016
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Suumtiply, a zippy Windows 10 math challenge, is today's AdDuplex HERO App
If enjoy fast-paced math puzzles, then Suumtiply is a Windows 10 game worth a look. Available for Windows 10 Mobile, the game challenges your skills at addition and multiplication to see how many puzzles you can solve before the game timer strikes zero.
June 15, 2016
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Sway for Windows 10 updated with better way to find your presentations
Sway, Microsoft's multimedia presentation tool from its Office division, has been updated for Windows 10 on the PC. It includes a redesigned My Sway page that allows users to find their presentations faster.
August 10, 2016
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Windows 10 - T

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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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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Ten Windows 10 PCs that unlock Windows Hello
Today, we're rounding up ten Windows 10 PCs from our partners across a variety of price points and form factors that unlock Windows Hello.
March 21, 2017
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The Abstract Puzzler Cubway is Today's myAppFree Deal
Cubway is a fun puzzler for Windows 10 where you guide a cube through a maze of assorted shapes to reach a home port. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the game tests your skills at patience and timing with its 55 different levels of play.
January 17, 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 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 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 EFF calls out Microsoft for disregarding user choice and privacy in Windows 10
Despite the offer for a free upgrade to Windows 10 ending almost three weeks ago, the animosity against Microsoft's operating system rages on. this time, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called out the company for its aggressive upgrade tactics and privacy concerns.
August 17, 2016
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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 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 full-screen Windows 10 update notice says a lot about distracted users
It's big, it's bold, and it's annoying. But there doesn't seem to be any way to get the attention of users anymore.
July 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 Guardian Windows 10 app adds football tables and more Surface pen support
The UK-based newspaper and website the Guardian has updated its Windows 10 PC and Mobile app yet again. this time, it includes football tables along with some better pen support for Surface devices.
August 10, 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 Hustle is Real Leading up to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
The expected debut of the second major update to Windows 10, known as the Anniversary Update, is expected to be released on 29 July 2016.
June 24, 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 popular WeChat messaging app makes its Windows 10 PC debut
WeChat has officially made its popular messaging app available on the Windows Store for Windows 10 PC users. WeChat is widely used most in parts of Asia, including China.
August 22, 2016
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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 Anniversary Update is breaking webcams
Broken webcams are no fun. it's even worse when the culprit is your operating system.
August 19, 2016
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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 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'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 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 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 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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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 my 5 favorite features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is here and these are the five new features I'm most excited about!
August 04, 2016
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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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These are the Top 50 highest-ranked Windows 10 apps from the AppRaisin community
AppRaisin is one of the most popular community-based apps that focuses on what is trending in the world of Windows 10 software. the community of users submit app updates and people can vote on them based on popularity. the more votes, the greater the interest from the users.
July 26, 2016
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These three hidden options make Windows Ink even better
Windows Ink works great with the default settings, but you can make it awesome with these three simple options.
August 26, 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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Third-party Sonos app Zonos for Windows 10 adds Cortana support and more
The developers behind the third-party Sonos app Zonos for Windows 10 have released an update for the UWP app. It includes new features such as Cortana voice control support.
July 5, 2016
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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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Three ways you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free
Windows 10 was free for an entire year, and Microsoft nagged users to upgrade to the new OS almost constantly during that period. Yet, despite this, it seems there are plenty of people looking for ways to get Windows 10 for free now it's a paid product. Go figure.
August 04, 2016
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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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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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Torrex Pro for Windows 10 goes live for all your BitTorrent download needs
The popular BitTorrent app Torrex Pro has officially launched its universal Windows 10 version in the Windows Store. the app works with Windows 10 PC and tablets, Windows 10 Mobile smartphones and the Microsoft HoloLens headset.
September 12, 2016
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Tower, the popular Git Client, is making its way to Windows
Tower, a desktop Git client, will soon be making its way to Windows 10. the app, currently available on Mac, allows developers to easily work with the GitHub version control system. the app works with all Git hosting services, while select services have received more advanced integration.
July 14, 2016
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Transform your photos into colorful works of art with Matissa
Matissa is a Windows 10 photo editor to allow you to tap into your creativity and transform your images into works of art. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Matissa is very similar to art-emulator Vinci, but seems to take a more colorful approach with its collection of filters.
September 16, 2016
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Travel service Expedia launches its Windows 10 UWP app for PC and Mobile
The online travel service Expedia has launched its Windows 10 UWP app for PC and Mobile. the app includes, among other things, support for voice commands via Cortana.
June 15, 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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Tweet It! adds way to send long text as chained tweets with latest update
Tweet It!, the popular third-party Twitter app, has been updated to version 2.8.8.0. for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. It includes a number of new features, including a way to send long text as chained tweets.
June 27, 2016
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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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Twitter for Windows 10 will now let you natively add GIFs to your tweets and more
If you're a fan of sharing GIFs, the latest update to the official Twitter app for Windows 10 to version 5.4.0 should pique your interest.
December 1, 2016
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Two major Windows 10 updates planned for next year
In October, there will also be a new LTSB version.
August 05, 2016
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Two major Windows 10 updates scheduled for 2017
Windows 10's Redstone 2 and Redstone 3 updates really are coming in 2017, according to a Microsoft blog post.
August 05, 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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U.S. Postal Service launches Windows 10 PC and Mobile package tracking app
The U.S. Postal Service has launched My USPS, a package tracking app for Windows 10 on both PC and Mobile.
June 15, 2016
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UAC vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows 10 allows for traceless code execution
Windows' User Account Control (UAC) feature was designed to help keep computers safe from malicious software installations, but there are already at least a couple of ways to bypass it. a new technique for circumventing UAC not only makes it possible to execute commands on a computer, but to do so without leaving a single trace.
August 17, 2016
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Ubuntu's Unity desktop shows the limits of Windows 10's Bash shell
Ubuntu's Unity desktop doesn't run properly on Windows 10, and neither do many other Linux applications.
July 15, 2016
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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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Unauthorized, mislabeled Microsoft support tool leaks; could cause more trouble than it cures
Several mainstream tech sites this week published details of a purported new Microsoft support tool designed to fix problems with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. After some digging, I can report that it is no such thing. My advice: Stay far away from this "Windows Self Healing Tool."
August 19, 2016
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United States Postal Service goes universal with new Windows 10 app for PCs and phones
Expedia isn't the only big name to launch a new app on the Windows Store today. the United States Postal Service has also launched an app built on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform.
June 15, 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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Unleash your creative soul with Disney's Art of Coloring for Windows 10
Disney's Art of Coloring is a coloring book app that is filled with pages upon pages of Disney characters and scenes just waiting to be painted. the Art of Coloring includes designs featuring characters from the Lion King and Frozen, along with a host of villains, princesses and animal characters from the Disney movies.
July 26, 2016
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Unstream update fixes Twitch stream loading issues
Unstream, a fantastic unofficial Twitch app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, has received a fresh update that should come as good news for those who have had trouble viewing streams lately. Specifically, the update addresses an issue that was causing Twitch streams to fail to load on Windows 10 and Windows 8 devices.
July 11, 2016
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Upcoming Windows 10 'Redstone 2' preview builds will release on PC first; mobile coming later
If you're a Windows Insider who loves to test new features, you're going to have to wait a little while before any new features begin showing up in upcoming preview builds. Much like how Redstone 1 was developed, Microsoft has announced that they are focusing on under-the-hood changes first, adding new features later down the line.
August 09, 2016
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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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Updated and Fixed Family Enhancements with Windows 10 Anniversary Update
When Windows 8 release, many of the Family management and protection features for Windows were broken and Microsoft promised to deliver the service back to full functionality eventually. Updates were delivered a couple times in 2015, but many of the original features were still missing.
August 19, 2016
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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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Video 360 app for Windows 10 now supports 360 degree photos
The developer behind the Video 360 app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile has released an update. the new version now supports the viewing of 360 degree photos as well.
July 5, 2016
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Virtually overlooked: Upgrade your Windows 10 VMs while they're still free
Keep calm and upgrade now. David Gewirtz shows you a bunch of tricks for updating your virtual machines, along with some ways to get test VMs for free, even after Friday's free apocalypse
July 25, 2016
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VLC is Finally Available for Windows 10
What's not not to love about VLC Media Player? it's free, lightweight, intuitive, and plays damn never every file format under the sun. Now, a long-awaited beta is finally available for Windows 10 users. it's okay to nerd out a little bit.
June 29, 2016
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VLC media player Windows 10 app now available for PCs, phones; Xbox One, HoloLens soon
In April, VideoLan announced its plans to launch its hugely popular VLC media player as a Universal Windows Platform app, capable of running across a wide range of Windows 10 devices. Today, the first version of VLC for Windows 10 is now available as a beta, with version number 2.0.0.
June 29, 2016
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VLC for Windows 10 is now available for everyone to enjoy
VideoLAN, the developer behind the popular VLC player, has launched the media app on Windows 10 for everyone to enjoy across the platform. While it's certainly a feature-rich experience, a handful of things are missing when compared to the desktop client, including support for DVD or Blu-ray.
June 29, 2016
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VMware releases Horizon beta client for Windows 10 Mobile, Continuum compatible
Over the last year, Microsoft has attempted to promote Continuum as a key differentiator between Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8. While Continuum attempts to produce a desktop-like environment powered by a smartphone, it has lacked the ability to run x86 apps natively.
September 13, 2016
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VUDU brings its app to Windows 10, offering TV and movie rentals
While some companies have been removing their apps from the Windows Store in recent weeks, others have been joining the platform, or expanding their support for Microsoft devices.
September 15, 2016
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Vudu's new Windows 10 app brings the latest movies to your PC
Vudu, a popular digital service for buying and renting movies and TV shows, has launched its official app for Windows 10. and as you'd expect, the app serves up everything a movie buff (or at least anyone with a sizable Vudu collection) would need to start streaming their flicks on Windows 10.
September 14, 2016
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Wall Ball for Kinect for Windows and Windows 10
We don't see to many Kinect for Windows Windows Store games, so when I saw this on the Kinect for Windows team blog, had to highlight it...
July 7, 2016
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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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Want to Share Windows 10 Feedback Hub Link? Here's How.
Microsoft has invested a lot of time and effort into building their feedback system that is part of the Windows Insider Program and Windows 10.
July 8, 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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Wells Fargo ending Windows Phone 8.1 app in late June, new Windows 10 app coming soon
Wells Fargo is sending emails to its customers stating it will end support for its Windows Phone 8.1 online banking app in late June. However, the email adds a redesigned Windows app is in the works.
June 15, 2016
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Wells Fargo to launch new Windows 10 app - but support for Windows Phone 8.1 is ending
Wells Fargo - one of America's largest banks, and one of the world's largest companies - will soon join the growing number of large organizations to offer an app designed for Windows 10.
June 15, 2016
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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 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 Microsoft won't tell you about your Windows 10 recovery drive size
Microsoft is coy about it in places, and estimates vary.
August 22, 2016
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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 digital pen settings for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Microsoft has invested heavily in digital inking capabilities in Windows, which stands as a unique selling point for their Surface line of tablets.
July 7, 2016
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What's new in the Start Menu for Windows 10 Anniversary Update
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduces a redesigned Start menu, and here we tell you everything that has changed in the new experience.
July 8, 2016
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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 in Windows Defender for Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows Defender gets better with the Anniversary Update, even when you're using another antivirus.
July 26, 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 Task View in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Task View has received some big improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
July 7, 2016
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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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Why it matters whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit
There's a difference, and it involves your PC, too.
August 04, 2016
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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 hell did I install Windows 10?
I've been using Windows PCs for over 25 years, and DOS for even longer. My first version of Windows was Windows/286, which I purchased and installed on a (you guessed it) 286-12 while I was in high school. My favorite version of Windows had been XP until 7 came out, and then that became my favorite.
July 28, 2016
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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 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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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 a failure by Microsoft's own metric -- it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018
All that nagware hasn't worked
July 15, 2016
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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 -- Heaven for Power Users
Windows 10 had several features aimed at power users like virtual desktops and updated features when working with a command prompt. the Windows 10 Anniversary Update gives power users even more reasons to smile.
August 15, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update adds over 52,000 new emojis, including NinjaCat
Microsoft's just launched Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a huge one for fans of emoji. a new report says that the company has added over 52,000 new emojis, along with other new features.
August 02, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams
This latest problem highlights gaps in the Windows Insider program.
August 19, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them
Stuck installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Here we show you the most common problems and how to fix them.
August 02, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.
Official Redmond response: Customers love Win10
August 19, 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 improves scaling on high-DPI displays
Windows 10 Anniversary Update, also known as version 1607, brings a number of new features, lots of fixes and a few major changes to Microsoft's operating system. Among those changes and fixes, are improvements for the way Windows 10 scales applications for high-DPI displays.
August 18, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update may have affected some webcam owners
A number of PC webcams owners have experienced issues with using them following the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft is working on a fix that will be released in September.
August 19, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update may take up to three months to reach all users
The latest big update to Windows 10 began rolling out to users a month ago, but while the Anniversary Update officially became available on the 2 August, it was a staggered launch.
September 13, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Receives its First Public Cumulative Update
Last week Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the general public and it became the Current Branch release and is now known as Windows 10 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.10).
August 09, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update reinstalls bundled apps you've previously removed
Windows 10 has a history of interfering with user choice when it comes to software. the operating system was found to be uninstalling some user programs without permission shortly after the November Update arrived, a problem that persisted for some time.
August 19, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: PC edition
If it seems like you've waited a year for it, and you're not mistaken. Windows 10 is a year old and the Anniversary Update (AU) is here.
August 02, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update still far behind original release adoption for PC
Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2. the massive refresh brought many new features and a lot of smaller tweaks as well. Redmond noted that the update was "rolling" meaning not everyone would see the 3.5 GB update on that Tuesday. Instead, devices that shipped with Windows 10 would get the update first, with older devices coming later.
August 24, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update stops Pro users from disabling annoying features and blocking ads
If there are certain aspects of Windows 10 you don't like you may be able to change them using a registry hack or adjusting settings in the Group Policy Editor. the Group Policy Editor is available in all professional editions of the operating system, but not Home.
July 28, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update won't let you turn off Cortana
If there's one thing that Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to do right now, it's upgrade to Windows 10. If there's a second, that's to convince you to start using Cortana.
July 28, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the good, the bad and the 'meh'
The new version of Windows 10 is a solid, if not dramatic, upgrade. Cortana haters, though, won't be happy.
August 02, 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 apps will soon be able to send special notifications to specific customers
Microsoft has announced that it has added new features to its Dev Center Insider Program for Windows Store app publishers. they will allow those developers to send special push notifications about their apps to specific customers.
August 17, 2016
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Windows 10 at One Year: a look at Windows as a Service
One week from today, July 29, Microsoft will mark the one year anniversary of Windows 10 by ending the free upgrade program that has been in effect for Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the last 12 months. the end of the 12 month free upgrade offer means that the Get Windows 10 app which Microsoft has used to deliver the scheduling and upgrade of the OS will also be removed from Windows 7/8.1 systems around the world.
July 22, 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 beta testing resumes after briefest break yet
Insider testing treadmill barely pauses as Microsoft restarts previews for the features update after tomorrow's Creators arrives
April 10, 2017
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Windows 10 blamed for continued drop-off in system shipments, flat IT spending
Windows 10's launch last year was a huge success for Microsoft. In the past year, the number of systems running Windows 10 has grown enormously, spurred by Redmond's free upgrade offer and a number of less-upstanding practices. from a strictly numbers game, however, the shift has been a success.
July 15, 2016
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Windows 10 build 14393.1230 is now available for PCs - here's what's new
Microsoft today released yet another cumulative update for Windows 10 PCs, the second this month for those that are still using the Anniversary Update. The first was on the second Tuesday of the month, which is better known as Patch Tuesday.
May 26, 2017
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Windows 10 build 15063.332 is now available - here's what's new
It's not exactly Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft today released its second cumulative update of the month for Windows 10 users on the Creators Update. The build number is 15063.332, or KB4020102.
May 25, 2017
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Windows 10 builds 16199 and 16193 for PC: Everything you need to know
We dive deep into the new features and changes for Windows 10 build 16199 and 16193, and we even show you those things Microsoft didn't announce.
May 19, 2017
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Windows 10 carrier billing for Store purchases expands to the UK and Italy
Microsoft and Boku have announced that carrier billing support for the Windows Store has been added for customers in the UK on O2, and in Italy on Wind, for Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices.
August 11, 2016
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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 adds lots of new Bash/WSL features
Microsoft has made 'hundreds' of fixes and added a lot of new features to the Bash/Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 Creators Update. Here's what's new.
April 12, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they're not from the Store
It appears to be an almost exact clone of macOS's Gatekeeper feature.
February 27, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update common installation problems and fixes
Have you come across a problem or issue with the Windows 10 Creators Update? Chances are, you're not alone. In this guide, we show you the most common problems and explain how to fix them.
April 5, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update could take months to roll out, data suggests
Microsoft has said previously that its Anniversary Update and similar, major releases proceed in a phased rollout.
March 22, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update FAQ: Everything you need to know
From features to launch date to how to get it.
March 29, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update Improves, But Doesn't Fix, High DPI Scaling
Finding a high resolution monitor is easy. Making sure Windows 10 will properly scale to handle all the pixels in WQHD (2560 x 1440) or 4K (3840 x 2160) displays is much harder. Or at least it was--the new Creators Update improves the operating system's ability to adapt to these high DPI setups. We've noticed a few problems, especially with making text readable without having it take up an entire display, but scaling is still better.
April 6, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect
Reviews of Windows 10's Creators Update went live yesterday, and we've rounded up their thoughts and conclusions so you don't have to. this is the third named release of Windows 10 -- Threshold 2 (version 1511) debuted in November 2015, the Anniversary Update (version 1607) was available on August 2, 2016, and the Creators Update (version 1703) will be available for download on April 11.
March 30, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update review: Gaming, inking, and Edge win, while mixed reality loses
Despite some broken promises, this is still Microsoft's most significant Windows 10 update yet.
March 29, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update rollout 'on track', but only 15.2 percent of US users have it
Microsoft officially began the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on April 11. I cautioned about rushing to upgrade to it at the time, and then Microsoft said much the same thing shortly afterwards, recommending users didn't install it until the upgrade was offered to them.
May 24, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on track, says Microsoft
It's been six weeks since the Windows 10 Creators Update started rolling out and things are going just fine, according to Microsoft.
May 25, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to Surface Hub with slew of new features
A little over a month after the Windows 10 Creators Update began its general rollout, Microsoft has announced the update is now rolling out to the Surface Hub. In its wake, the Creators Update is also bringing a whole bunch of new features to the Surface Hub, focusing on team collaboration, speed, and security.
May 31, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update to Feature new Levels of Privacy Control
Developing on the latest Creator's Update release version of Windows 10 being available from Microsoft's Update Tool, there is a feature that needs further addressing: the new privacy settings.
April 6, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update to include option to only install Store apps to improve security
With the Creators Update for Windows 10 scheduled to be released in April, Microsoft will soon be adding the ability to restrict the installation of legacy, x86 apps from any sources other than the Windows Store, something that may prove quite useful for novice users and organisations such as schools and businesses.
February 27, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update will take months to roll out, Microsoft confirms
Microsoft has said previously that its Anniversary Update and similar, major releases proceed in a phased rollout.
March 30, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: 10 for 10 - Features to Check Out After your Upgrade
The Windows 10 Creators Update was in the public portion of its development from August 2016 to March of this year.
April 28, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: a Guide to Upgrading Using the Windows 10 Update Assistant
Yesterday Microsoft made the Windows 10 Creators Update available early for advanced users and we have already showed you how to install the upgrade on your Windows 10 system using the Media Creation Tool (MCT).
April 6, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)
First look at this iteration's more grown-up aspects
March 29, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Common user experience complaints and problems
The Creators Update for Windows 10 is a great release, but it's causing a few headaches for some users.
April 20, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Get Office App is Link to Office Documents, Software, and Settings
During the development of the Creators Update over the last eight months, the Get Office app went from being an Office 365 training and awareness tool to a consolidated portal for all things relating to your Office 365 subscription.
April 17, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: new Features, new Problems
Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update this week that includes several new features that will improve the overall user experience. Unfortunately, the Creators Update also creates new concerns; ranging from changes to your privacy settings, changes to your default applications, and the fact that Microsoft will now collect a wide range of information that may include personally identifiable data.
April 12, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Step by Step to Upgrade your System with the Media Creation Tool
Microsoft has made the Windows 10 Creators Update, the third major feature update for Windows 10, available for early access ahead of its official roll out via Windows Update which is scheduled for 11 April 2017.
April 5, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: the 5 biggest changes
These are the features and tweaks you'll notice first.
March 30, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: the 10 best new features
Microsoft has been testing its latest Windows 10 Creators Update in recent months, and it's now ready to roll out to existing machines. While the previous Anniversary Update included more significant features, the Creators Update includes some small and welcome additions. I've been testing Windows 10's Creators Update for months now, and these are my favorite new features coming to Windows.
April 11, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: the new Modern Way to Clean Up your Disk Drive
It appears Microsoft has taken another step towards their work to migrate various system tools to their modern Windows Settings app by moving the Disk Cleanup functionality into Storage Settings.
April 14, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Turn Off Suggestions, Tips, and Ads Throughout the Operating System
Over the last several months, while the Windows 10 Creators Update has been under development, Microsoft has been making a couple of changes to the user interface that have come under a lot of scrutiny.
April 10, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Windows Defender Security Center and Antivirus
In the recently released Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft's eight months of work on this third feature update comes to an end and while it does not have any major UI changes that are visible as you use the OS, it does have a lot of fit and finish improvements.
April 13, 2017
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Windows 10 cumulative update build 15063.250 now rolling out to Creators Update PCs
A fresh cumulative update is now rolling out to Windows 10 PCs on the Creators Update. Carrying the KB4016240 designation, the latest cumulative update ticks the build number up to 15063.250 and includes a lengthy batch of non-security updates.
April 25, 2017
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Windows 10 data collection: what you need to know
Windows 10 collects data about your system and software -- regardless of whether you want it to or not.
April 6, 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 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: 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 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 finishes first year on 1-in-4 Windows PCs
Wraps up freshman year with growth spurt likely fueled by those rushing to get in under the free deal's wire
August 02, 2016
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Windows 10 for PCs build 15063.13 is available in the Production ring - here's what's fixed
Earlier today, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs for those that are bold enough to install it manually. Naturally, with that comes the first cumulative update, which addresses a range of issues for the feature update.
April 5, 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 freezing after installing the Anniversary Update? Microsoft has more workarounds to try
Despite being tested over a long period of time by Windows Insiders, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is not problem free. a large number of users have reported issues with the updated OS freezing on them.
August 17, 2016
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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 its first post-Anniversary Update cumulative patch with build 14393.51
Microsoft has started rolling out a cumulative patch for Windows 10 on PC. it's the first such release for the OS since the launch of its big Anniversary Update last week. the new build number is 14393.51.
August 09, 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 Home or Pro or Education: which edition is right for you?
Which PC edition of Windows 10 should I buy?
August 16, 2016
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Windows 10 Insider build 16199 fills some holes in the Creators Update
My People is finally here, and Settings become more helpful.
May 18, 2017
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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14931 for PC arrives on the Fast ring
A week ago, Microsoft rolled out its first really big new Windows 10 Insider Preview build since the Anniversary Update. as well as fixing a lot of problems, Build 14926 introduced some experimental new features, including the ability to "snooze" a tab in Microsoft Edge.
September 21, 2016
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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 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 installed on over 350 million devices
In late March, at its Build 2016 developer conference, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 had made its way to 270 million devices. Five weeks later, in early May, it said that that figure had climbed to 300 million.
June 29, 2016
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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 is on track to overtake Windows 7, but the timing depends on businesses following consumers
The free Windows 10 upgrade was a success, in numerical terms. However, further growth will depend partly on businesses switching, and that seems less likely to happen much before 2020.
August 22, 2016
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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 Mail App Reportedly Blocked from Accessing Gmail
There are reports coming in that Google might have blocked the Windows 10 Mail app from accessing Gmail accounts. Similar to the Gmail app on Android devices, the Windows 10 Mail app lets users access 3rd party email accounts besides Microsoft's own Hotmail/Outlook ones. However, according to a report from NPU, Google has now blocked this app from accessing Gmail account.
July 20, 2016
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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 moves closer to smart-home centerpiece with IoT deal
The Thread Group and Open Connectivity Foundation join forces to make it easier for smart home devices to connect
August 03, 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 one year on: Has it been a success for Microsoft?
How has Microsoft handled the first year in the life of its flagship OS and what does the future hold?
July 25, 2016
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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 personal data collection is excessive, French privacy watchdog warns
The French National Data Protection Commission has given Microsoft three months to comply with its order or face fines that could top $1.66 million.
July 20, 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 preview tweak asks where to install massive Windows Store apps
Gamers considering Windows Store purchases instead of downloads from Steam or GOG have one more feature that may sway them to the dark side.
June 16, 2016
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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 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 Reaches 350M Installs, Customer Satisfaction Higher Than Any other Windows OS
That's up from 300 million just a month ago.
June 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Redstone 2 builds will launch for PC first, for Mobile "a few weeks after"
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has now been rolling out for PCs for a week, but a report that it would be released for Windows 10 Mobile devices today proved to be inaccurate.
August 09, 2016
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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 Redstone 2: Everything we Know (So Far)
Coming next Spring: Redstone 2, the next major update to Windows 10.
August 12, 2016
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Windows 10 runs again – but for how long?
Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?
October 12, 2016
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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 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 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 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 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: 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: '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 shows steady growth, but Windows 7 users remain loyal to their OS
June and July are big months for Windows 10 upgrades as this should be when users who have yet to switch to the new OS scramble to do so before the free offer comes to an end on July 29.
July 1, 2016
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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 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 surpasses Windows 7 as most used OS in France
As Windows 10 continues to gain momentum, the operating system has just crossed a major milestone in France. According to the latest available numbers, Windows 10 has now surpassed Windows 7 as the most used operating system in France, approaching 30% market share.
July 18, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Find and decode secret version details
Do you have the most recent update to Windows 10? Finding the answer takes a little digging and a secret decoder ring that maps detailed version information to update numbers.
January 11, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: More hibernation secrets to save time and disk space
Hibernation is a great alternative to sleep, allowing you to cut your PC's power use to zero while still being able to quickly get back to work. Here's how to configure this feature and manage the size of the hibernation file.
December 28, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Reset your PC completely
Windows 10's Reset option allows you to remove apps, settings, and drivers, effectively giving you a clean install without the hassles of a regular setup. you can keep your files if you're planning to reuse the PC, or wipe everything if you're selling or giving away the device.
January 26, 2017
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Windows 10 tip: Solve network problems with a one-click reset
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a new feature that lets you see your network status at a glance. If there's a problem, you can run a troubleshooter or do a complete reset, with a single click.
August 31, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Toggle file extensions and show hidden files with a single click
Tired of digging through dialog boxes to show file extensions and hidden files? Try adding those options from the ribbon to the Quick Access Toolbar so they're always visible.
October 26, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Turn off Cortana completely
In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, Microsoft removed Cortana's on-off switch. But it's still there, if you know where to look. Use this tweak to make Windows search strictly local.
August 17, 2016
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Windows 10 tips advertise Edge's security advantages to Chrome and Firefox users
If some new pop-up notifications in Windows 10 are any indication, Microsoft is pretty eager to lure Firefox and Chrome users to using its Edge browser. as spotted by a user on Reddit, Windows 10 will now periodically show "tips" that claim Edge is safer than Firefox or Chrome when you launch either of the competing browsers.
November 18, 2016
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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 troubleshooting and fixes revisited
Long before the Windows 10 Anniversary Update appeared, it was easy to see that Microsoft was putting more energy and effort into its troubleshooting tools. Here's a look at what's new.
August 25, 2016
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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 KB3176934 Breaks PowerShell
The update to Windows 10 version 1607 that was released on Aug. 23 breaks PowerShell and should be deferred, Microsoft announced this week.
August 25, 2016
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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 driver problems: what to do about error code 0x800F0923
Before upgrading to Windows 10, you might need to update, uninstall, or reinstall some drivers. Here's how to proceed.
July 8, 2016
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Windows 10 upgrade is still free if you have a valid Windows 7 or 8.1 product key
People who still want to get Windows 10 for free can take advantage of a loophole that allows users to get the OS if they already have a valid product key for Windows 7 or 8.1.
August 03, 2016
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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 upgrade: Fixes for error code 0x80073712 and missing or damaged files
Windows 10 upgrades can go awry when the installation files get damaged. Here's what you can do to fix them.
June 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 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 miss mid-2018 target of 1 billion installs, Microsoft says
Microsoft has tempered its bullishness concerning the pace of the Windows 10 rollout over its first few years in the wild. While the tech giant originally predicted at Build 2015 that Windows 10 would be on 1 billion devices by mid-2018, the company is unlikely to hit that target.
July 15, 2016
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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'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: 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: 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'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: More free upgrade and activation questions answered
Here are a few more answers to some nagging questions about Windows 10 upgrades and activation in the post-Anniversary-Update era.
August 11, 2016
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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: the 10 best new features to try first
The best of what's new
August 05, 2016
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Windows 10: Three years, one billion devices - how is Microsoft doing so far?
It's official: the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming on August 2, a few days after the first anniversary of its original release. as part of that announcement this week, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 is now installed on over 350 million devices -- and that's a pretty big number whichever way you slice it.
June 30, 2016
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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 steps forward, one step sideways
The one constant is change; prepare for your OS to become more like TV series that come and go than physical tools that always work the same way.
June 30, 2016
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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 1607 becomes the enterprise deployment default
Timing, support lifecycles and habit make Anniversary Update the choice for corporate migrations
August 05, 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 Anniversary Update will hit phones the same time as PCs
It appears Windows 10 Mobile users will start seeing upgrades around August 2, or soon after.
June 30, 2016
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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 Creators Update tweaks a workaround for mandatory updates
Microsoft now reserves the right to force critical patches to Windows 10 PCs over metered connections.
March 17, 2017
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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 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 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 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 BadTunnel is an Important Vulnerability you Need to Patch
Yang Yu the director of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab has found a vulnerability in the Windows operating system released over the course of the last 2 decades. this is called the Windows BadTunnel.
June 22, 2016
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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 Holographic Update Coming to Mainstream Windows 10 PCs In 2017
The era of immersive technologies is here and innovations are happening fast. Microsoft revealed an updated version of Windows Holographic at Computex earlier this year, which demonstrated a mixed reality environment that can be accessed with Microsoft Hololens and VR HMDs. at IDF 2016 today, Microsoft announced that Windows Holographic is more than just a concept. the software will be released next year as an update to Windows 10.
August 16, 2016
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Windows Ink is the best new thing in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows 10's pen features are getting a huge update with the addition of Sticky Notes, Sketchpad, and Screen Sketch.
July 22, 2016
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Windows Ink Workspace in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Inking on Windows 10 has a brand new base of operations in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and it is called Windows Ink Workspace.
July 26, 2016
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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 Ink: how to use Sticky Notes
Sticky Notes are new and improved with the Anniversary Update, now sporting Pen support and Cortana insights thanks to the Windows Ink Workspace. with Sticky Notes, you can keep short, useful and insightful notes directly on your desktop or tablet without needing to use any real life paper notes! Sticky Notes can be pinned to your desktop or kept hidden away inside the Ink Workspace. If you're new to Windows 10 and the Ink Workspace, here's how to get started.
September 15, 2016
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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 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 Breaks Millions of Webcams and People Are Pissed
Microsoft's first big Anniversary Update for Windows 10 went live earlier this month. with it came improved pen performance, new Cortana features, and an all around better Windows. Two weeks later, it's become clear that the Anniversary update has some big problems. First, some users were plagued with a system-wide freeze after logging into Windows, and now Paul Thurrott reports that the OS is killing certain webcams.
August 19, 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 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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Woman sues Microsoft over her forced Windows 10 upgrade and wins
Teri Goldstein of Sausalito, California says that she had never heard of Windows 10 until her PC attempted to install it. the automatic upgrade failed, and now her PC is slow, crashes at times, and could be useless for days.
June 27, 2016
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Would you subscribe to Windows?
Instead of buying Windows, you may soon be subscribing to it – that's how much Microsoft wants you off Windows 7
July 5, 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 to your heart's delight with Nextpad for Windows 10 PC and Mobile
Nextpad is a notepad app for Windows 10 that has a simple design and plenty of features for creating text documents. Features such as voice to text support, multiple tab support and being Continuum ready.
June 27, 2016
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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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Xbox One and Windows 10 Unification Won't Prompt Change in Sony's Strategy
Andrew House says "latent large consumer demand" for the same remains to be seen.
June 29, 2016
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Xbox One Game Previews Coming to Windows 10
It is the biggest gaming event across Europe and Microsoft has a booth over there this week and although they are not holding a big presser like they do at E3 they did share some news for gamers before the show kicked off.
August 17, 2016
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Windows 10 - Y

Yes, Windows 10 subscriptions are coming, at least for enterprise
This reveals one way Microsoft plans to monetize Windows, but the company is mum about a consumer version.
July 12, 2016
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You can buy Windows 10 Enterprise E3 access for the price of a coffee
Microsoft rolls enterprise dice in repackaging game
July 12, 2016
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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 get Windows 10 for free by using Windows 7 and 8 keys
The free Windows 10 upgrade offer ended on July 29th. at least that's what Microsoft says, but users have found a number of ways to to upgrade to Windows 10 for free since then. we explained how to do this via the assistive technologies loophole a couple of days ago, but today you can add a new method to the list: simply use a Windows 7 or 8 key.
August 04, 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 can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
...but you can lessen her awareness.
July 26, 2016
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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 next visit to Vegas may include using a Windows 10 tablet in your suite
The recently opened Las Vegas hotel the Cromwell, owned by Caesars Entertainment, is testing a new program in two of its suites. Guests will get a Windows 10 tablet and a custom app designed to control many of the room's features, along with other services.
June 16, 2016
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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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9 ways to bend Windows 10 to your will
If you're a PC user, chances are you've either upgraded to Windows 10, been forced to upgrade to Windows 10 (either by your company or Microsoft itself), or you're about to.
July 25, 2016
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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
Become a Windows master
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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Best Windows 10 Tutorial & How-To Resources
Microsoft offers a comprehensive official how-to guide for Windows 10, covering all aspects of their latest operating system. Also are available high-quality third-party tutorials, oftentimes covering some advanced system tweaks which aren't offered in the official edition.
July 28, 2015
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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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Disable ads and tips on Windows 10 Anniversary Update's lock screen
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduced a lot of changes to the new OS, including several to the lock screen.
August 08, 2016
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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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Free up over 26GB of hard drive space in Windows 10 by cleaning up after the Anniversary Update
Microsoft has just released its biggest update to Windows 10 yet. the Anniversary Update introduces lots of new features and general improvements, including changes to the Start menu, enhancements to Cortana and Windows Defender, support for extensions in Edge, and so on.
August 03, 2016
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FYI: how to opt out of being a Windows Insider if you're not ready to test Redstone 2
With the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs last week, it has marked the first time that all Windows 10 users, regardless of their involvement as an Insider, should be on the same build since 'November update' released last year.
August 09, 2016
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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 with Quick Assist in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Raise your hand if you regularly get called by distant, as in location, relatives to provide assistance with their computer?
August 15, 2016
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Hands on with the Windows 10 Networking Status PageSep 7, 2016
When you enter the Network and Internet settings page you will see the Status page by default.
September 7, 2016
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Has Windows 10 Anniversary Update slowed your internet speed? Here's how to fix it
Upgrading from one version of Windows to another is always likely to cause a few problems with your PC. Bugs can slip through, and changes to the OS might mess with how you had things set up previously.
August 10, 2016
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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 can I Resolve My Windows 10 Image-Backup Problems?
Q. Recently, I upgraded from Win7 to Windows 10. now I'm having a problem doing full backups to a 2TB USB 3.0 drive that's attached to a router. the PC sees the storage drive and seems to be making File History backups. But the full Backup and Recovery (Win7) always fails to complete.
June 23, 2016
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How to - Troubleshoot Issues with Windows Update on Windows 10
For me Windows 10 has been running pretty smooth in the stable Current Branch (CB) release, aka Windows 10 Version 1511 (Build 10586.xxx), and yesterday when the June cumulative update arrived I went ahead and started that install on all of my CB devices.
June 15, 2016
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How to access a system image and restore individual files using Windows 10's native VHD support
If you've fallen behind on your File History backups, a VHD could be your safety net. Here's a clever trick for retrieving specific files from a system image.
August 05, 2016
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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 Access Windows 10's Built In TroubleshootersJun 22, 2016
My experience with Windows 10 since it was released last July has been pretty smooth and trouble free.
June 22, 2016
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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 adjust your AutoPlay settings in Windows 10
Control how AutoPlay responds to various removable media.
August 09, 2016
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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 the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Make the taskbar come and go as you desire with ease in the Anniversary Update to Windows 10.
July 27, 2016
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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 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 default apps in Windows 10
Choose which programs Windows 10 will use for certain tasks.
June 22, 2016
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How to change DNS settings on a Windows 10 PC
Want to use custom DNS settings on Windows 10? In this guide, we show you how.
February 10, 2017
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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 background on your lock screen on Windows 10
Add your own personal flair to your login screen.
June 22, 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 clean your Windows registry and speed up your PC
A cluttered registry can slow Windows to a crawl.
July 26, 2016
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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 close and permanently delete your Microsoft account
How do I completely delete my Microsoft account?
July 1, 2016
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How to configure AutoPlay default settings on Windows 10
You can use AutoPlay on Windows 10 to quickly open removable drives or import media automatically, and here we show you how to properly configure the feature.
June 22, 2016
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How to configure Quiet Hours in Windows 10
How do I change Quiet Hours settings in Windows 10?
June 28, 2016
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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 Anniversary Update USB drive
Microsoft has officially launched the much awaited Windows 10 Anniversary 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 Anniversary Update on your devices.
August 03, 2016
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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 custom folder to access the Windows 10 GodMode tools you need
Don't settle for GodMode overload in Windows 10 when a few shortcuts will do. Follow these steps to build your own custom toolset.
July 14, 2016
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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 reminder in Sticky Notes on Windows 10
One of the major features that's new on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is Windows Ink. It brings the writing you do every day into your digital world. Part of Windows Ink is Sticky Notes, which lets you add quick notes to your screen just like you would with Post-it notes.
July 6, 2016
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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 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 Action Center in Windows 10
How do I customize Action Center in Windows 10?
July 6, 2016
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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 active pen settings for Windows Ink on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Microsoft is making a big push on digital writing with Windows Ink on the Anniversary Update; here's all of the new customization options for the experience.
July 15, 2016
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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 Start Menu in Windows 10
How do I customize the Start Menu on Windows 10?
June 29, 2016
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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 Anniversary Update on your PC and why
You can delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update from installing on your PC to avoid possible issues or for any other reason, and here we show you how.
August 05, 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 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 search in the Windows 10 Start menu
How do I limit Start menu searches to only my files?
July 1, 2016
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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 or uninstall OneDrive on Windows 10 PC
How do I disable or uninstall OneDrive on Windows 10?
June 27, 2016
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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 lock screen
How do I disable the lock screen on my Windows 10 PC?
June 29, 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 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 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 disable Windows Ink Workspace on Windows 10
If Windows Ink Workspace isn't a feature you need, this guide will walk you through the steps to disable the experience on your Windows 10 PC.
August 18, 2016
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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 Windows 10 Anniversary Update and create your own installation USB flash drive or DVD
Windows 10 Anniversary Update is slowly rolling out to all users but the process may take a while. you can hurry it along, by following the instructions here, or there's another even better way.
August 02, 2016
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How to download Windows 10 Creators Update ISO files direct from Microsoft
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Creators Update and if you want to get your hands on the latest version of the operating system you can now download the ISO files straight from the software giant's website.
April 12, 2017
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How to download Windows 10 Creators Update and create your own installation USB flash drive or DVD
Windows 10 Creators Update is slowly rolling out to all users but the process may take a while. you can hurry it along, by following the instructions here, or there's another even better way.
April 11, 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 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 an Administrator to open Metro apps in Windows 10
Launching Metro apps in Windows 10 is disabled by default for the built-in Administrator account--but help is on the way. this walk-through explains how you can get around the problem.
August 03, 2016
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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 dark theme in the Anniversary Update
The dark theme is ready to trick out your PC. Here's how to enable it.
August 03, 2016
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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 and play music with Sonos for Windows 10 PC
How to blast music on Sonos from your Windows PC.
August 26, 2016
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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 taskbar search not working in Windows 10
How do I fix my taskbar search in Windows 10?
July 26, 2016
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How to Fix the Excel File Slow-to-Open Bug in Windows 10
This is one of the issues that has plagued me since upgrading my systems to Windows 10, but due to a busy travel schedule and other miscellaneous work items, I just delayed digging in to figure out a solution. Last night I had had enough and spent a good hour developing a solution.
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How to fix "This app has been blocked for your protection" prompt on Windows 10 PC
How do I run an app that Windows 10 has blocked for my protection?
June 30, 2016
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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 Settings search not displaying results
How do I fix the Windows 10 Settings search if it won't display results?
July 7, 2016
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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 generate a Battery Report in Windows 10
If you are running Windows 10 on a laptop or tablet battery life is one of the most important things you are constantly observing. There is never enough battery for a portable device, so how we manage them is important.
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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 Bash on Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update
As long as you have an up-to-date, 64-bit version of Windows 10, you can start using the Linux-based shell now.
August 15, 2016
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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 PC ready to download Windows 10 'Redstone 2' preview builds
Windows 10 Redstone 2 builds will soon begin to roll out to Insiders, and here's how to get ready to download the new test builds on your PC.
August 09, 2016
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How to hack the Windows 10 registry to customize hidden system sounds
Microsoft decided to hide certain system sounds from users in Windows 10. a simple Registry file hack can bring them back. Mark Kaelin explains how
June 22, 2016
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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 the Windows Defender icon in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
If you have just upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you have possibly noticed the addition of a Windows Defender icon in the notification area. Then again, you may not -- a quick straw poll in the BetaNews newsroom reveals that not everyone is seeing it.
August 09, 2016
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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 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 Ink apps for Windows 10
One of the new features on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is Windows Ink, which expands on Microsoft's vision for digital writing on PCs. An all new Windows Ink Workspace is added to the taskbar which lets users with an active pen access core features such as writing sticky notes, doodling in a sketchpad, or annotating screenshots with Screen Sketch.
July 8, 2016
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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 join the Windows Insider Program
Here is a quick guide that will tell you how to easily join the Windows 10 Insider Program for PC or Mobile!
June 29, 2016
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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 link your Windows 10 product key to a Microsoft account
If you're using a local account, use this guide to link your Windows 10 product key to your Microsoft account for easier re-activation.
September 7, 2016
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How to lock down Windows 10 Anniversary Update's privacy settings
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has dropped, bringing a significant number of under-the-hood changes to the operating system. We've written many times about Windows 10 privacy issues over the past year, but haven't gathered up our recommendations and strategies into a single story until now. Want to lock down your install and improve security? You've come to the right place.
August 12, 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'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 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 print to PDF directly in Windows 10 -- no software required
PDF is a great file format because it shows a document exactly how it's intended to look. There's no shortage of tools you can use to create your own PDFs, and if you have Microsoft Office installed you can even save documents and spreadsheets in that format via the Save as menu.
July 28, 2016
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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 your privacy on Windows 10
So, you have decided to switch to Windows 10, but you heard that the new OS is a veritable vacuum for user data, which it sends back to Microsoft.
August 5, 2015
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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 rearrange the quick-actions tiles in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Microsoft's quick-actions tiles are a convenient way to get at key system settings.
August 23, 2016
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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 your login password from Windows 10
Because not everyone needs to run his or her PC like Fort Knox.
August 25, 2016
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How to remove your email address from Windows 10's login screen
The Anniversary Update adds a nice little feature that makes it easy to hide your email address on Windows 10's sign-in screen.
July 15, 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 a DOS program in Windows 10
There are some old applications that you can't live without. Here's how you can keep them.
July 8, 2016
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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 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 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 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 setup and use Cortana on Windows 10 PC
Cortana is Microsoft's digital assistant and if you want, she can always be at your fingertips, ready to help you find anything on your Windows 10 PC, give you the weather forecast, and make sure you don't miss any important dates.
July 27, 2016
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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 show the taskbar on only one display in Windows 10
Keep it simple.
February 14, 2017
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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 users from uninstalling apps from Windows 10's Start menu
Windows 10 lets you block users from uninstalling apps from the Start menu. Here's how.
February 24, 2017
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How to stop Windows 10 automatically rebooting after updates
Windows 10, like previous versions of Microsofts operating system, often needs to reboot to action an update, and will occasionally do so at the least appropriate moment -- as this pro-gamer can testify.
January 31, 2017
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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 Skip the Windows 10 Anniversary Rollout Period and Update Now
Windows 10 version 1607, otherwise known as the Anniversary Update, has gone live. the update includes new features for Cortana, writing using Windows Ink, refinements to the Edge browser, additional security features, new gaming experiences and much more.
August 02, 2016
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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 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 stream audio over Bluetooth in Windows 10
Free your Windows 10 PC of wired speakers by using Bluetooth streaming instead.
August 12, 2016
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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 tap into the benefits of Windows 10's Default Programs tool
The Default Programs tool is often underused or overlooked. Learn how to take advantage of all the configuration settings it offers.
August 19, 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 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 off Windows Defender's enhanced notifications in Windows 10
Windows Defender in the Anniversary Update loves to tell you what it's doing. Here's how to stop that.
September 15, 2016
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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 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro using the Update & Security tool
If you're using Windows 10 Home but missing some of the features found in the Pro edition, it might be time to upgrade. Here are the steps to make it happen.
July 1, 2016
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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 BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows 10
If you keep sensitive data on your PC, use this guide to use BitLocker to turn on drive encryption on Windows 10 to protect your files.
July 5, 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 Cortana-friendly Sticky Notes in Windows 10 to keep track of tasks
Sticky Notes and Cortana merge in the Anniversary Update for a stylus-free way to set reminders.
July 13, 2016
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How to use DiskPart to clean and format a storage drive not working on Windows 10
If you think your drive just went bad and it could simply be a software issue, use DiskPart on Windows 10 to fix it.
June 15, 2016
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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 multiple desktops on Windows 10 PC
How do I set up and use multiple desktops in Windows 10?
July 28, 2016
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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 monitor Windows 10's performance
The Windows 10 Task Manager offers a treasure trove of details. Here's a look at the information you can access on the Performance tab.
August 26, 2016
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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 new Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update
How do I use the Dynamic Lock feature in the Windows 10 Creators Update?
April 12, 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 Sonos Controller desktop app on Windows 10
Command and control your tunes right from your desktop with the Sonos desktop app for Windows.
August 24, 2016
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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 Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs
Want to make extra sure Windows 10 won't install updates when you need your PC the most? Active Hours can help.
August 03, 2016
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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: Activate Limited Periodic Scanning in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Although Microsoft provides Windows Defender as an integrated part of Windows 10 they do not mandate that as your only option.
August 03, 2016
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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: 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: Download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Earlier today Microsoft began the roll out of the second major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, but it will not be available immediately to everyone as this update needs to reach over 350 million people.
August 02, 2016
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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: 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: Prepare for Redstone 2 Builds as a Windows Insider
Now that we have arrived at the end of the first week with the general availability of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update I can already see Windows Insiders on social media asking when the first Redstone 2 build, which is expected early next year, will get pushed out to testers.
August 05, 2016
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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: 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: 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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How To: Use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to Install the Anniversary Update
Although Windows Update is the easiest method for getting the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which was released yesterday, you still may have to wait while the update continues to roll out to more than 350 million devices around the world.
August 03, 2016
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How To: Use Windows 10's Screen Recording Utility
I use screen capture quite a bit. There are a number of pretty awesome screen capture applications available. My favorite, and the one I always go back to, is from TechSmith and is called Snagit.
July 21, 2015
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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 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 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 makes Cortana unkillable in Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- but you can disable her
We're only a few days away from the global roll out of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and Microsoft is busy squashing the last few bugs before its prime-time release.
July 26, 2016
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Microsoft restarts Windows 10 beta builds
Finished with 'Anniversary Update,' moves on to testing of 2017's first upgrade
August 12, 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 to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7
As of October, Microsoft's switching older editions to the update model pioneered by Windows 10, and slammed by some customers
August 16, 2016
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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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Q. Why Does Windows 10 Think I'm on An Airplane?
Q. Recently I tried to upgrade Win7 to Win10, but, after a restart, it was in Airplane mode – and all because Win10 refuses to work with my uninterruptable power supply (UPS). I can get it out of airplane mode by disconnecting the UPS and rebooting. this has never happened with any other Windows upgrade; and as soon as I restored Win7, all was well. So if I want Win10, I must not have a UPS – that's nuts! is there a fix for this?
July 28, 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: Control Sync Options Between Windows 10 Devices
Despite not having the old Windows 8/8.1 ability to sync your Start Screen between devices, Windows 10 does allow you the option to sync certain settings between your Windows 10 devices that use your Microsoft Account for logging in.
August 18, 2016
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Quick Tip: Customize Default Storage Locations for Files and Apps on Windows 10
No matter what operating system you use as a daily driver the security of your files is very important and none of us like the thought of loosing those family pictures, files and other documents we store on our computer.
September 16, 2016
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Quick Tip: Extend Display Time for on Screen Notifications
Windows 10 has a very robust notification system that includes the Action Center and interactive notifications that allow you to directly interact with those notifications when they pop up on your screen.
September 6, 2016
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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 Mobile Notifications on your Desktop
With the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and enhancements to Cortana you can now receive notifications from your Windows 10 mobile device on your desktop in the Action Center.
August 09, 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 Disable Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
In the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the second major update for Windows 10, Cortana is playing a very large role with the new functionality that the personal digital assistant is getting in this upgrade.
July 28, 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 Pick Default Storage Locations in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update you have the capability to select the default storage location for several data types that you manage on your device.
August 08, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Place an App Shortcut on your Windows 10 Desktop
Windows has had the ability to add shortcuts to the desktop ever since the release of Windows 95.
September 14, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Remove your Email Address from the Lock Screen in Windows 10
Did you know that anyone could walk up to your locked Windows 10 PC or tablet and quickly grab your email address?
August 15, 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 Recently Used Files & Folders Display in Quick Access
Over the course of my day on the computer I access a lot of files both locally, networked and from OneDrive.
August 23, 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: 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: Use the Maps App in Windows 10 to Easily Measure Distances
Sometimes it can be very handy to know the direct distance between two points on a map otherwise. this is often referred to the distance as the crow flies.
August 19, 2016
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Quick Tip: watch for the Expiration Dates in Windows 10
Some older Windows Insider Builds that are out in the wild will begin hitting a timebomb for expiration beginning today, September 15. Users on those devices will get a daily expiration notification on their systems.
September 15, 2016
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Quick Tip: what are the minimum specs for Windows 10?
The hardware specifications for the Windows operating system lay out the minimum requirements to install and run the OS.
August 25, 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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Reclaiming Disk Space After the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows 10 Anniversary Update does like all its predecessor updates and retains old Windows files so that users can roll back to a previous version. In doing so, many hard drives are left with the skeletal remains of obsolete features and mounds and mounds of files taking up unnecessary space. And, in most cases, this stolen space can amount to GB's of storage.
August 15, 2016
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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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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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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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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 will your PC get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update?
Version 1607 is rolling out to Windows 10 users slowly, via Windows Update. Here's how you can take charge of the upgrade process and avoid unpleasant surprises.
August 16, 2016
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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 1607 'Anniversary Update' Ready for Deployment
Microsoft indicated today that Windows 10 version 1607, the "anniversary update," is now ready for deployment by organizations.
November 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) is the new Current Branch for Business release
In August, Microsoft began rolling out its newest version of Windows 10, the Anniversary Update. While many consumers grabbed the update as soon as it became available to them, businesses are generally less eager to install the latest OS versions, preferring to wait until each version has been extensively tested to prove its reliability for use on their systems.
November 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Creators Update: how to Setup Dynamic Lock
A very popular and whizbang cool feature that has been part of Windows 10 since it was first released in July of 2015 is Windows Hello.
April 19, 2017
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Windows 10 Creators Update: Use Reset PC or Fresh Start Options for Troublesome Systems
If you recently upgraded to the Windows 10 Creators Update after its early or official release then hopefully your upgrade experience has gone well.
April 18, 2017
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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 preview pushes Command Prompt into the shadows, Paint 3D into the spotlight
Build 14971 says goodbye to the classic paint program and puts PowerShell up front instead of the command prompt.
November 18, 2016
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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 reinstallation tip: how to reset your PC and remove everything
Do this if you want a fresh start, or if you're selling or recycling your PC.
June 27, 2016
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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: how to reset your PC and keep your files
Sometimes Windows needs a completely fresh start.
June 28, 2016
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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 a perfect background for your desktop or lock screen
Personalizing your desktop background or lock screen has always involved a guessing game: will your favorite personal photo fit the screen, or will it be stretched and distorted? a hidden feature in the new Photos app guarantees success.
September 7, 2016
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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 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: Find out if your PC can run Hyper-V
The Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 include Hyper-V virtualization software, but only if your CPU supports a few advanced virtualization features. how do you know if your CPU is up to the Hyper-V challenge? you just need to know where to look.
June 22, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Find your PC's original product key
If you've purchased a new PC with Windows pre-installed in the past few years, chances are it has a product key embedded in its BIOS. with a little PowerShell wizardry, you can find that well-hidden key and learn more about your current licensing status.
August 10, 2016
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Windows 10 tip: Finding Lockscreen Images in the File System
Windows 10 has deep ties to the cloud, for sure, but there's still quite a bit of the operating system that has to reside in local folders for things to work when offline. One of those pieces are the Lockscreen images. you might find that a certain Lockscreen image suits your fancy better than the others and want to incorporate it into other places in Windows 10. So, how do you access them?
June 16, 2016
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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: 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 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 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: 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: More window-snapping shortcuts and secrets
Windows 10 offers a handful of keyboard shortcuts that make it ridiculously easy to snap application windows into place. Here's a full list.
March 22, 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: 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: 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: Shut down OneDrive completely
In Windows 10, OneDrive is built in. the connections are so tight, in fact, that OneDrive has its own node in File Explorer, with no obvious way to remove it. But the options to disconnect OneDrive are there if you know where to look. Here are full instructions.
August 24, 2016
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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 Anniversary Update
Microsoft is about to release a big upgrade to Windows 10. If you're running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can wait a few months before you install this version. Here's how.
July 28, 2016
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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: 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: 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: 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 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 10's Quick Assist lets you fix Dad's computer from your desk
Beware, though, a user is offering up total control of their PC.
August 25, 2016
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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

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 is switching Windows 7 and 8.1 to monthly cumulative updates, Windows 10-style
Back in May, Microsoft released a 'convenience rollup' of updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and said that it would be making changes to the way that future updates would be delivered for Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2.
August 16, 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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Microsoft shifting to monthly patch update model for Windows 7 and 8.1
Microsoft has announced that it will be shifting to monthly rollup updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8 as of October 2016. the company also announced that this monthly patch model would apply to Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as well.
August 15, 2016
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Microsoft stops Windows 7 and 8.1 users picking and choosing updates
In May, Microsoft introduced a Convenience Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 that brought the operating system fully up to date. the company also announced that it would be issuing monthly update rollups for Windows 7 and 8.1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft to move to monthly patch rollups for Windows 7, 8.1 as of October 2016
Microsoft will begin delivering patches for Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012 as single rollups starting this October.
August 15, 2016
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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, 8.1 moving to Windows 10's cumulative update model
Individual security fixes are out, combined packages are in.
August 15, 2016
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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 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 warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017
Microsoft did everything in its power to get user to take advantage of the free update to Windows 10. It even nagged and fooled people in order to get them on-board before it was too late. this didn't exactly go over well with those who wanted to stick with their old, reliable version of Windows. Microsoft is now calling out anyone who passed on the update and still using Windows 7, especially those in an enterprise setting. It says that operating system is outdated, and even with patches, it's not secure enough.
January 17, 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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Windows 7 - W

Windows 7 and 8.1 will now have normal support lifetimes on Intel Skylake PCs
A new report says that Microsoft has decided to