Posts Tagged ‘Windows 10’

Free Up Gigabytes of Disk Space after Windows 10 Creators Update Installation

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

If you’ve recently installed the Windows 10 Creators Update and disk space is an issue, you might find this helpful …

You may save Gigabytes of hard disk space after upgrading a Windows PC to the Windows 10 Creators Update by running the Disk Cleanup Tool. Veteran Windows users know that previous versions of Windows installed on a computer are kept on disk when the operating system is upgraded to a new version. These upgrades can be from an older version of Windows, say Windows 7, to a newer one, say Windows 10, or from an older version of Windows 10 to a newer version.

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Disable Security Messages on Windows 10

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Just in case you already know that Windows Defender has been disabled, and don’t feel the need to be constantly reminded.

The following guide explains how to disable security messages on Windows 10 to prevent popup notifications on the desktop. Windows 10 monitors security and maintenance related features and settings, antivirus protection and Windows Update for instance, and notifies you if something is not working correctly. If antivirus protection is turned off for instance, you get a notification to check the virus protection.While that is certainly useful if you are not aware of it, it can become annoying quickly if you know that already, or if Windows failed to read the situation correctly.

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First Post Windows 10 Creators Update Build 16170 Released

Monday, April 10th, 2017

From most reports, this first release doesn’t contain anything that users will find particularly amazing. But at least it’s reassuring to know that this version of the Creators Update marks the beginning of the next feature update development phase.

The Windows 10 Creators Update has been available as a manual download and installation since April the 5th, and will be available through Windows Update next Tuesday (April 11th). This apparently does not keep Microsoft from releasing the first build of the next feature update for Windows 10 to the Fast Ring release channel.

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Where does Netflix Download Shows to on Windows 10?

Friday, April 7th, 2017

In order for Netflix’s download feature to make any sense at all, they really need to let us know where files are going, so we don’t quickly fill up our hard drives with downloaded movies.

Netflix enabled the downloading of — some — TV show episodes and movies in the company’s application for Windows 10 recently. It allows you to download these shows and movies to the local device, and watch them at a later point in time. Ideal for adding some to your laptop before you spend the next ten hours or so flying to Japan, or spending the vacation with your kids in a place with bad or no Internet reception at all.

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Windows Tip – Speed Up Disk Cleanup System Files Loading

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

If you’re in the habit of regularly running Disk Cleanup to clean your system files, you’ll probably find this useful.

The following tip provides you with information on how to speed up the loading of Disk Cleanup’s “clean system files” option on Windows. Disk Cleanup is a built-in tool on Windows devices that users may utilize to remove temporary data from the operating system. It is not as complete as dedicated third-party cleaning programs such as CCleaner or Privazer, but it may still remove Gigabytes of disk content that is no longer needed from the system.

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Turn Off MWindows 10 Ads with a Double-Click, or Manually

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

I haven’t had any problems with ads or suggestions on Windows 10 (yet,) but for those who do, there are several fairly simple tricks to get rid of the ads.

The following guide offers instructions on turning of all ads on Windows 10, and most of them with a simple double-click. Not all Windows 10 users have seen advertisement yet on devices that run the operating system, but the number is certainly growing. The main reason why it is growing is that Microsoft is pushing what it calls suggestions or tips to more and more places on the operating system.

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Windows 10 KB4015438 Fixes Crashes and Hangs

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Apparently, last week’s security updates caused a couple of new problems which have now (hopefull,) been fixed.

The new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week’s Patch Day. This raises the version of the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10 to 14393.969. The KB4015438 update seems to fix two issues introduced last week that affected some users of the operating system after devices were updated with last week’s security updates.

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Windows 10 – Look Up Data Usage for the Past 30 Days

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Here are a couple of interesting tricks that can be used to determine which of your applications are hogging your bandwidth.

The following guide walks you through the steps of looking up data usage information on devices running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. It can sometimes be useful to find out how much data is used on a device in a given period of time. Maybe you are on a metered Internet connection and want to make sure that you did not cross any thresholds yet. Or, you crossed a threshold last month and want to find out how that happened, and what you can do about it.

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Top 8 Things to do with a New Windows 10 System

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Most of these tweaks are fairly obvious, but it’s still a very useful guide for those who are new to Windows 10.

A fresh installed Windows 10 operating system, regardless of whether it is store-bought, an upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, or a reset of Window 10 machine, is a good opportunity to apply some useful tweaks and fixes to the operating system. While deep customization of Windows 10 depends largely on what you use the device for, there are certain tweaks and changes that are beneficial to the vast majority of users. Here are our recommendations when it comes to that.

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Playable Ads Coming to Windows 10

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Some time in the not too distant future, we’ll be telling younger folks about the good old days, when there were ads on TV, radio and the internet, but none on your computer.

Microsoft revealed the new playable ads advertisement option on the Windows Dev Center blog today that developers can take advantage of. A preview of the Playable Ads feature launched today in the Windows Dev Center. If you have never heard of the term before, you are probably wondering how the ad format differs from other ad types already available for developers on Windows 10.

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