Posts Tagged ‘Windows 10’

Windows 10 – Turn Off Ads in File Explorer

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

If you’re getting tired of seeing advertisements in File Explorer, here’s how to put an end to them.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system differs in several regards from previous versions. It is the last version of Windows according to Microsoft, was offered as a free upgrade to existing license holders, and its core powers not only desktop PCs but also the company’s Xbox, mobiles, and other devices. Advertisement in Windows is not an entirely new concept, but it is being pushed in Windows 10 like never before.

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Windows 10 Creators Update – No Automatic Restarts After Updates Anymore

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This is certainly good news. No more setting up one’s system to perform some task overnight, only to wake up in the morning and find out that an update has derailed that task.

Microsoft just announced a major change in regards to how updates are delivered once the Windows 10 Creators Update is installed on a machine. The update to Windows Update prompts users, giving them options to schedule the update for a specific date and time, or to postpone the update for three days straight.

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Windows 10 – Group Policy Pack Privacy and Telemetry

Monday, February 13th, 2017

It sounds like the task of preventing your Windows 10 PC from phoning home is going to be a full time job.

The Group Policy pack Privacy and Telemetry, short gp-pack PaT, is a collection of 70 policies designed to disable sending data to Microsoft on Windows 10 devices. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise administrators may use the Group Policy to modify privacy settings, and block some telemetry collecting and submitting to Microsoft. Numerous privacy tools for Windows 10 have been released that modify Registry keys directly. Several of the programs go further, for instance by removing applications that ship with Windows 10, or blocking Microsoft Telemetry servers on the system.

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Windows 10 Creators Update – New Options to Defer Updates

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Sometimes, it’s nice to be able to wait a day or two after a new update is released, just to see what kind of bugs other users are reporting before going ahead with the update.

Microsoft is working on improving the updating options of some editions of its Windows 10 operating system currently that provide users with better options to defer updates. The option to defer updates in current versions of Windows 10 is limited in several regards. First, it is only available if the Windows 10 edition is Pro, Enterprise or Education.

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Windows 10 Version 1607 Update KB3211320

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

This latest update is definitely a big one, but so far, there isn’t much information available to describe exactly what it does.

Microsoft has released KB3211320 for Windows 10 Version 1607 today through Windows Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog service today. The Knowledgebase page of the update is not live yet, which makes it difficult to find out what it is all about.

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Microsoft – Windows 10 Hardening Against 0-Day Exploits

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Windows 10 does indeed do a fine job with security issues … but I still wish they could learn to resist the temptation to tweak my Start Menu and Task Bar every three or four upgrades or so.

One key focus of Microsoft when it comes to promoting the company’s latest operating system Windows 10 is to hammer home that Windows 10 is better for security. The company published a blog post recently on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog which exemplified that by analyzing how Windows 10 handled two 0-day exploits, or better, how it protected customer systems from those exploits.

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Microsoft Broke Search in Windows 10 Somehow

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you’ve been having problems with Windows 10 search functions recently, you’re not the only one. Fortunately though, there’s a simple fix.

So if you have been getting nothing but blank results when running searches on Windows 10, you are not alone in this. Reports about search failure on Windows 10 devices started to fill the usual chat rooms with frustrated and angry users of the operating system. All reports were identical: Search worked on the device before, but after a reboot or restart, it stopped working. Nothing the users tried brought search functionality back.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 is doing Well. Netmarketshare: Well …

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Either way you look at it, Windows 7 still seems to be Windows 10’s closest competitor. Prior to Windows 10, there was a similar situation with Windows XP; funny how Microsoft’s main competition always seems to be previous versions of their newer products.

Microsoft’s updated Windows Trends statistics indicate that the Windows 10 operating system is doing well. Third-party services like Netmarketshare beg to differ. Microsoft updated the Windows and Store trends page that is full of statistics for developers with new data that covers the time period between September 2014 and August 2016.

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Fix Windows Update errors with new Windows 10 repair tool

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Given the number of problems with several recent updates, this service seems like a vital tool for all Windows 10 users.

Fix Windows Update errors is a troubleshooting page on Microsoft’s Support website that aims to help Windows users resolve update related errors. The support page covers Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 only. First thing you do is select one of the listed operating systems on the page. What happens afterwards depends on that selection.

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Windows 10 Will Support ARM Processors

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Well, this is certainly an interesting development. It could mean that we will soon see Windows 10 phones.

Microsoft announced a partnership with Qualcomm today that will bring Windows 10 to devices with ARM processors. One interesting tidbit of the announcement is that Qualcomm ARM processors will be able to run legacy x86 Windows programs.

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