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Welcome to the Microsoft Windows category of Ghacks.net. This section of the website lists all Windows-related articles that we have published. The main focus of our site are software reviews, but we also feature operating system related news, tips and tricks or tutorials that help you get the most out of your PC.

You may especially be interested in some of our overview articles and guides that help you understand and use core Windows features and concepts such as Windows Update, software to backup Windows or our latest Windows software reviews

Windows XP was the state of the art operating system when we launched our website and we have followed development of the operating system closely thereafter. This means that you will find articles covering Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 here on the site as well as coverage of server versions of the Windows operating system.

We make sure that our software reviews always highlight compatibility with versions of Windows so that you know if applications are compatible with your version of the OS or not.

I suggest you check out our Windows tips section, our software reviews or the list of portable programs that we have reviewed in the past.

windows security updates september 2017

Microsoft released updates for all versions of Windows and other company products on the September 2017 Patch Day. The company listed only three known issues related to updates that it released on that day. While that is better than no information at all, it appears that the updates have caused quite a large number of […]


windows 10 fall creators update privacy setup

Marisa Rogers, WDG Privacy Officer, revealed several privacy improvements that are coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on the Windows Experience blog today. The Fall Creators Update will be released officially on October 17th, 2017. Microsoft plans to roll out it gradually just like it has done with previous Windows 10 updates. While […]


windows 10 s

Raphael Aquino Jose, Senior Product Marketing Manager Surface, revealed yesterday in a blog post that the option to upgrade from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for free has been extended. Windows 10 S is a new edition of Windows 10 that is designed as a low-cost solution especially for the Education sector. It […]


windows 10 threat mitigation

The new Windows as a Service model of Microsoft has helped Microsoft implement new threat mitigations and protection against threats faster than in the previous model that saw new releases happen every three years. Windows as a Service evolves the operating system constantly, or more precisely, twice a year with feature updates around March and […]


windows 10 fall creators update

Microsoft will release the Fall Creators Update for the company's Windows 10 operating system on October 17th, 2017. The update will introduce new features and improvements to Windows 10, and remove or deprecate some features as well. We talked about the features that would likely be in the Fall Creators Update back in May 2017, […]


windows-10-fall-creators-update

Microsoft confirmed today that the next feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, the Fall creators Update, will be out on October 17th, 2017. Today, we’re pleased to announce that the next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17. With the Fall Creators Update, we are […]


updated press release windows-10-fall-creators update release date

Lenovo may have just leaked the release date for the upcoming feature update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, by accident. Update: Microsoft confirmed the release date on the official Windows blog: The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 1 The company published a press release […]


When you connect an Android device to a Windows 10 machine using an USB connection, you may end up losing data on the Android device. All Android devices can be connected to computer systems using USB. If you connect an Android device to Windows, the Media Transfer Protocl MTP is being used usually. Microsoft created […]


windows 10 august versions

The next feature update of Windows 10, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, is just weeks away. It appears though however that over 35% of Windows 10 devices are not running the last feature update, the Windows 10 Creators Update. AdDuplex, a cross-application advertisement provider for Windows Store applications publishes monthly accumulated information based on […]


refs removal fall creators update

Microsoft will remove support for creating ReFS (Resilient File System) storage devices for all versions of Windows 10 except for Windows 10 Enterprise and the upcoming Windows 10 Pro for Workstations in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The company published a list of features that will be deprecated or removed in the Windows 10 […]


disablesmartnameresolution

Smart multi-homed name resolution is a DNS related feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and implemented in Windows 10 as well. The feature is designed to speed up DNS resolution on a device running Windows 8 or newer by sending DNS requests across all available network adapters. Microsoft refined the feature in Windows 10 […]


windows 10 pro for workstations

Microsoft announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations today, a new edition of the company's Windows 10 operating system aimed at high-end tasks and applications. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations comes with a set of new features and expanded hardware support. The company plans to launch the new edition of Windows 10 alongside the release of […]


kaspersky free antivirus

Microsoft plans to introduces changes in the soon-to-be released Windows 10 Fall Creators update that intensifies the cooperation with third-party antivirus and security companies that publish products for Windows. Russian antivirus and security company Kaspersky criticized Microsoft's handling of third-party antivirus in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Kaspersky's main points of criticism were that Microsoft […]


indexing options

Windows Search can cause high load situations on Windows 10 machines -- and on previous versions of Windows as well -- especially when search indexing runs. Basically, what search indexing does is scan all folders that are configured for indexation on the Windows device to add, change and remove the index to take into account […]


wifi snooze

Microsoft introduced a new feature in the Windows 10 Creators Update that gives users an option to turn Wi-Fi back on automatically after a set period of time. It may sometimes be useful to turn off Wi-Fi on a device. Maybe you want to work without being interrupted by constant Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest pings, […]


eye control

Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 16257, a new preview build of the upcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, yesterday evening. The new version introduces a new Eye Control feature, designed to improve accessibility by adding options to control Windows with eye movement, Microsoft Edge improvements, a color overhaul for the Windows Console, input and […]


Microsoft announced back in April of 2017 that it would release two feature updates of its Windows 10 operating system per year; one in March and the other in September of each year. The Windows 10 Creators Update, released back in April 2017, was the first feature update of Windows 10 that followed the new […]