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Windows 10 1809: full rollout begins

With Windows 10 version 1903 just a month or so away, it is quite puzzling that a large number of devices have not yet received the update to Windows 10 version 1809. […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: new Windows Update policy

Windows 10 version 1903, the soon-to-be-released next feature upgrade for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, features a new Windows Update related policy. Windows Update is a core updating service that is an […]

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If you don't want end of support notifications on Windows 7, block KB4493132

Microsoft announced earlier this month that it would start to show end of support notifications on devices running the company's Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 for […]

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Windows 10 updates: KB4489894, KB4489890, KB4489888 and KB4489889

Yesterday was the third Tuesday of the month and that means, usually, that Microsoft releases another batch of cumulative updates for various versions of Windows 10. Microsoft released the updates KB4489894, KB4489890, […]

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Windows10Debloater: remove Windows 10 components

Windows10Debloater is a free collection of PowerShell scripts that administrators may run on Windows 10 PCs to remove certain components from these systems that come preinstalled with them. There is certainly no […]

The major features of Windows 10 version 1903

The next major version of Windows 10 is Windows 10 version 1903 (the April 2019 Update or 19H1); if things go as planned, it will be released in March/April of 2019. The […]

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Windows 7 to show notifications about upcoming support end

PCs that run Windows 7 will show notifications about the upcoming support end starting in April 2019 according to Microsoft. Support for consumer versions of Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. […]

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DirectX 12 comes to select Windows 7 games

Microsoft revealed on the official DirectX blog that Blizzard's World of Warcraft game is the first game to support DirectX 12 on Windows 7. DirectX, a set of multimedia APIs used especially […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2019 overview

Today is the third patch day of the year 2019. Microsoft released updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other company products on March 12, 2019. The updates are already available via Windows […]

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Windows may uninstall updates that cause startup problems

Microsoft implemented a new troubleshooting step recently in Windows 10 that improves the operating system's handling of startup problems. Windows 10 may uninstall recently installed operating system updates automatically to address startup […]

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It is time to defer the next feature update for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to finish the next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1903, sometime later this month. Windows 10 version 1903 will become available then at the end of March […]

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Surface Go: how to turn Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home or Pro

I bought a Surface Go device recently to check it out and write a thorough review later. I would not have done so if the device would come with a locked Windows […]

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Microsoft's data-focused approach to Windows Updates requires an update

Microsoft uses a data-focused approach to determine if updates are ready for wider distribution and it appears that the company is very content with the approach. Issues of recent updates suggest that […]

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KB4482887 for Windows 10 1809 causes game performance issues

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4482887 for Windows 10 version 1809 on March 1, 2019 officially. The update had two known issues initially which Microsoft highlighted on the official Support page on […]

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Windows Server 2019: removed and deprecated features

Every new Windows 10 or Windows Server release makes changes to existing features. Some of these features are removed entirely from new versions of the operating systems, others may be deprecated. Deprecation […]

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Will Microsoft remove Advanced Update options in Windows 10 1903 Pro?

The next feature update for Windows 10 will be released in the coming months. If things go as they look right now, Microsoft may remove advanced update options in the Pro edition […]

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Enable Retpoline on Windows 10 1809 and Server right now

Microsoft has tested Retpoline, a new mitigation method against Spectre variant 2 by Google, on Windows 10 Insider Builds for some time now. The company brought Retpoline to Windows 10 version 1809 […]

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How to block the automatic cleaning of Windows 10's Thumbnail Cache

Microsoft's Windows operating system uses a thumbnail cache for thumbnail icons used in Explorer to speed up the display of icons when a user opens a folder with cached items. Microsoft changed […]