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NewFileGo for Windows: watch for new files and execute programs automatically

NewFileGo is a portable software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that Windows users may use to monitor directories for new files matching set rules to execute commands automatically. Basic examples where […]

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Microsoft confirms 2 new Windows 10 version 1903 upgrade blocks

Microsoft removed three upgrade blocks from the list of issues affecting upgrades to the company's Windows 10 version 1903 operating system. We noted in yesterday|s article that users were facing new issues […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: some upgrade blocks lifted and new problems

Microsoft released the final version of Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update, at the end of May 2019. The release replaces Windows 10 version 1809 and will be around for […]

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Did Microsoft just drop the Telemetry bomb on Windows 7 users without telling anyone?

Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems on the July 2019 Patch Day. Windows 7 administrators get to choose between a security-only update or a monthly rollup update. The main […]

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A look at VX Search, a desktop search program for Windows

VX Search is a powerful desktop search program for Windows that is available as a free version and commercial versions. Windows Search, the built-in search function of the Windows operating system, does […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for Microsoft Windows (client and server) and other company products on the July 9, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview provides system administrators, organizations, and home […]

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Microsoft to shut down Windows 7 Games Servers on January 22, 2020

Microsoft revealed in a forum post on the official Microsoft Answers forum that it plans to shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, […]

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Manage Windows Updates with ABC-Update

ABC-Update is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage and control when Windows updates are delivered to computers in a network. The application is available as a command line version […]

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Windows Spellchecker in Edge, Chrome, and other Chromium browsers

Microsoft's decision to switch to Chromium as the source for the company's Edge browser has injected even more development resources into the project. One of the latest commits by Microsoft engineers introduces […]

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Windows 10 20H1 introduces major notification changes

The first feature update release of 2020, Windows 10 20H1, will be the next major update of the Windows 10 operating system after the release of the May 2019 Update. Microsoft revealed […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: banding on gradients issue

Microsoft released KB4501375 for Windows 10 version 1903 recently to fix a number of issues. One of the fixed issues affected calibration loaders and applications like the popular F.Lux program that make […]

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How to fix "You'll need a new app to open this calculator"

Windows 10 is no stranger to errors. But this one was new, and not a blue screen error. When I tried to run the Calculator application, it told me this. "You'll need […]

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Microsoft unveils its plans for Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft unveiled plans for the next feature update for its Windows 10 operating system on July 1, 2019. The company released the May 2019 Update in May 2019 (duh) after pushing its […]

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Microsoft explains the lack of Registry backups in Windows 10

We noticed back in October 2018 that Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system was not creating Registry backups anymore. The scheduled task to create the backups was still running and the run result […]

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Microsoft releases KB4501375 for Windows 10 version 1903

It always takes a bit longer before the second cumulative update of a month is published by Microsoft for the current version of Windows 10. The company changed the update testing and […]

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Bug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negatively

Devices with Windows 10 version 1809 may take a prolonged time (60 seconds) to shut down or enter sleep mode because of a newly discovered bug.Microsoft employee Philip Froese confirmed the bug […]

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Windows Terminal is available as a preview now

Microsoft published a preview version of Windows Terminal, an upcoming multi-tab console and terminal application for Windows on the Microsoft Store. The company released the source code of the Windows Terminal application […]

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Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos

Programs designed with Visual Studio may require a specific version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to run. The requirement resulted in the installation of a large number of Visual C++ Redistributable […]