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Windows Time gets accuracy improvements and leap second support

Microsoft plans to integrate improvements in  the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems that improve the accuracy of time. The upcoming versions of Windows include compliant leap […]

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KB4345418 and KB4054566 causing high CPU load

The updates KB4345418 and KB4054566 which Microsoft released on July 16, 2018 seem to cause issues such as high CPU load or RDS connection issues on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server […]

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How to remove Bitdefender Agent

Bitdefender Agent is an official program by Bitdefender that gets installed alongside other company products such as Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition or Total Security usually. You may notice that Bitdefender Agent is […]

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How to download Microsoft Store apps

Adguard has published a new online tool that users from all over the world may use to download applications from the Microsoft Store. You may remember that Adguard created a tool in […]

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Microsoft fixes July 2018 updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Server

A lot of things went wrong on the July 2018 Patch Day on July 10, 2018. System admins and users flocked to forums and support sites to report all kinds of issues […]

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KB4345421 for Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft has released KB4345421, a new update for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, yesterday evening. The update is available through Windows Updates but users and administrators can download and […]

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What are Windows 10 Service Stack Updates?

The following guide attempts to provide some clarification in regards to Servicing stack updates for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system (applies to Windows 7 and 8.1 as well). You may have come […]

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How to restore the Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10

The default image viewer on Windows 10 devices is the Photos application. Users can install third-party apps from the Microsoft Store or desktop programs like IrfanView, XnView, or FastStone Image Viewer to […]

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Disable Windows 10 hiding scroll bars

One of the changes that Microsoft introduced in the company's Windows 10 operating system affected the appearance of scroll bars on the system. The default behavior hides scroll bars automatically in Windows. […]

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Windows 10: end of delta updates in 2019

Microsoft employee Mike Benson revealed on Wednesday that Microsoft will retire delta updates in February 2019 to use Express Updates exclusively. Microsoft introduced cumulative updates in Windows 10 to "reduce ecosystem fragmentation" […]

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Notepad gets some love in Windows 10 Build 17713

Microsoft released Build 17713 to the Fast Ring Windows Insider channel today. The new build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809, out later this year, includes another massive list of new […]

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Registry Editor improvements in Windows 10 version 1809

The next feature release of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809 (may be named the October 2018 Update), improves the built-in Registry Editor. Microsoft did not touch the Registry Editor of the […]

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Save all Windows processes to a text file

It can sometimes be useful to dump the list of all running processes on a Windows machine. While you can use the Task Manager or third-party applications like Process Explorer or TaskSchedulerView […]

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Windows 10 installing unwanted Store apps?

Microsoft has a rich history of testing boundaries when it comes to the distribution of apps and updates. The Get Windows 10 campaign demonstrated how far the company is willing to go […]

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Fix Windows restarts when you select shutdown

A particularly common issue that Windows users run into is that the PC does not shut down when you select the shutdown option but restarts instead. While this looks to be an […]

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Goodbye Snipping Tool Hello Screen Sketch

Windows 10 users who run a beta version of the upcoming next feature update of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809, get a deprecation notification when they open the Snipping Tool on […]

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Microsoft releases KB4284848 for Windows 10 version 1803

It took Microsoft a bit longer than expected but KB4284848, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, has finally been released. Microsoft released cumulative updates for previous versions of Windows […]

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How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10

Device Manager is a powerful administrative Windows tool to manage all connected devices. Microsoft uses the term devices for any hardware that is connected to the PC, from the motherboard and video […]