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Windows 10 version 1607 reaches end of life next month

With Microsoft pushing out two feature updates per year, and each feature update supported by 18 months only, it is a regular occurrence that Windows users upgrade their Windows 10 PCs to […]

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Display the Windows upgrade history using PowerShell

It may sometimes be useful to look at the upgrade history of a PC running Windows. Maybe you would like to know about the first installed version of Windows on the PC, […]

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KB4089848 for Windows 10 version 1709

KB4089848 is a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) that increases the version of the operating system to build 16299.334 after installation. The update fixes issues in […]

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Windows Server 2019 Preview is out

Microsoft's Windows Server team released a preview of the next Windows Server product, Windows Server 2019, yesterday to the public. Windows Server 2019 Preview is available for any participant of the Windows […]

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Microsoft promises speedier Windows 10 Feature Update processes

Microsoft releases two feature updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system per year. Users and administrators will also install feature updates regularly as feature updates are only supported for 18 months […]

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Use DISM to fix issues SFC can't

A common suggestion on Windows support forums is to scan the system for file integrity issues using the command sfc /scannow which you may run on the active system but also on […]

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How to remove drive letters in Windows

Windows assigns drive letters to internal and external hard drives, optical drives, Flash memory cards and other devices automatically when it recognizes them. The main reason for that is that it allows […]

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Configure Telemetry settings on Windows 10 devices

Windows 10 was not Microsoft's first operating system that collected Telemetry data but Microsoft changed what is collected and the control users have over the functionality significantly in Windows 10. The move […]

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Report: Forced Windows 10 version 1709 upgrades that bypass Windows Update

Reports are coming in that Windows 10 systems running an earlier feature version of the operating system are upgraded to Windows 10 version 1709 forcefully in some circumstances. The issue seems to […]

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Microsoft adds two new privacy options to Windows 10 setup

When you set up Windows 10 on a computer or in a virtual machine, a privacy settings screen is displayed during setup which lets you change some privacy-related settings before the first […]

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KB4090913 for Windows 10 fixes USB bug

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4090913 for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) on March 5, 2018. The update fixes an issue with some USB devices connected to the Windows 10 device. […]

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update features

Microsoft plans to release the next feature update for the Windows 10 operating system in March/April of 2018. The company switched to a "two feature updates per year" release schedule  which means […]

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Fix: Windows couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition

Windows couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition is an error message that you may receive when you try to upgrade Windows. I ran into the issue on a […]

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Report: Windows 7 PCs without antivirus solution can't receive new updates

A report on Myce suggests that Windows 7 PCs without installed antivirus solutions can't receive new updates via Windows Update anymore unless a change is made to the Windows Registry. Microsoft identified […]

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How to set up Remote Desktop on Windows

Remote Desktop is a built-in feature of Microsoft's Windows operating system which enables you to control a Windows PC from remote devices using Microsoft's Remote Desktop client app. All versions of Windows […]

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KB4077528 and KB4077525 for Windows 10 released

Microsoft released two cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows 10 version 1703 yesterday under KB4077528 and KB4077525. About 15% of all Windows 10 devices don't run the latest version, […]

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Microsoft removing Windows Apps with "Windows" in name is a mistake

Some Windows application publishers who use "Windows" in the name of published apps received legal notifications from Microsoft in February 2018 to either change the name and branding of applications or have […]

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How to install optional updates on Windows 10

Microsoft moved the update functionality from the Control Panel to the Settings application in Windows 10. If you compare the functionality, you may notice that Windows 10 lacks options to display or […]