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Nvidia releases GeForce drivers for the final version of Windows 11

Nvidia released updated Game Ready and Studio drivers for the final version of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system today. The company did release its first Windows 11 ready drivers back in July, […]

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Some native Windows 11 apps require an Internet connection on first launch

If you launch some native applications on Microsoft's new Windows 11 operating system for the first time, you may notice that these applications need an update from the Internet, more precisely the […]

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Microsoft marks latest Windows printing issue as resolved (KB5005033)

Microsoft acknowledged another printing related issue on Windows. After installing the August 2021 patches for Windows, e.g. KB5005033 or KB5005031, some users noticed that printing was causing issues on said devices. According […]

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How to change the Windows 11 display language

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system supports dozens of interface languages. The operating system comes with a specific interface language installed, but users may switch to another language using built-in options. You may […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2021 overview

Today is Patch Day over at Microsoft and the company has released security updates and non-security updates for Windows and other company products. Security updates have been released for all client and […]

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Find out if your PC supports TPM 2.0

One of the pre-requisites for Windows 11 is TPM 2.0, the Trusted Platform Module according to Microsoft. While Windows 11 will install on devices with TPM 1.2, some functionality may not be […]

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Windows 11's File Explorer has serious usability issues

File Explorer, the default file management tool of Windows 11, is not the same tool that users of Windows 10 use to manage files. Microsoft redesigned large parts of File Explorer, and […]

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Edge Deflector, the tool that redirects Edge requests to your favorite browser, works on Windows 11 as well

Edge Deflector, a handy tool for Microsoft Windows devices to redirect requests that open in Microsoft Edge to other web browsers installed on the system, supports Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 11 […]

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Enable Compact View in Windows 11's File Explorer for improved usability

Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Windows 11 operating system comes with a redesigned File Explorer application to manage files and folders on the operating system. Gone are the times of the ribbon and tabs, Microsoft […]

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You may still use Disk Cleanup on Windows 11 (even though Microsoft does not want you to)

Microsoft continues to push the Settings application in Windows 11 just like it has done in Windows 10. The latest victim of the replacement policy is the classic Disk Cleanup tool. Used […]

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A Microsoft Teams ad caused Windows 11 Insider systems to hang

When Microsoft revealed that upcoming Windows 11 Insider builds were not exactly as stable as previous builds some time ago, it probably did not have this week's Windows 11 stability issues in […]

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How to upgrade Windows 10 version 21H1 to 21H2 right now (KB5003791)

Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 version 21H2 this year. Windows 10 devices that run versions 2004, 20H2 or 21H1 can be upgraded to the new version of Windows 10 almost effortlessly, […]

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Microsoft is making it harder to change Default Apps in Windows 11

Windows users who want to change the default applications in Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system have a harder time doing so as Microsoft change the process of setting defaults. On Windows 10, […]

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Windows 11's release date is October 5, 2021

The release date of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system is October 5, 2021. Microsoft announced the date today on the Windows Experience blog. The new version of Windows will become available […]

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How to make sure that the PC you are buying is Windows 11 compatible

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system will be released in October 2021 with updated system requirements that make the majority of old and many not-so-old PCs incompatible with the new operating system. Manufacturers […]

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Windows 11: installation on non-compatible systems possible

Microsoft updated the minimum system requirements of the company's upcoming Windows 11 operating system yesterday. Windows customers and administrators who had hoped for less strict requirements, did not get what they wished […]

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Microsoft changed the Windows 11 System Requirements and released an updated PC Health Check tool

Microsoft published an update on the Windows 11 minimum system requirements yesterday on the Windows Insider blog. When the company unveiled Windows 11 and its minimum system requirements, it became clear quickly […]

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Microsoft has a fix for Windows 10's PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING update error

Some Windows 10 administrators experienced an odd behavior on devices running Windows 10 version 2004 or higher that started in May 2021. Any attempt at installing cumulative updates for the operating system […]

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The Windows 11 Start Menu is barely usable

Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system has a Start Menu that is barely usable in its current form. Windows 11 will be the third operating system in succession with a Start Menu […]

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First look at Windows 11's Focus Assist feature

Microsoft unveiled the new Focus Assist feature of its upcoming Windows 11 operating system earlier this month. The feature is now available in the latest Windows 11 preview builds. Reason enough to […]

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First official Windows 11 ISO image is now available

Microsoft released the first official Windows 11 ISO image today. You can head over to the official Software Download page on Microsoft's website to download the ISO to your system. Note that […]

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Windows Server 2022 LTSC released

Microsoft released a new version of Windows Server, Windows Server 2022 LTSC, this week. The new Server release does not really need the LTSC descriptor anymore, as Microsoft announced earlier this year […]

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How good is Windows 11's new screen capturing app Snipping Tool?

Microsoft plans to launch its Windows 11 operating system later this year. Some default applications that are available in Windows 10 will be updated in the process. The Snipping Tool becomes the […]

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How to download Reddit images in bulk

Images and photos are posted to a lot of subreddits on Reddit every day. In fact, Reddit hosts thousands of communities dedicated to the posting of images, from wallpapers and cute animals […]

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How to hide Recommended items in Windows 11's Start Menu

Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system changes the Start menu drastically in some areas, but keeps other features as they have been in previous versions of Windows. If you take a look […]

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Log all DNS activity on your Windows PCs with DNSLookupView

DNSLookupView is a new portable application by Nirsoft, which logs all DNS activity on Windows devices. DNS is a cornerstone of the Internet, as it translates domain names such as ghacks.net into […]

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How to export Windows drivers using DISM

Did you know that you can use the built-in tool DISM on Windows machines to export drivers? Windows comes with a set of drivers to make sure that most hardware devices work […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2021 overview

Microsoft has released security updates and non-security updates for its Windows operating system on today's Patch Day. Updates are available for all client and server versions of Microsoft Windows, as well as […]

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Windows 10 blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps by default now

Microsoft has started to turn on the Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) protection of Windows Defender in the company's Windows 10 operating system. Potentially unwanted apps "can cause your device to run slowly, […]

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Install Windows Subsystem for Linux with a single command

Windows 10 administrators who want to install WSL, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, can do so running a single command on Windows 10 versions 2004 and later. Microsoft introduced the enhancement in […]

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KB5004296 is an optional update for Windows 10 with lots of fixes

Microsoft released optional updates KB5004296 and KB5004293 for Windows 10 versions 1909, 2004, 20H2 and 21H1 today that address gaming issues and other issues in those versions of Windows 10. KB5004296, released […]

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You better add Pin Protection to your Bitlocker configuration

Bitlocker is a popular encryption technology by Microsoft that is used to protect data on Windows devices. Home users and Enterprise customers may protect the system and data using Bitlocker. Bitlocker works […]

Your PC is not compatible with Windows 11? Here are your options!

Microsoft's new Windows 11 operating system will be released later this year; the system will be a free upgrade for devices running Windows 10, provided that they have a genuine activated license […]

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All future Windows Server releases receive 10 years of support

All future Windows Server releases will be Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) releases with ten years of support according to Microsoft. Windows Server 2022 will be the first release that will only be […]

Microsoft crippled the Windows 11 Taskbar

While Microsoft is still working on the first stable version of its Windows 11 operating system, some features of the upcoming version of Windows appear set in stone already. Windows 11 ships […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 rolls out with some new animations and fixes

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 to the Developer Channel. It is a minor update that introduces some new animations, and fixes many bugs in the prior release. […]

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Workaround for Windows 10 and 11 HiveNightmare Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Earlier this week, security researchers discovered a vulnerability in recent versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system that allows attackers to run code with system privileges if exploited successfully. Overly permissive Access Control […]

DirectStorage won't be a Windows 11 exclusive after all

Microsoft revealed new gaming features for its Xbox consoles back in September 2020. DirectX 12 Ultimate would be coming to the system as well as the new DirectStorage API. The API, designed […]

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Windows 11's Android future is secured: Amazon Appstore will support App Bundles

When Microsoft announced the upcoming operating system Windows 11, it revealed that users of its operating system would be able to install and use Android applications on the device. The company was […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 has been released; brings an Entertainment widget, Acrylic context menu and more

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 to the Dev Channel. Here's what's new in the latest version of the operating system. Entertainment widget Build 22000.65 had the following […]