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Microsoft explains why Windows PCs are not updated to the most recent version

Not all Windows PCs have the latest updates installed. Microsoft decided to analyze why Windows 10 or 11 devices are lagging behind in updates and published the conclusion of its findings on […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 brings Natural voices for the Narrator, volume level indicator to the flyout

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 is now available in the Dev Channel. Microsoft has been steadily improving the accessibility features in Windows 11. Build 22538 brought some new options for Voice […]

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Windows 11 will be offered to all eligible PCs ahead of schedule

Microsoft changed the rollout status of its Windows 11 operating system to broad deployment on January 26, 2022; the new status means that Windows 11 will be offered to all eligible devices […]

Microsoft to roll out Android apps preview for Windows 11 next month

Microsoft to roll out Android apps preview for Windows 11 next month along with Taskbar improvements, new Media Player and Notepad apps

Windows 11 is set to bring some improvements to the user experience such as the Taskbar, a new Media Player and a Notepad app next month. The company is also set to […]

KB5008353 Update for Windows 11 fixes File Explorer lag

KB5008353 Update for Windows 11 fixes File Explorer lag and SSD performance issues

Microsoft is rolling out the KB5008353 Update for Windows 11. This is a preview update that addresses several problems that were reported by users. In December 2021, many users reported poor SSD […]

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Microsoft does not want you to set 25 Windows Update policies anymore

Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems have different sets of policies that administrators may configure. Some policies should not be set anymore according to Microsoft because "they have become irrelevant […]

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices

Microsoft announced this week via the company's Windows Update Twitter channel that it is rolling out Windows 10 version 21H2 to devices running the older 20H2 version of the Windows 10 operating […]

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Windows 11 has a new Task Manager with a fluent design, here's how you can try it in the Insider Program

Yesterday, Microsoft released Build 22538 for testers in the Dev Channel, which brought a couple of minor changes to the UI. But it included something else which the announcement did not mention, […]

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Google launches Android Games for Windows PCs in limited beta

Shortly after Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will run Android apps natively, Google revealed its own plans to bring Google Play Games for Windows. The platform has now been soft-launched in 3 […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 brings some improvements to Voice Access and the UI experience

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 is now available in the Dev Channel. This release focuses on improvements to Voice Access, Voice Typing, a couple of changes to the interface and fixes […]

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KB5010795 out-of-band update for Windows 11, 10 and Windows Server released

Microsoft released out-of-band updates for Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, Windows 10 and other client and server versions of Windows on January 17, 2022. Microsoft acknowledged that the January 2022 security updates […]

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Third-party Windows 11 Widgets are coming

When Microsoft revealed the Widgets feature of its upcoming Windows 11 operating system, it hinted at the possibility that third-party widgets could become a thing in the future. Widgets, for those who […]

How to Disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 11

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is the default antivirus solution of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. It is turned on by default, unless another security solution is installed that is recognized by the operating […]

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Windows 11 gets a new Volume Slider, Brightness slider in the latest Insider Preview Build

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22533 is now available for testers who have opted into the Developer Channel. This release introduces a couple of new features, the first of which replaces […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2022 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of its Windows operating system and other company products on January 11, 2022. The first Patch Tuesday of the year 2022is […]

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Windows 11 Build 22526 released to the Insider Preview Dev Channel

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Build 22526 to the Developer Channel. Let's see what the first Insider Preview of 2022 brings. The announcement article mentions that the company is testing a windowed […]

Photos app update for Windows 11 rolls out with a new interface and editing options

Photos app update for Windows 11 rolls out with a new interface and editing options

The Photos app in Windows 10 and 11 is not exactly a fan-favorite. Many users prefer the good old Photo Viewer, for its speed,  simplicity and overall usefulness. That could change, because […]

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Here's how to install the new Media Player in the Windows 11 stable channel

Microsoft began rolling out a new Media Player for Windows 11 in November last year. But it was limited to users in the Insider Preview Program. When we tried installing the app […]

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MSEdgeRedirect tool to redirect Microsoft Edge links has been updated

MSEdgeRedirect 0.6.0.0 is an open source tool to redirect Microsoft Edge specific links on Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices to other browsers. Microsoft decided to lock certain web links in its […]

TaskbarXI turns the Windows 11 Taskbar to a dock

TaskbarXI turns the Windows 11 Taskbar to a dock

The Windows 11 Taskbar isn't very customizable out of the box, aside from a couple of visual effects that you can toggle. There are plenty of workarounds and third-party software that can […]

Find out if System Restore is enabled on Windows 11 Devices

System Restore is a built-in backup and restore feature of the Windows operating system. It is part of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system and can be used to restore the system to […]

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The first major Windows 11 Update may be released in Summer 2022

When Microsoft released Windows 11 in late 2021, it revealed plans to release one feature update per year for the operating system and increase the support lifecycle of each version. Previously, the […]

Restore drag and drop to the Taskbar in Windows 11 with this open-source program

Restore drag and drop to the Taskbar in Windows 11 with this open-source program

One feature that users found useful in Windows was the ability to drag and drop files onto the taskbar, to open them in the pinned program. For instance, you could drag a […]

Install and manage Android apps in Windows 11 easily with WSA Pacman

Install and manage Android apps in Windows 11 easily with WSA Pacman

Microsoft surprised its audience when it announced that Windows 11 will support Android apps. Finally, users could access their mobile apps and games without a third-party emulator. After the initial oohs and […]

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Microsoft confirms new Windows 11 issue: some Apps may render Colors Incorrectly

Microsoft confirmed another known Windows 11 issue in December 2021 that affects the rendering of colors in certain applications on systems that run the operating system. Windows 11 was released in October […]

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Change the Windows 11 taskbar into a transparent taskbar

The Windows 11 taskbar spans from the left side of the screen to the right side by default. Microsoft changed the default alignment to center on Windows 11, but removed several options […]

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Latest Intel Graphics driver includes stability improvements

Intel released a new graphics driver for Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems that include important stability improvements among other improvements. The driver may be installed automatically on some systems […]

6 Years after release, Microsoft is still working on migrating the Windows Control Panel

When Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015, it launched the operating system with a new Settings application, which it designed as a modern replacement for the Control Panel. The company moved some […]

Command Prompt in Windows 11 to be replaced by Windows Terminal in 2022

Command Prompt in Windows 11 to be replaced by Windows Terminal as the default experience

Windows Terminal was unveiled in 2019, and after a year in preview phase, it was released as an open source tool in 2020. Microsoft has announced that the Command Prompt in Windows […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 changes some Control Panel options

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 is now available for users in the Developer Channel. It makes some changes to some options in the Control Panel, Alt + Tab and Task View. […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2021 overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system and other company products, such as Microsoft Office, on the December 14, 2021 Patch Day. Updates are already available […]

Windows Update KB5008215 Update for Windows 11 rolls out to users

Windows Update KB5008215 Update for Windows 11 rolls out to users with SSD performance fix, Fluent 2D Emoji

Windows Update KB5008215 is rolling out to Windows 11 users in the stable channel. The release marks the last Patch Tuesday of 2021. What's new in the Windows Update KB5008215 Update for […]

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Here are the Top Feature Requests of Windows 11 users

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has been out for less than two months. The operating system is running on millions of devices, and it is clear that some of the users who […]

How to display CPU, GPU and RAM usage natively on Windows 11

If you like to keep a close eye on the CPU, GPU and RAM usage of devices running Windows 11, you may find the following native option useful. Keeping an eye on […]

Google Play Games is coming to Windows 10 and 11

Windows 11 can run Android apps and games, and we showed you how to install them by side-loading the WSA and APKs. But, as it turns out, Google has something different planned […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518 brings Spotlight wallpapers for desktop, Voice Access commands

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518 is now available for participants in the Developer Channel. It brings a couple of new features, and fixes quite a few issues. What's new in Windows […]

Notepad update brings Dark Mode, multi-level undo and some interface changes for Windows 11 Insiders

Notepad has been updated for users in the Developer Channel of the Windows 11 Insider Preview Program. It brings a couple of much requested features including support for Dark Mode and multi-level […]

Windows 11 is reportedly slowing down some SSDs

Windows 11 is reportedly slowing down some SSDs

It has been two months since Windows 11 was released to users, but the operating system has had its fair share of bad publicity, especially when it comes to the performance. And […]

Run Windows 11 Fixer to make a few usability adjustments quickly

Windows 11 Fixer is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system that users may run to make several usability adjustments quickly. Microsoft launched Windows 11 this year with quite […]

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Customize the Windows 11 taskbar, transform it into a dock with RoundedTB

There have been a handful of updates since Windows 11 was released, but Microsoft hasn't offered more ways to customize the centered Taskbar. You can, of course, align the taskbar icons to […]