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KB971033 causing activation issues on Windows 7 Enterprise PCs

The year 2019 begins like the year 2018 ended for administrators and users running Windows: troublesome. Microsoft's cumulative updates for Windows 7 released on the January 2019 Patch Day caused networking issues […]

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 updates KB4480970 and KB4480960 causing network issues

Microsoft published the security updates KB4480960 and KB4480970 on yesterday's January 2019 Patch Day for the operating systems Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Reports are coming in that […]

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Windows 10 reserved storage explained

Microsoft revealed today that it plans to integrate a feature called reserved storage in Windows 10 version 1903, the next feature update of the operating system. Windows 10 will set aside some […]

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How to enable gpedit.msc (Group Policy) on Windows 10 Home devices

The Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc is only available in Professional and Enterprise editions of the Windows 10 operating systems. The editor is not included in Windows 10 Home; while it is possible […]

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How to reset Windows 10 account passwords

Windows 10 users who forgot the password of a user account cannot sign in to that account anymore. Certain options are provided to reset the password depending on the account type and […]

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Windows 10 Home might get "Pause Updates" option in 1903

Microsoft's Windows 10 Home operating system lacks support for essential features that other editions of Windows 10 support. When it comes to updates, no option to pause or disable updates is offered […]

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Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade could invalidate Administrator account

It appears that the list of bugs in Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, is still growing despite Microsoft's efforts to fix these bugs. Microsoft's Japanese Ask the Network & […]

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Windows 10: User Profile Service Event ID 1534 warnings

Windows 10 administrators who check the event log of systems running Windows 10 version 1809 may notice a huge number of User Profile Service, event ID 1534, warnings. Event Load and unload […]

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Windows 10 1903 to support AVIF format

Windows 10 version 1903, the next feature update release for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, will support the AVIF format. AVIF, or AV1 Image File Format, is a new image format based […]

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Windows 10 version 1809 rollout to speed up

It appears that Microsoft plans to increase the adoption of Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, in the last week of December and going forward. Eagle-eyed users over on Ask […]

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Private Winten: new Windows 10 privacy tweaker with firewall

Private Winten is a new open source software program to adjust privacy and other settings on devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The program is available as a beta version at […]

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Sign-in to Windows 10 with password-less accounts

Microsoft introduced an option in the most recent Windows 10 Home Insider Build to sign-in to Windows with password-less accounts. Today, we’re announcing support for setting up and signing in to Windows […]

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Microsoft: device driver quality is better than ever

Microsoft revealed last month that the Windows 10 update quality improved a lot since the release of the operating system in July 2015. The article was published as part of a series […]

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Windows 10 1903: Windows Defender Antivirus gets Tamper Protection feature

Microsoft released a new preview build of the upcoming first feature update of 2019 for Windows 10; the new build, the last for this year according to Microsoft, introduced a number of […]

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A first look at Windows Sandbox

Windows Sandbox is a new virtualization feature that Microsoft will integrate in Windows 10. Windows Sandbox allows users and administrators to run software in a sandbox so that it cannot harm the […]

Windows 10 version 1809 available for "advanced users"

The latest feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809 -- The October 2018 Update -- is now available for "advanced users" according to Microsoft. Microsoft started the rollout of the […]

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BlackViperScript: make bulk changes to the Windows 10 Service configuration

BlackViperScript is a PowerShell script to make bulk changes to the Service configuration of Windows 10 PCs based on Black Viper's Services suggestions. Black Viper published service configurations for several versions of […]

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Is Microsoft deprecating the People feature in Windows 10?

Microsoft introduced a feature that it called My People back in 2017 in Insider Builds of the then-upcoming Fall Creators Update feature update for Windows 10. Windows 10 users could pin contacts […]