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The next feature update for Windows 10, the May 2019 Update, will be released at the end of May to the general public. The release and other decisions that Microsoft made in […]

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How to open multiple Windows Start Menu apps in one go

The introduction of the new Taskbar in Windows 7 changed how (many) Windows users loaded applications on their devices. The ability to pin programs (and other things) directly to the taskbar allowed […]

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update announced, and major update changes

Microsoft announced major Windows Update related changes today; the company wants more time to test the next feature update for Windows 10 and has made the decision to release it at the […]

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Windows 10 1809 KB4490481: the missing patch arrives, finally

Microsoft released the long awaited second cumulative update of the month┬áKB4490481 for Windows 10 version 1809 yesterday evening. Why did it take so long to release when cumulative updates for all other […]

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Fix "Optimization Not Available" in Optimize Drives in Windows

Microsoft's Windows operating system runs maintenance tasks including disk analysis and defragmention regularly on its own. Most Windows users and administrators don't need to run these manually anymore, but there are cases […]

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How to disable file groups in Open dialogs in Windows

The next Windows 10 version may group files automatically in open dialogs. When you use the open option to load files in Windows 10 version 1809 or earlier currently, e.g. to open […]

Windows 10 version 1809 is ready for broad deployment

Microsoft revealed yesterday that the company's current version of Windows 10, version 1809, is designated for broad deployment. In other words, Windows 10 version 1809's servicing option is now Semi-Annual Channel. Microsoft […]

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Windows 10 1809: full rollout begins

With Windows 10 version 1903 just a month or so away, it is quite puzzling that a large number of devices have not yet received the update to Windows 10 version 1809. […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: new Windows Update policy

Windows 10 version 1903, the soon-to-be-released next feature upgrade for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, features a new Windows Update related policy. Windows Update is a core updating service that is an […]

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If you don't want end of support notifications on Windows 7, block KB4493132

Microsoft announced earlier this month that it would start to show end of support notifications on devices running the company's Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 for […]

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Windows 10 updates: KB4489894, KB4489890, KB4489888 and KB4489889

Yesterday was the third Tuesday of the month and that means, usually, that Microsoft releases another batch of cumulative updates for various versions of Windows 10. Microsoft released the updates KB4489894, KB4489890, […]

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Windows10Debloater: remove Windows 10 components

Windows10Debloater is a free collection of PowerShell scripts that administrators may run on Windows 10 PCs to remove certain components from these systems that come preinstalled with them. There is certainly no […]

The major features of Windows 10 version 1903

The next major version of Windows 10 is Windows 10 version 1903 (the April 2019 Update or 19H1); if things go as planned, it will be released in March/April of 2019. The […]

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Windows 7 to show notifications about upcoming support end

PCs that run Windows 7 will show notifications about the upcoming support end starting in April 2019 according to Microsoft. Support for consumer versions of Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. […]

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DirectX 12 comes to select Windows 7 games

Microsoft revealed on the official DirectX blog that Blizzard's World of Warcraft game is the first game to support DirectX 12 on Windows 7. DirectX, a set of multimedia APIs used especially […]

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Windows may uninstall updates that cause startup problems

Microsoft implemented a new troubleshooting step recently in Windows 10 that improves the operating system's handling of startup problems. Windows 10 may uninstall recently installed operating system updates automatically to address startup […]

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It is time to defer the next feature update for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to finish the next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1903, sometime later this month. Windows 10 version 1903 will become available then at the end of March […]

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Surface Go: how to turn Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home or Pro

I bought a Surface Go device recently to check it out and write a thorough review later. I would not have done so if the device would come with a locked Windows […]