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Cumulative .NET Framework updates for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to change how .NET Framework updates are delivered and deployed on devices running Windows 10 in the near future. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, .NET […]

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Microsoft on freeing up space for Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft published a new support article "Windows 10 update issues on devices with low storage space" yesterday. Released in time for the next feature update for the operating system, Windows 10 version […]

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Windows 10 version 1809: removed and deprecated features

As is the case with all new Windows 10 feature releases, some features have either been removed outright from the new version or put on hold for removal in a later version. […]

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Microsoft confirms Disk Cleanup tool deprecation in Windows 10

Microsoft announced plans to deprecate the classic Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 on the official Windows and Windows Server storage blog. When Microsoft released Windows 10 it made its intentions clear […]

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Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10

When you try to install the Firefox pr Chrome web browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, you may notice that the installation gets interrupted by the operating system. […]

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Microsoft plans to release crippled Windows Server 2019 Essentials

Microsoft announced plans to release Windows Server 2019 Essentials alongside Windows Server 2019 today. Windows Server Essentials, the current retail version is Windows Server 2016 Essentials, is specifically designed to address the […]

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Microsoft reveals how it determines the severity of security bugs

Microsoft published two security-related documents recently that describe how the company determines the severity level of vulnerabilities and how it decides when to release the updates. The first document, Microsoft Vulnerability Severity […]

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Microsoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systems

An updated version of KB4023057 has been released via Windows Update the other day. KB4023057 is an update for all versions of Windows 10 but Windows 10 version 1803 that supposedly improves […]

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Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 and Longer Windows 10 servicing

Microsoft made two important announcements today on the company's Microsoft 365 blog that change support periods for Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems under certain conditions. There, Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice […]

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Need Another Reason to Block Automatic Windows Updates?

If you are a regular here on this blog you know that it is better to have automatic updates turned off on Windows as it gives you more control over the updating […]

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The features and changes of Windows 10's October 2018 Update

Microsoft's upcoming feature update for Windows 10 will be named the October 2018 Update and Windows 10 version 1809. The company ended the previous scheme for names that used the seasons to […]

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Windows 10 updates KB4346783, KB4343893, KB4343889 and KB4343884 arrive

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607 and Windows Server 2016 on August 30, 2018. The updates KB4346783, KB4343893, KB4343889 and KB4343884 are non-security updates that […]

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You can now install Windows 95 on Windows, Linux and Mac

Windows95 is a packaged copy of Microsoft's classic Windows 95 operating system that is running in an Electron application. The package is available for Windows, Linux and Mac devices, and can be […]

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How to configure autoplay on Windows 10

Autoplay is a long-standing feature of the Windows operating system that is also part of Windows 10. Basically, what it does is give users of the operating system options to handle different […]

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Intel security update KB4346084 for Windows 10 released

Will it ever end? Microsoft released new Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 that install or update protections against various Spectre variants. The updates are available for Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, […]

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Another nail in Windows 8's coffin

Microsoft published a roadmap yesterday for Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.x that highlights the end of support dates for app submissions to Windows Store and the distribution of app updates […]

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How to enable Windows Defender's potentially unwanted programs protection

One of the latest additions to Windows Defender Antivirus' arsenal of protection tools blocks potentially unwanted programs, short PUPs, from landing on the system or being installed on Windows PCs. Note: Potentially […]

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Windows 10 and Server 2016 update changes

Microsoft revealed yesterday that it plans to introduce a new update package for Windows 10 and Server 2016 later this year that is more compact for easier and faster deployment. The company […]