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How to disable automatic drive optimization in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 runs scheduled maintenance tasks on a regular basis; one of the tasks optimizes any hard drive connected to the system at the time. The operating system checks platter-based drives […]

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Avast update fixes Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade issue

Some Avast antivirus users reported a blank desktop with no icons or interface elements issue or a "boot to choose your keyboard layout" screen when they ran the upgrade from earlier versions […]

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How to remove Open With programs in Windows

Open With is a useful feature of the Windows operating system that allows you to open files with different programs from Explorer. While you can map a file type such as zip […]

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KB4100403 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft released the second cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, and it comes after the the release of similar updates for previous versions (1709, 1703 and 1607) of the Windows 10 […]

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KB4103714 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709

Microsoft released KB4103714 yesterday; the update for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, brings the build number of the system to 16299.461. It is the expected update for Windows 10 […]

Windows 10 version 1703 and 1607 updates KB4103722 and KB4103720

Microsoft released two updates for two versions of Windows 10 yesterday. KB4103722 and KB4103720 are cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1607 that raise the build of the […]

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Windows 10 version 1803 microcode update KB4100347

KB4100347 is a new update for the latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, which Microsoft released on April 30, 2018 to the public. The feature update has its fair […]

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Microsoft releases KB4134661 and KB4134660 for Windows 10

Microsoft released the two updates KB4134661 and KB4134660 for Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1709 yesterday. The two updates have the same description: This Windows update provides a notification of […]

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Windows 10 version 1803 does not play nice with some Solid State Drives (SSD)

The release of the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 was not as error-free as Microsoft hoped it would be. Reports about blue screens, crashes, upgrade rollbacks and other issues started to […]


A very early look at the Cloud Clipboard experience in Windows 10

Microsoft released a new Insider Build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809 to the Insider Channel yesterday. The new build included several new and improved features such as Sets improvements, a […]

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Notepad gets extended line endings support in Windows 10

Notepad is the default plain text editor on all supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. The editor is popular because of its integration with Windows and its fast loading performance; it […]

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Microsoft plans to change Alt-Tab behavior on Windows 10

Windows users have several keyboard shortcuts at their disposal when it comes to switching between different programs or tabs on the operating system. They can use Alt-Tab to switch program windows, Ctrl-Tab […]

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Windows 10: control Bitlocker during upgrades

When you upgrade a Windows 10 device protected by BitLocker to a new feature update version of Windows 10, for example from Windows 10 version 1703 to Windows 10 version 1803, BitLocker […]

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Microsoft publishes Windows Command Line reference

While most Windows users probably never come into contact with the Windows command line unless they run into some kind of issue and receive advise to run commands to repair it, it […]

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Here is why you may want to skip this month Windows Updates

Patch Tuesday is just around the corner; Microsoft pushes out security updates and other updates for all of its products on the second Tuesday of the month. While that is a good […]

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Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 released

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 is a new version of Microsoft's .Net Framework. The new version is integrated in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update release; if you run older versions of Windows, […]

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Windows 10 version 1803: removed or deprecated features

Microsoft released the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 on April 30, 2018 and users and administrators have been upgrading machines to the new version of Windows since that day. The update […]

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All the issues of Windows 10 version 1803 you may run into

If you have installed the latest feature update for Windows 10, the April 2018 Update, already on a PC, you may have run into one or multiple issues already using the new […]