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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2021 overview

Today is the first patch day of the year 2021. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for the company's Windows operating system and other company products such as Microsoft Office. In […]

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Display custom Battery Icons on Windows devices

Battery Icons is a freeware for Microsoft Windows devices that displays a battery level indicator in the system tray area when executed. It is designed to replace the default battery indicator of […]

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Windows 10's taskbar is getting another feature that you may not need

It is 2021, and Microsoft released a first new build of the upcoming version of Windows 10 to the Insider channel. Build 21286 introduces a new feature that Microsoft calls "news and […]

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Error Lookup tries to make cryptic Windows error codes meaningful

Error Lookup is a free portable open source tool designed to make Windows error codes meaningful by providing additional information that may assist users and administrators in figuring out why an error […]

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system, it knew that it had to convince customers to give it a try. The bad adoption of Windows 8 still haunted the company and […]

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Microsoft has a fix for Windows 10's Password Saving issue

Shortly after the release of Windows 10 version 2004 in April 2020, some users reported issues getting passwords to save in web browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, and also […]

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NSudo: run processes as System or TrustedInstaller on Windows

NSudo is an open source application for Microsoft Windows devices that adds options to Windows operating systems to run processes as TrustedInstaller or System. The program is compatible with Microsoft's Windows Vista […]

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Group icons on the Windows Taskbar with Taskbar groups

Taskbar groups is a new open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to create groups of icons on the taskbar. The main idea of the program is to bundle multiple shortcuts on […]

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Running ChkDsk on Windows 10 20H2 may damage the file system and cause Blue Screens

Microsoft's newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, appears to have a bug that may damage the file system of the Windows partition and cause blue screens during reboots.  Reports suggest […]

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First look at Windows 10's new DiskUsage analysis tool

DiskUsage is a new command line tool that Microsoft added to Insider Builds of the company's Windows 10 operating system without much fanfare. The tool, located in System32, provides users with information […]

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Windows 10 Debloat Tool GUI improves the Windows 10 tweaker's usability

Windows 10 Sophia Script is a powerful PowerShell script to make all kinds of tweaks to Windows 10 systems. We reviewed Sophia Script in the past and found it to be a […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2020 overview

Today is the last Microsoft Patch Day of the year 2020. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported client and server versions of the company's Windows operating system, and […]

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Microsoft .NET Core updates will be offered via Microsoft Update

Microsoft announced this week that .NET Core updates will be offered via Microsoft Updates on Windows as of December 2020. The terminology may be confusing, especially to home users who may only […]

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Windows Feature Experience Pack to independently unlock features on Windows 10

Microsoft is currently testing a new way of delivering feature updates and changes to the company's Windows 10 operating system. Up until now, new feature additions were reserved for so-called feature updates. […]

Reminder: support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities ends next year

Microsoft will remove support for root certificates with kernel mode signing capabilities in the Microsoft Trusted Root Program in the first half of 2021. The change affects devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 […]

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Microsoft's next try at introducing Android Apps support in Windows 10

Microsoft is working on introducing support for Android apps on its Windows 10 operating system according to reports. While this needs to be filed under rumor for now, as Microsoft has not […]

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What is Meet Now in Windows 10 and how to remove it

If you are running a recent version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed the new Meet Now taskbar icon that the company added in October 2020. Microsoft plans […]

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WizFile 3.00: massive update for fast file search tool

The developer of the file search tool WizFile has released WizFile 3.00 to the public. The program was released in 2018 and you can check out our initial review of WizFile here and […]