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Microsoft published a new support page on its Docs website that provides administrators and users with information about known issues and fixed issues for Windows. The page, which is titled Windows 10 […]

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Upgrade blocks for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Microsoft plans to release the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 at the end of May 2019. The update was expected for a end of March 2019 beginning of April 2019 release […]

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Windows 10 Pro 1903 still comes with crapware by default

When you install Windows 10 from scratch, some Universal Platform applications do get installed by default or at least linked in the Start Menu. That's true for Windows 10 Home, Pro and […]

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How to reset the Screenshots counter on Windows 10

Microsoft improved the screenshot taking functionality of Windows in Windows 10 significantly. The operating system comes with plenty of options to take screenshots, and one of the easiest options is to use […]

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Install the Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 Home

The upcoming feature update for Windows 10, the May 2019 Update or Windows 10 version 1903, includes a new feature called Windows Sandbox. Windows Sandbox is a secure environment that is separated […]

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Microsoft bumps minimum Windows 10 storage requirement to 32 Gigabytes

Starting with Windows 10 version 1903, Windows 10 has a minimum storage requirement of 32 Gigabytes on the desktop. Whether a device may run Windows 10 is determined by its hardware. Microsoft […]

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Windows 10 updates KB4493437, KB4493440, KB4493436 and KB4493473 arrive a week late

Better late than never, I guess. Microsoft released the usual second batch of updates that it releases each month for Windows 10 version 1607, 1703, 1709 and Windows 10 version 1803. The […]

Microsoft updates Security Baseline: drops password expiration

Microsoft published a draft of the security baseline for Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update, and Windows Server 2019 (v1903). While you can download the draft and go through it […]

It looks as if Microsoft Paint is not going anywhere anytime soon

Microsoft Paint, the decades-old basic image editor of the Windows operating system won't go anywhere, anytime soon it appears. Microsoft listed Microsoft Paint, abbreviated as MS Paint, as deprecated in the Fall […]

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Windows 10's Set feature is Dead, it appears

Remember the Sets feature that Microsoft revealed back in 2018 and even included in some Insider Builds back then? That feature seems to be dead and buried even though you find conflicting […]

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Fix "What needs your attention" error when upgrading to Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update, has not been released officially. The new feature update is available on MSDN, in the Release Preview ring, and also on various Internet sites […]

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Set up a local account if you want a custom user folder name

Windows administrators and users who set up new accounts on devices running the Windows 10 operating system have two main choices when it comes to that: they may set up a user […]

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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 Offline Installer download

Microsoft released the final version of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on April 18, 2019. The new installer for the version is available as a web installer and offline installer; since Microsoft […]

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Add McAfee products to the list of security products that don't play well with latest Windows patches

When Microsoft released the monthly cumulative updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Server products, no one could imagine what a nightmare these patches would become for many system administrators. Microsoft acknowledged […]

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Start Menu gets its own process and a performance boost in Windows 10 19H1

The next version of Windows 10, Windows 10 19H1 delivered as the May 2019 Update at the end of May 2019, features several Start Menu improvements. Some of these improvements fall on […]

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Microsoft explains how Dynamic Updates work on Windows 10

Dynamic Updates play a role when Windows 10 feature updates are installed on a PC; this can be as part of a new installation or an update, e.g. from Windows 10 version […]

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Microsoft lost control over the Windows Tiles domain and someone took it

Microsoft introduced Tiles in the Windows Start Menu and Start page when it launched the Windows 8 operating system. Designed to add a dynamic note to the previously static program, service and […]

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You can upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update right now (but you shouldn't)

Microsoft plans to release the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 at the end of May 2019. The update will be rolled out slowly to devices at that point and it will […]