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Tip: how to change the Windows Task Manager update speed

Microsoft modified the built-in Task Manager of the Windows operating system significantly when it released Windows 10 in 2015. Some of the changes did not add value to the administrative tool; a […]

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Microsoft releases first preview of PowerToys for Windows 10

The first public release of PowerToys is now available for download featuring the two utilities FanzyZones and Shortcuts Guide. Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it wanted to revive PowerToys and make […]

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Surprise, Microsoft changed Windows Update behavior for the better in Windows 10 1903

Since the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system in 2015, updating and patching was at the heart of criticism that administrators and power users leveled at Microsoft. It was not the […]

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A look at Open Shell (Classic Shell fork)

Open Shell is a fork of the popular discontinued Classic Shell program for Windows that may restore a classic Start Menu, Explorer and Internet Explorer shell on the system. Classic Shell was […]

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WinFi Lite is a powerful WiFi Analyzer for Windows

WinFi Lite is a new networking program and app for Microsoft Windows devices designed to monitor, analyze, and manage wireless networks. The application is available as a Microsoft Store application and as […]

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CPU Spike bug in latest Windows 10 1903 update reported to Microsoft

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4512941 for Windows 10 version 1903 last week; soon thereafter, reports started to emerge on several Internet forums that the update was causing high CPU usage on […]

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KB4512941 for Windows 10 version 1903

The second cumulative patch for the current version of Windows 10, in this case Windows 10 version 1903, is always late to the party. Microsoft released updates for earlier versions of Windows […]

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Quickly check the GPU Temperature in the Windows 10 Task Manager

Microsoft extended the functionality of the Task Manager in the Windows 10 operating system. Not all features that Microsoft introduced are great. The rather useless basic mode that reveals virtually no information […]

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Create Windows Sandbox configuration files with Sandbox Configuration Manager

Sandbox Configuration Manager is a free program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that helps users of the system create sandbox configuration files. Windows Sandbox is a new feature of Windows 10 […]

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If you are not offered Windows 10 version 1903, try disabling hard drive encryption

When Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows 10 version 1903 some months ago, I wanted to upgrade one of my machines running Windows 10 version 1809 to the new feature update. […]

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6 Months before Support End, Microsoft brings DirectX 12 support to Windows 7

When Microsoft announced DirectX 12 in 2014, it did not reveal any compatibility information. The new version of DirectX was announced at a time when Windows 8 was the latest operating system; […]

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Microsoft moves Notepad to the Microsoft Store

The plain text editor Notepad has been turned into a Microsoft Store application in the latest preview builds of the next major feature update for Windows 10, version 20H1. Notepad is certainly […]

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Microsoft releases KB4512478 and KB4512514 previews

Microsoft released the monthly rollup previews KB4512478 and KB4512514 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 this weekend. The release on a Saturday is a deviation […]

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Back to Basics: Windows Shutdown Autostart explained

Windows supports autostart functionality; the autostart on startup feature is the better known variant but there is also an option to autostart on shutdown. Some programs add entries to the autostart list […]

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Windows 10 20H1: Paint and WordPad turned into optional features

Windows 10 20H1, the first feature update version of 2020 for Windows 10 and the first major update for Windows 10 after Windows 10 version 1903, will introduce quite a number of […]

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KB4512534 for Windows 10 version 1809 fixes VB bug and more

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4512534 for its Windows 10 version 1809 operating system on August 17, 2019. The update follows the release of the updates KB4517297 for Windows 7 and Windows […]

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First updates released that fix the Windows VB bugs

Microsoft released updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 version 1709, as well as Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 that addresses the recently discovered Visual Basic […]

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Visual Basic issues in Windows August 2019 Updates

Microsoft added a new known issue to all cumulative updates that it released for Windows client and server versions in August 2019. The issue states that applications may stop responding if they […]