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Microsoft halts security updates for select AMD devices

Microsoft released an out-of-band security update for Windows on January 4, 2018, to fix vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. It turns out that the update caused a blue screen of Death […]

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Fix Windows 7 BSOD 0x000000c4 after installing KB4056894

Microsoft published security updates for all supported versions of Windows recently that protect systems running Windows from Meltdown and Spectre attacks. The company released updates for Windows 10 via Windows Update. Cumulative […]

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Find out if your Windows PC is affected by Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities

Meltdown and Spectre are designed vulnerabilities in modern processors that allow attackers to read virtual memory arbitrarily. What this means is that attackers may read the memory of computer systems to steal […]

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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 10, users and administrators had options to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8 systems to Windows 10 for free. Microsoft lost a lot of trust in the […]

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Fix the api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing error

You may get the error message api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing when you try to upgrade a PC running Windows 7 to Windows 10. The error is not limited to the upgrade from Windows […]

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Windows 10: GPU performance in Task Manager

Microsoft added a bunch of smaller features and improvements to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. One of the new features displays the GPU performance in the Task Manager provided that a […]

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The Windows 10 Registry process explained

Recent versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, for instance build 17063, come with a new process that is just called Registry. If you have spotted the Registry process already on a […]

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Windows 10: tar and curl support

Microsoft plans to integrate the command line tools tar and curl in the next feature update of Windows 10, out in March 2018. While we don't know the full name of the […]

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Windows 10 Pro: Windows Defender Application Guard support coming

Microsoft revealed recently that Windows 10 Professional will support Windows Defender Application Guard in the next feature update. Windows Defender Application Guard is a security feature of Enterprise editions of Microsoft's Windows […]

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Windows 10: Microsoft retires HomeGroup

Microsoft plans to remove the HomeGroup functionality from its Windows 10 operating system. The company made the first step towards that goal in the most recent Insider Preview version of Windows 10 […]

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A close look at the Windows 10 Timeline feature

Microsoft revealed the Timeline feature of Windows 10 earlier this year. While its entire functionality was not made clear at the time, it looked as if it would allow users to keep […]

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KB4057291 fixes AMD legacy card display issues on Windows 10

KB4057291 is a new update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that addresses display issues on systems with AMD legacy cards. The patch is specifically for PCs with AMD legacy cards that […]

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Microsoft changes Windows Defender Path on Windows 10

A recent update for Windows Defender to version 4.12.17007.17123 changed the path of the built-in antivirus software on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft changed the paths the of the Windows Defender Antivirus service […]


KB4058043: Microsoft Store reliability update for Windows 10 version 1709

Microsoft released update KB4058043, a reliability update for Microsoft Store, for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update. The update was released days after the December 12, 2017 Patch Tuesday, the […]

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes (optional) OpenSSH Client and Server

Microsoft added support for the OpenSSH protocol in the Fall Creators Update version of Windows 10. The feature is not installed by default, and listed as beta right now. That, and the […]

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Microsoft removes HEVC codec in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, adds it to Store

New installations of Microsoft's most recent version of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update version or version 1709, come without support for the HEVC codec. Users who install the system anew or […]

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Getting Windows 7 Update error 80248015? You are not alone

If you run a device that is powered by Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, you may have noticed already, or not, that the system's update functionality may be broken completely. A check […]

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Allow only manual updates on Windows 10

Microsoft removed updating controls when it released the Windows 10 operating systems so that it has become less trivial to set the updating process to manual or disable updates altogether. This is […]