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Here is another reason to avoid "check for updates" in Windows 10

Windows 10 and updates, a never ending story. Michael Fortin, Corporate Vice President, Windows, revealed insights about the update testing and vetting process at Microsoft this week. Microsoft releases cumulative updates on […]

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Windows 10 1903: Set a default Task Manager tab

Windows 10 users may set a default Task Manager tab in the next feature update for the operating system. Microsoft modified the Task Manager in Windows 10; the company added features to […]

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Microsoft reveals how it validates updates before release

Microsoft promised in November 2018 that it would make an effort to improve update transparency and quality. The company went through a streak of bad updates that caused all kinds of issues […]

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Windows 10: Activity may be recorded even if you disable it

The Privacy dashboard on Microsoft's website lists recent activity, e.g. visited sites or started applications, even if Activity History is disabled on a Windows 10 device. Recent versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on December 11, 2018. Our monthly update provides you with detailed information on updates that Microsoft released, […]

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Microsoft publishes KB4469342 for Windows 10 version 1809

Fifth time is a charm. Microsoft published KB4469342, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809, to the Release channel today. The company released four previews of the patch to Windows […]

Microsoft releases fourth preview of Windows 10 version 1809 patch KB4469342

Microsoft released the fourth version of the cumulative update patch KB4469342 for the company's Windows 10 version 1809 operating system to the release preview ring. The latest version of the patch brings […]

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Windows 10 1903: Dates in conversational format in Explorer

The snail-paced rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 is still ongoing as development of Windows 10 version 1903 continues to push new features that might be supported in the next feature update […]

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Microsoft not giving up: Windows Lite rumors surface

While Microsoft's Windows operating system is still going strong, the company is facing tough competition in the classroom and Universities. Google Chromebooks are doing well there thanks to a combination of cheap […]

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Resolve "This Build of Windows will expire soon" notification on Windows 10

I run an Insider Build version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system on a separate PC to keep up with development. Joined the Insider Program when Microsoft made it available publicly and […]

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Windows 10: switch between Light and Dark mode automatically

Windows 10 Auto-Night-Mode is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to switch between light and dark mode automatically. Microsoft introduced dark theme support in Windows 10 and […]

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Assign graphics performance preferences to Windows 10 programs

Windows 10 users and administrators may assign graphics performance preferences to specific programs on the operating system. Windows 10 supports different power plans, e.g. power saver or the new ultimate performance plan. […]

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KB4467682 and KB4467681 for Windows 10 1803 and 1709

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 with the exception of Windows 10 version 1809. The updates fix a large number of bugs in these version. The […]

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Please Microsoft, give us better known issues information

If you have installed the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 already on your own machine or PCs that you administrate, you may have encountered a number of bugs in that particular […]

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

The German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) published a detailed Windows 10 Telemetry analysis on November 20, 2018. The research paper, which is available in […]

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 version 1809 for PCs with Intel display drivers

Microsoft updated the growing list of known issues with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, on November 21, 2018. A new entry highlights that Microsoft blocks the upgrade to the […]

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How to set up a security key for your Microsoft Account

Microsoft introduced password-less sign-in functionality in the Microsoft Edge browser in the October 2018 Update for Windows 10. The new security feature unlocks options to sign in to Microsoft services without having […]

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Running Windows 7 or Server 2008? You will need this patch!

Microsoft plans to release an update early next year for the company's Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems that add support for SHA-2 update handling to them. Updates are delivered […]