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Goodbye Snipping Tool Hello Screen Sketch

Windows 10 users who run a beta version of the upcoming next feature update of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809, get a deprecation notification when they open the Snipping Tool on […]

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Microsoft releases KB4284848 for Windows 10 version 1803

It took Microsoft a bit longer than expected but KB4284848, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, has finally been released. Microsoft released cumulative updates for previous versions of Windows […]

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How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10

Device Manager is a powerful administrative Windows tool to manage all connected devices. Microsoft uses the term devices for any hardware that is connected to the PC, from the motherboard and video […]

Cumulative updates KB4284822, KB4284830 and KB4284833 for Windows 10

Microsoft released a whole bunch of cumulative updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system yesterday. The updates KB4284822, KB4284830 and KB4284833 include non-security fixes and improvements for Windows 10 version 1709, […]

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Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades

When you install a new feature upgrade of Windows 10 on a computer or upgrade from a previous version of Windows to a newer one, you get options to rollback for a […]

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Windows 7 support dropped for CPUs without SSE2

Microsoft supports Windows 7 officially until January 2020; while the company won't end support for the operating system that it launched in 2009 early, it appears that Microsoft is trying to get […]

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Turn local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically

Microsoft plans to launch a new OneDrive storage feature in the next feature update for Windows 10, out September/October 2018, that turns local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically when the files […]

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Search the Windows Group Policy and look up Registry keys

NIT-GPOSearch is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to search the Group Policy to find policies quickly. Professional versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system come with […]

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Windows Server 2008 SP2 switched to rollup model

The Microsoft Windows Server Team announced last week that Windows Server 2008 SP2 is moved from the current updating system to a rollup model. The first rollup previews will be made available […]

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Grab an offline copy of Microsoft Windows Live Essentials

Microsoft released the last version of Microsoft Windows Live Essentials, or Windows Essentials, back in the year 2012. While that is a long time ago, it is the case that some included […]

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Add WebP support to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft published a new application for Windows 10 that adds support for Google's WebP media format to Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. WebP is an image format developed by Google that supports […]

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Windows 10 version 1803 is business-ready according to Microsoft

Microsoft declared Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, business-ready by moving it to the semi-annual channel. The semi-annual channel, previously known as Current Branch for Business, is a special update […]

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Protect Windows against Speculative Store Bypass exploits

It has become quite time consuming to stay up to date with the ever increasing threats that Spectre and Meltdown pose to computer systems around the world. New variants pop up regularly, […]

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Bypass the "unsupported hardware" barrier of Windows Update

Wufuc is a free open source software program for the Microsoft operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The free program disables the "unsupported hardware" notification that Windows Update displays on systems […]

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Windows 10's new "install on my devices" Store feature

You can use the built-in Microsoft Store application of the Windows 10 operating system to install apps and games on your Windows 10 devices. Up until now, that was only possible for […]

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Windows 10: play a sound when you activate special keys

Hitting the Num Lock, Caps Lock, or Scroll Lock keys on the computer keyboard by accident can lead to undesirable consequences. You may wonder why you cannot type numbers in the Calculator […]

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How to use a Ram Disk in Windows

You may install a Ram disk on your Windows PC to improve performance, maintenance, and privacy on the device. Ram disks can best be described as memory-based drives that act just like […]

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How to configure the Windows 10 Tabs (Sets) feature

Microsoft plans to release a feature that it calls Sets currently in the next feature update for Windows 10. While it is not 100% certain that Sets will make an appearance in […]