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Should you install Windows 10's Optional Driver updates?

Microsoft moved driver updates in Windows 10 from the Device Manager to the Optional Updates section of the Windows Updates settings application this year after the company announced the change in 2019. […]

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Windows 10 Setup Script has a new name and is now easier to use

Remember Windows 10 Setup Script? I reviewed the PowerShell script in August 2020; it was designed to be run right after the installation of Windows 10 on a device to adjust more […]

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Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, will be released soon. Microsoft has not revealed the exact date the update will become available, but chance is very high that […]

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KB4577062 and KB4577069 preview updates for Windows 10 version 1809, 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has released preview updates for Windows 10 version 1809, 1903 and 1909 on September 16, 2020. The updates KB4577069 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4577062 for Windows 10 version 1903 […]

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Windows 10 Version 1903 support end is near (December 2020)

Support for the Windows 10 operating system version 1903 will end on December 8, 2020 for all supported editions. Windows 10 version 1903 was released as the first feature update for 2019 […]

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Windows 10 may soon be more helpful in regards to update blockers

If you administrate a Windows 10 device, chance is relatively high that you encountered one or multiple update blockers ever since you started using or administrating the device. Update blockers prevent updates […]

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Microsoft integrates Servicing Stack Updates in Windows 10 cumulative updates

Currently, when you are installing updates manually on a Windows 10 system or are using update management solutions such as WSUS or Configuration Manager, you may run into update installation issues if […]

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Mute the microphone system-wide with a global hotkey on Windows

MicSwitch is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to mute the microphone on the device it is run on using a global hotkey. Instead of having to rely on the functionality […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2020 overview

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Patch Day overview for September 2020. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported client and server operating systems. Other company products have received security […]

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Microsoft releases KB4558130 and KB4497165 to fix Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released two security updates for the company's Windows 10 and Windows Server operating systems to address security flaws found in many Intel processors. The updates address issues related to the […]

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Microsoft announces Flash end of support schedule: you can soon remove Flash from Windows entirely

Microsoft revealed today how it plans to deprecate and remove Adobe Flash Player from the company's browsers and operating systems. Administrators who want to remove Flash components entirely in Windows can do […]

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Windows 10 version 2004 update KB4571744 with massive list of fixes released

Microsoft released KB4571744 for Windows 10 version 2004 as a preview. The fixes will be integrated in the cumulative update for Windows 10 version 2004 that Microsoft will release this September. The […]


BrokenURL prevents URLs from being opened in the default browser automatically

BrokenURL is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to give users a choice when it comes to the opening of URLs opened externally (outside the browser). If you are […]

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First look at new Archive Apps feature of Windows 10

Eagle-eyed Windows 10 users who have taken a look at the latest Windows 10 Insider build already may have spotted a new feature under Apps in the Settings application. A new "Archive […]

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Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 again to enforce Windows 10 upgrades

Windows 10 users who run consumer versions of the operating system and want to stay on a particular version of Windows 10 that is not the recent version, may want to avoid […]

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PhotoDemon is a powerful open-source photo editor for Windows

PhotoDemon is an open source photo editor for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The developer released PhotoDemon 8.0 recently, and I took the opportunity to take a closer look at what it has […]

New features and changes in Window 10 version 20H2

Microsoft will release the next feature update for Windows 10 later this year. The update will be a smaller update similar to Windows 10 version 1909. The main benefits of this approach […]

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TLS 1.3 enabled by default in latest Windows 10 builds

Microsoft announced this week that it enabled TLS 1.3, the latest version of the security protocol, in the latest Windows 10 builds starting with build 20170.  The company notes that TLS 1.3 […]