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OneDrive's Protect your important files feature rolls out

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out an update to the company's OneDrive application for Windows 10 that unlocks the Protect your important files feature in the client for home users. […]

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Link Android to Windows 10 with YourPhone by Microsoft

Microsoft's strategy changed significantly ever since Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO in 2014. One core change that come out of this was that Microsoft started to publish apps for the […]

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Block Windows 10 from preloading Microsoft Edge on Start

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. It replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser even though Internet Explorer 11 is also still available on devices […]

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Unlock all Windows 10 TTS voices system-wide to get more of them

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system comes with a set of voices for each language installed on the device. Only some of the installed voices become available system-wide so that third-party software and […]

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How App Publishers game the Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store is the main place where Windows 10 users can buy, download, and install apps and games for the operating system. While it is possible to sideload apps and games […]

Windows 10 Setup Command Options

Windows 10 comes with a set of command line options to control the setup of the operating system. While most Home users probably execute setup without supplying any command line options to […]

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A look at File Explorer's Dark Theme in Windows 10 version 1809

Microsoft plans to launch a dark theme for the built-in file manager File Explorer in the upcoming feature release for Windows 10. Windows 10 version 1809 features an option to turn on […]

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Microsoft reveals InPrivate Desktop sandbox feature for Windows 10

Microsoft revealed a feature that it calls InPrivate Desktop last week on the Windows 10 Insider Feedback Hub before it pulled the quest quickly again. Bleeping Computer was fast enough to grab […]

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Disable the Windows 10 "Hi" animation on first sign-in

If you install Windows 10 anew or upgrade to a new feature release, you are welcome to the new version of Windows by an animation on start that begins with "Hi". Windows […]

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Microsoft shows that it does not really care about user feedback

Susan Bradley, a well known Windows administrator and contributor on various forums and sites including Patch Management, wrote an open letter recently to Microsoft in which she summarized results of a Windows […]

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Master List of Windows 10 "phone home" connections

Microsoft released the first version of Windows 10 three years ago and privacy has been a hot topic ever since. We published Windows 10 and Privacy back in 2015 to highlight privacy […]

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Windows 10 update servicing cadence

All Windows administrators and many Windows users know that Microsoft releases updates on the second Tuesday of any month for all supported operating systems. Microsoft's John Wilcox published information about the Windows […]

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Microsoft teases Your Phone app in latest Windows 10 build

Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 10 development channel yesterday and revealed the new Your Phone app on the official Microsoft blog. Microsoft changed its strategy significantly under CEO Satya […]

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Surface firmware updates show that Microsoft does not get updating right

I sit here on a Terrace in Palermo, Sicily, at seven in the morning, drink some strong Sicilian coffee, and try to write the first article of the day when a series […]

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Microsoft promises no more unexpected update reboots

The Internet is full of complaints of Windows users who had their systems rebooted by Windows Update while something important was done on the system. Maybe it was a game that users […]

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KB4340917 update released for Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft released KB4340917 for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, which brings the version of the operating system to 17134.191 after installation. It is the second update that Microsoft released for the […]

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Microsoft and KB2952664 and KB2976978, a never-ending story

Microsoft released new versions of KB2952664 and KB2976978 for Windows 7 and 8.1 on July 11, 2018, something that the company does several times a year. We reviewed previous updates released in February […]

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Monitor changes to drives, files, and Windows Registry with FRSSystemWatch

FRSSystemWatch is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to monitor entire drives, directories, files, or Registry keys for changes. It can sometimes be important to make sure files or values in […]