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Windows 10: Second batch of September 2019 updates available

Microsoft released the second batch of updates for most supported versions of the company's Windows operating system on September 24, 2019. The company released security updates for all supported versions of Windows […]

Hourglass is a customizable timer application for Windows

Hourglass is a customizable timer application for Windows

Windows 10 comes with a decent alarm and clock app which has a timer. But earlier versions of Windows lacked a built-in option. Besides, Windows 10's clock timer is pretty bare bones […]

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Former Microsoft Employee explains why bugs in Windows updates increased

Has the number of bugs in Windows updates increased in the past couple of years? If so, what is the reason for the increase in bugs? That's the question that former Microsoft […]

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What is devicecensus.exe on Windows 10 and why does it need Internet connectivity?

If you are using a firewall on your Windows 10 PCs and have configured the protective layer to inform you about new processes that try to establish outbound connections, you may have […]

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0Patch to support Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with security patches after official support end

Microsoft plans to end support for the company's operating systems Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in January 2020. Enterprise customers may purchase extensions to extend support by up to three […]

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Will Microsoft launch a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription product?

Microsoft has put a strong focus on subscriptions in the past couple of years. The company launched Office 365 for consumers, businesses and Enterprises, and Microsoft 365 for businesses and Enterprises. The […]

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Microsoft restores Optional Updates listing in Windows 10 version 20H1

Microsoft plans to restore optional updates listings in the next major feature update of Windows 10 that the company plans to release in May 2020. The company removed the practical optional update […]

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Meld is an excellent file and folder comparison tool for Windows and Linux

Ever had two sets of the same files and folders and couldn't decide which one to retain? It may take a long time to actually open each to verify the one that's […]


The best data usage monitors for Windows

If you want to know how much data you are using on a Windows PC over time, you will have to use third-party programs for that. While you may check the Task […]

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Microsoft extends Exchange Server 2010 End of Support with a surprising remark

Microsoft announced today that it will extend end of support for Exchange Server 2010 to October 13, 2020. Exchange Server 2010 support was about to run out on January 14, 2020 initially […]

Windows 10 version 1903: list of known issues increases

If you have followed the development of the Windows 10 versions 1809 and 1903, you know that both versions were plagued by lots of bugs. Microsoft had to pull version 1809 shortly […]

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How to download and install an earlier version of Windows 10

Microsoft maintains support for several versions of its Windows 10 operating system for Home users and even more versions for Enterprise customers. While it is often a good idea to upgrade or […]

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Microsoft confirms second search bug in a row in Windows 10 1903

It took Microsoft just one day to acknowledge an issue related to the Start Menu and Windows Desktop Search in Windows 10 version 1903 caused by the recently released cumulative update KB4515384. […]

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Windows September 2019 Updates: more search woes and Telemetry

Microsoft released security updates and regular updates for all versions of Windows on yesterday's September 2019 Patch Tuesday. It does not take long, usually, before an assessment can be made on the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

It is September 10, 2019 and Microsoft has just released security and non-security updates for its Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products. Our overview of the September 2019 Patch Day […]

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Tip: how to change the Windows Task Manager update speed

Microsoft modified the built-in Task Manager of the Windows operating system significantly when it released Windows 10 in 2015. Some of the changes did not add value to the administrative tool; a […]


Microsoft releases first preview of PowerToys for Windows 10

The first public release of PowerToys is now available for download featuring the two utilities FanzyZones and Shortcuts Guide. Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it wanted to revive PowerToys and make […]

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Surprise, Microsoft changed Windows Update behavior for the better in Windows 10 1903

Since the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system in 2015, updating and patching was at the heart of criticism that administrators and power users leveled at Microsoft. It was not the […]