Windows 10

Windows 10 was one of the most successful Microsoft operating systems, setting a benchmark for future ones. We’ll look at the top features, which applications you can use on it, troubleshooting common issues, and the latest news from the company.

Microsoft publishes mitigation instructions for Downfall vulnerability in Windows

Microsoft published a support article about the recently disclosed CVE-2022-40982 vulnerability, commonly referred to as Downfall, that affects Windows devices. The vulnerability was disclosed earlier this month. It affects several Intel processor […]

Windows 10 users may now attach Microsoft Edge's sidebar to the desktop

Microsoft has published Microsoft Edge 116, a new stable version of its Chromium-based browser. Released on August 21, 2023, Microsoft Edge 116 includes security updates and two new features. Existing installations of […]

Microsoft's new Windows Backup app is coming to Windows 10 as well

Microsoft released the new Windows Backup app to Insider builds of Windows 11 in May 2023. The very same application will soon also be available on Windows 10 devices. The latest Windows […]

Next Month, Windows 10's Start Menu will highlight the advantages of Microsoft Accounts to users

In early 2023, Microsoft started to test Start Menu promotions in its Windows 11 operating system. These have since then landed in release versions of Windows 11 and will launch on Windows […]

Microsoft is disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 soon in Windows

Microsoft plans to disable the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol versions 1.0 and 1.1 in Windows. The company made the announcement on its Tech Community website on August 1, 2023. The two […]

Malware with faked timestamps on the rise to bypass Windows protections

Microsoft banned more 100 signed malicious Windows drivers just last week after it was informed that malicious actors had joined the company's Windows Hardware Developer Program to create signed drivers with malware. […]


"Big Head" ransomware fakes Windows Update to trick users

Security researchers at FortiGuard Labs have discovered a new type of ransomware that is targeting home computer users. Dubbed Big Head, the ransomware fakes Windows Update to avoid detection. The researchers note […]

About Windows' "Choose if you want to keep signing in with your face or fingerprint" fullscreen prompt

Windows 10 and 11 users who sign in with Windows Hello using either facial recognition or their fingerprint, may receive a fullscreen prompt instead of the desktop when they do so. The […]


Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 version 21H2, asks users to update

Microsoft has ended support for Windows 10 version 21H2. The operating system was released on November 16, 2021 initially and has now reached its end of servicing. Customer devices that still run […]

Cortana's Windows chapter ends later this year

Microsoft announced this week that it will end support for Cortana in Windows later in 2023. The terminus affects the Cortana application for Windows, which Microsoft plans to retire in "late 2023". […]

Windows is used by over 1 billion users according to Microsoft

It does not happen very often that Microsoft provides information on the number of devices or users of its Windows operating systems or other products. Yesterday was such a day, as Microsoft […]

Saving or copying may fail on Windows: here is why

Have you tried saving or copying again? That's Microsoft's workaround for a new issue that is plaguing some users of the company's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. Microsoft confirmed the […]

Windows 10 will still get smaller feature updates

When Microsoft revealed that the current Windows 10 version would be the last, it was not clear if Windows 10 would still get smaller feature updates or if Microsoft would limit updates […]

Windows 10 21H2 systems will be upgraded to 22H2 automatically

Microsoft's Windows 10 version 21H2 operating system reaches end of servicing in June 2023. To ensure that devices continue to receive security updates, Microsoft announced that these devices will be updated to […]

Windows administrators may now receive email alerts about known issues

Windows system administrators who want to stay up to date regarding known issues may subscribe to email alerts know that inform them of updates. Known Windows issues describe problems with different versions […]

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Windows 10 kept its dominating lead in April 2023 over Windows 11

Windows 10 continues to be the most popular version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, even though Windows 11's usage share continues to climb. Usage statistics tracking service Statcounter published its stats […]

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Windows 10 version 22H2 is the final Windows 10 version

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system reaches end of support on October 14, 2025. Microsoft revealed today that Windows 10 won't receive any more feature updates going forward. In other words: Windows 10 […]

How to fix The app you're trying to install isn't a Microsoft-verified app on Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 and 11 may be configured to only allow certain kinds of applications to be installed on the device. The restriction may be intention, e.g., when policies are in place […]

Windows Screenshot Tools may also leak cropped image content

Microsoft's Windows operating system includes screen capturing tools, which users may use to take screenshots and do light image editing. While not as sophisticated as other screenshot tools, it is the daily […]

How to Install MacOS on Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine

How to Install MacOS on Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine

The only catch with Apple PCs and laptops is that they have their own operating system, and that’s macOS. It functions in the same way as Windows, with the difference that Windows […]

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to address Windows Bitlocker vulnerability

Microsoft has released a PowerShell script for Windows 10 and 11 devices to address a BitLocker security feature bypass vulnerability. Microsoft confirmed the issue on November 8, 2022. It is tracked as […]

Did Microsoft crack a customer's Windows 10 to activate it?

Windows activation issues are not uncommon, but a support chat or call with Microsoft usually resolves the issue for customers. A South African Microsoft customer published about his experience with Microsoft support […]

Tiny10 makes Windows 10 endurable on (very old) PCs

Tiny10 is one developer's attempt at making Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system usable on older PC systems and also more enjoyable on modern systems. When Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015, it […]

Enhancing Cursor Visibility in Windows 11/10: Tips and Tools

Enhancing Cursor Visibility in Windows 11/10: Tips and Tools

To enhance recorded Windows video tutorials or live presentations, you can highlight the mouse cursor. This involves applying a highlight effect to the small mouse cursor, making it clearer for viewers to […]

How to Capture Screenshots on Windows 10 and 11

How to Capture Screenshots on Windows 10 and 11

Capturing screenshots on your Windows 10 or 11 device is a common practice that can be useful for a variety of purposes, including documenting software bugs, creating tutorials, or sharing information with […]

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Windows 10 market share skyrockets, while Windows 7 market share nearly halves

Analysing market share developments of the Windows operating system is usually a rather boring tasks. A percent or so shifts from one version to another, but unless something major happens, there is […]

How to repair your Windows user profile if it fails to load

The Windows user profile is used by Windows to store user related information. This ranges from personal files, such as downloads, images or documents, to custom Windows settings. The Windows operating system […]

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Windows 10 continues to be preferred by PC gamers

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system continues to be the most popular desktop operating system for gamers. Valve Software's latest hardware survey on its Steam gaming platform highlights that 63.51% of all Steam […]

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Microsoft 365 ad blocks Windows 10 desktop access for some users

Several Windows 10 users reported that a banner for Microsoft 365 has prevented them from reaching the Windows 10 desktop on boot. According to the reports, Microsoft displayed a fullscreen Microsoft 365 […]

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Windows 10: Uncovering the Deception of the Windows 11 Upgrade Screen

Microsoft displays a "now unlocked" full screen notification on Windows 10 devices that are eligible for a Windows 11 upgrade. The notification has been displayed for months, but Microsoft modified it recently […]

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Windows 10? Out, Says Microsoft. Buy Windows 11 instead!

Computer users who plan to purchase a Windows 10 license from Microsoft directly need to hurry, as the company plans to end Windows 10 sales on January 31, 2023 to fully focus […]

7 easy ways to make Windows 11 look like Windows 10

7 easy ways to make Windows 11 look like Windows 10

Windows 10 has been serving us faithfully since July 29th, 2015. While the old girl may not have much life left, she’s still the Microsoft OS of choice for many users. It’s […]

How to Access the Windows 10 Startup Folder

How to Access the Windows 10 Startup Folder?

After the launch of Windows 10, the startup folder from the start menu was moved so that it is out of the spotlight. However, you can still find it if you know […]

How to Use Windows 10’s Hidden Video Editor

How to Use Windows 10’s Hidden Video Editor?

Everyone aspires to create home movies and edit them like a pro. Whether it is your child's prom night or their first drive in their car, everyone loves making home movies. With […]

It doesn’t look like Windows 11 is much faster than Windows 10

It doesn’t look like Windows 11 is much faster than Windows 10

The general crappiness of Windows updates is so well-known these days that it has become a bit of a cliched meme. They often don’t work and sometimes even harm device performance. It […]

How to downgrade your Windows 11 PC to Windows 10

How to downgrade your Windows 11 PC to Windows 10

Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest foray in personal computing operating systems. While the young OS comes with significant improvements over Windows 10, not everyone is a fan of the new UI and […]

How to change Windows 10’s Wallpaper without activation

How to change Windows 10’s Wallpaper without activation

In a previous article, we discussed everything related to installing Windows 10 without a product key. We spoke about one of the key difficulties being that you can’t change your wallpaper through […]

How to Prevent Windows 10 or 11 From Automatically Downloading Updates?

How to Prevent Windows 10 or 11 From Automatically Downloading Updates?

Most Windows users find the regular Windows 10 and 11 automatic updates frustrating. Thankfully, you can now control this and install all Windows updates as per your schedule. Read on to learn […]

How to Find Your Windows 10 Product Key Using the Command Prompt

How to Find Your Windows 10 Product Key Using the Command Prompt?

Finding your Windows 10 product key can be a challenge at times. Not everyone notes it down and keeps them handy. When it comes to finding it within the system, you need […]

Do you really need a product key to use Windows 10

Do you really need a product key to use Windows 10?

Windows 10 is approaching the end of its life. The illustrious operating system was launched in 2015 and is set to reach the end of its support phase in October 2025. That […]



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