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.

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Spotify is getting installed on some Windows PCs automatically

It appears that the Spotify application is getting installed on some Windows 10 and 11 devices automatically in the past couple of days. According to user reports, Spotify is installed automatically and […]

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The next Windows 10 feature update is coming in October

Microsoft released the first feature update for Windows 11 this week. The Windows 11 2022 Update introduced several usability improvements and changes to Microsoft's newest operating system and additional content, including File […]

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Windows 10 KB5016688 update fixes major issues

Microsoft released KB5016688 this week, which addresses several major issues in the operating system. The preview update is an optional update; administrators on affected devices may want to install it to resolve […]

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Microsoft confirms and resolves Windows 10 audio bug (your device may still be affected)

Microsoft confirmed a new issue affecting Windows 10 devices on August 19, 2022. The company published a new known issue on the Release Health support site of the Windows 10 operating system […]

WhatsApp Desktop gets a native UWP version on Windows

WhatsApp Desktop gets a native UWP version on Windows; macOS app in the works

The WhatsApp Desktop app for Windows has been updated, it is now a native UWP app. It replaces the old web-app version. The messaging service, owned by Meta, released a beta version […]

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Windows 10 version 22H2 reaches final stage before official release

Microsoft plans to release a feature update for Windows 10 in the second half of 2022. Windows 10 version 22H2 will be the first feature update for Windows 10 of the year, […]

Microsoft confirms that KB5014666 is affecting USB printers in Windows 10

Microsoft confirms that KB5014666 is affecting USB printers in Windows 10

Microsoft has confirmed that the July 2022 Patch Tuesday Update has introduced a problem. KB5014666 is affecting USB printers in Windows 10. A couple of readers commented on our article about the […]

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Twinkle Tray: control brightness of multiple monitors on Windows

Twinkle Tray: Brightness Slider is a free Microsoft Store application for Windows devices that allows you to control the brightness of all connected monitors individually. While designed with multiple monitors in mind, […]

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Windows June 2022 updates break Wi-Fi Hotspot feature and Microsoft services on ARM

Microsoft released security updates for all of its products on the June 2022 Patch Day. The released patches, among them KB5014699 for Windows 10 and KB5014697 for Windows 11, introduce new issues […]

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Next Windows 10 update to fix memory leaks, slow copy operations and app crashes

Microsoft is in the last steps of releasing update previews for supported versions of Windows 10. The update will address several major issues in the company's operating system, including crashes of apps […]

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Those icons on your Windows Taskbar next to Search are part of Search Highlights

Back in March 2022, Microsoft unveiled the Search Highlights feature in recent Windows 11 Insider builds. The feature brings more MSN content to the Windows desktop by adding "notable and interesting moments" […]

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Microsoft will disable the SMB1 client in Windows this year

Microsoft announced plans to disable SMB1 (Server Message Block) in Windows this week. The SMB1 protocol was created in 1983 at IBM and Microsoft began to fade out support for the product […]

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Microsoft says Windows 10 version 21H2 is officially "ready for broad deployment"

Later this year, Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 version 22H2. Right now, Windows 10 version 21H2 is the latest available version, and this version has reached broad deployment status. Microsoft confirms […]

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Windows 10 version 20H2: Home and Pro reach end of support on May 10, 2022

Microsoft will end support for the Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 version 20H2 on May 10, 2022. The operating system will receive its last batch of updates on May 2022's […]

Microsoft To Do app for Windows adds support for Smart due date and reminder recognition

Microsoft To Do app for Windows adds support for Smart due date and reminder recognition

To do lists are a great way to get things done, Windows 10 and 11 come with an app to help you with this, Microsoft To Do. The latest version of the […]

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Windows Defender: Vulnerable Driver Blocklist protects against malicious or exploitable drivers

Vulnerable Driver Blocklist is a new security feature of Windows Defender on Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2016 or newer devices that protects against malicious or exploitable drivers. Announced by […]

KB5011543 Update brings Search Highlights to Windows 10

KB5011543 Update brings Search Highlights to Windows 10

KB5011543 Update for Windows 10 is rolling out to users as a Cumulative Preview Update. It brings a new feature called Search Highlights. You may be aware about it, if you read […]

How to disable Search Highlights on Windows 10

Windows 10 devices will soon get the new Search highlights feature that Microsoft introduced in recent Windows 11 Insider builds as well. Search highlights has been pushed to the Windows 10 Release […]

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How to block Quick Access from displaying folders and files dynamically in Windows 10 and 11

Microsoft introduced Quick Access in Windows 10 and has kept the feature in the recently released Windows 11 operating system. Quick Access replaced the Favorites system in File Explorer. One of the […]

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Microsoft confirms Reset issue that may leave data behind on Windows 10 and 11 devices

Some days ago, Microsoft MVP Rudy Ooms discovered that the latest versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 would leave user data behind during wipe operations. Windows administrators may have several reasons […]

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Windows 10 and 11 Wipe Feature leaves data behind in 21H2

Windows administrators have a number of options when it comes to resetting a system locally or remotely. The option to keep data or have it removed is provided, but a new report […]

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Microsoft reminds customers again that support for Windows 10 version 20H2 is ending

In January 2022, Microsoft's official Twitter account announced that the company would start to upgrade devices running Windows 10 version 20H2 to Windows version 21H2 automatically. Windows 10 version 20H2 was released […]

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What happens to all the Windows 10 devices that are incompatible with Windows 11 in 2025?

Microsoft released Windows 11 in late 2021 and shifted the focus of development from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Customers with Windows 10 devices may upgrade to Windows 11 for free, but […]

Windows 10's Sync Your Settings improves Windows 11 migrations, but it is late to the party

Microsoft released optional updates for its operating systems last week. The update for Windows 10, KB5009596, improves the Sync Your Settings feature to improve the migration experience to Microsoft's Windows 11 operating […]

Microsoft explains why Windows PCs are not updated to the most recent version

Not all Windows PCs have the latest updates installed. Microsoft decided to analyze why Windows 10 or 11 devices are lagging behind in updates and published the conclusion of its findings on […]

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Microsoft does not want you to set 25 Windows Update policies anymore

Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems have different sets of policies that administrators may configure. Some policies should not be set anymore according to Microsoft because "they have become irrelevant […]

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices

Microsoft announced this week via the company's Windows Update Twitter channel that it is rolling out Windows 10 version 21H2 to devices running the older 20H2 version of the Windows 10 operating […]

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Latest Intel Graphics driver includes stability improvements

Intel released a new graphics driver for Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems that include important stability improvements among other improvements. The driver may be installed automatically on some systems […]

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WhatsApp Beta for Windows 10 and 11 is now available on the Microsoft Store

WhatsApp has effectively replaced texting/SMS in many countries around the World. But when it comes to the competition, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform's desktop experience is sub-par, when you compare it with […]

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The Windows 10 November 2021 Update is now available (Windows 10 version 21H2)

Microsoft released the Windows 10 November 2021 update, also known as Windows 10 version 21H2, today. The new version of Windows 10 is a smaller update that is being rolled out gradually […]

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KB5006670 for Windows 10 is having quite a few issues, some unconfirmed

Microsoft released KB5006670 for the company's Windows 10 operating system last week. The update was released for the three latest versions of Windows 10, versions 21H1, 20H2, and 20H1. Users and administrators […]

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Microsoft's latest attempt at making Microsoft Store more attractive could work

When Microsoft launched its store, then called Windows Store, alongside its Windows 8 operating system, it became clear quickly that it did not have much to offer. The main issue of the […]

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MediaCreationTool.bat: download Windows 11 ISOs and bypass system compatibility checks

MediaCreationTool.bat is a useful script for Windows to download Windows ISO images from Microsoft servers. The developer has updated the program recently; the latest release introduces support for downloading Windows 11 ISO […]

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Microsoft marks latest Windows printing issue as resolved (KB5005033)

Microsoft acknowledged another printing related issue on Windows. After installing the August 2021 patches for Windows, e.g. KB5005033 or KB5005031, some users noticed that printing was causing issues on said devices. According […]

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Windows 10 blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps by default now

Microsoft has started to turn on the Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) protection of Windows Defender in the company's Windows 10 operating system. Potentially unwanted apps "can cause your device to run slowly, […]

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Install Windows Subsystem for Linux with a single command

Windows 10 administrators who want to install WSL, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, can do so running a single command on Windows 10 versions 2004 and later. Microsoft introduced the enhancement in […]

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KB5004296 is an optional update for Windows 10 with lots of fixes

Microsoft released optional updates KB5004296 and KB5004293 for Windows 10 versions 1909, 2004, 20H2 and 21H1 today that address gaming issues and other issues in those versions of Windows 10. KB5004296, released […]

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Workaround for Windows 10 and 11 HiveNightmare Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Earlier this week, security researchers discovered a vulnerability in recent versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system that allows attackers to run code with system privileges if exploited successfully. Overly permissive Access Control […]

DirectStorage won't be a Windows 11 exclusive after all

Microsoft revealed new gaming features for its Xbox consoles back in September 2020. DirectX 12 Ultimate would be coming to the system as well as the new DirectStorage API. The API, designed […]

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Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 version 21H2 announced

Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 version 21H2, a feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, later this year. The company unveiled Windows 11 earlier this year as the next […]



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