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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Unlock the features of Windows 10 version 20H2 right now

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2009 or Windows 10 20H2, will be a smaller update once again. The benefit of this approach is that it takes less […]

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Windows 10 version 2004 update KB4568831 released

Microsoft released a new update for the latest version of the company's Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 version 2004. KB4568831 for Windows 10 version 2004 and Windows Server version 2004 is […]

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Windows 10 Apps-killer app Bloatbox introduces handy scripts support

We reviewed the Windows 10 application Bloatbox earlier this month and found it to be an excellent app for Windows 10 administrators who like to remove some or even most of the […]

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OfflineInsiderEnroll: Become a Windows 10 Insider without a Microsoft Account

Anyone can join the Windows 10 Insider program to change the channel of a Windows 10 system from Stable to one of the available test channels. All Windows 10 Insider channels provide […]

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Windows 10 Telemetry: new control option for Enterprise customers launches

Microsoft announced the public preview of a new Telemetry controlling option for Enterprise customers on July 23, 2020. Telemetry date, Microsoft prefers the term diagnostic data due to the negative connotation of […]

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Microsoft installs Windows 10 version 2004 on more devices automatically

The rollout of Windows 10 version 2004, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system at the time of writing, has reached a new phase as of July 22, 2020. The company revealed […]

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Download individual Microsoft Windows files (exe, dll, sys) from Microsoft with Winbindex

Winbindex is a new web service designed to provide users with options to download (some) binary files in different versions from Microsoft servers. The service focuses on some file types, e.g. .exe, […]

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Bloatbox assists you in removing Windows Apps including some system apps

Mirinsoft, creator of the now deprecated Windows privacy tool Debotnet and its successor Spydish, published the first version of a new tool called Bloatbox recently. Bloatbox was initially designed as an extension […]

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Windows 10X may not support Win32 programs through virtualization

Microsoft's upcoming new edition of Windows 10, called Windows 10X, may not support Win32 programs through virtualization; only web applications or UWP applications may be supported locally. The company revealed plans to […]

Windows 10 version 2004 may show "no Internet" even though there is Internet access

Microsoft's latest feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004, has had its fair share of issues already. The situation has not been as bad as before -- Windows 10 version […]

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First look at Stardock Curtains

Stardock Curtains is the latest software program for Windows 10 by Stardock, a company known for tools such as the start menu replacement Start10, the desktop unclutterer Fences, or the tab-to-windows-adder Groupy. […]

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Microsoft appears to have fixed the Recovery Partition hell in Windows 10

Windows 10 users who perform a fresh install of the operating system won't run into issues related to the creation of Recovery Partitions on the operating system anymore starting Windows 10 version […]

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A look at the Amazon Prime Video app for Windows 10

Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video for Windows application this month officially for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 users may download the application from the Microsoft Store and use it […]

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Auto Dark Mode 3.0 for Windows introduces theme switching support and more

Auto Dark Mode 3.0 is a new version of the open source Windows program that automates the switching between light and dark modes in the operating system. We reviewed the program, then […]

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System Control Panel applet redirects to Settings app in latest Windows 10 build

Microsoft released a new Insider build to the Fast Ring last week that introduced the redesigned Start Menu to testers. Another change highlighted in the official Windows Experience blog post describes how […]

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Windows 10 version 2004: OneDrive cannot connect to Windows issue

Some devices with the newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004, experience issues with Microsoft's OneDrive file synchronization service that is baked into the system. Microsoft confirmed the issue on […]

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Why you may want to enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a new graphics feature in Windows 10 version 2004; called Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling, it is designed to improve GPU scheduling and thus performance when running applications and games that […]

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Latest Windows 10 Insider build features the redesigned Start menu

Microsoft released a new preview build of Windows 10 to the Insider channel on July 1, 2020. The new build features the previously announced redesign of the Windows 10 Start menu. The […]

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Critical Windows Codecs security issue affects Windows 10 and Server

Microsoft published details about two recently discovered security issues in Windows Codec that affect Windows 10 client and server versions. The issues were found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, more precisely […]

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Latest Spydish can now prevent the installation of major Windows 10 updates

The latest version of the Windows application Spydish introduces support for preventing Windows Update to offer and install new feature updates on the device. Spydish is a relatively new program for Windows […]

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You can now set the target Windows 10 version in professional editions

Microsoft removed the option to defer feature updates in the Settings application in Windows 10 version 2004 for professional versions of the operating system. The option was never there to begin with […]

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Microsoft removes Setting to defer feature updates from Windows 10 version 2004

Windows 10 administrators who upgraded devices to the latest feature update for the operating system, Windows 10 version 2004, may have noticed that the option to defer updates is no longer present […]

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Add a forced reboot bug to the list of recent Windows 10 issues

Microsoft confirmed yet another bug for recent versions of its Windows 10 operating system. The bug may lead to forced reboots on affected systems and is the latest in a series of […]

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Microsoft starts to enforce feature updates on Windows 10 version 1809

Devices that run Windows 10 version 1809 will soon be upgraded to a newer version of Microsoft's operating system according to release information on Microsoft's Docs website. Microsoft releases two feature updates […]

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Microsoft releases out-of-band update to fix Windows 10 printing issues

Microsoft acknowledged several bugs in Windows earlier this week. One of the issues affected printing on some devices and the company stated that it was investigating the issue at the time of […]

Delivery of optional non-security updates for Windows 10 and Server to resume in July

Microsoft paused the release of so-called "C" and "D" updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server in March 2020 because of the global pandemic caused by the Coronovirus. The company plans to […]

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Windows 10 20H2 update later this year will be minor

Microsoft revealed yesterday that the next feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system will be called Windows 10 20H2 and that it will be a minor update just like Windows […]

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Windows 10 version 2004: Fresh Start is not gone, it is just somewhere else

Some Windows 10 users noticed that the operating system's Fresh Start option was not there anymore after the upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004. The company introduced Fresh Start back in 2016 […]

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Microsoft switches Windows Insider rings to channels to focus on quality

Microsoft Principal Program Manager Lead Amanda Langowski announced a change in the structuring of Windows Insider releases on the official Windows Experience blog yesterday. Microsoft introduced a ring model for Windows Insiders […]

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Some Chrome users are getting signed out automatically on Windows 10 version 2004

Some Google Chrome users who use the browser on a device running Windows 10 version 2004 are reporting that they are getting signed out of their Google account and other accounts automatically. […]

New bugs in Windows 10 version 2004 confirmed

Microsoft confirmed two new bugs that affect the recently released feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004 (also known as the May 2020 Update). Another bug has been resolved. Windows […]

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Administrative Templates (admx) for Windows 10 May 2020 Update released

Microsoft has published the administrative templates for Windows 10 version 2004, the new feature update for Windows 10 that Microsoft released last month to the public. Professional versions of Windows 10 come […]

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Windows privacy tool O&O ShutUp10 is ready for Windows 10 version 2004

O&O ShutUp10 is a long-standing privacy tool for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The initial version of the program was released in 2015, our first review dates back to 2017 and we […]

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USB Printer is missing on Windows 10 version 1903 and later (with workaround)

If you run a device with Windows 10 version 1903 or later, e.g. Windows 10 version 2004, and use an USB printer, you may notice that the printer is sometimes missing when […]

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Dell and Lenovo publish list of tested devices compatible with Windows 10 version 2004

How do you find out if a particular device is compatible with Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004 or the May 2020 update? While you could give it […]

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How to block the new Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft started the rollout of the new Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium via Windows Update this week. It is pushed to Windows 10 devices using Windows Update, but […]

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Here is how you disable Cortana from autostarting with Windows 10 version 2004

Microsoft released Windows 10 version 2004, a new feature update for the operating system recently. One of the changes of the release was that the company switched from integrating Cortana natively in […]

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Spydish: quickly check Windows 10 Group Policy privacy settings

Spydish is a tiny program for Windows 10 by the developer of Debotnet and SharpApp designed to provide a quick overview of important Group Policy privacy settings. The privacy tool has been […]

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Removed and Deprecated features of Windows 10 version 2004

Microsoft released the new feature update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 May 2020 update, also known as Windows 10 version 2004, to the public this week. The new version is being […]

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Microsoft extends Graphics Driver evaluations (to improve driver quality)

Graphics drivers are a common cause for crashes and other issues on Windows systems. Microsoft uses a system that evaluates graphics drivers, e.g. by measuring crashes and hangs in games, to determine […]


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