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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Here is how you download any Windows 10 version ISO from Microsoft

When you use Microsoft's official Media Creation Tool, it is the latest version of Windows 10 that you get when you use it to download a Windows 10 ISO image to the […]

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Microsoft makes it easier to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10

Microsoft has improved the installation process for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in the recent Insider Preview build 20246. Starting in this build and going forward, all it takes to install […]

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How to bypass Windows 10 Upgrade Blocks (Safeguard holds)

Windows 10 administrators may enable policies on devices to bypass upgrade blocks that prevent the device from being offered feature updates. Upgrade blocks, or Safeguard holds as Microsoft calls them, are designed […]

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New Windows 10 Manual Driver Updates process starts on November 5, 2020

Microsoft has changed driver distribution and installation processes on the company's Windows 10 operating system in recent time. The company moved the functionality to search for optional drivers from the Device Manager […]

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Get Text Suggestions as you type globally when using Windows 10

Most computer users come into contact with automatic suggestions when they type in the browser's address bar. The browser may display search term suggestions based on the user's input. Some programs may […]

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Microsoft starts the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

Microsoft announced just a moment ago that it has released the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 20H2, to the public. The update will roll out to […]

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Microsoft makes it difficult to download Microsoft Edge with Firefox and Chrome

Many Windows users use the built-in web browser of the operating system to download other browsers to their system. First it was Internet Explorer, then the classic Edge, and now the new […]

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How to disable the display of recent searches in Windows 10's Search Box

When you run a search on Windows 10, you can do so using the Start Menu or the dedicated search box if it is displayed. Both search options use the same Windows […]

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Windows 10 may soon notify you about new startup apps

Microsoft is testing a new feature in Insider Builds of its Windows 10 operating system right now that notifies the user when a new startup application is recognized by the system. When […]

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Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 device setup feature

A vanilla installation of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system may differ slightly depending on the customer's region, language selection, edition of the operating system, and whether an Internet connection is available during […]

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How to disable Bing Search in Windows 10 version 2004 and newer

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it merged the local search functionality with the digital assistant Cortana and also Bing Search. Cortana has since been revamped completely and […]

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Windows 10 gets NVM SSD drive monitoring capabilities

Future versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will monitor NVM SSD storage devices to notify users about critical conditions. Microsoft notes on a support page that Windows monitors NVM SSD drives […]

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Apps & Features (Settings) is no replacement for Programs & Features (Control Panel) in Windows 10

When Microsoft announced that it would replace the entire Control Panel with the Settings app in Windows 10, no one thought that it would take the company longer than five years to […]

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Should you install Windows 10's Optional Driver updates?

Microsoft moved driver updates in Windows 10 from the Device Manager to the Optional Updates section of the Windows Updates settings application this year after the company announced the change in 2019. […]

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Windows 10 Setup Script has a new name and is now easier to use

Remember Windows 10 Setup Script? I reviewed the PowerShell script in August 2020; it was designed to be run right after the installation of Windows 10 on a device to adjust more […]

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Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, will be released soon. Microsoft has not revealed the exact date the update will become available, but chance is very high that […]

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How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

Recently, a friend of mine asked for my help with an unusual issue. He told me that some programs on his computer had blurry text in their GUIs. This is what affected […]

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KB4577062 and KB4577069 preview updates for Windows 10 version 1809, 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has released preview updates for Windows 10 version 1809, 1903 and 1909 on September 16, 2020. The updates KB4577069 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4577062 for Windows 10 version 1903 […]

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Windows 10 Version 1903 support end is near (December 2020)

Support for the Windows 10 operating system version 1903 will end on December 8, 2020 for all supported editions. Windows 10 version 1903 was released as the first feature update for 2019 […]

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Windows 10 may soon be more helpful in regards to update blockers

If you administrate a Windows 10 device, chance is relatively high that you encountered one or multiple update blockers ever since you started using or administrating the device. Update blockers prevent updates […]

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Microsoft integrates Servicing Stack Updates in Windows 10 cumulative updates

Currently, when you are installing updates manually on a Windows 10 system or are using update management solutions such as WSUS or Configuration Manager, you may run into update installation issues if […]

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Manage Windows 10 Settings with ControlUWP

ControlUWP is a new program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage and control various Windows 10 settings. The application is developed by Builtbybel, known for the Windows 10 app manager Bloatbox, the […]

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How to fix volume keys not working on USB Keyboard in Windows 10

The volume keys on my USB keyboard stopped working out of the blue. Pressing the volume -, volume - and the mute button did not make a difference. But I was able […]

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First look at new Archive Apps feature of Windows 10

Eagle-eyed Windows 10 users who have taken a look at the latest Windows 10 Insider build already may have spotted a new feature under Apps in the Settings application. A new "Archive […]

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Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 again to enforce Windows 10 upgrades

Windows 10 users who run consumer versions of the operating system and want to stay on a particular version of Windows 10 that is not the recent version, may want to avoid […]

New features and changes in Window 10 version 20H2

Microsoft will release the next feature update for Windows 10 later this year. The update will be a smaller update similar to Windows 10 version 1909. The main benefits of this approach […]

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TLS 1.3 enabled by default in latest Windows 10 builds

Microsoft announced this week that it enabled TLS 1.3, the latest version of the security protocol, in the latest Windows 10 builds starting with build 20170.  The company notes that TLS 1.3 […]

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Optional updates KB4571748 and KB4566116 for Windows 10 released

Microsoft released the optional updates KB4571748 and KB4566116 for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903 and 1909 on August 20, 2020. The preview updates are non-security in nature and designed for testing purposes […]

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Microsoft makes it difficult to disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is the default antivirus protection on the company's Windows 10 operating system. If administrators don't install a different antivirus solution, Windows Defender Antivirus is enabled and will protect the […]

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Run Windows 10 Setup Script after installation to customize the OS

Windows 10 Setup Script is a PowerShell script designed to be run right on the first run after Windows 10 was installed and set up on a computer. The main idea behind […]

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Microsoft, why is it still not possible to move all Windows apps to another location?

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with dozens of applications included. The majority of these are Universal Windows Platform applications but some, like the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, are not. While there […]

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Microsoft extends optional updates feature in Windows 10

The release of the August 2020 security patches for Microsoft Windows operating system has brought another change that the company has been working on for a while. You may remember stories about […]

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Windows 10 to highlight new features after feature update installations

Future versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will highlight new features to the user as part of the post-upgrade experience. Current versions of Windows 10 display barely any information after upgrades […]

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Add "Run in Sandbox" options on Windows 10

Run in Sandbox is a useful PowerShell script that Windows 10 administrators may use to add options to run executable files, zip archives, and scripts, in the Windows 10 sandbox. Microsoft introduced […]

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How to show a clear logon background on Windows 10

When you sign-in to a Windows 10 device you may notice a rather odd behavior. The background image is displayed just fine when you start the device but as soon as you […]

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Windows 10 build 20185 comes with encrypted DNS settings

Microsoft published a new Windows 10 build to the Windows Insider Dev channel today that brings a number of improvements including options to configure encrypted DNS right in the Settings. DNS-over-HTTPS is […]

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Microsoft Defender flags hosts files with Microsoft server redirects as malicious

The native antivirus client of the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft Defender, has started to flag the hosts file on the system as malicious if it contains redirects for certain Microsoft servers. […]

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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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