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 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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Windows 10 version 2004 is here, and it has lots of issues

Microsoft released Windows 10 version 2004, also known as the May 2020 Update. The new feature update for Microsoft's Windows operating system is available for systems running Windows 10 version 1903 or […]

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update

Microsoft plans to release the Windows 10 May 2020 (Windows 10 version 2004) update in the coming days. The new feature update for Windows 10 will be rolled out over time to […]

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Winstall is a (web) GUI for Windows Package Manager (winget)

Microsoft unveiled the open source Windows Package Manager during the virtual Build 2020 conference this week. The command line program allows administrators and users to download, install and manage software applications. It […]

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0

Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it was working on an open source terminal application for Windows which it called Windows Terminal. The company released the first preview of Windows Terminal in […]

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Microsoft PowerToys 0.18 with Keyboard Manager and Application Launcher released

Microsoft released a new version of the company's open source re-imagination of PowerToys for its Windows operating system. PowerToys 0.18.0 adds two new tools, a keyboard manager and an application launcher, to […]

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First look at the Windows Package Manager

Microsoft released a preview of the Windows Package Manager today during the virtual Build 2020 conference. Windows administrators may use it to install first-party and third-party programs such as 7-Zip, KeePass, Arduino […]

Microsoft wants to unify UWP and Win32 with Project Reunion

Microsoft's virtual Build 2020 conference started today and one of the major announcements that Microsoft made today unveiled Project Reunion officially. Project Reunion is Microsoft's attempt at bringing Win32 programs and UWP […]

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How to enable and test DNS over HTTPS on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft revealed plans to integrate DNS over HTTPS in Windows 10 in November 2019. DNS over HTTPS encrypts DNS lookups to improve privacy, security and reliability of the connection. Most devices that […]

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Mirinsoft focuses development on SharpApp, phases out Debotnet

Mirinsoft released its Debotnet Windows tweaking application in December 2019. The application provided administrators with options to deal with many of the annoyances of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, from removing applications, […]

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Windows 10 version 2004: no 32-bit versions on new PCs anymore

Microsoft plans to release the new feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 version 2004, in May 2020. OEMs have received the new version ahead of time to […]

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Surface Go 2 announced: you need to have the right expectation

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go 2 device yesterday. The ultra-portable Windows 10 device is the successor of the Surface Go, a laptop that I bought some time ago. Since I own and […]

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Windows Service Auditor: audit and track services on Windows

Windows Service Auditor is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to track and audit services on the machine it is run on. The application offers assistance to system administrators who […]

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Windows 10 version 2004 will arrive later - Windows 10 20H2 will be a minor update (Rumor)

Filed under rumor because Microsoft has not confirmed any of this officially. It appears that Microsoft has postponed the upcoming release of the next feature update for Windows 10, version 2004. According […]

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Microsoft releases KB4550945 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for the company's Windows 10 operating system. KB4550945 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 brings the builds of the two versions of Windows 10 to […]

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Microsoft plans to improve Default Apps management on Windows 10

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Build on Wednesday that brought the build number to 19608. One of the changes in the build improves the default apps experience according to Microsoft. […]

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Windows 10 version 1809 support extended to November 2020

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system yesterday on the April 2020 Patch Tuesday. If you are still using devices that run Windows 10 version […]

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The next Windows 10 feature update is called the May 2020 Update

The next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will likely be called the May 2020 Update. Microsoft has had the habit of changing feature update names frequently for its Windows […]

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Windows 10 PowerToys 0.16 update introduces new tools

Microsoft revived the classic PowerToys application some time ago; it created a modern version of PowerToys, made it open source, and has released updates regularly since then. PowerToys 0.16.0 is the latest […]

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Latest Debotnet Windows 10 Tweaker gets debloating scripts

We have the Windows tweaker Debotnet several times before on Ghacks. It is a relatively new program that was released to the public in 2019 for the first time. Back then, it […]

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Windows 10 has a new network connectivity issue

Windows users who run recent (and not so recent) versions of Windows 10  may have noticed network connectivity issues recently. Microsoft acknowledged a new issue for all supported versions of Windows 10 […]

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Latest Debotnet release introduces cool new features

Mirinsoft released a new version of the company's Debotnet application to tweak Windows to the public yesterday.  We reviewed Debotnet in late 2019 when it was released initially and then again last […]

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Microsoft extends Windows 10 version 1709 support because of Coronavirus

Microsoft announced yesterday that support for the company's Windows 10 version 1709 operating system has been extended by six months so that it is supported until October 13, 2020. Enterprise, Education and […]

Windows 10 updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333

Microsoft releases Windows 10 updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333

Microsoft released so-called C-D Week updates for older versions of the company's operating system Windows 10 on March 17, 2020. The updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333  are considered preview updates and […]

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Windows 10 version 2004: better Reserved Storage management

Microsoft introduced Reserved Storage in Windows 10 version 1903. Reserved Storage reserves storage for the operating system that is used exclusively for system updates, temporary files and other system activities. The main […]

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Windows 10 drivers will be rolled out gradually

Microsoft started to work on improving how drivers are pushed via the Windows 10 operating system's automatic update features. Windows 10 includes functionality to distribute drivers to user systems, e.g. when a […]

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Here is the fix for the Windows 10 error "A driver can't load on this device"

Some Windows 10 users may get the error message "A driver can't load on this device" currently that may prevent devices from working properly on the device. Windows 10 may throw the […]

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Microsoft will change Diagnostic Data (Telemetry) Naming in Windows 10

Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 10 Insider channel recently which brings the build number to 19577. The accompanying blog post highlights the changes in that version and the very […]

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Microsoft changes its Cortana strategy, drops features

Microsoft announced plans yesterday to change the digital assistant Cortana into a tool that is focused on "productivity" and more closely aligned with the company's vision for Microsoft 365. Cortana, which Microsoft […]

KB4535996 windows 10 1903 1909

Microsoft releases KB4535996 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has released a new (optional) cumulative update for the company's Windows 10 operating system versions 1903 and 1909. KB4535996 is available as an optional update via Windows Update, via Windows Server […]

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Rumor: Microsoft preparing to remove Live Tiles from Windows 10

A Windows Latest report suggests that Microsoft may be in the process of removing Live Tiles from the company's Windows 10 operating system. Live Tiles was one of the key features of […]

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Windows 10 version 1809 will reach end of support in May 2020

Microsoft dropped support for the popular Windows 7 operating system as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 in January 2020 except for business and Enterprise customers who pay the company for extended […]

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Microsoft pulls the security update KB4524244 for Windows 10

Microsoft published a standalone security update for Windows 10, KB4524244, on the February 2020 Patch Tuesday. The security update addressed "an issue in which a third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot […]

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Another nail in the coffin: Microsoft ends its UWP monetization network

When Microsoft first launched the Windows Store, now known as Microsoft Store, it had big plans for it. It wanted to create a central repository for applications for Windows, that were limited […]

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German Data Protection Agency: Windows 10 1909 Enterprise Telemetry can be fully disabled

Telemetry has been a hot topic ever since Microsoft released the first version of the company's Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft decided to integrate the collecting of data deeply into the operating […]

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Intel Microcode Updates for Windows 10

Microsoft has released Intel Microcode Updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft revised the support page on January 30, 2020. The update brings support for additional […]

KB4532695 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 fixes File Explorer Search issue

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4532695 for the company's Windows 10 operating system that fixes several issues including the File Explorer Search issue. The update is available for Windows 10 version 1903 […]


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