Tag Archives | windows 10

disk cleanup

If you are a regular here you know that you can free up a lot of disk space after the installation of a new Windows update. Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 this week. Windows keeps a copy of the old operating system ready after feature updates, mainly to make it easier […]


Microsoft's Creators Update pushed 3D applications to the operating system, and the follow up update Fall Creators Update seems to have pushed even more 3D related content. While this may appeal to some users, I cannot see this as being a feature that is attractive to most desktop PC users. If you open File Explorer […]


sfc scannow

When I tried to install the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 device using Windows Update, I was greeted with a "Your PC ran into a problem" bluescreen message highlighting the stop code Memory Management. The error happened during the installation of a feature update, but reports on the Internet […]


couldnotinstall

Whenever updates for Windows are released, reports about issues with these updates are usually posted soon thereafter to forums and social media sites. This is true more so for big updates or upgrades, but even a small update can cause all kinds of issues. Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update this week, and reports are […]


kb4043961

Microsoft released the update KB4043961 for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update yesterday to address issues in the new version of Windows 10. The new Windows 10 version 1709 has been released yesterday, and while the roll out will take months, a first update for the operating system has been released already. Tip: read this […]


oo shutup10-fall creators update windows 10

The most recent version of the privacy tool for Windows 10 O&O ShutUp10 is fully compatible with Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that the company will release later today. It is a good idea usually to verify that preferences, installed applications and programs, and files, were not changed or removed during updates, and especially […]


onedrive files on-demand

Microsoft released the Creators Update for Windows 10 six months ago, and will release the Fall Creators Update for the operating system today (on October 17, 2017). The name implies that it is a follow up update of the Creators Update, and likely a scheme that Microsoft will make use of in the coming years […]


dutch dpa windows 10 privacy

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) released a report on October 13, 2017 in which it claimed that Microsoft breaches Dutch data protection laws with the company's Windows 10 operating system. The Dutch DPA states in the report that it found multiple privacy violations in regards to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Key concerns […]


windows 10 startup apps

While Microsoft is preparing to release the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Windows 10 devices worldwide next week, work on the coming version of Windows 10 began some time ago already. The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17017 comes with some new features already that will likely make it in the first feature […]


align icons to grid

The most recent versions of Windows 10 -- including the upcoming Fall Creators Update version -- have a bug that impacts the moving of icons on the desktop. When you try to move an icon to the very left side of the desktop, you may notice that it jumps right back to its original location […]


group policy defer fall creators update

Microsoft will release the Fall Creators Update for the company's Windows 10 operating system on October 17, 2017. The rollout of the update begins on that date but it may take months before the update is offered to all devices running a previous version of Windows 10. Admins may download the update manually, either through […]


windows 10 ogg theora vorbis support

Future versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Edge will support the open formats Ogg, Vorbis and Theora. The news comes from the Microsoft Edge development platform status page which lists all three formats as in development in Edge and the desktop, and other platforms Microsoft supports with Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is […]


win10 initial setup script

Windows 10 Initial Setup Script is a PowerShell script that you may run on Windows 10 devices to make all kinds of post-setup changes to the operating system. While it is designed for post-setup operation, it can also be useful after bigger operating system updates that sometimes make changes to the configuration. The script itself […]


windows 10 fall creators update privacy setup

Marisa Rogers, WDG Privacy Officer, revealed several privacy improvements that are coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on the Windows Experience blog today. The Fall Creators Update will be released officially on October 17th, 2017. Microsoft plans to roll out it gradually just like it has done with previous Windows 10 updates. While […]


windows 10 dominator

Windows 10 Dominator is another entry in the ever growing list of privacy applications for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Privacy tools serve two purposes: make it easier to modify settings to improve privacy, and make available settings that are not that easy to change. The first reason is pretty much self-explanatory, the second may […]