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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019. The company released preview updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 […]

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Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet

Today, in our Windows 10 beginner's guide series, we'll be looking at how to block Windows programs from accessing the internet. Tip: check out some of the previous parts of the series, […]

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Microsoft adds a text cursor indicator to Windows 10

Where is that cursor? Have you ever asked yourself that question or similar questions? All recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system support an option to highlight the cursor when you […]

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Microsoft enables Tamper Protection on Windows 10 for all Home users

Microsoft unveiled a new security feature called Tamper Protection for the company's Windows Defender Antivirus solution in December 2018. Tamper Protection, as the name suggests, protects certain security features from tampering. One […]

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Microsoft acknowledges Windows 10 Start Menu issue on Answers forum

Some Windows 10 users reported issues with the Windows 10 Start Menu after installing the KB4517389  on computer systems running the operating system. Microsoft released the cumulative update for Windows 10 version […]

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Windows 10 version 1909: new and changed features

Microsoft has yet to reveal the release date for Windows 10 version 1909, a new feature update for Windows 10 that does not have many of the characteristics of a feature update. […]

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How to create a local account in Windows 10 1909 if the option is not available

Options to create an offline account or a Microsoft account are presented to administrators and users who set up a Windows 10 PC. Microsoft prioritizes the Microsoft account option heavily during first […]

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Report: Microsoft makes it difficult to create local accounts in Windows 10

Windows admins have options to create local or Microsoft Accounts when it comes to the operating system. The initial setup after installation pushes the Microsoft Account option but it was possible up […]

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Microsoft: Windows 10 version 1903 is ready for broad deployment

Windows 10 version 1903, the soon-to-be-replaced latest feature update version of Windows 10, has been declared "ready for broad deployment" by Microsoft. The news comes in form of  a new paragraph added […]

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Disable Windows 10 Game Bar tips and notifications

The Game Bar feature of the Windows 10 operating system has come a long way since first bits of the feature were introduced in earlier versions of the operating system. Game Bar, […]

Microsoft explains how machine learning improves the Windows 10 update experience

Microsoft changed update testing significantly in recent time. Previously, it relied much on teams of testers and "real" hardware tests, but that shifted to test automation, tests on Windows Insider computer systems, […]

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Microsoft releases KB4517211 for Windows 10 version 1903

It took Microsoft several days longer, but not as long as expected, to release the second cumulative update of September 2019 for Windows 10 version 1903. The company published cumulative updates for […]

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Windows 10: Second batch of September 2019 updates available

Microsoft released the second batch of updates for most supported versions of the company's Windows operating system on September 24, 2019. The company released security updates for all supported versions of Windows […]

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Former Microsoft Employee explains why bugs in Windows updates increased

Has the number of bugs in Windows updates increased in the past couple of years? If so, what is the reason for the increase in bugs? That's the question that former Microsoft […]

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What is devicecensus.exe on Windows 10 and why does it need Internet connectivity?

If you are using a firewall on your Windows 10 PCs and have configured the protective layer to inform you about new processes that try to establish outbound connections, you may have […]

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Microsoft restores Optional Updates listing in Windows 10 version 20H1

Microsoft plans to restore optional updates listings in the next major feature update of Windows 10 that the company plans to release in May 2020. The company removed the practical optional update […]

Windows 10 version 1903: list of known issues increases

If you have followed the development of the Windows 10 versions 1809 and 1903, you know that both versions were plagued by lots of bugs. Microsoft had to pull version 1809 shortly […]

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How to download and install an earlier version of Windows 10

Microsoft maintains support for several versions of its Windows 10 operating system for Home users and even more versions for Enterprise customers. While it is often a good idea to upgrade or […]