Items tagged with Windows 10

For the past several weeks, Microsoft has been investigating why a specific Windows 10 update was slowing some PCs down to a crawl. Apparently it has finally found the issue. It also has released a new update (KB4576754) to replace the problematic (KB4559309) one that was being forced onto some PCs. The main... Read more...
If you are the type of person that simply needs to be on the bleeding edge of software releases, then we’ve got some good news for you today. Microsoft has announced that its next big update for Windows 10 is ready for release. We are of course talking about the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Build 19042.508), which... Read more...
Lenovo devices are tussling with Windows 10 and it is leading to many “blue screen of death” issues for ThinkPad devices manufactured in 2019 and 2020. Microsoft and Lenovo are working to solve the issue, but in the meantime, both companies have put out a workaround. According to Microsoft, if a Lenovo ThinkPad... Read more...
Back in early August, Microsoft and Samsung announced a partnership that expanded Your Phone functionality for Galaxy devices. Most importantly, the two announced that Samsung Galaxy devices would be able to leverage the Your Phone app to run Android apps directly in Windows 10. The only problem with the early... Read more...
A new Windows 10 Insider update approaches, huzzah! In Windows 10 Insider Update 20211, Windows is adding a search feature within the default apps menu in settings as well as the ability to access Linux files and filesystems. When setting default apps, there could be a wide number of files you can change settings... Read more...
Remember how we told you that a bug in Windows 10's built-in drive optimization tool could be crippling your solid state drive (SSD)? Well, good news folks—the latest cumulative update (this month's Patch Tuesday roll out) fixes the problem, and even if you rely on a mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) instead of an SSD... Read more...
Just last month, dissidents of Microsoft Edge wished to get rid of the browser and sought workarounds for its removal. Now, Microsoft has updated their explanation on why it cannot be regularly uninstalled. Back in June, the Chromium-flavored Microsoft Edge began its rollout to Windows users through Windows... Read more...
Imagine this—you're having a good day, your PC is running smoothly, and you decide to install a custom Windows 10 theme, but then all of a sudden things go wrong. Very wrong. As in, you find out your Microsoft account has been compromised, but how can that be? Well, it might have been that custom Windows theme you... Read more...
They say with great power comes great responsibility, and you would think Windows Defender would be incredibly responsible -- at least when it comes to security. As it turns out, however, that Windows Defender shared its “great power” in allowing its command line utility to download potentially malicious files to a... Read more...
There is a cumulative update available for Windows 10 that is packed to the rafters with bug fixes and various improvements, and most people are probably unaware it exists. That's because it is currently only available as an optional update, in preview form. These same fixes should be included in the upcoming Patch... Read more...
Microsoft is still working to stomp out some bugs in the May 2020 Update for Windows 10, some of which are still preventing it from arriving on certain PCs. Be that as it made, work continues on future builds and features. As such, Microsoft is rolling out its Windows 10 preview build 20206 to Windows Insider who are... Read more...
We have heard time and again how both next-generation game consoles will finally leverage solid state drive (SSD) storage to vastly improve game loads and virtually eliminate in-game transitions, but what about the PC space? After all, SSDs have been available to PC gamers for quite some time now. Well, good... Read more...
It's been a little over three months since Microsoft began pushing out the May 2020 Update for Windows 10, and there are still some PCs that are being blocked from receiving it. Notably, if you own a laptop with integrated LTE connectivity, you might be out of luck for the time being, as Microsoft works to resolve a... Read more...
Microsoft really wants you to upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version, delivered via the May 2020 Update. So much, in fact, that is once again pushing out its KB4023057 update, which takes a series of measures to prep your PC for the upgrade, some of which you might wish to avoid. Like resetting your network settings... Read more...
If users want to be on the cutting edge of updates for Windows 10, the Insider Update track is where you need to be. The updates typically are just being tested before a full roll out happens, and a new update to the insider ring has us intrigued. It appears that Windows 10 will be introducing a feature called Archive... Read more...
We’ve grown accustomed to hearing about Windows 10 updates causing problems for users, especially with regards to the May 2020 Update. In many regards, the May 2020 Update has been as notorious at the problem-prone October 2018 Update. One issue in particular that has been running rampant since the May 2020... Read more...
For businesses and educational institutions that have been incredibly slow with their Windows 10 upgrade cycles, we have some good news for you today. Microsoft announced that it is giving customers still running the Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) a six-month extension for support. If you recall, Microsoft... Read more...
Windows 10 enthusiasts and power users who want to get the 20H2 version of the OS on their computer will be happy to learn that Microsoft has made it available for commercial pre-release validation. Microsoft notes that Windows 10 version 20H2 is currently available for commercial customers to begin feature validation... Read more...
Microsoft is rolling right along with its continual updates to its Windows 10 operating system, and Build 20197 was released today with one key upgrade. This is the first time that Microsoft is allowing users to manage their internal and external disks/volumes from directly within the Windows 10 Settings app. The... Read more...
Microsoft has confirmed that support for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) was backported to version 1903 and version 1909 of Windows 10. Developers have worked over the last few months to bring WSL 2 to those versions of Windows 10 and did so thanks to customer feedback from users who have enjoyed using it. WSL... Read more...
For some inexplicable reason, it took Microsoft two years to finally patch a security flaw that it both knew about the whole time and was being actively exploited in the wild. That's the bad and/or curious news. The good news? It has finally been patched, with the recent cumulative Patch Tuesday update that arrived on... Read more...
Starting today, August 12th, Windows Insiders will be able to install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190. This new build includes a quality of life upgrade, better menu experiences, and bug fixes. You can get this now by forcing an update in your Windows settings if you are on the Windows Insider Dev... Read more...
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