Windows 10

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Windows 10 is a series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for retail sale on July 29, 2015.[9] Windows 10 receives new builds on an ongoing basis, which are available at no additional cost to users, in addition to additional test builds of Windows 10 which are available to Windows Insiders.  Continue reading→

How to Perform Windows Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10
BleepingComputer, October 27, 2019
If your PC is infected with persistent malware such as rootkits or especially stubborn malware, you should consider using Windows Defender Offline scan feature. This is because Windows Defender Offline is run when Windows is not started and thus the malware is not active and blocking security software.  Continue reading→

How to Make Windows 10 Pause Updates for a Period of Time
BleepingComputer, October 14, 2019
In order to service Windows 10 with improvements, bug fixes, and security updates, Microsoft releases updates every month. Unfortunately, these updates often introduce other bugs that could cause problems with the proper operation of Windows. This has led some Windows users to want to delay, or pause, the installation of new updates until they have been determined to be bug free. To do this, Microsoft lets you pause or delay Windows Updates, and here’s how:  Continue reading→

Creating Custom Windows Sandbox Configurations in Windows 10
BleepingComputer – October 14, 2019
Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) included a new feature called the Windows Sandbox that allows you to safely run applications in isolation from the rest of the operating system. In order to make it more useful for users, Microsoft allows you to create configuration files that modify the functionality of the Sandbox. In this guide we will explain how to create a configuration file and then use it to launch the Windows Sandbox.  Continue reading→

Microsoft Now Enables Windows 10 Tamper Protection By Default
BleepingComputer – October 14, 2019
Microsoft has announced today that the Windows 10 Tamper Protection security feature is now officially generally available for the Enterprise and consumers. Along with this announcement, Microsoft will be enabling this security feature on all Windows 10 devices by default.   Continue reading→

The Windows 10 Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now
WIRED – September 7, 2019
Microsoft’s operating system comes with a variety of controls and options you can modify to lock down the use of your data, from the information you share with Microsoft to the access that individual apps have to your location, camera, and microphone. Check these privacy-related settings as soon as you’ve got your Windows 10 computer set up—or now, in case you’re a longtime user who hasn’t gotten around to it yet.  Continue reading→

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Manually
Bleeping Computer – August 5, 2019

Microsoft recommends that users keep their Windows 10 installations up-to-date, and while this is a good practice for security, there are times when Windows updates can cause more harm than good. Botched updates can ruin everything, from Start menu to desktop to the Action Center and the complete operating system.
In this guide, we will explain the steps required to uninstall Windows updates that have known issues or that are causing problems on your computer. With this guide you will learn how to remove updates via Settings, Control Panel and a Command Line tool.  Continue reading→

How to Get a List of Installed Windows 10 Updates
Bleeping Computer – July 21, 2019
Windows 10 cumulative updates are released at least twice every month, and the updates include both security and non-security fixes. The monthly updates are downloaded and installed automatically in the background to provide quality improvements and important security fixes. Updates to servicing stack, security components are also installed without user’s consent.  Continue reading→

How to Manually Install Windows 10 Cumulative Updates
Bleeping Computer – July 6, 2019
For most people, Windows updates are installed automatically with little to no efforts by users. In some cases, though, Windows 10 may fail to download and install the cumulative updates (monthly updates) or Windows Defender virus definitions. If you are experiencing issues with Windows Update or you have multiple PCs, you might want to use the Windows Update Catalog to download and install Windows updates manually.  Continue reading→

Microsoft Weekly: 1903 for everyone, many a game in the cloud, and changing icons
Neowin – May 26, 2019
With another week gone, it’s time for us to take a look at just what’s taken place during the last seven days in the world of Microsoft. The May 2019 Update started rolling out at long last, it was revealed that Project xCloud technically supports 3,500 titles currently – with more on the way -, and a fair few apps have gotten icon overhauls. Of course, that’s just a small fraction of the news, so be sure to find all that, and the usual bit extra, in your Microsoft digest for the week of May 18-24.   Continue reading→

Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise
Computerworld – May 21, 2019
We’ve become used to the routine: Microsoft releases one of its twice-annual Windows 10 feature updates, often delayed due to bugs, and the world yawns. And throughout most of the six months of previews for Windows 10 version 1903, a.k.a. the May 2019 Update, it looked like it was going to be the usual routine again.
Except this time, it’s different. About six weeks before the update’s planned release, Microsoft made an unexpected late addition, one of the most meaningful features added to Windows 10 in a long time. What is that feature, and what else is important in this new update?  Continue reading→