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Microsoft Will Get Rid of Control Panel in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 27 March 2020, 17:19

Rafael Rivera, an engineer working for Microsoft, mentioned in a Twitter post that the company plans to move further Windows 10 options from the control panel to the new settings screen. Everything seems to indicate that the giant from Redmond plans to get rid of a key fragment of the old interface of its operating system.

Windows Defender May Skip Files When Scanning Due to Bug

Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2020, 17:39

Some Windows Defender users report a bug that causes some files to be skipped during the scan. For the time being, it's uncertain whether this is a real bug or a change in the way the application reports its actions.

The New Look of Windows 10 - Here's How Microsoft Celebrates its Success

Bart Swiatek, 20 March 2020, 12:11

Microsoft has released a video that boasts of the success of Windows 10 - reaching out to a billion users. The material also presents a vision of the new look of this version of „windows”.

Microsoft Shows New Start Menu and Icons in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2020, 14:00

During Windows Insider Webcast, Microsoft presented a new look of the Start menu in Windows 10, which we will see after turning off the tiles. The picture also shows changed icons.

Windows 10 on Over a Billion Devices

Bart Swiatek, 03 February 2020, 13:40

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has been installed on more than one billion active devices. It took 4.5 years to break this treshold.

German Government Will Pay for Extended Windows 7 Support

Bart Swiatek, 24 January 2020, 12:27

The German government will pay Microsoft nearly $900,000 to extend its support for Windows 7, all because officials failed to upgrade 33,000 computers to a newer version of the system before January 14 this year.

Microsoft Tests New Ads in Windows 10

Peter Doron, 22 January 2020, 13:25

The Insider program is testing another format of advertisements in Windows 10. This time it is about banners in WordPad, encouraging the use of Office Web Apps.

Microsoft Fixes Dangerous Gap in Windows 10, Detected by NSA

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 13:49

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has detected a dangerous security gap in Windows 10 and Windows Server. The exploit made it possible for PCs to be infected a virus and have sensitive data stolen. Microsoft has already eliminated the threat with an appropriate patch.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; Switch to Windows 10 for Free

Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 12:22

In January, Microsoft will officially end its support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. It is worth noting that the option of free upgrade to Windows 10 is still available, although officially it was supposed to expire in July 2016.

Windows 10 November 2019 Update is Here; Performance Improvements?

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 11:10

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 owners can now download the new Windows 10 November 2019 Update. The patch is designed to improve several important features, such as a calendar or file browser, and also to improve performance - especially on some processors.

Next Windows Update Will Speed up Our Computers

Bart Swiatek, 01 October 2019, 14:34

Another major update of Windows 10 - 19H2 - should speed up its operation on some CPUs. The software will be able to make better use of more efficient CPU cores.

Former Microsoft Employee Explains Why Windows 10 Has so Many Errors

Barth Faryna, 25 September 2019, 17:46

A former Microsoft employee, Jerry Berg, published a video in which he explains why there are more and more bugs in Windows 10 with each subsequent update, and explains the reasons for this.

The List of Problems Caused by Windows Update Grows

Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 18:11

Another patch for Windows 10 introduces several new problems instead of fixing the old issues. Users complain about problems with switching on the Action Center and network adapters that are not working.

More Than Half of PC Users are Already Using Windows 10

Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 17:50

According to the latest data, more than half of all PC users are already using Windows 10. Compared to the previous month, this is a 2% increase.

Windows 10 Slows Down After New Update KB4512941

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 September 2019, 22:02

Windows 10 has recently received an optional update. Unfortunately, it brought a serious error that slows down the computer considerably.

AMD, Nvidia and Intel Drivers Susceptible to Dangerous Attacks

Barth Faryna, 12 August 2019, 22:59

Eclypsium has been involved in online threat research for years. Their latest report, Screwed Drivers, shows something disturbing. According to its content, more than 40 drivers from at least 20 leading manufacturers are vulnerable to attacks.

Windows 10 20H1 - New Notification System and Other Changes

Bart Swiatek, 12 August 2019, 22:24

Microsoft presented a number of changes that will appear in Windows 10 with another large update, which should debut in the first quarter of 2020.

Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World

Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41

According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.

Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10

Frozen, 02 August 2019, 16:27

Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.

Microsoft Accidentally Reveals New Appearance of Windows 10 Start Menu

Bart Swiatek, 26 July 2019, 13:06

Microsoft mistakenly made an early version of Windows 10 available to testers. It contains a completely redesigned Start menu that is not based on Microsoft Live Tiles.

Windows Defender Will Become Microsoft Defender

Conrad Hazi, 22 July 2019, 11:36

It seems that Microsoft is trying to change the name of Windows Defender. As suggested in the reports, starting with the 20H1 update, it is to be called the same on all platforms - Microsoft Defender.

Microsoft Store Likely to Feature Mod Support

Paul Wozniak, 20 July 2019, 14:31

With the latest Windows 10 update, a new folder has appeared on your system that will probably be used to install mod to Microsoft applications and games.

Windows 10 Now Shows Notifications From Android

Bart Swiatek, 04 July 2019, 17:41

Your Phone app for Windows 10 has a new feature that enables it to display notifications from your smartphone on your computer screen. The program also allows you to view photos and read and write SMS.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Boosts AMD Ryzen CPU?

Bart Swiatek, 14 June 2019, 14:55

AMD boasted that the improvements made to Windows 10 in the May update made it work faster with the Ryzen series of processors. In the company's opinion, the efficiency gains are expected to reach as much as 15% in some cases.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Officially Released

Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2019, 13:48

Microsoft has completed another major update for Windows 10. May 2019 Update will now be available on users' computers. The installation can be sped up or delayed.

825 Million Devices With Windows 10

ElMundo, 13 May 2019, 12:49

Microsoft is slowly approaching the threshold of one billion active Windows 10 devices, predicted a few years ago. According to documents published by the company, the current number of devices using Windows 10 is 825 million.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Needs 32 GB of HDD Space

Adrian Werner, 29 April 2019, 12:44

The May update for Windows 10 will come with a big increase in disc space requirements. It will be necessary to find at least a dozen or so additional gigabytes.

Paint's Not Dead Yet. The App Will Remain in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 21:45

Brandon LeBlanc from Microsoft announced on Twitter that the plans to remove MS Paint from Windows 10 had been suspended. Ffor the time being, the program will remain part of the new versions of the OS.

Critical Vulnerability Detected in Windows 7 and 10

Conrad Hazi, 15 April 2019, 23:51

As it turns out, Internet Explorer 11 still has some security gaps left to surprize us.

Windows 10 Drops Safe Removal of USB Drives

Konrad Serafinski, 09 April 2019, 17:23

Did you ever happen to remove your flash drive without using the safe removal option provided by your system? If so, and if you think that this whole "safe removal" business is a waste of time, Microsoft has got you covered.

Microsoft Drops Forced Windows 10 Updates

Bart Swiatek, 05 April 2019, 18:01

Microsoft has decided to stop forcing users to update the Windows 10 OS. The latest version of the OS will hand over the control of the process to the user, enabling them to decide when to download and install new patches.

Windows 10 Gets New File Explorer?

Christian Pieniazek, 26 March 2019, 22:52

Fluent Design gradually gains a foothold in Windows 10. There are rumors that Microsoft is preparing to make changes to the appearance of yet another program - the file explorer.

Microsoft Speeds Up Games in DirectX 12

ElMundo, 24 March 2019, 00:47

Microsoft informed that the DirectX 12 API can now support a new solution, which enables video games to run more efficiently.

Windows 10 Will Introduce Update Rollback

ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 17:03

Microsoft will soon add a new function to Windows 10 - the ability to perform a rollback and restore the system to before a problematic system update was installed.

Windows 7 With DirectX 12 Support

ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 16:30

A rather surprising decision came from Microsoft – the company from Redmond has officially included Windows 7 OS into DirectX 12 API support. The effects of this decision will appear in World of Warcraft.

Latest Windows 10 Update Spoils Performance of Some Games

Christian Pieniazek, 07 March 2019, 23:40

The latest Windows 10 update, named KB4482887, not only introduces a number of improvements but also brings to some nasty new problems. One of them is the performance drop in selected titles.

XONE Games Playable on Windows 10?

Frozen, 28 February 2019, 01:16

There are many suggestions that Microsoft intends to increasingly integrate its two main platforms – the Windows 10 Operating System and the Xbox One console.

Windows 10 build 18334 Facilitates Video Gaming

Jakub Mirowski, 11 February 2019, 00:51

An early version of Windows 10 build 18334, suggests that Microsoft intends to introduce a number of facilities for video gamers that use the company’s latest OS.

Microsoft collects players' ideas for improving Windows 10

Michael Kulakowski, 20 January 2019, 13:41

Microsoft has started to collect ideas from Windows 10 users for improvements to the system that would make life easier for players. Anyone willing to do so can submit their own proposals for changes and vote for other people's suggestions.

Windows 10 will take up even more of your HDD space

Bart Swiatek, 09 January 2019, 14:00

The spring update for Windows 10 aims to improve the automatic update system by allocating additional HDD space on the user's HDD.

Microsoft tests new Windows 10 login procedures

Christian Pieniazek, 04 January 2019, 12:16

In the near future, instead of a password, Windows 10 will require you to show your finger or face.

Windows 10 is now the most popular Microsoft OS

Bart Swiatek, 02 January 2019, 12:42

NetMarketShare survey indicates that Windows 10 has become the most popular Microsoft OS.

Windows 10 and Xbox One game refunds soon in Microsoft Store

luckie, 13 April 2017, 11:54

Soon, Microsoft will make it possible for players to return Windows 10 and Xbox One games purchased in Microsoft Store, as reported by an Xbox Insider participant.

Xbox Play Anywhere to go live on September 13

luckie, 04 July 2016, 10:33

Xbox Play Anywhere is going to launch on September 13. The first games to support the cross-buy feature are ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and others.

Quantum Break confirmed for PC; crossbuy to become XONE’s platform feature

luckie, 12 February 2016, 11:28

Quantum Break is officially coming to PC and Xbox One on April 5th. Microsoft Studio is planning to make crossbuy between XONE and PC a platform feature.

Windows 10 Makes Its Market Debut

Goral, 29 July 2015, 13:55

Windows 10, the newest OS from Microsoft, has entered the market. During the first year of sales all Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users can upgrade their OSs for free.