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Windows 10 Runs Faster on Mac Than Microsoft's Own Surface Pro X

Bart Swiatek, today, 13:28

Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5 benchmarks prove that the dedicated ARM version of Windows 10 works very well on a Mac equipped with an M1 processor developed by Apple. The hardware performs better than the Surface X Pro from Microsoft.

Try Out 35 Year Old Windows Build In Emulator

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 11:38

Windows 1.0 is over 35 years old. The emulator developed by developers on the initiative of PCJs Machines enables us to check its appearance and functions.

End of Support for Windows 10 1903 as Microsoft Forces Us to Update

Bart Swiatek, 09 November 2020, 16:23

Microsoft plans to end its support for the older version of Windows 10, numbered 1903. Therefore, the process of automatic updates has started on the computers of users who have so far delayed the installation of the patch.

Windows 10++ Brings Big Changes to Windows 10

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 November 2020, 22:32

We got some information about another major update for Windows 10. The update (known as „Cobalt”, but also as „Windows 10++”) will introduce, among other things, significant changes in the interface of Microsoft's operating system.

Windows 10 Update Removes Adobe Flash

Sodar, 29 October 2020, 19:01

Microsoft is breaking up with Adobe Flash. The latest update, KB4577586, removes this plug-in from the system irrevocably. Support for this technology will expire by the end of the year.

Windows 10 20H2 Update Available

mikos, 21 October 2020, 19:33

We can now download the latest Windows 10 update, marked 20H2. Here's what the October update brought and how to download it.

Epic Games Inspires Microsoft to Add New Rules to Windows Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 October 2020, 20:13

Microsoft has introduced new rules for its store. The rules are designed to give creators freedom of choice and promote fairness and innovation. The changes do not apply to the Xbox Store.

Windows 10 Will Warn of SSD Malfunction

Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2020, 12:58

In the next major update, Windows 10 will receive a tool that will enable the users to monitor the status of their SSDs and determine their expected time of operation.

Windows 10 With New Task Manager for Gamers

Bart Swiatek, 01 October 2020, 16:34

Xbox Insider is testing a new version of Xbox Game Bar application. It contains a widget offering similar capabilities to the Task Manager.

Bitdefender Blocked Windows 10 Update as Potential Threat

Sodar, 10 September 2020, 17:34

Users of the Bitdefender antivirus software may have a small „problem” with the latest Windows 10 update. Security software claims there is a virus in Microsoft;s latest update.

Security Gap in Windows Defender Allows for Downloading Viruses From the Web

Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 14:29

The Microsoft Defender antivirus program - formerly Windows Defender - received a feature in July that can be used by the user to download viruses from the web. The vulnerability is not dangerous for most computer users, but in some situations it can be used to infect the system with malware.

Windows 10 May Damage SSDs

mikos, 28 August 2020, 20:23

Microsoft is trying to get rid of an error that can cause SSDs to wear out faster.

Here's Windows 10 20H2 Update in a Nutshell

mikos, 28 August 2020, 18:24

The 20H2 update for Windows 10, which is to be released in the near future, will bring improvements and news.

Microsoft Just Made Disabling Windows Defender Harder

Bart Swiatek, 20 August 2020, 19:38

Microsoft has made changes to the Windows Defender antivirus program that make it difficult to switch it off permanently on a computer with Windows 10.

Windows 10 and New Settings for „Power Users”

Paul Wozniak, 13 August 2020, 19:46

Windows Insider participants now have much easier access to settings that enable them to choose the default GPU for all applications when using SLI or CrossFire technology. This option will also be available for public versions of Microsoft's OS.

Windows 10 and Windows 7 - Situation After 5 Years

Bart Swiatek, 31 July 2020, 12:44

Windows 10 recently celebrated its fifth birthday. After several years on the market, the latest version of Microsoft's OS definitely dominates in numbers over Windows 7, not to mention the older editions.

Over 90% of Windows 10 Users Use Old Version of the System

Sodar, 02 July 2020, 18:44

It turns out that the May update of Windows 10 (build 2004) has reached a small number of users. Most of them still use older versions of Microsoft's system from last year.

Windows 10 Update Improves Performance of Some Gaming PCs

Michael Kulakowski, 30 June 2020, 22:02

The May Windows 10 update, which has still not been made available to all system users, has a new feature. In theory, it will even provide a 10% increase in PC performance in some games.

Microsoft Enables Free Data Recovery in Windows 10

mikos, 30 June 2020, 14:04

Microsoft offers its own solution for recovering deleted files in Windows 10. For free.

Microsoft Edge Imports Data From Firefox Without User Consent

Smoczy, 24 June 2020, 18:16

More and more dissatisfied users say that Microsoft Edge imports data from other browsers without their knowledge.

Windows 10 Update Causes Problems With Printing

Sodar, 15 June 2020, 14:34

Windows 10 update from June 9 may cause problems on some computers, which mainly take the form of issues with printing.

Windows 10 2004 Update Goes Live

Smoczy, 28 May 2020, 15:10

Windows 10 has received the long-awaited 2004 update, introducing many changes and, although minor, they make the new version worth considering.

Edge Chromium Will Soon Become Default Browser on Windows 10

Kuszu, 20 May 2020, 13:15

During yesterday's Build 2020 conference Microsoft announced changes that will be introduced in the new Edge browser in the next few months. Users installing Windows 10 will automatically get an edition of the browser based on Chromium engine.

MacBook Air 2020 Screen Works Better on Windows

Smoczy, 11 May 2020, 13:17

The new MacBook Air can give your screen a much stronger backlight when using Windows. What is the difference between the two systems?

20H1 Update for Windows 10 will be Available From May 26

Conrad Hazi, 09 May 2020, 16:35

Microsoft has announced that the latest patch for Windows 10 - marked 20H1 - will be available to the public from May 26. It introduces, among other things, DirectX 12 Ultimate support and changes to Xbox Game Bar.

Windows 10: Game Mode May Cause Performance Drops

Smoczy, 07 May 2020, 14:52

Users report that the game mode implemented in Windows 10, instead of optimizing gameplay, leads to performance degradation.

Windows 10 May Update Will Speed up Your PC

Sodar, 29 April 2020, 12:35

Microsoft is about to release the May 2020 update, which will increase the speed of Windows 10 for some users.

Windows 10 - New Update and Enhanced Data Cleaning

Smoczy, 10 April 2020, 15:41

Insider's users have been given an insight into the upcoming Windows 10 updates. One of them should appear next month, and Microsoft plans to implement interesting novelties in the following months.

Facebook Announces New Messenger With Video Calls for Windows and macOS

Laty, 03 April 2020, 12:36

Today, Facebook released the Messenger application for desktops and laptops. The new version of the app is designed to facilitate video contact with family and friends and improve remote working.

Microsoft Reveals News Bar - Headlines on Windows Desktop

Smoczy, 31 March 2020, 19:25

Microsoft Store has launched the News Bar for Windows 10 - a tool that can provide us with the most interesting information from the world in the form of a bar.

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.

Microsoft is Trying to Plug a Critical Security Gap in All Windows

Laty, 25 March 2020, 11:22

Microsoft warns its users against malware that could infect their computers. The company is already working on an appropriate patch, which is a priority for the programmers.

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.

Windows 7 Will Retain Support From Antivirus Software

Bart Swiatek, 30 January 2020, 12:02

AV-Test experts have prepared a report on antivirus programs that will continue to work with Windows 7 - despite the end of Microsoft's support for W7, which happened just over two weeks ago.

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.

Millions of Microsoft's Customer Data Records Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 23 January 2020, 14:34

The end of 2019 must have been really unpleasant for Microsoft. It turned out that due to a security error in the database, more than 250 million records with user information were publicly available. The gap was patched up immediately after detection.

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.

Today, Microsoft Ends Support of Windows 7

Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 11:29

Microsoft is officially terminating its support for Windows 7. The software will not receive any patches (even the critical, security-related ones), and its users will not be able to count on the support of the company's technical department.

Google Chrome Will Continue to be Supported on Windows 7

Paul Wozniak, 12 January 2020, 19:11

Google has assured that Chrome web browser will continue to receive updates on Windows 7. The company wants to support the application for at least 18 months after Microsoft abandons the system.

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 7 Support Ends - Another Reminder of System's Imminent Death

Czarus, 11 December 2019, 13:14

Microsoft's support for Windows 7 is coming to an end. This is best known to the owners of this system, who have been receiving relevant messages since April. However, this is not the end, because another, this time full screen, notification will soon appear on PCs still running the „Seven”.

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.

Windows 10: Game Bar Gets FPS Counter

Konrad Serafinski, 24 October 2019, 11:52

Microsoft has made a few improvements to the Game Bar. After the October update, the bar will show, among other things, the frame rate counter and Xbox achievements.

Microsoft Sues Store With Cheap Windows and Office Licence Keys

Laty, 21 October 2019, 16:09

Microsoft has taken legal action against Cologne-based Lizengo, which sells Windows and Office licence keys through gift cards in Edeka, one of the largest supermarket chains in Germany. Prices of the cards have raised suspicions about the origin of the keys.

Not Just Windows 7 - Microsoft Ends Support for Office 2010

Laty, 17 October 2019, 14:04

Each Microsoft product has a specific support cycle during which the company implements new features, fixes errors, and ensures user safety. For Office 2010 this support will end on October 13, 2020.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; OS is Targeted by Hackers

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2019, 11:50

According to Webroot experts' analysis, Windows 7 is becoming a target for hackers more than twice as often as the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.