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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:42 am

This free Windows 10 upgrade offer still works. Here's why -- and how to get it
In January 2017, I wrote a post titled "Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade." It has become the single most popular post I've ever published at ZDNet, and it still gets hundreds of thousands of pageviews every month.

In the months after that original publication, I rechecked, revised, and updated the post several times. After the first few updates, though, I ran out of old PCs to upgrade; so I tacked on a note at the end of the article, asking readers who tried this technique to use the contact form and let me know how the experience went.
Windows 10 is getting an easier way to update and install drivers
Windows 10’s next major update scheduled for release in 2020 will feature a new way to update and install optional drivers. In the changelog of Windows 10 Build 19536, Microsoft has confirmed that the firm is still working on an easier way to install drivers and monthly non-security quality update.

This feature was announced with Build 19536 and Microsoft says users will be provided with a new section in Windows Update to manage optional updates without third-party software or Device Manager.

Windows Update’s Optional Updates section will let you see all optional updates including drivers and monthly non-security updates in one place. This means you no longer need to use an app or Device Manager to update a specific driver.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:37 am

Goodbye Microsoft Edge, welcome Microsoft (Chromium) Edge
As of Wednesday, January 15, Microsoft will begin pushing its new, Chromium-based version of the Edge browser to Windows 10 Home and Pro users. We covered the beta version of Chromium-based Edge in November. The beta was still pretty raw then—but "raw" is a relative term. The new Edge project began with a complete and fully functional Web browser—Chromium—so it worked fine for browsing the Web. There were just a few rough edges as far as installing extensions, logging into them, and the like.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:10 pm

Windows 10 Search Is Broken and Shows Blank Results, How to Fix
Starting today, Windows 10 users all over the world have discovered that when they attempt to use Windows Search from the Start Menu to search for a file or application, the results just come up blank.
BING! My laptop has been running at most for 3 days.
Chrome browser needs restarted daily at least once.
Start menu hard to get to open, taskbar may not hide...
Videos do not play or stop over and over
Updates just make it worse!


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Re: Windows 10 news

Post by burger2227 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:00 am

Windows 10 KB4532693 Update Bug Hides User Data, Loads Wrong Profile
Reports are coming in that the Windows 10 KB4532693 cumulative update is loading an incorrect user profile and causing the user's desktop and Start Menu to be reset to default.

On February 11th, Microsoft released the Windows 10 v1909 and v1903 KB4532693 cumulative update as part of their February Patch Tuesday updates.

Since then, reports are starting to come in that after installing the update, some users state that their normal user profile is missing, their desktop files are missing, and everything was reset to default.
Just got this today(no restart): Security Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 (KB4524244)

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Prey theft protection monitor needed the W10 laptop removed from web site device list and

Install newest Prey Windows(XP to 10) app on PC: Prey can protect up to 3 devices free


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Device on left may not tell you when Last Seen below device. Android items will...yay Google!

I had to set the laptop to MISSING and use options to get an Activity Log about event actions later. Location of device worked...

Down to dark screen wakeup and rebooting with power button!

Security Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 (KB4524244) PULLED BY M$
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