Category Archives: Windows

Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

icrosoft’s latest batch of software updates for Windows has been blamed for a mysterious ailment befalling some poor old Epson dot-matrix printers. Reg readers let us know that, after installing this week’s Patch Tuesday payload from Redmond, their Windows boxes no longer work with Epson’s dot matrix printers (which are still a thing, apparently, especially among those working with… Read More »

Microsoft grants enterprises 6 more months of support for Windows 10 1511

Microsoft has reversed the retirement of Windows 10 version 1511, extending support for the 2015 feature upgrade by six months for commercial customers. “To help some early enterprise adopters that are still finishing their transition to Windows as a service, we will be providing a supplemental servicing package for Windows 10, version 1511, for an additional six months,… Read More »

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with settings and input improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with settings and input improvements. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes,… Read More »

Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s reviving Windows Workstations with a new cut of Windows titled “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations”. The moniker “Windows for Workstations” was used for the cut of Windows NT 3.5.1 and 4.0 intended for use as desktops for the power-hungry, as opposed to the version of Windows NT intended to power servers. Windows for Workstations was rather more… Read More »

17 Windows 10 problems – and how to fix them

Stop tearing your hair out and follow our tips Windows 10 has been hailed by many as a vast improvement over the previous generation, marrying the best features of ‘classic’ Windows with the best bits of Windows 8. However, no software is exempt from glitches, bugs and other assorted compatibility issues – least of all Windows 10. While… Read More »

What’s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update

We believe that everyone is a creator at heart and that creativity is an essential human trait. And, no matter who you are, Windows 10 is built to empower the creator in all of us. To show you some of the great new features coming in the Creators Update, we’ve got a special episode of This Week on Windows just… Read More »

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware

Amid a global wave of ransomware attacks, Microsoft is adding features to its Windows 10 software that may help keep users safe. The latest Windows 10 Preview Build released to some Windows Insiders on Wednesday has added a new feature called “controlled folders,” Microsoft says. The new feature aims to protect files from malicious apps and other threats by monitoring changes made to contents… Read More »

Windows 10 build 16215 for PC and 15222 for Mobile now available for Insiders

Microsoft is finally rolling out a new Insider Preview build today, packing a number of new features and enhancements! Today’s build is 16215 and is rolling out for PC Insiders in the Fast ring, and build 15222 for Mobile. What’s new for PC? Start & Action Center bring elements of Fluent Design Pin your favorite websites to your taskbar: Pinned sites… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15226 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring

Microsoft is today rolling out Windows 10 Mobile build 15226 from the feature2 branch for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring! As with all feature2 builds of Windows 10 Mobile, this one likely only includes bug fixes, and no notable new features. Here’s what’s new for build 15226: This build also includes all the improvements from KB4022725. We… Read More »

Microsoft reveals Windows AutoPilot management tools in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Earlier this week, Microsoft outlined some of its security enhancements for Windows 10 business customers, which it plans to introduce with the Fall Creators Update in the next few months. Today, the company announced improvements and additions on the way to its management and deployment tools as part of that update too. “Our goal with Windows 10 has always… Read More »