Category Archives: Windows

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 not planning new features for current Windows phones

Original Windows 10 Mobile is officially on maintenance mode During a Q&A session with the Windows Insider team, Microsoft revealed that the ‘feature2’ branch will be the last update for current Windows phones running the 32-bit Windows 10 Mobile. After the roll out of the Creators Update this spring, the company started working on the Redstone 3 (Creators… Read More »

How to upgrade Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro

So your PC came pre-loaded with Windows 10 S and you want to install programs from outside the Store. Here’s how to upgrade your Windows 10 S machine to Windows 10 Pro. Some devices come pre-installed with Windows 10 S, which is locked to the Windows Store for apps and games. Luckily, Microsoft offers Windows 10 S devices… Read More »

6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

Windows 10 Creators Update added two display settings that make sitting in front of your laptop or PC a more pleasant experience. I’ll cover these two new display settings along with some old standbys so you can get Windows 10 ($92.99 at Amazon.com) looking its best. 1. Use the night light at night Staring at an unnaturally blue… Read More »

WannaCry attacks prompt Microsoft to release Windows updates for older versions

The new patches include updates to Windows XP. Photograph: Jeff Christensen/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 222 Alex Hern @alexhern Wednesday 14 June 2017 12.26 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 14 June 2017 12.50 BST Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations. The patches include updates to… Read More »

Windows 10 UPDATE – Microsoft planning BIG new patch full of great features

Windows 10 users will get a new Creators Update, available to download in September Testing has begun for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, ahead of a planned September 2017 release date for the big patch. Fast Ring Insider testers received the update to download in the past few days and have been trying out the new features… Read More »

Windows 10 S review: faster, simpler … and incredibly painful to use

Windows 10 S looks like any other version of Windows 10, just without traditional desktop apps. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian Windows 10 S is the latest version of Microsoft’s new and improved operating system, which is about to launch with the new Surface Laptop and a series of machines from third-party manufactures. It joins Windows 10… Read More »

What is Microsoft’s Windows 10 S and should I upgrade to Pro?

The new Windows Surface laptop comes with 10 S  CREDIT: MICROSOFT Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system designed to improve performance by limiting the programs it can run. The software can only run apps downloaded from Windows’ Store, making it Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrombook. Announced in May, the company has… Read More »

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Because Windows doesn’t make much money for Microsoft these days, the company decided, beginning in Windows 10, that snooping on users à la Google and Facebook could be profitable. But one country said enough was enough. It would stand up for its users’ “privacy.” That country? The People’s Republic of China. Cough. Didn’t see that one coming, did… Read More »

Microsoft Touts Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’ Ransomware Protections

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 “creators update” (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month’s infamous “WannaCrypt” (or “WannaCry”) ransomware outbreak. Windows 10 machines weren’t subject to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, according to Microsoft’s 13-page retrospective article, announced here. WannaCry took advantage of an exploit in Microsoft’s long-outdated Server Message… Read More »