Category Archives: Windows

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 »

How To Do A System Restore In Windows

A Windows utility, System Restore, allows you to restore your Operating System to an earlier working state, in case you encounter some issues (corruption, faulty driver…) with the current state of your PC. It’s very simple and easy to use. You can revert to the previous system state with ease if you are not satisfied with some major… Read More »

Kaspersky files antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe

Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Kaspersky contends that Microsoft is abusing its market dominance to crowd out independent anti-virus software makers, pushing Windows 10 users toward its own Windows Defender software, and creating obstacles… Read More »

Windows 8.1 and Earlier Versions Crash With New File System Bug; Microsoft Working on Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Security researchers discover new “$mft” system bug The bug can hang older Windows versions It however doesn’t affect Windows 10 users It seems there’s no end to issues related to older Windows versions as a new file system bug has been discovered that can crash PCs. The new file system bug unlike WannaCry ransomware at least won’t… Read More »