Tag Archives: Windows

How to get the Windows 98 experience on today’s PCs

Twenty years ago Windows 98 became available for sale to the general public, yet the operating system enjoyed a mixed reputation. It brought new features and refined the concept of PNP (Plug & Play) devices which could automatically be detected by the system when connected to a USB port. However, Windows 98 was also famous for being the… Read More »

Qualcomm still serious about Windows 10 on Arm: Engineers work on ’12W’ Snapdragon 1000

Something like this … An earlier SDM850 reference design Qualcomm is seemingly working on another high-end 64-bit Arm-compatible system-on-chip for Windows 10 PCs – the Snapdragon 1000. Here’s the US chip designer’s line up so far for personal computers: the Snapdragon 835, which made its way into a few moderately overpriced and slightly lackluster touchscreen laptops; the 845 announced in December… Read More »

Got an old PC? Your time running Windows 7 may be up

Microsoft has dropped support for Windows 7 on a range of PCs dating back to turn of the millennium. PCs whose processors lack support for multimedia instructions called SSE2 will no longer receive security updates for Windows 7, Microsoft has confirmed. The issue first arose in March this year, when Microsoft issued a security update, (KB4088875), which generated a… Read More »

Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Brings Sets Overhaul, Cloud Clipboard, Dark Theme, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The latest Windows 10 Preview Insider Build 17666 is out New updates to Fluent Design have also been revealed Notepad is set to get embedded Bing search Microsoft Build 2018, the tech giant’s annual developer conference, was held on May 7-9 and brought to the public several new developments on Microsoft’s core products. A lot of those… Read More »

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: How to Download and What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 April 2018 Update can be downloaded manually right now Update brings Timeline, Focus Assist, Dictation, and more features You can download using Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool as well Microsoft on Monday began rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) to eligible Windows 10PCs and tablets. Users can expect the update to be made available… Read More »

Windows 10 Preview Shows Off Improved Screenshot Features, More Fluent Design

Microsoft has now released a fresh preview build of Windows 10 bringing new features along with it. This includes a new way of taking and editing screenshots within Windows 10, and a more fluent overall design. These updates arrive with the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17661 (RS5) to Windows Insiders members in the fast ring only. We can… Read More »

ECS LIVA Q Mini PC With Windows 10, Intel Apollo Lake Processors Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS LIVA Q comes in 4G RAM/ 32GB storage variant in India LIVA Q with Windows 10 is priced at Rs. 15,500 The mini PC weighs just 260 grams Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) has expanded its family of ultra-compact LIVA-branded PCs for consumers with a new model called the LIVA Q. It is a pocket-sized mini-pc that features… Read More »

Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and it’s easy to enable. TechCrunch reports that the… Read More »

Windows 10 tip: How to disable unwanted startup programs

Every time you start your PC, Windows checks in more than a dozen places to see if you (or, more likely, some program you installed) has specified that a program should start automatically. Those auto-start programs can run as a result of entries in the Windows registry, scheduled tasks, Group Policy settings, even the ancient Win.ini file. Most… Read More »

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Windows 7’s security rollups, the most comprehensive of the fixes it pushes out each Patch Tuesday, have almost doubled in size since Microsoft revamped the veteran operating system’s update regimen last year. According to Microsoft’s own data, what it calls the “Security Quality Monthly Rollup” (rollup from here on) grew by more than 70% within the first dozen issued… Read More »