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Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:42 am

Windows 10 users aren’t updating to the Creators Update fast enough
As you know, Microsoft earlier opened the floodgates for the Creators update this month, so users all over the world were now being prompted to update to Windows 10 version 1703. However, it hasn’t been enough. AdDuplex states that the cadence of updates has slowed down in comparison to the Anniversary Update.

While I couldn’t find any AdDuplex stats for January 2017, a glance reveals that February 2017 (7 months after the release of the Anniversary Update) 90% of users were running Windows 10 version 1607. Unless there is a massive rush of updates between now and September, there is a looming possibility that Windows 10 versions are going to get increasingly more fragmented.


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Re: Windows 10 news

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout to kick off October 17
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include a number of new security features for enterprise users. It also includes support for the Windows Mixed Reality headsets that Microsoft OEM partners like Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer and Asus are going to begin making commercially available starting October 17. The Fall Creators Update also will reintroduce the placeholders concept for OneDrive storage with OneDrive Files on Demand.

Microsoft also will be releasing another new Windows 10 edition, known as Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, simultaneously with the release of the Fall Creators Update. No upgrade pricing information is available so far, but I've heard there will be an upgrade path and fee from Windows 10 Home and/or Pro to Workstation.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update shaking up privacy settings some more
With the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is switching things around to make Windows behave more like mobile platforms: all access to these sensitive things will now require an explicit per-application opt-in, with an on-screen prompt to allow, for example, access to the camera. On installing the update, existing applications will retain their permissions, but any new apps installed from the Windows Store will require their access to be enabled.

Finally, for Windows 10 Enterprise users, Microsoft is adding a new setting that limits diagnostic data collection to the minimum required for the new Windows Analytics service. Windows Analytics helps administrators perform inventory tracking, monitor operating system and application crashes, assess system readiness for upgrades, and similar. To do this, it needs to collect some information from each machine about hardware, software, crashes, and so on. The new setting should provide all the diagnostic data that Windows Analytics needs but nothing extra.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:13 am

How to Enable Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad Drivers on Your W10 Laptop
Now, it’s possible to simply install Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad drivers on many PC laptops, which will make Windows treat the touchpad as a Precision Touchpad. This will not work on every single laptop. You may encounter problems on some laptops; it just depends on the hardware.

Many people feel the general movement and sensitivity of the Microsoft-customized Precision Touchpad experience feels better than the standard Synaptics or ELAN drivers.

You can check if your Windows 10 PC already has the Precision Touchpad drivers installed by navigating to Settings > Devices > Touchpad. If you see the “Your PC has a precision touchpad” text, you’re already using a PC with a Precision Touchpad. That means you already have the drivers, so you don’t have to do anything. Even if your touchpad doesn’t feel great, that’s a problem with the hardware—not the drivers.

If you have a “Synaptics” device, download the Synaptics driver package from Lenovo. If you have an “ELAN” device instead, download the ELAN driver from Softpedia.

Save your old driver and have a mouse on hand in case it does not work!

Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business to put more pressure on Slack
Microsoft says it has been building a new Skype infrastructure that has been “evolving rapidly,” and it will serve as the enterprise-grade service for voice, video, and meetings in Microsoft Teams. A new Skype for Business server will be available in the second half of 2018 for customers not ready to move to Teams, but Microsoft is pushing Office 365 users will to move over to Teams as the key communications client instead of relying on Skype for Business.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:46 am

Microsoft is releasing a new version of Windows 10 S for the enterprise
Microsoft said that it will be targeting the broader enterprise use case in the future, but for now, it's focused on the frontline worker. With that in mind, the firm is working on a new version of Windows 10 S that's based on Enterprise, aptly called Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode, which will be made available in spring 2018.


Internet Explorer bug leaks whatever you type in the address bar
There's a bug in the latest version of Internet Explorer that leaks the addresses, search terms, or any other text typed into the address bar.

The bug allows any currently visited website to view any text entered into the address bar as soon as the user hits enter. The technique can expose sensitive information a user didn't intend to be viewed by remote websites, including the Web address the user is about to visit. The hack can also expose search queries, since IE allows them to be typed into the address bar and then retrieved from Bing or other search services.

The flaw was disclosed Tuesday by security researcher Manuel Caballero. This proof-of-concept site shows the exploit works as described on the latest version of IE.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:24 am

M$ Office 2019 for customers who don't want to pay forever for Office 365
Office 2019 will ship in the second half of 2018, Microsoft said, with a preview version scheduled for mid-2018. The Office 2019 suite will include the standard complement of Office apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, plus server apps like Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.

Microsoft did not announce a price for Office 2019, though Amazon sells a single copy of Microsoft Home & Business for $210. Office 2019 can be installed only on a single PC. That’s important, as users who don’t have a valid Office license installed on a device can only view, not edit, documents.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:09 am

My 1511 Windows XP to 7 to 10 laptop updated to 1703 and Chrome did not work AGAIN!

One prominent fix was to type netsh winsock reset in an administrator command prompt and reboot.

Did not work for me...

Google: Windows 10 patches put Windows 7 users in danger
Google's Project Zero researcher Mateusz Jurczyk has gone into the gory details of several Windows bugs he found to illustrate that Microsoft should fix the same bugs in Windows 7 as it does in Windows 10.

Microsoft is essentially leaving clues for hackers when it patches Windows 10, but not Windows 7, argues Jurczyk.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:10 pm

My 1511 Windows XP to 7 to 10 laptop updated to 1703 and Chrome did not work AGAIN!
THIS IS THE SECOND TIME this week IT HAS INSTALLED WITHOUT EVEN ASKING!


PLUS M$ Chat REMOVED CHROME and never could reinstall it!

LIKE MICROSOFT DID NOT JUST BLOCK CHROME?

I set my WIFI to limited so that it will never upgrade again!
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Microsoft just ended support for Office 2007 and Outlook 2007 on Tuesday.
That means no more security updates, feature updates, support or technical notes for the products, which Microsoft has supported for the past decade.

Microsoft wants customers on Office 2007 to plan to migrate to Office 365 in the cloud or to upgrade to Office 2016.


Windows 10 mandatory October KB4041676 update is causing machines to BSOD
Yesterday, Microsoft released a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Creators Update, otherwise known as version 1703, which updated it to build 15063.674 as part of its Patch Tuesday update cycle - are you following? Good.

Today when people started waking up from their machines automatically updating during the night, however, they have been faced with a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) instead of the Windows 10 desktop, and unfortunately, no-one seems to know why the installations are failing, only that it relates to KB4041676, which is yesterday's update.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:29 am

Windows 10 version 1511 laptop got following updates:
2017-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x86-based Systems (KB4041689).
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 - October 2017 (KB890830).

Microsoft’s support for Windows 10 November Update (version 1511) ends today.

This is the Default Settings for Email and Browser even after Chrome asked to be set as Default:
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Had to do it manually

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023814

Why the Internet is worried that Microsoft's consumer services are doomed
Microsoft’s relationship with consumers arguably reached its zenith about 2015, when Microsoft co-developed Windows 10 with its fans as part of a multi-device strategy that included Surface tablets, third-party PCs, the HoloLens, a hopeful future for Windows phones, and more. Since then, Microsoft’s reputation has come back down to earth: Windows phones essentially died, the HoloLens disappeared, promised Windows features were delayed or cancelled, and services like Groove are ending.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:40 am

Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law
To comply with the law, the DPA says that Microsoft needs to get valid user consent: this means the company must be clearer about what data is collected and how that data is processed. The regulator also complains that the Windows 10 Creators Update doesn't always respect previously chosen settings about data collection. In the Creators Update, Microsoft introduced new, clearer wording about the data collection—though this language still wasn't explicit about what was collected and why—and it forced everyone to re-assert their privacy choices through a new settings page. In some situations, though, that page defaulted to the standard Windows options rather than defaulting to the settings previously chosen.


Windows 10, 1511 now requests that I Upgrade DAILY with no option to LEAVE IT BE! Options include LEARN MORE or REMIND LATER or UPGRADE NOW. Even setting to a Metered Connection does not stop it.
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Re: Windows 10 news

Postby burger2227 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:53 am

Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is now available
If your device isn’t on the list, then that doesn’t mean you can’t skip the line. You can manually update to the Fall Creators Update over at Microsoft’s Windows 10 site. Simply click the “update now” button and proceed with the upgrade assistant. You can also download ISO images of the final copy of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update should you want to clean install it on your PC.


Installed version 1709, Fall Creators upgrade and Chrome now works!
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Also the Default Apps settings were not changed or removed! ISO install may remove some apps...

Chrome browser updated to Version 62.0.3202.62 (Official Build) (32-bit)

New Settings page:
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review:
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is what every sequel shoots for: bigger, better, more ambitious than the original. As it rolls out in phases starting Tuesday (see Microsoft's blog post for details), our review focuses on Windows' big, risky bet on mixed reality, plus smarter investments in the pen, creative 3D apps, Edge, and even speech. A ton of practical, everyday additions won us over, including OneDrive placeholders and much longer battery life while watching movies.

Taking a page from Apple’s playbook, Microsoft has also chosen to synchronize the Fall Creators Update with new hardware introductions. The upcoming Surface Book 2, mixed-reality devices from a handful of partners, the Harman/Kardon Invoke, and the Xbox One X populate a hardware/software ecosystem that’s a cohesive whole.
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