Starting with Windows 10 Insider Build 14901, Microsoft would be sending out new notifications within File Explorer to educate users about Windows 10’s features. Here is how the notifications would look like.
If you’re not going to use the new features (Cortana integration, Ink) of the modern Sticky Notes app, you can get the classic desktop version (StickNot.exe) after upgrading to the Windows 10 anniversary update (v1607) build.
If the C:\Windows.old…Windows\System32 directory is still intact, simply copy “StikyNot.exe” to your Windows\System32 folder and create a shortcut to it on your desktop. The program still works in Windows 10 version 1607.
Over time, you may have given permissions for a number of third-party applications or services to access your Microsoft account information. If you no longer use some of those apps or services, here is how to revoke Microsoft account info access rights for those apps.
Open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R on your keyboard, typing “regedit” into the box, and pressing Enter. Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:
If you don’t see a “Windows Search” key (folder) below the Windows folder, right-click the Windows folder and select New > Key. Name it “Windows Search”.
Right-click the “Windows Search” key (folder) in the left pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the value “AllowCortana”. Double-click it and set the value to “0”.
To undo your change and restore Cortana in the future, you can just return here, locate the “AllowCortana” value, and set it to “1”.
You can now close the registry editor. You’ll have to sign out and sign back in or restart your computer before the change takes effect.
The free Windows 10 license you receive is tied to your PC’s hardware. You’re still allowed to use Windows 10 on that same PC even after changing its hardware. Activating that license is easier than ever in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update.
The free upgrade offer is simple. To get Windows 10, you’ll just have to visit the “Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies” page and download the upgrade tool. Like the previous free upgrade offer, this only works if your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. (If you’re using Windows 8, you can get a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 and then upgrade to Windows 10.)
Microsoft says a fix is in the works, offers temporary workaround that isn't very feasible
After a lot of anecdotal reports, Microsoft acknowledged there is a problem with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 causing PCs to freeze up. However, it says the problem is isolated to a specific PC configuration.
In a Windows forum post, Microsoft claims the freezing issue is experienced only on computers with SSDs where apps are installed on a different drive than the one where Windows 10 is installed. The obvious workaround is to move all apps to the drive where Windows 10 is located, and the company actually recommends this.
“Microsoft has received a small number of reports of Windows 10 freezing after installing the Anniversary Update on systems with the operating system stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) and apps and data stored on a separate drive. This issue does not occur when starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode,” forum moderator Basith M wrote.
It’s better to simply uninstall the Anniversary Update than a dozen apps and wait for a fix.
Those with unlocked Windows Phones that support Windows 10 Mobile will be able to get the RTM version, Build 14393.67, starting today. (Those in the Windows Insider program on the Fast Ring already have Build 14393.67.) Carriers are in charge of when they'll release the update to those without unlocked devices.
Those include: Lumia Icon, 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, MCJ Madosma Q501 -- plus any newer phones like the Lumia 950 and 950XL which originally shipped with Windows 10 Mobile.
At the end of July, Google Chrome held over 50 percent of the world’s browser market share; Edge is at 5.09 percent, according to NetApplications. Microsoft clearly wants to lift that number. Locking down Cortana to use only Bing might be seen as the stick, but a rewards program like Microsoft Rewards is the carrot.
This problem was first perceived as a bug in the Anniversary Update, but it appears to be an intentional change in the Redstone 1 update. Microsoft seems to have dropped support for MJPEG or H264 encoding standards and moved towards YUY2 for performance. Webcams that use MJPEG or H264 would not work correctly after the Anniversary Update. Not sure if Microsoft is going to bring back support for those standards based on user feedback.
Microsoft leaked the golden keys that unlock Windows-powered tablets, phones and other devices sealed by Secure Boot – and is now scrambling to undo the blunder.
These skeleton keys can be used to install non-Redmond operating systems on locked-down computers. In other words, on devices that do not allow you to disable Secure Boot even if you have administrator rights – such as ARM-based Windows RT tablets – it is now possible to sidestep this block and run, say, GNU/Linux or Android.
What's more, it is believed it will be impossible for Microsoft to fully revoke the leaked keys.
And perhaps most importantly: it is a reminder that demands by politicians and crimefighters for special keys, which can be used by investigators to unlock devices in criminal cases, will inevitably jeopardize the security of everyone.
Microsoft's misstep was uncovered by two researchers, MY123 and Slipstream, who documented their findings here in a demoscene-themed writeup published on Tuesday. Slip believes Microsoft will find it impossible to undo its leak.
It’s important to note that Quick Assist requires two people to initiate the connection; you won’t be able to remotely tweak your aunt’s PC while she’s out jogging. If you choose to give assistance, you’re first asked to log in with your Microsoft account. You’re then provided with a six-digit security PIN code that you must provide to the person you’re assisting within 10 minutes. (Both parties must enter the same code.) Again, Microsoft bends over backwards to help you, offering to email the PIN to your friend or family member, or save it to your clipboard to paste into a chat app.
To do that just type Recovery Drive into the Windows search bar and select Create a Recovery Drive from the options. It’ll examine your system and tell you how much space you’ll need before it does anything.
The latest came on Tuesday, when Microsoft rolled-out a cumulative patch for the Anniversary Update that broke PowerShell, its command line shell and scripting language. The notes accompanying the release suggest Microsoft knew the changes would stop several PowerShell features from working.
It's the most recent issue to emerge following the rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which has triggered mystery freezing issues and broken USB-connected webcams.
Those two issues remain unresolved in Tuesday's update -- KB3176934 (OS Build 14393.82) --for Windows 10 version 1607, also known as the Anniversary Update.
Microsoft doesn't expect to remedy the PowerShell issues until it releases another update scheduled for August 30
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Warning: If you choose to delete the $WINDOWS.~BT folder on Windows 10, you won’t be able to downgrade to the previous build of Windows 10 or previous version of Windows your PC had installed. The option to roll your PC back at Settings > Update & Security > Recovery will vanish.
Windows should automatically delete these files to free up space after ten days in the Anniversary Update, or thirty days if your PC hasn’t upgraded to the Anniversary Update yet.
It seems that KB3150513 makes modifications to AppRaiser, the Get Windows 10 app feature that checks for compatibilities on a Windows computer before the upgrade to Windows 10. Users in this way can figure out what apps are completely compatible with Windows 10 and which are going to be removed once the setup begins, allowing them to decide whether to start the upgrade instantly or defer it until compatibility issues are resolved.
wusa /uninstall /kb:3150513 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2977759 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart
The brutal erosion of Microsoft's browser share has been unprecedented, rivaled only by the plunge of Netscape Navigator, which Internet Explorer dethroned in the second half of the 1990s. In the past six months, IE has lost more than 12 percentage points of user share; since the first of the year, IE has shed 16 points.
Chrome has passed IE as the most-used browser largely because Microsoft ended support for all but the newest browsers -- IE11 and Edge -- in January. The mandate, which dropped support for some versions of IE years earlier than expected, gave users a choice of upgrading to a newer edition of Internet Explorer (or upgrading to Windows 10 and adopting Edge) or dumping IE for a rival. Millions did the latter, switching to Chrome.
Open Command Prompt (Admin), and type or copy and paste the following command:
dism /online /export-driver /destination:d:\drivers-backup
This backs up the complete set of 3rd party driver packages in the current Windows installation, to the Drivers-Backup folder in the D:\ backup drive. Refer to the drive and folder when restoring hardware drivers.
Under Settings, Privacy, Sign in Options, turn off the setting “Show account details (e.g. email address) on sign-in screen.”
in my pc I try this steps & its solved for me.
this steps for how to enable safe mode in windows 10
1. in windows 10 go to control panal
2. go to administrative tool
3. open 'System Configuration'
4. go to 'boot' & select 'safe boot'
5. click 'ok' & restart computer
Now windows 10 load in safe mode.
after login open chrome, its work now.
1. in windows 10 go to control panal
2. go to administrative tool
3. open 'System Configuration'
4. go to 'boot' & un-select 'safe boot'
5. click 'ok' & restart computer
now windows 10 load normal.
After this its solved for me.
Exit Google Chrome completely.
Enter the keyboard shortcut Windows key +E to open Windows Explorer.
In the Windows Explorer window that appears enter the following in the address bar.
Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens and rename it as "Backup default."
Try opening Google Chrome again. A new "Default" folder is automatically created as you start using the browser.
If you wish, you can transfer information from your old user profile to your new one. However, this action is not recommended, since a part of your old profile may be corrupt. With that in mind, to transfer your old bookmarks, copy the "Bookmarks.bak" file from the "Backup default" folder to your new "Default" folder. Once moved, rename the file from "Bookmarks.bak" to "Bookmarks" to complete the migration. All other browser data will remain in the "Backup default" folder, but you won't be able to transfer it to your new profile.
Windows 10 users had many good reasons to install the Anniversary Update at the beginning of August, even if most changes were incremental. Less loved were the handful of serious bugs that came with it, from breaking webcams to systemwide crashes when users plugged in e-readers. But its worst offense was freezing when users logged in on devices that put their operating system on one logical drive and app data on another. Split users, your ship has come in: Microsoft patched the error in an auto-update on August 31st.
But as for the other bugs, prepare to wait: The only fix on the way is a partial one for the webcam freeze, which should arrive sometime in September.
Blue Screen Troubleshooter is yet another addition in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This Troubleshooter pack finds the root cause of Blue Screen errors (commonly known as “BSOD”) you may be experiencing in your computer, and helps you fix them.
Running the Blue Screen Troubleshooter
Open Control Panel, change the view setting to icons.
Click Troubleshooting, and click “View all” in the tasks pane.
Click “Blue Screen”. This opens the Blue Screen Troubleshooter.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a setting where you can configure your device usage hours (“Active Hours”) so that Windows Update wouldn’t restart the system during your regular working hours. Here is how to set the Active Hours, and another optional setting “Custom Restart Time”.
Setting Active Hours and Custom Restart Time
Open Settings (WinKey + i), click “Update and Security”, and click “Change active hours”.
A nasty new form of ransomware is wreaking havoc on computers. Hackers that encrypt your files and demand money from you in the form of bitcoin is bad enough, but a few versions also overwrite your Windows PC’s master boot record (MBR).
The master boot record is a key part of your PC’s startup system. It contains information about the computer’s disk partitions and helps load the operating system. Without a properly functioning MBR, your PC simply won’t work.
The software giant today released KB3184143 to those on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, which removes the Get Windows 10 app:
Several new things Microsoft created to make MIDI even more useful in your apps:
UWP MIDI Basics – using MIDI in Windows Store apps
New Bluetooth LE MIDI support in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
The Win32 wrapper for UWP MIDI (making the API accessible to desktop apps)
MIDI Helper libraries for C# and PowerShell
Just 34.5 percent of all PCs are running Windows 10 version 1607, aka the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, according to AdDuplex, maker of a Windows 10 SDK for third-party app makers. The majority, 59.9 percent, are still running Windows 10 version 1511, also known as the Fall Update.
On August 2, Microsoft said the Anniversary Update would be rolled out “in phases,” with newer machines receiving the update first. That presumably meant that Microsoft was providing the update to those PCs that would likely have the fewest issues updating. What’s surprising is how slowly Microsoft is pushing out the AU to older PCs. But there are two likely culprits: Microsoft, and businesses, who want to ensure the update doesn’t break their own apps.
Why this matters: The conservative approach may simply be an attempt to minimize problems that have already plagued users, such as an issue where PCs running the Windows 10 AU froze when their data was split between an SSD and a conventional hard drive. With Microsoft now giving you just 10 days to roll back to the previous build, some columnists warned enterprises to avoid it altogether. Still, platform fragmentation is already a concern for Microsoft, with its user base split between Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, and 10. A slow rollout divides its resources further.
But rather than just add a few more colors, or limit our console to a mere 256 colors, we’ve updated the Windows Console to support full, glorious 24-bit RGB true color!
This is actually a little tricky to demo since most Windows apps only support 16 colors at most whereas the Linux world has broadly supported 256 color terminals for a while now, and 24-bit color is becoming more established.
Thanks to our ability to run Linux apps and scripts using our new Bash on Ubuntu on Windows environment atop the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), we can use some Linux scripts and tools to demonstrate the Console’s new 24-bit color support:
WINDOWS 10 ANNIVERSARY UPDATE MESSED UP MY PC!
Yeah, we know. Ever since the Anniversary Update started rolling out, users have been reporting that their machines are hanging upon restart, and some are completely locking out mouse and keyboard input. All that before the freezing issue was officially documented.
As well as the freeze-specific solutions below, there are a few additional workarounds that seem to have been working for people, according to this Reddit thread – including disabling Secure Boot – but that's not appropriate (or effective) for everyone.
Disable Automatic Updating of Store apps
Open Windows Store, click your user account icon at the top and click Settings.
Disable “Update apps automatically”
Updating Windows Store apps manually
To update Windows Store apps manually when needed, open Windows Store, click your user account icon and click “Downloads and updates”.
This lists the recent Windows Store activity (installation & updates) for your user account. Click “Check for updates” button which shows the list of available updates at the top.
You can either click “Update all” to update all apps listed there, or select a particular app in the list, and click Update.
It’s no secret that Windows 10’s stuffed with revenue-generating hooks for Microsoft, but I find the idea of a paid-for operating system shoving straight-up ads in my face distasteful, and disabled the Get Office ads and every other ad-related setting months ago. After a bit of poking and prodding, I discovered that beyond reinstalling the Get Office app that surfaces those notifications, the Anniversary Update also re-enabled Start menu and lock screen ads, essentially tossing my explicit choice to disable them out the window. And it did so without consent or even a notice that these changes were happening in the background.
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