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Microsoft’s Windows 11 nagging is set to hit new heights – so Windows 10 Pro users prepare yourselves

March 1, 2024

Via: Techradar

It looks like Microsoft is trying to unsubtly encourage Windows 10 users into upgrading to Windows 11, again. This isn’t the first instance of Microsoft trying to goad users into using Windows 11 or another of its products – recently, […]


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Microsoft breaks users’ PCs again with latest Windows 11 update

February 27, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft dropped an update (KB5034765) for Windows 11 on February 13. The patch includes non-security improvements for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. However, the update is also causing some unexpected issues for an unspecified number of users, so much so […]


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Windows 11’s Moment 5 update is imminent, but only a lucky few will get the best features

February 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11’s next feature update, known as Moment 5, does indeed appear to be coming imminently – as was recently rumored – as a test build of the upgrade has just arrived in the Release Preview channel. As you may […]


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Windows 11 has been shrunk down to 100MB

January 22, 2024

Via: TechSpot

After creating one of the smallest functional Windows 11 modifications with the Tiny11 project, NTDEV is trying to do something different with the latest Microsoft OS. Building on an idea suggested by a fan, the developer wanted to find out […]


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Microsoft is adding a Windows 11 feature that makes accessing your phone’s photos even easier

January 19, 2024

Via: Techradar

A new feature is coming to Windows 11 that will make transferring screenshots from your phone to your PC much easier. Thanks to testing being done by Microsoft, you should soon have the ability to access and edit your screenshots […]


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Windows 8 users can no longer game via Steam. Here’s why.

January 3, 2024

Via: Mashable

The new year brought bad news for the few people out there who are still using Windows 7 and 8. Steam has officially ended support for the decades-old operating systems. As of January 1, 2024, Steam has pulled support for […]


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Linux is the only OS to support diagonal PC monitor mode — dev champions the case for 22-degree-rotation computing

December 28, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Here’s a fun tidbit — Linux is the only OS to support a diagonal monitor mode, which you can customize to any tilt of your liking. Latching onto this possibility, a Linux developer who grew dissatisfied with the extreme choices […]


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Windows 11 update makes Copilot AI better in small but meaningful ways

December 13, 2023

Via: Techradar

Windows 11 just got its latest cumulative update which applies a bunch of fixes to the OS, along with bringing improvements to the Copilot AI. It’s Copilot that’s the main focus here, with Microsoft introducing the AI assistant to the […]


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Windows 10 updates won’t be free after 2025 — here’s why

December 6, 2023

Via: Mashable

Windows 10 is unfortunately coming to the end of its life cycle. In 2025, Microsoft’s OS will no longer receive free updates and support as the company transitions its efforts to Windows 11 and potentially Windows 12. Why is Microsoft […]


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Windows 11 23H2 update is affecting gaming performance, but Microsoft says there’s a workaround

December 4, 2023

Via: TechSpot

An affected user, Anant Acharya, complained about the reduced performance on the official Microsoft forums. He says the problem cropped up on his 2020 HP Pavilion laptop, which was a high-performance device before the recent update and could clock high […]


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Windows 11 users should fire up Paint now to check out this superb new AI-based feature

November 28, 2023

Via: Techradar

Windows 11 users are getting the Paint app bolstered with a really smart addition on the AI front. This is the introduction of Dall-E 3 support to Paint, or as it’s known in the app, Cocreator. If you’ve seen the […]


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Microsoft reflects on 20 years of Windows Patch Tuesday

November 10, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is 20 years old, and 1.4 billion monthly active Windows devices still require constant updates to keep users’ data safe. The company’s official Windows blog posted an abridged version of the Patch Tuesday and Windows security history, […]


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Windows 11 hardware restrictions can be easily bypassed using one single command

October 11, 2023

Via: TechSpot

While enterprising users have discovered unofficial ways to bypass these hardware requirements and install Windows 11 on unsupported machines, some have now found a straightforward method to circumvent the restrictions without resorting to complex tricks or third-party utilities. As noted […]


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Lenovo starts selling Android-ready all-in-one PCs

October 10, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Lenovo has entered into a reseller agreement with Esper, an “industry-leading” Android corporation, to offer all-in-one PCs compatible with Google’s ubiquitous mobile operating system. The Chinese PC giant can now offer a portfolio of devices under the ThinkCentre brand, providing […]


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Windows 12 will not be a free upgrade, according to a new leak

October 5, 2023

Via: Mashable

Who doesn’t love subscriptions? Microsoft may move to a paid subscription model for Windows 12, the next major iteration of the PC operating system. Deskmodder, a German site, spotted subscription-centric language in a code for a new Windows build that […]


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Linux distros need to take more responsibility for security

October 2, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

Open source is everywhere; a Synopsys study found that 96% of all software code bases analyzed included open source software. That’s the good news. Ironically, it’s also the bad news, as the very pervasiveness of open source introduces risk. Decades […]


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Panic over: Windows 10 users won’t be left out in the cold with Wi-Fi 7 after all

September 22, 2023

Via: Techradar

We’ve been hearing a lot about Wi-Fi 7, the next-gen wireless standard, of late, and one of the bits of chatter was worrying – namely that Windows 10 users may not get the benefit of these faster wireless speeds. Fortunately, […]


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Microsoft to lay out its ambitious vision for AI integration in Windows 11 – here’s what to expect

September 22, 2023

Via: Techradar

Microsoft is moving full steam ahead with its AI efforts, and could soon present its major plans in a special event. It’s anticipated that the company may take to the stage to announce continuing AI integration into Microsoft products, such […]


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Windows Insider Build Lets You Repair System With Windows Update

July 14, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

When you’re having a problem with your Windows PC, the nuclear option to fix it is often reinstalling the operating system entirely. Sure, this might do the job, but it also means you’ll have to ensure you have a backup […]


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Microsoft Releases Patches for 132 Vulnerabilities, Including 6 Under Active Attack

July 12, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to address a total of 132 new security flaws spanning its software, including six zero-day flaws that it said have been actively exploited in the wild. Of the 132 vulnerabilities, nine are rated Critical, 122 […]