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Operating System, Windows

Microsoft: More widgets are arriving for Windows 11

January 27, 2023

Via: ZDnet

Meta’s Messenger app is the first third-party widget to be available in the Windows 11 widget board — but the support for third-party widgets is only for users running the latest Windows 11 preview. The widget system was one of […]


Operating System, Windows

Winget: The best way to keep Windows apps updated

January 19, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

For a little more than a year, I’ve been working with winget daily to monitor and maintain my Windows 10 and 11 PCs. For those not already in the know, winget is the built-in, PowerShell-based interface to Microsoft’s Windows Package […]


Operating System, Windows

Microsoft finally ends Windows 7 and 8.x support

January 12, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

This week signals the end of the line for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 support. After years of extended security updates, no more bugs or security holes will be patched in the venerable operating systems. Windows 7 had a good […]


Operating System, Windows

Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 next week

January 4, 2023

Via: BGR

If you are one of the millions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users still waiting around to upgrade your operating system, now is the time. On January 10, 2023, Microsoft will end support for both Windows 7 and Windows […]


Operating System, Windows

How to disable your laptop keyboard on Windows

December 28, 2022

Via: Laptop Mag

There are several scenarios that will compel you to disable a keyboard on a Windows laptop. Perhaps you’re cleaning your device and don’t want to accidentally hit keys that send your computer spiraling into a state of rage, deleting programs […]


Operating System, Windows

How to view image EXIF data in Windows

December 28, 2022

Via: Laptop Mag

EXIF data, or Exchangeable Image File Format, is information saved about a particular image by any device. If you are using Windows as your operating system, accessing this data is relatively easy. Some of the typical information included in EXIF […]


Operating System, Windows

How to change mouse cursor color on Windows

December 27, 2022

Via: Laptop Mag

It’s not surprising that we spend the bulk of our time moving a mouse around on our PCs. What is surprising is that few people know about some of the built-in customization options on display to change the appearance of […]


iOS, Operating System, Windows

Chrome for iOS now lets you quickly open links from other apps in Incognito

November 29, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Google has added a nifty feature to Chrome for iOS that gives you the option to quickly open external links from other apps using Incognito. It’s especially useful on shared devices. The default behavior loads links alongside other open tabs […]


Operating System, Windows

How to troubleshoot and reset Windows Update

November 28, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Like it or not, those who use Windows Update to obtain and install updates, patches, and fixes will occasionally encounter issues with the Windows Update service. Sometimes, a specific update may not download. At other times, an update may fail […]


Operating System, Windows

iCloud for Windows users claim images and videos from strangers are showing up in their library

November 21, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

There are ongoing issues apparently affecting the iCloud for Windows app, particularly in regards to photo and video storage. According to a number of online complaints from users, iCloud for Windows is corrupting certain videos. There are also reports of […]


Operating System, Windows

How to use your mobile phone as a webcam in Windows

November 3, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Your Windows laptop likely has its own webcam that you use for virtual meetings. But many laptop webcams are stuck at a low resolution. And if you’re using a desktop, you may not even have a webcam accessible. In that […]


Operating System, Windows

Beware going down the Windows beta-testing rabbit hole

October 31, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

If you’re a normal geek, you likely play around with various operating systems and releases. Often, I find that trying out various betas can not only leave you confused about what’s been officially released, it can also confuse your computer. […]


Operating System, Windows

Google Chrome will no longer support Windows 7 next year

October 25, 2022

Via: The Verge

Google will release the final version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 sometime next year. Chrome 110, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on February 7th, 2023, will be the last version that supports the two older […]


Operating System, Windows

What does Windows 10 22H2 bring to the table? Not much.

October 24, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

So, Windows 10 22H2 is finally out. And it includes…well…um…just what exactly? First, remember that this fall brings two 22H2 releases: One for Windows 11, one for Windows 10. While Windows 11 22H2 has a lot of changes (such as […]


Operating System, Windows

Is it finally time to upgrade to Windows 11?

September 30, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

I’ve been following Windows since the 1980s. I was one of the designated launch analysts during the Windows 95 launch and in some ways, I owe my success as an analyst to that launch. It put me on the map […]


Operating System, Windows

Is Microsoft cracking down on Windows 11 updates for unsupported hardware?

September 22, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is rolling out the 2022 Update for Windows 11. So why isn’t it showing up when you check Windows Update? I’ve seen that question a few times already on Windows support forums and in my inbox. It’s usually accompanied […]


Operating System, Windows

As Windows 11 22H2 draws near, Windows 10 hangs on

September 19, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

If you’re an IT professional, you are likely still focused on Windows 10. Your network is mostly running it, Windows 11 is still in testing and you aren’t really sure when you’ll deploy the year-old OS. If this sounds like […]


Operating System, Windows

How to ‘downgrade’ a Windows 11 PC to Windows 10

September 15, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Most new PCs today come preinstalled with Windows 11. The hardware was designed to work with Microsoft’s latest operating system, and most models built for the consumer market don’t offer the option to install the older Windows 10. (PCs made […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 11 22H2 arrives soon — are you ready to deploy?

August 15, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

The development of Windows 11 22H2 is in the home stretch, which means as an IT admin, I’m paying attention to some of the features and technologies it brings with it and planning ahead for deployment. Like many users, I’m […]


Operating System, Windows

Before you know it, Windows 11 22H2 will be here

August 8, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Windows 10 22H2 and Windows 11 22H2 are in the final stretches before they are officially released. While Windows 11 22H2 may have a few cool features that I’m looking forward to, including additional protection against ransomware (more about this […]