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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 […]


Operating System, Windows

Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here’s how to do it.

July 18, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

For many years, performing an in-place upgrade was something you only did to workstations — and even then, these upgrades were usually for consumer machines. The main reason an IT purest would do an in-place upgrade was to capture the […]


Operating System, Windows

Microsoft updates Windows 11 Camera, Media Player, and Movies & TV apps

July 13, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is updating the Camera, Media Player and Movies & TV apps for Windows 11 testers in the Dev Channel, officials said on July 13. Microsoft is adding QR Code and barcode scanning to the existing capture modes that it […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 11 rolls out a test build with tabs in File Explorer

June 9, 2022

Via: The Verge

It’s been about four years since Microsoft tested and then abandoned an attempt at adding tabbed browsing to the File Explorer in Windows 10, and now a new Windows 11 preview build released today is giving it another shot. EarTrumpet […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 11 is getting an easy way to restore apps to a new PC

May 24, 2022

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is finally adding restore apps to the Microsoft Store on Windows 11. The software maker will soon start testing a new feature that allows you to restore apps onto a new Windows 11 PC. The existing Microsoft Store hasn’t […]


Operating System, Windows

Microsoft rides the cloud, Office and Windows to sustained growth in Q3 2022

April 26, 2022

Via: The Verge

Microsoft’s third quarter 2022 financial results are here, and the company’s posting double-digit growth yet again: revenue of $49.4 billion and net income of $16.7 billion. Revenue is up 18 percent, and the profit represents an 8 percent jump year […]


Operating System, Windows

Android Can Now Sync with Windows PCs via Phone Link App, Like Apple Devices

April 26, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Android phones can now synchronize some of its features to the Windows PC and have a working experience that will have users attend to their smartphone without using or toggling it. It is via the Phone Link app that the […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 11: The end of the old-school Windows desktop

March 8, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

I’ve called Windows 11 a pointless upgrade. My reasoning was that it came with compatibility problems and really added nothing to Windows 10. Sure, it includes better security. But, spoiler alert, most of those improvements were already in the Windows […]


Operating System, Windows

The basics of patching and repairing balky Windows PCs

January 31, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

When you have a Windows computer and have to deal with Microsoft patches, hard drives that die, and hard drives that should be updated to solid-state drives (SSDs), there are a few key tasks you need to know how to […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 11 and Android: Rethinking the PC-phone connection

January 27, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Microsoft just posted an update on Windows 11 that includes several interesting new features. Since we are still early in the Windows 11 life cycle, Microsoft remains focused on adding capabilities rather than pushing them off until Windows 12. (This […]


Operating System, Windows

Leak reveals Microsoft’s canceled Windows OS for dual-screen devices

January 21, 2022

Via: The Verge

Microsoft was working on a secret “pocketable” Surface device powered by a custom Windows OS before the company turned to Android for its Surface Duo. Codenamed Andromeda, the device appeared in leaked emails, patents, reports, and throughout various references to […]


Operating System, Windows

The 6 Windows 11 features you have to try

December 30, 2021

Via: CNET

The new year is almost here, and if you’re looking for different ways to boost your productivity and streamline how you use your computer in 2022, you’ll want to try these features in Windows 11. Microsoft’s new operating system arrived […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 11 cheat sheet

December 14, 2021

Via: ComputerWorld

Released in October 2021, Windows 11 is the first numbered update to Microsoft’s operating system in more than six years. You would expect there would be dramatic changes between Windows 11 and Windows 10. But there weren’t. To a great […]


Operating System, Windows

Using DISM to install Windows updates

December 10, 2021

Via: ComputerWorld

Windows’ built-in Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command, a.k.a. dism.exe, is something of a Swiss Army knife when it comes to working on Windows OS images. Among its many capabilities — such as adding optional Windows features and packages, […]


Operating System, Windows

A look at Microsoft’s patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change

December 7, 2021

Via: ComputerWorld

As we near the end of another year, I like to look back at the past 12 months in patching from MIcrosoft. What changed (a lot), what didn’t (patch-related problems). We began 2021 thinking Windows 10 would continue to be […]


Operating System, Windows

Microsoft backtracks on Windows 11’s controversial default browser changes

December 3, 2021

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is backtracking on changes it made to Windows 11 that made it more difficult to switch default browsers. A new test build of Windows 11 now allows users of Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers to set a default browser […]