Category: Windows

Windows 10 updates: We’re now using AI to push 1803 users to 1903, says Microsoft

Windows 10 updates: We’re now using AI to...

June 19, 2019 By King

In May, Microsoft announced that come June it would begin updating PCs running these versions automatically. Version 1803 reaches end of service on November 12, 2019. Microsoft’s @WindowsUpdate Twitter account has now flagged a new machine-learning approach to updating devices running the Windows 10 version 1803 aka the April 2018 Update and prior to version 1903. “We are

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Best New Features

June 2, 2019 By King

About every six months, Microsoft starts rolling out what it calls a “Feature Update” to its popular desktop operating system. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update (known to beta testers as 19H1—meaning 2019, first half of the year) has started rolling out to users. If your PC hasn’t received the update yet, read our story on how

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Best New Features
Microsoft hints at new modern Windows OS with ‘invisible’ background updates

Microsoft hints at new modern Windows OS with ‘...

May 31, 2019 By King

Microsoft still hasn’t officially confirmed the existence of its rumored Windows Lite operating system, but the software giant is dropping some pretty big hints about the future of Windows today. Nick Parker, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of consumer and device sales, appeared on stage at Computex today to detail the company’s vision for a modern

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: the 10 best new fea...

May 24, 2019 By King

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update is being made available to existing machines this week. After an extended period of testing, Microsoft is making this update available to everyone via Windows Update. Like previous updates, the May 2019 Update includes a bunch of new features, minor tweaks, and other changes. I’ve been testing the

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: the 10 best new features
Windows 10 now on 825 million devices

Windows 10 now on 825 million devices

May 14, 2019 By King

Microsoft announced in March that Windows 10 was now installed on more than 800 million active devices, up from 700 million in September. But, according to documents seen by Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott, the official and more precise figure that Microsoft circulates internally is that Windows 10 is now on 825 million active devices – a total that’s still

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Don’t Buy Windows 10 Home

March 11, 2019 By King

Windows 10 is a great operating system. It’s well suited to the needs of users and has a bunch of great features that make it a truly 21st century-ready OS for the masses. But that suitability really depends on whether you’ve got the Home or Pro version. Here’s why you don’t want Windows 10 Home

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Don’t Buy Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 build 18346 heads out to Fast ring Insiders

Windows 10 build 18346 heads out to Fast ring I...

February 27, 2019 By King

Another week, another new Windows 10 preview build on the Fast ring. Today, Windows Insiders can get their hands on Windows 10 build 18346, which includes a large number of fixes, along with some known issues to be aware of. Unfortunately, there are no new features to check out, but that’s to be expected as

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Windows 10: New study shows Home edition users ...

February 27, 2019 By King

The single biggest complaint about Windows 10 is its approach to security and feature updates. Monthly cumulative updates and twice-yearly feature updates are downloaded and installed automatically, which can result in unexpected reboots that disrupt productivity and risk the loss of unsaved work. That pain point is particularly acute for anyone running Windows 10 Home

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Windows 10: New study shows Home edition users are baffled by updates