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Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft explains (a bit) why we don’t have the Windows 10 Spring Update yet

April 17, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS given a bit more insight into why we haven’t yet seen the long-awaited Spring Update for Windows 10. The twice-yearly update was expected on 10 April and although Microsoft hasn’t officially named it yet, it’s generally being referred […]


Software Security

How to securely delete files in Windows 10

April 13, 2018

Via: PC Advisor

Most Windows users know that when you delete a file it isn’t really deleted. In the first instance it is stored in the Recycle Bin, which gives you a reprieve on those occasions when you didn’t mean to delete it […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft set to release Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 today

April 10, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

ALTHOUGH MICROSOFT hasn’t specifically said so yet, it’s a pretty open secret that the latest stable update to Windows 10 (version 1803, fact fans) is being released at some point today. The Spring Creators Update continues the company’s commitment to […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft will be adding 64-bit support to Windows for ARM soon

April 6, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS bringing 64-bit support to the ARM version of Windows 10… soon. The ARM version of Windows 10 was released last year and is designed for so-called “always-on” (nice way of saying ‘budget’) machines. Unfortunately, there are a whole […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft pushes Windows Defender ATP to Windows 8.1 and 7, but there’s a catch

February 13, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS PUSHING its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) subscription service into Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 for people too lazy or mad to upgrade to Windows 10. The enterprise security service has previously been exclusive to Windows 10, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft releases emergency update to disable Intel’s broken Spectre fix

January 29, 2018

Via: TechSpot

In the words of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Intel’s attempts to mitigate against the Spectre flaw have been “complete and utter garbage.” It’s hard to argue with that statement, especially now that Microsoft has been forced to issue an out-of-cycle […]


Operating systems, Windows

The joys of Windows Server’s group policies

January 9, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

When Microsoft introduced group policy objects (GPOs) along with Windows Server 2000 nearly 17 years ago, they were an exciting new approach to managing user and system permissions. Today, they’re simply part of the administrative woodwork, and as a result, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft details more privacy tweaks coming in next Windows 10 update

December 8, 2017

Via: The Inquirer

WITH JUST over a month until the release of Windows 10’s third major update, the company has revealed some more tweaks to privacy settings as it continues its quest to appease the public. The Autumn Creators Update will start to roll […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to get Windows 10 for free

August 31, 2017

Via: PC Advisor

While the generous offer from Microsoft of a free copy of Windows 10 for anyone who wants to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 has now expired, it’s still possible to make the transition without spending £120 on the Microsoft […]


Operating systems, Windows

Inside Windows Server’s containerized Linux future

July 17, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s new continuous-delivery model, with Windows releases every six months or so, makes sense for the desktop. But does it work for Windows Server? Certainly, Microsoft didn’t think so at first. Windows Server 2016 comes from the Long-Term Servicing Build […]