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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 […]


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Windows 11 will now warn when you do bad things with passwords

September 26, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has rolled out ‘Enhanced Phishing Protection’ in Windows 11, version 22H2, which automatically detects when you type a password into an unsafe app or site and then reports it to admins via Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. The feature is […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 2022 Update is the version enterprises can move to

September 20, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft today announced the rollout of the first major feature upgrade to Windows 11. Many of the changes are incremental and focus on user interface and productivity enhancements, but there are some useful additions — including a new password security […]


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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 systems, Windows

Full-screen widgets are coming to a future Windows 11 update

September 15, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A better view for your widgets in Windows 11 is finally happening thanks to a recent Insider build that’s available to download. If you’re a member of the Windows Insider program(opens in new tab) on the Dev Channel (which allows […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows troubleshooting tips, tools, and techniques

September 14, 2022

Via: Computerworld

As people use Windows 10 or 11 in their daily work, problems, issues, and outright errors will sometimes occur. Then, it may be necessary to engage in troubleshooting exercises to attempt to diagnose underlying causes. Sometimes such identification can lead […]


Operating systems, Windows

Coming in Windows 11 22H2, a change of update cadence?

September 14, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft is apparently again changing the way it updates Windows 11, after having said the platform would receive just one major service upgrade per year in the fall, according to various reports. The company is also expected to announce the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Love it or hate it, Windows 11’s taskbar is here to stay – and it’s getting improved

September 6, 2022

Via: TechRadar

The redesigned taskbar in Windows 11 has had its fair share of praise and criticisms since the update arrived in October 2021, but a year on, Microsoft is working on some improvements. While a new (much requested) drag and drop […]


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This former Windows user experience chief has issues with the Windows 11 Start menu

September 1, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Jensen Harris, the former director of user experience (UX) at Microsoft, has taken issue with the design of Windows 11’s Start menu – the flagship of Microsoft’s UX. Harris, who played a key role in the design of the Windows […]


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The next Windows 11 update will finally make Task Manager useful again

August 30, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Task Manager in Windows 11 has always been a last resort for users trying to troubleshoot their PCs, me included, but it’s been left by the wayside by Microsoft for years. Yet with the upcoming Sun Valley 2 update, it’s […]


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For most users, Windows 11 22H2 doesn’t move the needle

August 29, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Last week, I wrote about a survey I’m using to ask PC users about their plans for Windows 11. With the 22H2 release just around the corner — and with Windows 11 now a year old — the operating assumption […]


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Windows 11’s new animations are proving seriously divisive

August 26, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11 has seen the Settings panel decorated with fresh animations in a new preview build of the operating system. As Rafael Rivera, a Microsoft MVP, pointed out on Twitter (via XDA Developers(opens in new tab)), the animated navigation icons […]


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New Windows 11 22H2 preview brings fixes and richer resource usage history

August 24, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 Build 22621.457 (KB5016695) to Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. This build is for insiders on Windows 11, version 22H2, which is tipped for a mainstream release on September 20 — a week after […]


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What excites you about Windows 11? Inquiring minds want to know….

August 22, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Are you already using Windows 11? If not, are you planning to move to Windows 11 this year?I want to know — so I have two unofficial, unscientific surveys asking what you are most excited about when it comes to […]


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Windows 10 will finally make switching to Chrome much easier

August 16, 2022

Via: TechRadar

It looks like the upcoming Windows 10 22H2 update will finally make switching from the default web browser, Edge, to rival Chrome easier.Microsoft has been desperate to get more people to use its Edge web browser, and has been using […]


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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 […]


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How to Boot to BIOS in Windows 11

August 12, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The Windows 11 POST (Power On Self-Test) process happens quickly for improved startup times, leaving little room to hit the designated setup key and access the BIOS menu. For that reason, booting to BIOS in Windows 11 is slightly different […]


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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

August 10, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has confirmed that a high-severity, zero-day security vulnerability is actively being exploited by threat actors and is advising all Windows and Windows Server users to apply its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update as soon as possible. The vulnerability, known […]


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How to buy and download Windows 11 at the best price

August 10, 2022

Via: TechBullion

Planning to buy Windows 11? Here’s a step-to-step guide for you. Windows 11 is the latest Operating System developed by Microsoft and represents a big step forward compared to the previous version, both in terms of UI, functionality, and performance. […]


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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 […]