Windows 10 News and Tips

21/09/2019: Taking Into Account, Ep. 50 - Windows 11, Ubuntu 32-bit, Cryptojacking...
21/09/2019: 11 things we do not like about Windows 10

20/09/2019: Will Microsoft launch a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription product?

19/09/2019: MS tries to fix the sfc /scannow: patch in July, ends up clobbering Defender Malware
19/09/2019: Microsoft restores Optional Updates listing in Windows 10 version 20H1

18/09/2019: Meld is an excellent file and folder comparison tool for Windows and Linux

17/09/2019: The best data usage monitors for Windows

16/09/2019: Windows 10 version 1903: list of known issues growth, and growth, and growth

15/09/2019: Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows Server, version 1903: Audio bug
15/09/2019: How to download and install an earlier version of Windows 10

13/09/2019: Microsoft says the two “Exploited” security holes in the Sept patches aren’t actually exploited
13/09/2019: Windows 10 KB4515384 is now causing audio issues on some PCs
13/09/2019: Microsoft confirms yet another Search bug in the latest Win10 1903 patch
13/09/2019: Microsoft confirms second search bug in a row in Windows 10 1903

12/09/2019: And That's How We Get Ant - Windows Weekly 638
12/09/2019: Windows September 2019 Updates: more search woes and Telemetry
12/09/2019: Cumulative Update KB4515384 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.356: 12/09/2019
12/09/2019: The September 2019 Security Update Review

11/09/2019: Adobe Releases Security Patches For Critical Flash Player Vulnerabilities
11/09/2019: Latest Microsoft Updates Patch 4 Critical Flaws In Windows RDP Client
11/09/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

10/09/2019: A look at Open Shell (Classic Shell fork)
10/09/2019: Tip: how to change the Windows Task Manager update speed
10/09/2019: New Malware Uses Windows BITS Service to Stealthy Exfiltrate Data
10/09/2019: Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update

07/09/2019: Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit
07/09/2019: Time to install the August Windows patches — but watch out for the bugs

06/09/2019: “Windows 10 V1903: Review of update KB4512941: Know Issues
06/09/2019: “Check for updates” in Win10 1903 now warns about optional and feature updates
06/09/2019: Microsoft releases first preview of PowerToys for Windows 10
06/09/2019: Microsoft changed Windows Update behavior for the better in Windows 10 1903

04/09/2019: A tiny sop to Win10 1903 users bitten by the KB 4512941 Cortana/SearchUI.exe
04/09/2019: Microsoft STILL hasn’t acknowledged the bugs in last Friday’s Win10 1903
04/09/2019: WinFi Lite is a powerful WiFi Analyzer for Windows

02/09/2019: Spike bug in latest Windows 10 1903 update reported to Microsoft

31/08/2019: KB4512941 for Windows 10 version 1903
31/08/2019: Create Windows Sandbox configuration files with Sandbox Configuration Manager
31/08/2019: Quickly check the GPU Temperature in the Windows 10 Task Manager
31/08/2019: Windows 10 V1903 Update KB4512941: Workaround for the Cortana high CPU load issue

29/08/2019: If you are not offered Windows 10 version 1903, try disabling hard drive encryption

26/08/2019: Another patching debacle — how we got here (AskWoody)

22/08/2019: Patch Lady – How to avoid using RDP in Windows

21/08/2019: Microsoft moves Notepad to the Microsoft Store

19/08/2019: Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update
19/08/2019: Windows 10 20H1: Paint and WordPad turned into optional features

17/08/2019: First updates released that fix the Windows VB bugs
17/08/2019: If you’re running Windows XP, 7 or associated Servers, patch them

16/08/2019: Visual Basic issues in Windows August 2019 Updates
16/08/2019: Microsoft warns of Visual Basic, VBA and VBScript 'procedure call' errors after August patches

15/08/2019: Report that Win10 1903 cumulative update KB 4512508 clobbers Outlook 365 startup

14/08/2019: Google Discloses 20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw Affecting All Versions of Windows
14/08/2019: 4 New BlueKeep-like 'Wormable' Windows Remote Desktop Flaws Discovered
14/08/2019: August 2019 Security patches: It?s a biiiiiiiiig month
14/08/2019: How to clean up your Windows 10 act

13/08/2019: It?s the Monday before Patch Tuesday ? make sure Windows Auto Update is off

12/08/2019: Windows Defender has a market share of 50%
01/08/2019: About Security Intelligence Updates for Microsoft Defender
12/08/2019: Manage Speculative Execution Settings Script for Windows
12/08/2019: How to disable "Get even more out of Windows" on Windows 10
12/08/2019: It?s time to install most of July's Windows and Office patches
12/08/2019: Patch Lady ? VBscript gets disabled
12/08/2019: Patch Lady ? we have another Spectre/Meltdown
12/08/2019: CVE-2019-1125 | Windows Kernel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
12/08/2019: Researchers find security flaws in 40 kernel drivers from 20 vendors

31/07/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Welcome to the Upside Down: Windows 7/10
31/07/2019: Tiny Windows Calculator and on-top functionality coming

30/07/2019: How to download and install Windows updates manually
30/07/2019: Windows 10 PC Reset Soon with Cloud Download option?

28/07/2019: How to Enable or Disable Delay of Running Startup Apps in Windows 10

27/07/2019: Microsoft releases KB4505903 for Windows 10 version 1903

26/07/2019: Is there a way to tell the Win10 1903 version upgrade routine to leave your drivers alone?

25/07/2019: The push to Win10 version 1903 takes in more 1809 machines, yields few complaints

23/07/2019: Update KB4505658 for Windows 10 version 1809 is out

22/07/2019: Microsoft blocks Win 10 update for Surface Book 2 after bug makes GPU vanish
22/07/2019: How to use hibernation to extend battery life on Windows 10
22/07/2019: Hands-on with Windows 10 20H1 build 18941 showcasing new changes
22/07/2019: Microsoft says Windows as a Service has major advantages

21/07/2019: Patch Lady – what things about patching annoy you?
21/07/2019: How to configure Recommended Troubleshooting on Windows 10

20/07/2019: Say Goodbye to Windows Defender (getting renamed)

17/07/2019: Two zero days and 15 critical flaws fixed in July’s Patch Tuesday
17/07/2019: NewFileGo for Windows: watch for new files and execute programs automatically

16/07/2019: More bugses with the July Win10 version 1903 cumulative update

15/07/2019: Microsoft confirms 2 new Windows 10 version 1903 upgrade blocks

13/07/2019: Windows 10 version 1903: some upgrade blocks lifted and new problems

10/07/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview
10/07/2019: Microsoft Releases July 2019 Security Updates, 2 Flaws Under Active Attack

09/07/2019: Patch Tuesday arriving, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update
09/07/2019: Manage Windows Updates with ABC-Update

06/07/2019: Windows Spellchecker in Edge, Chrome, and other Chromium browsers

04/07/2017: Windows 10 20H1 introduces major notification changes
04/07/2019: It's time to install the June Windows and Office patches
04/07/2019: Windows 10 version 1903: banding on gradients issue
04/07/2019: How to fix "You'll need a new app to open this calculator"

02/07/2019: Microsoft unveils its plans for Windows 10 19H2

01/07/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: The Windows patching heavens buzz with silver bullets

30/06/2019: Microsoft explains the lack of Registry backups in Windows 10

28/06/2019: Microsoft releases KB4501375 for Windows 10 version 1903

26/06/2019: Windows 10 yields more secrets: Microsoft plan to split OS from shell takes shape
26/06/2019: Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows Server, version 1903: Known Issues

25/06/2019: Bug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negatively
25/06/2019: Windows Terminal is available as a preview now

24/06/2019: Win10 version 1903 disappearing Update settings described, but not explained
24/06/2019: Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos

22/06/2019: This Cryptomining Malware Launches Linux VMs On Windows and macOS

21/06/2019: Microsoft releases out-of-band fixes for Win7 and Win8.1 on 6/20
21/06/2019: KB4503277 and KB4503283 for Windows 7 and 8.1 released

20/06/2019: Issue 1804: cryptoapi: SymCrypt modular inverse algorithm in Windows OS
20/06/2019: EQL iSCSI login failures after MS patches KB4497934 -KB4499177 -KB4503267

19/06/2019: KB4501371 and KB4503288 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803 released
19/06/2019: Second Tuesday patches are out, but not for Win10 1903
19/06/2019: Microsoft to enforce updates for devices running Windows 10 version 1803

18/06/2019: Windows 10 black screen startup issue after installing latest patches
18/06/2019: Bugs with Win10 1809 June cumulative update and Realtek Bluetooth, Avast,,,,

17/06/2019: The case against knee-jerk installation of Windows patches
17/06/2019: Reports that some update is clobbering LiteTouch.lnk, the MS Deployment Toolkit

14/06/2019: Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 in latest Windows 10 20H1 build
14/06/2019: Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

12/06/2019: Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's.....
12/06/2019: Windows 10: Event Viewer error after installing KB4503293 and KB4503327
12/06/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview
12/06/2019: Microsoft Releases June 2019 Security Updates to Patch 88 Vulnerabilities

11/06/2019: Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off

08/06/2019: Windows 10 version 1903 available for all manual seekers
08/06/2019: New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide
08/06/2019: Hacker Discloses Second Zero-Day to Bypass Patch for Windows EoP Flaw

05/06/2019: A Reminder to Update Your Systems to Prevent a Worm
05/06/2019: Unpatched Bug Let Attackers Bypass Windows Lock Screen On RDP Sessions

04/06/2019: It’s time to install the May Windows and Office patches

03/06/2019: Ads in Windows 10 apps may open deceptive webpages
03/06/2019: A dozen reasons why you don’t want Win10 1903 - yet
03/06/2019: How to move from 1803 to 1809 - and put off the upgrade to 1903 for a bit longer

02/06/2019: Windows 10 updates: How to install, reinstall, upgrade, and activate
02/06/2019: How to take control of Windows 10 updates and upgrades (Home/business)
02/06/2019: Windows 10 version 1903: When will you get the next big feature update?

01/06/2019: Microsoft Fixes Critical Remote Desktop Flaw, Blocks Worm Malware
01/06/2019: Microsoft Warns Users Again to Patch Wormable BlueKeep Flaw

31/05/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Patching whack-a-mole continues

30/05/2019: Windows 10 20H1 Preview: Your Phone App gets a massive boost
30/05/2019: WindowGrid: improve window moving, resizing, and aligning on Windows

29/05/2019: Nearly 1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to "Wormable" BlueKeep RDP Flaw
29/05/2019: Look up hard disk information with PowerShell: Win10

28/05/2019: Windows 10 1903: the case of the missing update deferral options

27/05/2019: Microsoft: Windows 10 Your Phone app is too important to be uninstalled
27/05/2019: How to upgrade Windows 10 with USB, DVD or local media
27/05/2019: Update Hacker Disclosed 4 New Microsoft Zero-Day Exploits in Last 24 Hours

27/05/2019: Windows 10" error on a computer that has a USB device or SD card attached

25/05/2019: Microsoft releases KB4497935 for Windows 10 version 1903 (major fixes)

23/05/2019: Must Read: Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel Inside Windows 10
23/05/2019: Disclosed 3 Unpatched Microsoft Zero-Day Exploits In Less Than 24 Hours
23/05/2019: Microsoft will enforce Windows 10 upgrades when support end nears
23/05/2019: Windows 10 version 1903: removed and deprecated features

22/05/2019: All existing issues with Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update)
22/05/2019: PoC Exploit For Unpatched Windows 10 Zero-Day Flaw Published Online
22/05/2019: Microsoft starts Windows 10 May 2019 Update rollout

21/05/2019: All Windows 10 related articles, including news, tutorials, editorials, and reviews
21/05/2019: One-off cumulative updates for all Win10 versions to fix that “” HSTS bug

20/05/2019: May 19, 2019 - KB4505056 (OS Build 17763.504)-Known issues

19/05/2019: Fix Windows 10 can't be restored after you install an update

/05/2019: 3 Ways to Stop Windows 10 Forced Updates By Kenneth Kimari
18/05/2019: How to Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive and Why You Should

17/05/2019: Update to Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, & 1803

16/05/2019: KB4494441 for Windows 10 version 1809 may install twice
16/05/2019: Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019: Issues

15/05/2019: Microsoft Releases Patches For A Critical 'Wormable Flaw' and 78 Other Issues
15/05/2019: May 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives
15/05/2019: May is here and so are the scheduled security patches from Microsoft and Adob

14/05/2019: Patches are coming tomorrow. Make sure Windows Update gets locked down

13/05/2019: Alexa is now hands-free on every Windows 10 device
13/05/2019: More problems installing the April Monthly Rollups if you have Avira antivirus

10/05/2019: Microsoft Word is getting politically correct

09/05/2019: Are the days of Windows UWP applications numbered?
09/05/2019: What’s happening with X-Fi audio and Win10 versions 1903 and 1809?

08/05/2019: Microsoft Windows 10 will get a full built-in Linux Kernel for WSL 2
08/05/2019: Microsoft revives Power Toys program, makes it open source

07/05/2019: Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts
07/05/2019: Microsoft unveils new open source Windows Terminal

06/05/2019: Windows 10 1809 Language Pack Issue, Microsoft recommends Reset of PC
05/05/2019: Is the latest Win10 1809 cumulative update, KB 4495667, forced or optional?

04/05/2019: Now’s the time to install the April Windows and Office patches
04/05/2019: Confused by the 2nd April Win10 1809 cumulative update & the second 2nd update?
04/05/2019: Friendly Dates pulled from Windows 10 May 2019 Update

03/05/2019: Alert: April patches have sharp edges, with several missing, others reappearing
03/05/2019: The new “Download and install now” link appears in Win10 version 1903

02/05/2019: Review: Windows 10 April 2018 Update shows promise, but ultimately disappoints
02/05/2019: Win 10 release information: Feature updates for Win 10 are released twice a year
02/05/2019: Microsoft releases KB4501835 for Windows 10 version 1809
02/05/2019: Dell laptops and computers vulnerable to remote hijacks

01/05/2019: Microsoft makes it easier to see acknowledged, outstanding problems with Win10
01/05/2019: Systems with small disks won’t be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update

30/04/2019: Windows 10 Pro 1903 still comes with crapware by default
30/04/2019: Microsoft Blocks May 2019 Windows Update on PCs With USB Storage, SD Cards

28/04/2019: How to reset the Screenshots counter on Windows 10

27/04/2019: Install the Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 Home

26/04/2019: Microsoft updates Security Baseline: drops password expiration
26/04/2019: Win 10 updates KB4493437, KB4493440, KB4493436 & KB4493473 arrive a week late
26/04/2019: Microsoft bumps minimum Windows 10 storage requirement to 32 Gigabytes
26/04/2019: Oh look, another broken Windows update! KB4493472 and KB4493446 causing issues

26/04/2019: There they are… Second April patches are out and they look lame
26/04/2019: Microsoft: Forced password changes don’t work

25/04/2019: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC: What is it, and when should it be used?
25/04/2019: Where are the April Windows patches?

24/04/2019: REDDIT: Can we talk about how f**ked Windows Update still is?
24/04/2019: Microsoft has ruined my day, and possibly my life (Michele Hanson)

23/04/2019: Unexpected protection added to Microsoft Edge subverts IE security

22/04/2019: Updates for .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows 10 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803 & Server 2016
22/04/2019: Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files

19/04/2019: Yet another conflict acknowledged with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups (McAfee)

18/04/2019: That Internet Explorer XXE zero day poking through to Edge
18/04/2019: Researcher Hijacks a Microsoft Service Using Loophole in Azure Cloud Platform

17/04/2019: Microsoft's April patches seem to be slowing down Windows

14/04/2019: Hackers Compromise Microsoft Support Agent to Access Outlook Email Accounts

12/04/2019: This month’s Windows patching debacle gradually comes into focus
12/04/2019: This month’s Win7 & Win10 version 1809 patches slow down PCs running AV products

11/04/2019: Michael Horowitz re-discovers the refreshgwxconfig-B “Get Windows 10” scheduled task
11/04/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2019 overview

10/04/2019: Windows 10 will no longer auto install feature updates twice a year
10/04/2019: Microsoft Releases April 2019 Security Updates-Two Flaws Under Active Attack
10/04/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2019 overview

09/04/2019: Microsoft Releases First Preview Builds of Chromium-based Edge Browser
09/04/2019: fix for the bluescreen on the 2nd March cumulative update for Win10 1809-KB 4490481

08/04/2019: Setting up the perfect Windows 10 Installation | Faster, Lighter, and Functional

07/04/2019: MS re-releases KB 4023057, the “Update to Win10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, & 1803 for reliability”

06/04/2019: Improving the Windows 10 update experience with control, quality and transparency
05/04/2019: Microsoft: Windows 10 Devices Open To 'Full Compromise' From Huawei PC Driver
05/04/2019: New update options for Win10 1903 explained
05/04/2019: Bluescreen after installing Win10 1809’s second March cumulative update, KB 4490481

04/04/2019: Microsoft Killing eBooks-Windows 10 Deletes Your eBook Purchases

03/04/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Most March patches look good

23/03/2019: Dell’s Encryption Console gets clobbered by this month’s Patch Tuesday

20/03/2019: SHA-2 code signing support update for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Win 7 Mar/12/2019
20/03/2019: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18358

20/03/2019: KB 4487017 Feb Cumulative update for Win10 v1803 causing BSODs
20/03/2019: Patch Lady – Domain admins and issues with KB4489878
20/03/2019: Microsoft acknowledges yet another bug in this month’s Win10 1809 cumulative update

19/03/2019: Windows Defender Security definition problems: March updates 2019 ?
19/03/2019: Update Windows Defender manually in Windows 10/8/7

15/03/2019: Will Win10 1809 ever be declared “suitable for business”?

13/03/2019: Windows 10 Now Automatically Uninstalls Updates That Cause Problems
13/03/2019: Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) investigates all reports of security vulnerabilities
13/03/2019: Microsoft Releases Patches for 64 Flaws-Two Under Active Attack
13/03/2019: March 2019 Patch Tuesday patches
13/03:2019: Microsoft announces auto-uninstall for bad Win10 patches

11/03/2019: Windows 10 ver 1903 imminent, it’s more important than ever to lock down Windows updates

11/03/2019: Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 update history
11/03/2019: Windows malware: Slub taps Slack, GitHub to steal your info

09/03/2019: How to get back online after a Windows 10 update breaks your internet access

08/03/2019: Windows update: Data, insights and listening to improve the customer experience

07/03/2019: Win10 1809 2nd Feb cumulative update, KB 4482887, performance drops in some games?

06/03/2019: AMD and Intel Broadwell and older processors running Windows 10's Oct 2018 Update 1809

05/03/2019: Q: Is it time to install Win10 version 1809 ?

03/03/2019: Microsoft's latest web servers are vulnerable to a CPU-saturation attack

27/02/2019: Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash code behind users' backs

25/02/2019: NET updates for February 2019 and these updates come with some problems

22/02/2019: February 2019 Update to Win10 1809 KB 4487044 causes loss of access to One Drive
22/02/2019: Microsoft: New non-security updates prevent attack on Win10 Servers running IIS - but there are no instructions

21/02/2019: Microsoft pushes odd third-Tuesday cumulative updates for Win10 1803, 1709, 1703 and 1607 – but not for 1809

20/02/2019: More problems with Windows patches breaking older Access databases

15/02/2019: 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows and WSUS

14/02/2019: There’s a newly acknowledged Edge local IP networking bug in Win10

13/02/2019: Microsoft Patch Tuesday — February 2019 Update Fixes 77 Flaws

26/01/2019: GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading via MS Word macros

25/01/2019: Microsoft explains the confusion over .NET 1809 update KB 4481031

19/01/2019: Microsoft to separate Cortana from search with the next version of Windows 10
19/01/2019: There’s a newly acknowledged Edge local IP networking bug in Win10

15/01/2019: Brinkmann, Horowitz: Are remnants of the despised “GWX” Get Windows 10 campaign still on your Win7 computer?
15/01/2019: Unpatched vCard Flaw Could Let Hackers Compromise Your Windows PCs

12/01/2019: Windows 10 will chew up another 7GB of disk space to make sure it can update
12/01/2019: Patch Lady – issues with Win10 Access 97

It’s official: Microsoft is pushing Win10 1809 on non-seeker machines

Reported crash with the new out-of-band IE fix on Win7, KB 4483187

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Under-Attack IE Zero Day

Windows 10 might be recording and uploading your PC’s Activity History without you knowing

Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2018 release overview

Inside Clippy - Windows Weekly 599: 13/12/2018

Microsoft Issues Patch for Windows Zero-Day Flaw Under Active Attack

Woody Leonhard's no-bull news, tips and help for Windows, Office and more

What's new in Windows 10, version 1809 for IT Pros

63 New Flaws (Including 0-Days) Windows Users Need to Patch Now

New APIs Suggest WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Support Coming Soon to Windows 10

Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

Windows lifecycle fact sheet: Every Windows product has a lifecycle

Recovery options in Windows 10

Windows 10 ZIP file contents overwrite solution: win10 October update

Windows 10 Bug Let UWP Apps Access All Files Without Users' Consent

All the issues of Windows 10 version 1803 you may run into

How To Repair Microsoft Edge In Windows 10

How to reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 when things are broken

Windows 10 S FAQ

Windows 10 S won't let you change the default browser or switch to Google search

Windows 10 to Get Built-in Protection Against Most Ransomware Attacks

What is Windows 10 S? Microsoft's Chrome OS rival explained

Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 12 Critical Vulnerabilities

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows: Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7

Change or reset Internet Explorer settings

How To Repair Microsoft Edge In Windows 10

How to reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 when things are broken

Windows 10 S FAQ

Windows 10 S won't let you change the default browser or switch to Google search

Windows 10 to Get Built-in Protection Against Most Ransomware Attacks

What is Windows 10 S? Microsoft's Chrome OS rival explained: 04/07/2017

Microsoft Finally Reveals What Data Windows 10 Collects From Your PC: 07/06/2016

The Worst Bugs in Windows 10 and How to Fix Them - 08/04/2016

I noticed some disturbing privacy defaults in Windows 10 - 06/02/2016

Remove Windows Nag Icon To Upgrade To Windows 10 : 31/12/2015

The latest "Fast Ring" Windows 10 build features ads in the Start menu.
If you're not into such things polluting your Start menu, here's how you can make them go away

Fix: Random Freeze on Windows 10 - 24/05/2016

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - 14/09/2016

2014: Repair Missing Windows Services After Malware Infection - ServicesRepair.exe