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  • KB4077528 and KB4077525 for Windows 10 released
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Microsoft released two cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows 10 version 1703 yesterday under KB4077528 and KB4077525. About 15% of all Windows 10 devices don't run the latest version, […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post KB4077528 and KB4077525 for Windows 10 released appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft removing Windows Apps with "Windows" in name is a mistake
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 19, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Some Windows application publishers who use "Windows" in the name of published apps received legal notifications from Microsoft in February 2018 to either change the name and branding of applications or have […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft removing Windows Apps with "Windows" in name is a mistake appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to install optional updates on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Microsoft moved the update functionality from the Control Panel to the Settings application in Windows 10. If you compare the functionality, you may notice that Windows 10 lacks options to display or […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to install optional updates on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows Defender ATP support in Windows 7 and 8.1
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 13, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Rob Lefferts, Microsoft Partner Director, Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise, announced yesterday on the official Windows Business blog that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will come to Windows 7 […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows Defender ATP support in Windows 7 and 8.1 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Disable the touchpad of your Windows 10 device when you connect a mouse
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Most laptops come with touchpads that let users control the mouse cursor and buttons on the device. Newer versions support even more features, usually in the form of taps, drags or other […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Disable the touchpad of your Windows 10 device when you connect a mouse appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 upgrade log files list
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 6, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    A lot happens in the background when you upgrade Windows 10 to a new version. All of it is automated and of little interest to the user or admin unless something goes […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 upgrade log files list appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to fix Boot BCD startup errors on Windows PCs
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 5, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I was greeted by a Recovery error message the other day when I powered up a PC running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The recovery screen stated that "Your PC/Device needs to […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to fix Boot BCD startup errors on Windows PCs appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 S and S Mode rumors
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 4, 2018 at 8:37 am

    When Microsoft revealed Windows 10 S in mid-2017, some believed that it was a return of the dead-before-it-shipped operating system Windows RT. It was a low-cost version of Windows 10 designed for low-end […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 S and S Mode rumors appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft announces harder stance against programs with coercive messaging
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 31, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Quick, our trustworthy program found issues that you need to address right now. Look, you have malware on your system which you need to remove asap. All you have to do is […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft announces harder stance against programs with coercive messaging appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows Update KB4078130 deactivates Spectre Patch
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 29, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Microsoft released the Windows Update KB4078130 yesterday. It disables the mitigation against Spectre, Variant 2 on all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system when installed. Microsoft released updates for Windows […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows Update KB4078130 deactivates Spectre Patch appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • View the Telemetry Data that Microsoft collects on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Microsoft plans to launch the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer app in the next feature update for Windows 10. The company added placeholders for the new feature in previous Windows 10 version 1803 […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post View the Telemetry Data that Microsoft collects on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 7 Internet Games Error 0x80041004
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 23, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Internet games that Microsoft distributed with its Windows 7 operating system throw the error code 0x80041004 right now when you try to play them. Microsoft distributed local and Internet games with the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 7 Internet Games Error 0x80041004 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • You may soon view and delete diagnostic data in Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 23, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Recent Insider Builds of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1803 suggest that the system includes options to view and delete diagnostic data. Microsoft's stance on privacy has been criticized by privacy advocates […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post You may soon view and delete diagnostic data in Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Microsoft released another batch of updates for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system. This is the third batch of patches that address the AMD boot loop bug directly caused […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1803: privacy improvements
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, will feature new privacy settings and improvements that give users and administrators more control over data on the device. Windows 10 […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 version 1803: privacy improvements appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 released
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Microsoft released the updates  KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 on January 17th, 2017 for the company's Windows 10 operating system. One of the updates, KB4073290, addresses the unbootable state issue for select AMD […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 released appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft releases AMD-specific Windows 7 and 8.1 updates to fix unbootable state issue
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Microsoft released updates for AMD devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 designed to fix the unbootable state issue that some AMD devices ran into after installing the out-of-band security updates that […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft releases AMD-specific Windows 7 and 8.1 updates to fix unbootable state issue appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Microsoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system. Paul Thurott managed to get a sneak peak of […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core, what you need to know
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Microsoft announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0 on January 10, 2018. PowerShell Core is a new version of PowerShell, a command-line shell and scripting language that ships with Microsoft Windows. […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core, what you need to know appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 12, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Microsoft announced yesterday that the most recent update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, reached its final rollout phase. Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update on October 17, 2017 […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 8.1 End of Mainstream Support
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018. Yesterday's Patch Day marked the end of mainstream support for the two operating systems and the beginning of extended support. Microsoft distinguishes […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 8.1 End of Mainstream Support appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft halts security updates for select AMD devices
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 9, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Microsoft released an out-of-band security update for Windows on January 4, 2018, to fix vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. It turns out that the update caused a blue screen of Death […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft halts security updates for select AMD devices appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Fix Windows 7 BSOD 0x000000c4 after installing KB4056894
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Microsoft published security updates for all supported versions of Windows recently that protect systems running Windows from Meltdown and Spectre attacks. The company released updates for Windows 10 via Windows Update. Cumulative […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Fix Windows 7 BSOD 0x000000c4 after installing KB4056894 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Find out if your Windows PC is affected by Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 5, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Meltdown and Spectre are designed vulnerabilities in modern processors that allow attackers to read virtual memory arbitrarily. What this means is that attackers may read the memory of computer systems to steal […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Find out if your Windows PC is affected by Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 3, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Ever since Microsoft released Windows 10, users and administrators had options to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8 systems to Windows 10 for free. Microsoft lost a lot of trust in the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Fix the api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing error
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 3, 2018 at 5:18 am

    You may get the error message api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing when you try to upgrade a PC running Windows 7 to Windows 10. The error is not limited to the upgrade from Windows […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Fix the api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing error appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10: GPU performance in Task Manager
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 28, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Microsoft added a bunch of smaller features and improvements to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. One of the new features displays the GPU performance in the Task Manager provided that a […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10: GPU performance in Task Manager appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • The Windows 10 Registry process explained
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Recent versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, for instance build 17063, come with a new process that is just called Registry. If you have spotted the Registry process already on a […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post The Windows 10 Registry process explained appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10: tar and curl support
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Microsoft plans to integrate the command line tools tar and curl in the next feature update of Windows 10, out in March 2018. While we don't know the full name of the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10: tar and curl support appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 Pro: Windows Defender Application Guard support coming
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 21, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Microsoft revealed recently that Windows 10 Professional will support Windows Defender Application Guard in the next feature update. Windows Defender Application Guard is a security feature of Enterprise editions of Microsoft's Windows […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 Pro: Windows Defender Application Guard support coming appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10: Microsoft retires HomeGroup
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Microsoft plans to remove the HomeGroup functionality from its Windows 10 operating system. The company made the first step towards that goal in the most recent Insider Preview version of Windows 10 […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10: Microsoft retires HomeGroup appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • A close look at the Windows 10 Timeline feature
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Microsoft revealed the Timeline feature of Windows 10 earlier this year. While its entire functionality was not made clear at the time, it looked as if it would allow users to keep […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post A close look at the Windows 10 Timeline feature appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4057291 fixes AMD legacy card display issues on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

    KB4057291 is a new update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that addresses display issues on systems with AMD legacy cards. The patch is specifically for PCs with AMD legacy cards that […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post KB4057291 fixes AMD legacy card display issues on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft changes Windows Defender Path on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 18, 2017 at 8:57 am

    A recent update for Windows Defender to version 4.12.17007.17123 changed the path of the built-in antivirus software on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft changed the paths the of the Windows Defender Antivirus service […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft changes Windows Defender Path on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4058043: Microsoft Store reliability update for Windows 10 version 1709
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Microsoft released update KB4058043, a reliability update for Microsoft Store, for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update. The update was released days after the December 12, 2017 Patch Tuesday, the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post KB4058043: Microsoft Store reliability update for Windows 10 version 1709 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes (optional) OpenSSH Client and Server
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Microsoft added support for the OpenSSH protocol in the Fall Creators Update version of Windows 10. The feature is not installed by default, and listed as beta right now. That, and the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes (optional) OpenSSH Client and Server appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft removes HEVC codec in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, adds it to Store
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    New installations of Microsoft's most recent version of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update version or version 1709, come without support for the HEVC codec. Users who install the system anew or […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft removes HEVC codec in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, adds it to Store appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Getting Windows 7 Update error 80248015? You are not alone
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 4, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    If you run a device that is powered by Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, you may have noticed already, or not, that the system's update functionality may be broken completely. A check […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Getting Windows 7 Update error 80248015? You are not alone appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Allow only manual updates on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Microsoft removed updating controls when it released the Windows 10 operating systems so that it has become less trivial to set the updating process to manual or disable updates altogether. This is […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Allow only manual updates on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft releases KB4051963, KB4052342, KB4055237 and KB4054022 for Windows 10 version 1709
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 2, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Busy Microsoft released a total of four updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; one cumulative update that addresses several issues, two dynamic updates and a servicing stack update. KB4051963 is […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft releases KB4051963, KB4052342, KB4055237 and KB4054022 for Windows 10 version 1709 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Regain hard disk space by using Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 7 and 8.x
    on January 19, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Disk Cleanup's Windows Update Cleanup weeds through the WinSxS folder and eliminates unnecessary files. Learn how to use the feature in Windows 7 and 8.x. […]

  • It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: January 2014
    on January 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Here's the information you need to make the right deploy decisions when applying Microsoft's January 2014 patches in your organization. […]

  • Restore a Windows XP backup in Windows 8
    on January 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Learn how to get Windows XP's Backup Utility to run in Windows 8 so that you can restore a backup. […]

  • December Office tip mailbag: a complex Excel SUMIFS() function
    on January 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Susan Sales Harkins helps a reader hash out a SUMIFS() solution with several criteria values across multiple sheets and the obligatory monkey wrench. […]

  • Set up a PC as a kiosk using Windows 8.1's Assigned Access
    on January 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Learn how to use Windows 8.1's Assigned Access feature to configure a local user account to essentially function in kiosk mode. […]

  • 10+ dos and don'ts for using Office templates
    on January 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    If your attempts to use Office templates usually leave you feeling stumped and frustrated, read these expert tips to gain a better grasp on how to use them. […]

  • Hightail: a robust alternative to Dropbox
    on January 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    If you want a share-centric cloud file host service, our reviewer says Hightail delivers the features you need at a great price. […]

  • How to replace SkyDrive with Libraries in Windows 8.1
    on January 3, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Learn how to move SkyDrive and reinstate Libraries as the primary location for accessing documents and pictures in Windows 8.1. […]

  • Add an exit strategy to bullet points in a PowerPoint slide
    on January 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    It's easy to display bullet points one at a time. It's just as easy to get them to disappear, if you know the right properties to alter. […]

  • Survey: What's next after Windows XP?
    on December 31, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Windows XP support is ending in April, and Tech Pro Research is conducting a survey to find out what companies are planning to do next. […]