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  • Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    When you install a new feature upgrade of Windows 10 on a computer or upgrade from a previous version of Windows to a newer one, you get options to rollback for 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 Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 7 support dropped for CPUs without SSE2
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 21, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Microsoft supports Windows 7 officially until January 2020; while the company won't end support for the operating system that it launched in 2009 early, it appears that Microsoft is trying to get […] 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 support dropped for CPUs without SSE2 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Create an Excel data table to compare multiple results
    on June 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Suppose you want to view multiple possibilities within an Excel calculation. The answer is to create a data table. […]

  • Turn local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 18, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Microsoft plans to launch a new OneDrive storage feature in the next feature update for Windows 10, out September/October 2018, that turns local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically when the files […] 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 Turn local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Search the Windows Group Policy and look up Registry keys
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 18, 2018 at 5:27 am

    NIT-GPOSearch is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to search the Group Policy to find policies quickly. Professional versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system come with […] 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 Search the Windows Group Policy and look up Registry keys appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 switched to rollup model
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 17, 2018 at 6:11 am

    The Microsoft Windows Server Team announced last week that Windows Server 2008 SP2 is moved from the current updating system to a rollup model. The first rollup previews will be made available […] 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 Server 2008 SP2 switched to rollup model appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Grab an offline copy of Microsoft Windows Live Essentials
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 16, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Microsoft released the last version of Microsoft Windows Live Essentials, or Windows Essentials, back in the year 2012. While that is a long time ago, it is the case that some included […] 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 Grab an offline copy of Microsoft Windows Live Essentials appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Add WebP support to Microsoft Edge
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 15, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Microsoft published a new application for Windows 10 that adds support for Google's WebP media format to Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. WebP is an image format developed by Google that supports […] 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 Add WebP support to Microsoft Edge appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1803 is business-ready according to Microsoft
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 15, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Microsoft declared Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, business-ready by moving it to the semi-annual channel. The semi-annual channel, previously known as Current Branch for Business, is a special update […] 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 is business-ready according to Microsoft appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Protect Windows against Speculative Store Bypass exploits
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    It has become quite time consuming to stay up to date with the ever increasing threats that Spectre and Meltdown pose to computer systems around the world. New variants pop up regularly, […] 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 Protect Windows against Speculative Store Bypass exploits appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Bypass the "unsupported hardware" barrier of Windows Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Wufuc is a free open source software program for the Microsoft operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The free program disables the "unsupported hardware" notification that Windows Update displays on systems […] 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 Bypass the "unsupported hardware" barrier of Windows Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10's new "install on my devices" Store feature
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2018 at 4:22 am

    You can use the built-in Microsoft Store application of the Windows 10 operating system to install apps and games on your Windows 10 devices. Up until now, that was only possible for […] 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 new "install on my devices" Store feature appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10: play a sound when you activate special keys
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Hitting the Num Lock, Caps Lock, or Scroll Lock keys on the computer keyboard by accident can lead to undesirable consequences. You may wonder why you cannot type numbers in the Calculator […] 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: play a sound when you activate special keys appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to use a Ram Disk in Windows
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 7, 2018 at 5:15 am

    You may install a Ram disk on your Windows PC to improve performance, maintenance, and privacy on the device. Ram disks can best be described as memory-based drives that act just like […] 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 use a Ram Disk in Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to configure the Windows 10 Tabs (Sets) feature
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Microsoft plans to release a feature that it calls Sets currently in the next feature update for Windows 10. While it is not 100% certain that Sets will make an appearance in […] 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 configure the Windows 10 Tabs (Sets) feature appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Manage Focus Assist on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 4, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Microsoft renamed and redesigned the Quiet Hours feature of the Windows 10 operating system with the release of the April 2018 Update for the operating system. Focus Assist, the new name 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 Manage Focus Assist on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Configure the lockscreen display timeout on Windows
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Microsoft's Windows operating system includes a set of power options that define, among many other things, when the screen is turned off. You can configure Windows to never turn off the screen […] 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 Configure the lockscreen display timeout on Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Alt-Tab Terminator improves Windows' Alt-Tab function
    by Martin Brinkmann on June 1, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Alt-Tab Terminator is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that replaces the system's default Alt-Tab dialog with an optimized version. The application is a direct successor of the tab programs […] 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 Alt-Tab Terminator improves Windows' Alt-Tab function appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1803 updates enforced on some PCs
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 31, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Forced upgrades to new versions of Windows 10 are not a new phenomenon; users and administrators reported forced upgrades to new versions of Windows 10 or forced upgrades to Windows 10 from […] 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 updates enforced on some PCs appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to disable automatic drive optimization in Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 30, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Microsoft Windows 10 runs scheduled maintenance tasks on a regular basis; one of the tasks optimizes any hard drive connected to the system at the time. The operating system checks platter-based drives […] 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 disable automatic drive optimization in Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Avast update fixes Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade issue
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 25, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Some Avast antivirus users reported a blank desktop with no icons or interface elements issue or a "boot to choose your keyboard layout" screen when they ran the upgrade from earlier versions […] 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 Avast update fixes Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade issue appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to remove Open With programs in Windows
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 24, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Open With is a useful feature of the Windows operating system that allows you to open files with different programs from Explorer. While you can map a file type such as zip […] 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 remove Open With programs in Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4100403 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 24, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Microsoft released the second cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, and it comes after the the release of similar updates for previous versions (1709, 1703 and 1607) of the 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 KB4100403 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4103714 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 22, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Microsoft released KB4103714 yesterday; the update for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, brings the build number of the system to 16299.461. It is the expected update for 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 KB4103714 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1703 and 1607 updates KB4103722 and KB4103720
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 18, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Microsoft released two updates for two versions of Windows 10 yesterday. KB4103722 and KB4103720 are cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1607 that raise the build 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 version 1703 and 1607 updates KB4103722 and KB4103720 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1803 microcode update KB4100347
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 16, 2018 at 6:18 am

    KB4100347 is a new update for the latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, which Microsoft released on April 30, 2018 to the public. The feature update has its fair […] 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 microcode update KB4100347 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft releases KB4134661 and KB4134660 for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 16, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Microsoft released the two updates KB4134661 and KB4134660 for Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1709 yesterday. The two updates have the same description: This Windows update provides a notification 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 releases KB4134661 and KB4134660 for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1803 does not play nice with some Solid State Drives (SSD)
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 15, 2018 at 4:40 am

    The release of the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 was not as error-free as Microsoft hoped it would be. Reports about blue screens, crashes, upgrade rollbacks and other issues started 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 Windows 10 version 1803 does not play nice with some Solid State Drives (SSD) appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • A very early look at the Cloud Clipboard experience in Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 10, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Microsoft released a new Insider Build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809 to the Insider Channel yesterday. The new build included several new and improved features such as Sets improvements, 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 A very early look at the Cloud Clipboard experience in Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Notepad gets extended line endings support in Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 9, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Notepad is the default plain text editor on all supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. The editor is popular because of its integration with Windows and its fast loading performance; it […] 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 Notepad gets extended line endings support in Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft plans to change Alt-Tab behavior on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 9, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Windows users have several keyboard shortcuts at their disposal when it comes to switching between different programs or tabs on the operating system. They can use Alt-Tab to switch program windows, Ctrl-Tab […] 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 plans to change Alt-Tab behavior on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10: control Bitlocker during upgrades
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 8, 2018 at 9:34 am

    When you upgrade a Windows 10 device protected by BitLocker to a new feature update version of Windows 10, for example from Windows 10 version 1703 to Windows 10 version 1803, BitLocker […] 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: control Bitlocker during upgrades appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft publishes Windows Command Line reference
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

    While most Windows users probably never come into contact with the Windows command line unless they run into some kind of issue and receive advise to run commands to repair it, it […] 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 publishes Windows Command Line reference appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Here is why you may want to skip this month Windows Updates
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 5, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Patch Tuesday is just around the corner; Microsoft pushes out security updates and other updates for all of its products on the second Tuesday of the month. While that is a good […] 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 Here is why you may want to skip this month Windows Updates appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 released
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 is a new version of Microsoft's .Net Framework. The new version is integrated in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update release; if you run older versions of 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 Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 released appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1803: removed or deprecated features
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 1, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Microsoft released the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 on April 30, 2018 and users and administrators have been upgrading machines to the new version of Windows since that day. The update […] 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: removed or deprecated features appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • All the issues of Windows 10 version 1803 you may run into
    by Martin Brinkmann on May 1, 2018 at 5:07 am

    If you have installed the latest feature update for Windows 10, the April 2018 Update, already on a PC, you may have run into one or multiple issues already using the new […] 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 All the issues of Windows 10 version 1803 you may run into appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How do you get Windows 10 version 1803 today?
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 30, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Microsoft will release Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, today. Users who would like to get their hands on the new version as soon as possible need to find ways […] 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 do you get Windows 10 version 1803 today? appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • The hidden gems of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 30, 2018 at 9:35 am

    If things go as planned, Microsoft will start the distribution of the April 2018 Update for the Windows 10 operating system on April 30, 2018. The company postponed the release 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 The hidden gems of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 April Update rollout begins on April 30, 2018
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 27, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Microsoft revealed today when it plans to release the first feature update of 2018 for the company's Windows 10 operating system. Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the Windows and […] 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 April Update rollout begins on April 30, 2018 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 Microcode updates KB4090007, KB4091663, KB4091664 and KB4091666
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 25, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Microsoft has updated several microcode updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system that push so-called microcode updates to devices the update is installed on which protect against attacks targeting Spectre Variant […] 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 Microcode updates KB4090007, KB4091663, KB4091664 and KB4091666 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. […]