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  • Free up disk space automatically on Windows 10 with Storage Sense
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Storage Sense is a relatively new feature of the Windows 10 operating system that users may enable to free up disk space by having Windows 10 delete files automatically on the system. […] 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 Free up disk space automatically on Windows 10 with Storage Sense appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4093120 and KB4093117 cumulative Windows 10 updates released
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 19, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Microsoft released the cumulative updates KB4093120 for Windows 10 version 1703 and KB4093117 for Windows 10 version 1607 yesterday. The two non-security updates fix various issues in Windows 10. Windows users 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 KB4093120 and KB4093117 cumulative Windows 10 updates released appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft puts OneNote 2016 on backburner, pushes OneNote for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Microsoft plans to end the confusion surrounding the company's two OneNote applications by focusing development on OneNote for Windows 10 and putting OneNote 2016 on extended life support. OneNote is available 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 Microsoft puts OneNote 2016 on backburner, pushes OneNote for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Fix PCs no longer recognized in network after Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 17, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Microsoft's Spring Creators Update for Windows 10, version 1803, is not out yet because of a last-minute delay caused by reliability issues that Microsoft detected before the rollout process. If you run […] 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 PCs no longer recognized in network after Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft explains why it delayed Windows 10 version 1803 release
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Microsoft planned to release the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, last Tuesday on the April 2018 Patch Day. The company decided against the rollout of 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 Microsoft explains why it delayed Windows 10 version 1803 release appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Enable pre-release features on Windows 10 Insider Builds
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Mach2 is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that you may run to find and enable pre-release features on Insider Builds of the operating system. 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 Enable pre-release features on Windows 10 Insider Builds appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to verify Digital Signatures of programs in Windows
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 16, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Software developers and companies may sign software programs they develop or distribute which is used to validate the integrity of the program to ensure that it has not been altered after 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 How to verify Digital Signatures of programs in Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Enable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or Home
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 13, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Microsoft announced in February of 2018 that the upcoming Windows 10 Pro for Workstations version would get a unique power scheme called Ultimate Performance. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a special […] 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 Enable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or Home appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • DoNotSpy10 4.0: new privacy settings and PUP offer
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 11, 2018 at 4:14 am

    DoNotSpy10 4.0.0.0 is the latest version of the popular privacy tool for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that gives users control over many privacy-related features of the operating system. It is 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 DoNotSpy10 4.0: new privacy settings and PUP offer appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Run the original Windows File Manager on modern Windows PCs
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 10, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Microsoft released the source code and compiled builds of the original Windows File Manager and a modified version with additional functionality to the public recently. Introduced in Windows 3.0 the File Manager […] 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 Run the original Windows File Manager on modern Windows PCs appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft broke "disable web search" in Windows 10 version 1803
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 7, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Windows 10 users and administrators who plan to upgrade devices running the operating system to Windows 10 version 1803, the Spring Creators Update, need to be aware that certain policies are broken […] 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 broke "disable web search" in Windows 10 version 1803 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Block Windows 10 Updates with StopUpdates10
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 6, 2018 at 5:40 am

    StopUpdates10 is a free program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that modifies some system settings to block Windows Updates on the target device. While it is usually not a good idea […] 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 Block Windows 10 Updates with StopUpdates10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Use SetupDiag to diagnose Windows 10 upgrade issues
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 5, 2018 at 4:15 am

    SetupDiag is a free diagnostic tool by Microsoft that is designed to find and parse Windows 10 setup log files to determine why an upgrade or update failed to install 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 Use SetupDiag to diagnose Windows 10 upgrade issues appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Update Windows Security software to protect against a serious vulnerability
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Microsoft published information about a new security vulnerability that affects Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, and several Enterprise-specific anti-malware solutions. CVE-2018-0986, Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, describes a vulnerability […] 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 Update Windows Security software to protect […]

  • The end of Disk Cleanup? Free Up Space Now appears in Windows 10 Settings
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Disk Cleanup is a handy system utility that is built-in to Windows. It can be used to delete temporary files, some logs, the Recycle Bin, and previous Windows installations. The latter 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 The end of Disk Cleanup? Free Up Space Now appears in Windows 10 Settings appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Get the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update early
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 3, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Windows 10 users and administrators who can't wait to upgrade PCs to the soon to be released Spring Creators Update for the operating system may download official files right now to run […] 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 Get the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update early appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • My Top 5 Feature wishes for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015 and there were clear indicators back then that Windows 10 was a work in progress, something that Microsoft released to make people forget about Windows 8. […] 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 My Top 5 Feature wishes for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4100480 out-of-band security update for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 30, 2018 at 10:12 am

    KB4100480 is an out-of-band security update for the Microsoft operating systems Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that "addresses an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows kernel in the 64-Bit […] 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 KB4100480 out-of-band security update for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to delay the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Microsoft will release the next feature update for the Windows 10 operating system, called the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, in April 2018. The company releases feature updates twice a year; these […] 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 delay the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Nvidia Driver 391.35 WHQL with security patches released
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Nvidia released the GeForce Game Ready 391.35 WHQL driver to the public featuring improvements for select games, security patches, and quite a large number of issues. First, the basics: Nvidia users 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 Nvidia Driver 391.35 WHQL with security patches released appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 "keylogger" setting moved in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    When Microsoft released a technical preview of the upcoming Windows 10 operating system back in 2014, word got out pretty quickly that the operating system shipped with keylogging functionality that was turned […] 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 "keylogger" setting moved in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Should you install preview rollups for Windows?
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Microsoft releases previews of monthly rollup updates for the operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 2012 R2 on the third Tuesday of each month. 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 Should you install preview rollups for Windows? appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1607 reaches end of life next month
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 24, 2018 at 7:19 am

    With Microsoft pushing out two feature updates per year, and each feature update supported by 18 months only, it is a regular occurrence that Windows users upgrade their Windows 10 PCs 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 1607 reaches end of life next month appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Display the Windows upgrade history using PowerShell
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 23, 2018 at 9:34 am

    It may sometimes be useful to look at the upgrade history of a PC running Windows. Maybe you would like to know about the first installed version of Windows on the PC, […] 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 Display the Windows upgrade history using PowerShell appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4089848 for Windows 10 version 1709
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    KB4089848 is a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) that increases the version of the operating system to build 16299.334 after installation. The update fixes issues 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 KB4089848 for Windows 10 version 1709 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows Server 2019 Preview is out
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 21, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Microsoft's Windows Server team released a preview of the next Windows Server product, Windows Server 2019, yesterday to the public. Windows Server 2019 Preview is available for any participant of the 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 Server 2019 Preview is out appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft promises speedier Windows 10 Feature Update processes
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Microsoft releases two feature updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system per year. Users and administrators will also install feature updates regularly as feature updates are only supported for 18 months […] 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 promises speedier Windows 10 Feature Update processes appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Use DISM to fix issues SFC can't
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    A common suggestion on Windows support forums is to scan the system for file integrity issues using the command sfc /scannow which you may run on the active system but also on […] 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 Use DISM to fix issues SFC can't appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to remove drive letters in Windows
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 13, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Windows assigns drive letters to internal and external hard drives, optical drives, Flash memory cards and other devices automatically when it recognizes them. The main reason for that is that it allows […] 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 drive letters in Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Configure Telemetry settings on Windows 10 devices
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Windows 10 was not Microsoft's first operating system that collected Telemetry data but Microsoft changed what is collected and the control users have over the functionality significantly in Windows 10. The move […] 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 Telemetry settings on Windows 10 devices appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Report: Forced Windows 10 version 1709 upgrades that bypass Windows Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Reports are coming in that Windows 10 systems running an earlier feature version of the operating system are upgraded to Windows 10 version 1709 forcefully in some circumstances. The issue seems 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 Report: Forced Windows 10 version 1709 upgrades that bypass Windows Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft adds two new privacy options to Windows 10 setup
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 8, 2018 at 9:13 am

    When you set up Windows 10 on a computer or in a virtual machine, a privacy settings screen is displayed during setup which lets you change some privacy-related settings before the first […] 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 adds two new privacy options to Windows 10 setup appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • KB4090913 for Windows 10 fixes USB bug
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 6, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4090913 for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) on March 5, 2018. The update fixes an issue with some USB devices connected to the Windows 10 device. […] 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 KB4090913 for Windows 10 fixes USB bug appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 Spring Creators Update features
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 5, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Microsoft plans to release the next feature update for the Windows 10 operating system in March/April of 2018. The company switched to a "two feature updates per year" release schedule  which means […] 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 Spring Creators Update features appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Fix: Windows couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition
    by Martin Brinkmann on March 5, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Windows couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition is an error message that you may receive when you try to upgrade Windows. I ran into the issue 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 Fix: Windows couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Report: Windows 7 PCs without antivirus solution can't receive new updates
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    A report on Myce suggests that Windows 7 PCs without installed antivirus solutions can't receive new updates via Windows Update anymore unless a change is made to the Windows Registry. Microsoft identified […] 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 Report: Windows 7 PCs without antivirus solution can't receive new updates appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to set up Remote Desktop on Windows
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 26, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Remote Desktop is a built-in feature of Microsoft's Windows operating system which enables you to control a Windows PC from remote devices using Microsoft's Remote Desktop client app. All 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 How to set up Remote Desktop on Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]