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  • 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. […]

  • KB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Microsoft published KB4093105, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, some hours ago. The non-security update is distributed via Windows Update and other updating services, 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 KB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows Defender System Guard in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on April 23, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Microsoft added a new security feature called Windows Defender System Guard to Windows 10  versions when it released the Fall Creators Update version of the operating system back in October 2017. 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 Defender System Guard in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]