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Microsoft Surface Pro X: Windows on Arm usable at long last – but, boy, are you gonna pay for it

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/18/surface_pro_x_hands_on/

7 hrs ago

Hands On Up to £1,700 for something that won't outperform its cheaper Pro 7 stablemate

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KB4520062 for Windows 10 1809 may break Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/18/kb4520062-for-windows-10-1809-may-break-microsoft-advanced-threat-protection/

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Microsoft released the second back of October 2019 updates for various supported Windows 10 versions on October 15, 2019. The cumulative updates, all non-security, fix various issues in Windows 10. It is […]

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Run Windows programs without admin rights using RunWithRestrictedRights

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/17/run-windows-programs-without-admin-rights-using-runwithrestrictedrights/

2 days ago

Ever downloaded a new program and wondered if it's safe to run? I'm with you. One of the best options to deal with it is to run the program in a sandboxed […]

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End of Support notifications for Windows 7 Pro users

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/17/end-of-support-notifications-for-windows-7-pro-users/

2 days ago

Microsoft started to inform Windows 7 Home users that support for the operating system was about to run out. From this week on, the notifications will also be shown to users running […]

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MasterSeeker is a freeware desktop search application for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/16/masterseeker-is-a-freeware-desktop-search-application-for-windows/

3 days ago

We have seen plenty of desktop search applications in the past. There's Everything, which is the favorite of many, UltraSearch or VX Search among other options. If you're looking for something simpler, […]

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Think your VMware snapshots are all good? Guess again if you're on Windows Server 2019

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/16/vmware_windows_2019/

3 days ago

App-quiesced backups could fail, workaround is to shrug it off

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Run Windows Services only you want them to with Service Trigger Editor

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/16/run-windows-services-only-you-want-them-to-with-service-trigger-editor/

3 days ago

Windows Services are core components of the operating system that are used to power Windows features and used by programs. Third-parties may add services of their own to Windows and these may […]

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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/15/microsoft-releases-october-2019-update-previews-for-windows/

4 days ago

Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019. The company released preview updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 […]

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Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/15/back-to-basics-how-to-block-windows-programs-from-accessing-the-internet/

4 days ago

Today, in our Windows 10 beginner's guide series, we'll be looking at how to block Windows programs from accessing the internet. Tip: check out some of the previous parts of the series, […]

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Microsoft adds a text cursor indicator to Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/15/microsoft-adds-a-text-cursor-indicator-to-windows-10/

4 days ago

Where is that cursor? Have you ever asked yourself that question or similar questions? All recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system support an option to highlight the cursor when you […]

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Visual Studio Code gets more touch-feely, new Windows Server builds arrive for brave admins

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/14/microsoft_roundup/

4 days ago

Roundup Apple flogs Microsoft hardware and Puppet's CTO has a... notepad.exe tattoo?

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Picture Window Pro is a free and powerful photo editor for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/15/picture-window-pro-is-a-free-and-powerful-photo-editor-for-windows/

4 days ago

Picture Window Pro is a freeware photo editor for Windows computers that offers a lot of post-processing options. In this review, we are going to take a look at what the program […]

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Remember, remember, it's now called November: Windows 10 19H2 update has a name

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/14/windows_10_november_2019_update/

5 days ago

And a release date – sort of

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Microsoft enables Tamper Protection on Windows 10 for all Home users

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/14/microsoft-enables-tamper-protection-on-windows-10-for-all-home-users/

5 days ago

Microsoft unveiled a new security feature called Tamper Protection for the company's Windows Defender Antivirus solution in December 2018. Tamper Protection, as the name suggests, protects certain security features from tampering. One […]

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Back to Basics: How to change the default save location in Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/14/how-to-change-the-default-save-location-in-windows-10/

5 days ago

Continuing with our beginner friendly back to basics guides, this time we show you how to change default save locations in Windows 10. The operating system saves all documents, pictures, music etc […]

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Microsoft acknowledges Windows 10 Start Menu issue on Answers forum

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/12/microsoft-acknowledges-windows-10-start-menu-issue-on-answers-forum/

7 days ago

Some Windows 10 users reported issues with the Windows 10 Start Menu after installing the KB4517389  on computer systems running the operating system. Microsoft released the cumulative update for Windows 10 version […]

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Creators Update meets its maker: It's 1903 or bust for those clinging to Windows 10 1703

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/10/bye_bye_1703/

a week ago

1803 to be euthanised in November

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You rang? Windows 10 gets ever cosier with Android, unleashes Calls on Insiders

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/09/windows_10_yourphone_calling/

a week ago

Plus: New build brings Cortana resizing to all. Hurrah!

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OBS Studio is an open source video recorder and streaming app for Windows, Linux and macOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/10/obs-studio-open-source-video-recorder-and-streaming-app-for-windows-linux-and-macos/

a week ago

OBS Studio aka Open Broadcaster Software Studio is very popular among YouTube users. You can use it to broadcast gameplay streams live or use it to record videos (which you may then […]

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Microsoft’s Windows Into Azure Plan Breaks Legacy Desktop Deployment Model

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/microsoft-s-windows-into-azure-plan-breaks-legacy-desktop-deployment-model

a week ago

by Steven Burke We are moving to a world where Windows will be consumed out of Azure with the best security, economics and performance, said IGEL North America CEO Jed Ayres. If you cant find a way to add value to that, you are cooked.

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