Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 version 1803, the April release that most users will remain on until Microsoft recommences the rollout of version 1809, the October 2018 Update.The new release, update KB44629330, moves version 1803 up to build 17134.376, and brings 43 bug fixes aimed at improving quality. As expected, there aren't any new OS features. Windows 10 Microsoft's former Windows Chief Terry Myerson joins two investment firms What Microsoft's executive compensation metrics say about its priorities New Windows 10 1809 bug: Zip data-loss flaw is months old but Microsoft missed it Windows 10 October update's new public rollout nears as Microsoft fixes more bugs It's the second lot of cumulative updates for October following KB4462919 from this month's Patch Tuesday, which triggered BSODs for some HP machines, due to a faulty HP keyboard driver pushed out through Windows Update. Microsoft fixed that bug in an update earlier this month, so it's not among … [Read more...] about Windows 10: Microsoft serves up 40 new bug fixes
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It's official. I am (finally) now a Windows 10 user. And one that's happy to be no longer stuck with Windows 8 on my laptop.my time was better spent doing just about anything other than installing the new preview builds.Consequently, when Microsoft provided me with the Windows 10 RTM bits (Build 10240) on a USB drive last week, I had a chance to run Windows 10 for the first time, not just watch demos and videos of it. As a result, my Windows 10 "review" is more of a "normal user's" first take than one with all the speeds and feeds that are available from many power users and professional reviewers who've been using the various preview builds for months.I also should mention I'm using Windows 10 on a touch-screen laptop -- not a machine with a detachable keyboard that can double as a tablet -- and 99 percent of the time with a mouse. I've been running (rather unhappily) Windows 8 and then 8.1 on this Acer machine since I bought it just over a year ago. I was hoping Windows 10 might make … [Read more...] about Review: Goodbye, Windows 8; hello, Windows 10
Microsoft officials have not made much of a case so far as to why Windows 7 users should move to Windows 10. Yes, the return of a more-or-less familiar Start Menu and the integration of Cortana into the OS are nice, but they aren't the kinds of features that would make users, and especially business users, move off the tried-and-tested operating system that is Windows 7 and is working just fine, thank you. I'd think the security features that are unique to Windows 10 would be compelling to business customers. To date, and especially recently, Microsoft officials haven't said a whole lot about these features. At least part of the reason may be that a number of the Windows 10 security features that would and should be a selling point with business users have yet to be fully implemented. Microsoft definitely has talked up Windows Hello, the new biometric authentication technology that will allow users to sign into their Windows 10 devices without a password. New hardware is needed to … [Read more...] about Will Windows 10’s coming security features win over Windows 7 users?
[Most recent updates: October 19, 2017] ed bott Take control of your privacy in Windows 10 Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. Read More Windows 10 is now more than two years old. In keeping with the operating system's "Windows as a service" design philosophy, Microsoft has released four major feature updates in that time. That's an unprecedented rate of change, especially if you've grown accustomed to upgrades that arrive every three years or so. If you have questions about installing (or reinstalling) Windows 10, see this companion post, which is also freshly updated: FAQ: Installing, reinstalling, upgrading, and activating Windows 10 That post includes advice on how to get a free upgrade, whether you need a product key, and how activation works in Windows 10. In this post I cover what's included in the latest Windows 10 updates and address some common concerns about how Windows 10 works, including a … [Read more...] about Windows 10: You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers
Windows 10 holds the lead in innovation when it comes to desktop operating systems. Consider, for example, that the voice-activated digital assistant Cortana showed up a full year before Apple added Siri to macOS, that only Windows Hello lets you log in with your face, and that only Windows offers full touch-screen support. Furthermore, last summer's Anniversary Update added rich digital-inking capabilities, lock-screen Cortana and music controls, better security, and improvements to the interface and Edge browser. Yet even with all its forward-looking features, the OS manages to remain familiar to longtime Windows users. For this, Windows 10 joins macOS as a PCMag Editors' Choice for desktop operating systems. Microsoft's latest operating system has been far more successful than its ill-fated predecessor, Windows 8. In the 14 months of its existence, Windows 10 has attained a 23 percent desktop operating system share, with more than 400 million copies installed—a faster adoption … [Read more...] about Windows 10