Windows 10

Here’s a quick way to Download Any Version of Windows 10

Here’s an interesting new trick I found from Thurrott.com. Using a batch file, you can configure Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool to download any version of Windows 10, not just the latest version. The batch file is attributed to someone identified only as BAU, though there’s no link. Follow these steps First of all, download the batch file here. You can look at its source code as it’s a plain text file. Next, download the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website and put it in the same folder as the batch file. Then, open a Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and navigate

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How to get a free Windows 10 recovery image for your PC

There are times when your PC is acting up and you need to install a quick clean version of Windows 10. Using Windows 10, the process is relatively easy, thanks to the Media Creation Tool and a pretty simple activation process. Here’s the real issue – after you’re done with the clean install, you still have to go back and update drivers and utility programs for that device. Here’s a solution. Download a recovery image for your device directly from the OEM. The benefit is that this image is typically up to date and includes all the drivers you would

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Microsoft’s Ambitious Plan to Secure Windows 10 From Physical Vulnerabilites

When it comes to security, the list of ways that attackers can steal information from your environment is growing at a rate faster than researchers can plug the holes. If you need any proof of this, take a look at how frequently Microsoft is patching Windows. It’s not completely fair to call out Microsoft in […]

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Microsoft reveals Pluton, a custom security chip built into Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors

For the past two years, some of the world’s biggest chip makers have battled a series of hardware flaws, like Meltdown and Spectre, which made it possible — though not easy — to pluck passwords and other sensitive secrets directly from their processors. The chip makers rolled out patches, but required the companies to rethink […]

Windows 10 Notepad Goes Fluent Design

Notepad remains an essential part of the Windows experience, and the Windows 10 variants finally got some love from Microsoft recently with some neat and much needed updates. It still remains a basic yet powerful app. Integral, even. This classic program is being used for a million different things by the Windows user base — from taking notes to coding, opening up text and other types of files, even creating ASCII art. As said, a million different uses of this amazing little utility. Redmond knows this very well. And this is why it has served up a number of important

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Surface Hub OS Seen Powering A Windows Phone

Miracles do happen! It’s not something that you see every day, what with Windows 10 Mobile being dead for a while. But a Lumia 950 XL has been hacked to run Surface Hub OS. Yeah, the operating system that powers those giant screens that Microsoft sells. With Microsoft having moved away from the mobile market, and no longer releasing operating system and app updates for Windows 10 Mobile, these old Lumia phones are pretty much useless these days for the general consumers. However, they provide enthusiasts with an opportunity to go for some really interesting experiments. Gustav Monce, who previously

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You Can Now Run Multiple Android Apps On Windows 10

The Your Phone app for Windows 10 keeps getting better and better. Microsoft has once again updated the application for Insiders, adding in an exciting new feature this time around. That of allowing users the ability to run multiple Android apps on their Windows 10 devices. What this simply means is that you can now run more than one application on your desktop, side by side. Not just Windows software, but Android apps as well for the ultimate in productivity — as long as you have a supported setup. As in, it is only available on select Samsung phones like

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November 2020 Patch Tuesday Updates In The Air

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means a new round of updates and security fixes for Microsoft operating systems and software. November 2020 Patch Tuesday updates are in the house! As usual, all supported versions of Windows are being serviced. All versions of Windows 10, other than version 1511, Windows Server, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 users that have opted to receive the Extended Security Updates (ESUs) are in line to receive these new patches, which are primarily meant to fix issues in these platforms. These are split into two sets — a monthly rollup and a

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Halo 4 Gears Up For Launch On PCs

We’re finally there! The final game in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PCs next week, with developer 343 Industries announcing that the title is now slated to arrive on November 17. This follows a bunch of ports in the collection like Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2: Anniversary that landed on the PC platform these past few months. The Insider tests for the title and several of its new features ended only last week after an extension. And by the looks of things, the whole affair seems to have gone well enough for the studio to

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