When Raphael Rivera tweets on potential in-app advertisements in WordPad, it gets me to thinking about ads within the Windows OS in general. For me, their absence beat their presence, hands down.
In looking at the differences between the new Feature Upgrade C:\Windows folder for Build 19546 verus its Windows.old “equivalent” (Build 19541), I couldn’t help but notice more that was different than alike. Start with the intro image for this story. Windows.old (left) includes 86,332 files and 22,148 folders and is 15.3 GB in size (15.1
An accidental launch of Google’s Password Checkup utility points out some possible security compromises and “less-than-best” practices in my password stable. I take corrective action, but it’s slow and intense work. Sigh.
Tomorrow, January 14, 2020, is EOL (end-of-life) day for Windows 7. Starting then, only a Extended Security Contract or running Win7 as a VM on Microsoft Virtual Desktop will keep that aging OS up-to-date. Time to migrate!
A GitHub comment from the Windows Terminal Program Manager Kayla Cinnamon preannounces cool new features, including a smashingly retro CRT look (featured image).
The free Patch My PC Updater program does a great job of identifying and updating out-of-date PC applications that it recognizes (around 300 in all). It’s limited in scope, but good at what it does. Check it out!
The end of the 2019-2020 holiday season marks the start of our third year here at Win10.Guru. I want to thank all our subscribers, readers and my Guru partner Ed Tittel for those first two years. Thanks a lot, in fact! It all started five years ago when I had an idea for a website
While digging out my inbox after 8 days away from it all, I learn to my delight that Microsoft has renewed my Windows Insider MVP status for 2020. Hooray!
As I look back at two years at Win10.Guru, I reflect on successes with the Admin Toolkit and DISM series, and somewhat less enthusiasm for news and musings from readers. I resolve to offer more of interest and engagement in 2020. Happy New Year, All!
OK readers: it’s no longer in any doubt. Windows 7 is set to shuffle off the scene next month (as much as it can, anyway). Windows 8 and 8.1 never amounted to much. Other OSes outside the Windows umbrella enjoy less marketshare than XP does, 5 years after its end-of-life came and went. There’s no