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Import Windows XP Mode from Win 7 to Win 10

It is somewhat surprising to think that there are still private users and businesses continuing to use Windows 7 only because they need a free Windows XP Mode virtual machine to run important legacy software. Upgrading to Windows 10 would render XP Mode useless, and requires that new XP virtual machine to be set up,

Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 33/2019

New Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18963 (August 16) Build 18963 changes one of the most iconic legacy Win32 apps in an interesting way. From now on, Notepad will be updated through Microsoft Store.Port of a legacy app to a PWA is not the only notable change in this build; Task Manager can

Update Windows now!

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) reported this week about serious vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Services. Here’s a quote from MSRC: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – when an unauthenticated attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests. This

War stories – Windows Insider Fast Ring build 18956

The latest Fast Ring Windows Insider build (18956) has some weird issues. First, not all users have issues. Second, those who do have issues, might have totally different gotchas at work on their PCs. The “Getting things ready – Downloading – Installing” cycle repeating a few times that some users are seeing is old news.

Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 32 2019

New Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring Build 18956 Insider build 18956 was released August 7. Most significant new feature is a completely redesigned Network Status page in Settings. Based on your feedback, we’re revamping the Network & Internet landing page in Settings to provide more information at a glance about your device’s connectivity, combining

Weekly Windows NewsBytes — Week 31 2019

Newsbytes for Week 31 2019 is pretty limited, reflecting the summer holiday season. Beyond Insider Previews, Office udpates, and so forth, the only newsworthy item is the scheduled cessation of MSDN Magazine’s publication with the November 2019 issue.

Win10 Reset Gains Cloud-Based Option

In a soon-to-be-released Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast & Skipahead Build (18950, says the rumor mill) Windows 10 reset will add a “Reset from the cloud” option. This will install the latest, greatest Win10 image straight from the source.

When 18922 Won’t Upgrade, UUP Dump to the Rescue!

When the Windows Update service fails or hiccups, installing Windows 10 from an ISO is often the next step in upgrading the OS. Especially for Insider Previews (but also regular releases of all ages) the UUP Dump website is an absolute Godsend.

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