The Consumer Disputes Board in Finland decided on Friday that Microsoft should compensate an unnamed user €1,100 ($1,260, £990) for upgrading his laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 without obtaining his permission. The User had demanded €3,000. In Finland, the Board’s recommendations are not legally binding but over 80% of businesses comply with its
I’ll start with a real life example: Since December 10th, I have not been able to use Windows Feedback Hub on any of my three Insider machines. As those three machines, two laptops and a tablet, are all I have, I didn’t even have the option to use another PC to file feedback. On December 11th,
With the holiday break over, it’s time to look back over our first year at Win10.guru before starting Year Two. A few years back, I was thinking about a website for advanced Windows users and IT professionals. Quite accidentally (it’s too long a story to tell here), I found myself the proud owner of a catchy
If a Windows update, feature, or language pack comes in the form of a CAB file and needs to be applied to a Windows image, DISM /Add-Package will do the job (works for either offline or online images).
Current Insider Preview builds — some released within the past week — still feature a 12/14/2018 expiration date. Though that date is drawing near, it’s inevitable that MS will release a new Preview with a different label and a mid-2019 expiration date before December 14 is upon us.
Exactly six weeks ago, on October 2nd, 2018, Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1809, the October update. Half jokingly, I think it might be renamed to Win10 Xmas Update. We all know what happened three days later: this feature upgrade was pulled back. Ed wrote about various issues the upgrade had, so I’ve no reason
Developer David Xanatos has done a terrific job of improving and extending the capabilities found in the Windows Update MiniTool in his Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) program. It should be part of an Windows admin’s or power user’s toolkit.
On TenForums.com where I volunteer as a team member, we have replaced Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams Free for our regular TenForums Live webcasts. These webcasts are online meetings, open to all TenForums (TF) members and guests alike. I set up these meetings using my O365 Enterprise account and credentials, then share a link
The problem with shooting Windows 10 trouble, alas, is often in knowing where to aim. Case in point: my recent Reliability Monitor shows an error from the Windows Shell Experience. The specific error is labeled MoAppHang. As far as I can find out (and additional reporting data confirms this finding) this means some kind of
Microsoft released a new Windows Insider Fast Ring build 18272 about an hour ago. That’s no big deal, of itself: Insider builds are released several times a month. But this time, something really is different: in an unforeseen move, the Insider team also released an 18272 ISO at the same time. Until today, Insider ISO