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MS Ups Win10 Tally to 800M

Microsoft recently upped its tally of Windows 10 users to 800 million, after a year or more at the 700 million level. They’re already behind on hitting the 1 Billion mark, but should get there eventually.

Windows 10 19H1 (1903): T-Minus ?

Ever since the first Windows 10 feature upgrade — the so called November Update back in 2015 — made its appearance, there has been a new biannual online game “Guess the General Availability release build“. As soon as the Windows Insider team releases the first preview build for the next feature upgrade without a watermark

Whoa! WU Now Cleans Up After Itself

Microsoft Support has just reported that you may see the message “We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure” in the future. What this means, and what to do about it.

ToolKit Item: Sandboxie by Guest Author Bo Elam

[Note from Ed Tittel: This post about Sandboxie comes from guest author Bo Elam, whom Kari and I met on TenForums, where he is something of a regular visitor, and a passionate advocate for Sandboxie. Who better to write this Toolkit Item?] I’ll start this article on Sandboxie with a few words on how I

Win10 Notifications Pros & Cons

After wrestling a vexing notification issue to ground on my Win10 production PC this morning, I found myself thinking philosophically and strategically on this topic. There are lots of things about notifications I like in Windows 10. For example, I really like getting a quick pop-up from Outlook when email hits my inbox, with sender’s

Microsoft Device Tour Plus

I was invited to the Microsoft Device Tour Plus when it arrived at my adopted home town of Leipzig (Germany) last week. As I am always interested in free breakfast, lunch and dinner, so I decided to go there despite my current health issues. I was not expecting much, if any, new information. That said,

Finland: Microsoft must pay user for upgrade without permission

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

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