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May 2019 Update Hits Release Preview

Earlier today, Brandon LeBlanc posted a release notice for the version of Windows 10 formerly known as 1903. Now, it’s called the May 2019 Update. The bits are available to the Release Preview ring. Looks like that’s what I’ve also got on my formerly Fast Ring, now Slow Ring, PC. It’s Build 18362.30. It ‘s

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.

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.

Windows Updates: Get Ready for SHA-2

OK, it’s coming. Version 2 of the Secure Hash Algorithm, aka SHA-2, is going to take over sole authentication duty from SHA-1 in 2019. You can read more about this at Windows Support, but I’ll provide the broad strokes of what’s going on here. Long story short: SHA-1 has been around for a long, long

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,

Microsoft: Do not use Internet Explorer!

In a recent blog post,  Chris Jackson, the principal program manager in the Microsoft Experiences and Devices Group, made it quite clear: Internet Explorer shouldn’t be used. In fact, he does not even call IE a browser, saying it is simply a compatibility solution. Here’s a quote from Chris Jackson’s recent post on the Microsoft

Windows 7 Countdown has started – Upgrade Now!

The final countdown has started! In fact, Windows 7 will stop receiving any updates exactly one year from today, on January 14th, 2020. Each day after that, Windows 7 will become more and more insecure and prey to security threats. However die-hard a Windows 7 user you are, it’s time to start upgrade preparations. If you

Why I Remain A Windows 10 Fan

Gosh! Win10’s been getting beat up a LOT lately, including here at Win10.Guru. That’s one reason why I decided to put forward a more positive post on Win10 today. Sure, Win10 has its problems and its occasional gotchas. But all in all, it’s a capable and powerful OS. Let me explain why I still like

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