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,
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
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.
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
Over the past few months, Windows Insider Fast Ring upgrades have been almost exclusively bug fixes. Thus, it would have been easy to deliver them through cumulative updates instead of full feature upgrades. That’s because the 20H1 Insider builds have contained practically no new features. What makes this problematic is that at the same time,
The Windows Insider team released its first pre-release build for version 19H2 (1909) yesterday, July 1. This build was released using a new servicing and update method, one that’s similar to traditional Cumulative Updates as we reported earlier. Here’s a relevant snippet from the Windows Insider blog: Today, we are talking about the next steps
Microsoft pronounced yesterday (July 1) about a new servicing and quality policy for their next feature release 19H2. This announcement confirms what we have speculated here on Win10.guru in earlier posts –namely, that 19H2 will not get many if any new features, it being rather a “service pack” release. The next feature update for Windows
Week 25 Newsbytes include new Insider Preview release info, a CU for 1809, and previews for MS infrastructure/admin items. We also learn about the Windows Terminal preview, a delay for 19H2 previews, and MS acks when upgrades get blocked.
This week was quite quiet, mostly because Microsoft’s E3 2019 Expo was held in Los Angeles. New Windows Insider Fast Ring build The Windows Insider team released build 18917 to the Fast Ring on June 12. This build presents a new method for Delivery Optimization, allowing uses to limit bandwidth used by Windows Update and
No new Windows Insider builds this week. So, let’s look at other Windows news this week. Windows 10 May 2019 Update released Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 19H1) on Tuesday, May 21. At the moment, 19H1 is not pushed to users, but those users wanting to upgrade will find it in