Here’s an interesting snippet from an innocuous sounding item from Microsoft Docs dated January 17, 2020. It’s entitled “Microsoft Search in Bing and Office 365 Pro Plus” and is very much worth reading. The first paragraph baldly declares Microsoft’s intentions (I added the bold text for additional emphasis ): Starting with Version 2002 of Office
When Raphael Rivera tweets on potential in-app advertisements in WordPad, it gets me to thinking about ads within the Windows OS in general. For me, their absence beat their presence, hands down.
It is sad to see how Windows 10 paranoia has gained momentum during the past weeks. Yes it’s sad, but at the same time, to be totally honest, it’s also somewhat amusing. Take a look at this thread on Seven Forums, titled “I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever” with comments to the OP’s original
As we have repeatedly told readers here on Win10.guru, it’s most definitely time to unplug Windows 7 from life support and let it die, and time to upgrade to Windows 10. Some hard-core users, as well as businesses relying on legacy software running on Windows 7 will hang on, and continue life support against the
Jen Gentleman (@JenMsft), Software Engineer and Community Manager at Microsoft, is one of those people on Twitter every Windows enthusiast should follow.” A few days ago she tweeted this: What's a computer tip/trick that you think everyone should know? — Jen Gentleman 🌺 (@JenMsft) January 18, 2020 At the moment, the thread has already over
In looking at the differences between the new Feature Upgrade C:\Windows folder for Build 19546 verus its Windows.old “equivalent” (Build 19541), I couldn’t help but notice more that was different than alike. Start with the intro image for this story. Windows.old (left) includes 86,332 files and 22,148 folders and is 15.3 GB in size (15.1
Upgrade attempts to tonight’s new Insider Build 19546 failed twice when using Windows Update. Next, I tried upgrade using an ISO image made with UUP Dump. It failed, too. I am already used to working through various issues with Insider upgrades, and have some routine preparations I’ll make every time before starting. These include: disconnect
An accidental launch of Google’s Password Checkup utility points out some possible security compromises and “less-than-best” practices in my password stable. I take corrective action, but it’s slow and intense work. Sigh.
As Ed Tittel wrote earlier, yesterday marked the death (EOL, End of Life) of Windows 7. Users still using Windows 7, especially the hardcore who truly believe all the false rumours and have thus not tested Windows 10 at all, this is for you. I have written a tutorial on Seven Forums, a sister site
Tomorrow, January 14, 2020, is EOL (end-of-life) day for Windows 7. Starting then, only a Extended Security Contract or running Win7 as a VM on Microsoft Virtual Desktop will keep that aging OS up-to-date. Time to migrate!