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
For IT admins, there are several ways to take care of Windows deployment. Some tools like InTune and Windows AutoPilot simplify things greatly, making deployment a piece of cake. In this post, I will simply forget all about deployment on a grand scale. Instead, I will explain how a private Windows computer should be set
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
Having just gone back to check the date, I’m amazed to be reminded the default change to the OS clean-up interval from 30 to 10 days goes back to Version 1607, aka the Anniversary Update. I first wrote about this in August 2016 for my Windows Enterprise Desktop blog at TechTarget. When this release emerged,
At the end of last week, Microsoft revealed that the Edge browser built into Windows 10 is moving from the EdgeHTML rendering engine to Chromium. This was hardly news to anyone following tech news and Windows 10 development. But just as Windows 10 is quite close to overtaking Windows 7 as the most popular PC
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).
Windows Ten Forums (https://www.tenforums.com) is one of the biggest, if not the biggest Windows 10 forums on the Internet. As I write this, it has over 122,000 members who have posted 1.4 million posts across more than 100,000 threads. Compared to any other Windows site, it is extremely well administrated and moderated. One big difference
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.
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