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
Please notice: This post is fiction, something I would have posted on the Insider Blog had I been a member of the Windows Insider team and authorized to post on their behalf. Of course, I am not able nor allowed to speak for that team. Nothing said in this post actually comes from the Insider
Six weeks after the original launch date, over five weeks after it was pulled back, Microsoft finally re-released Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 yesterday. Here’s a quote from the Windows Experience blog and John Cable, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery: In early October, we paused the rollout of the
Exactly six weeks ago, on October 2nd, 2018, Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1809, the October update. Half jokingly, I think it might be renamed to Win10 Xmas Update. We all know what happened three days later: this feature upgrade was pulled back. Ed wrote about various issues the upgrade had, so I’ve no reason
Developer David Xanatos has done a terrific job of improving and extending the capabilities found in the Windows Update MiniTool in his Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) program. It should be part of an Windows admin’s or power user’s toolkit.
On TenForums.com where I volunteer as a team member, we have replaced Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams Free for our regular TenForums Live webcasts. These webcasts are online meetings, open to all TenForums (TF) members and guests alike. I set up these meetings using my O365 Enterprise account and credentials, then share a link
The problem with shooting Windows 10 trouble, alas, is often in knowing where to aim. Case in point: my recent Reliability Monitor shows an error from the Windows Shell Experience. The specific error is labeled MoAppHang. As far as I can find out (and additional reporting data confirms this finding) this means some kind of
As Microsoft brings a Windows 10 Feature Upgrade to completion, there’s a period immediately leading up to the latest release (1809 in the most recent case) where the Skipahead and Fast Ring releases merge. This continues past the official release of that feature upgrade for a while. In the past, at some point the two
Microsoft released a new Windows Insider Fast Ring build 18272 about an hour ago. That’s no big deal, of itself: Insider builds are released several times a month. But this time, something really is different: in an unforeseen move, the Insider team also released an 18272 ISO at the same time. Until today, Insider ISO
By joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), as announced two weeks ago, Microsoft clearly shows that a new mindset, new approach has taken over. My partner Ed said in one of our recent Teams meetings that it marks the company’s “post-Ballmer” era. Erich Andersen, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel said this on the Azure
Today, the European Union has unconditionally approved Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Here’s a longish quote from the press release: The Commission found that the combination of Microsoft and GitHub’s activities on these markets would raise no competition concerns because the merged entity would continue to face significant competition from other players on both markets. The Commission also
As I work the various topic areas at TenForums.com, I can’t help but notice an occasional undertone of outright paranoia, plus occasional distrust and hostility toward Microsoft (MS). Because I spend at least an hour or two a day there, at least six days a week, I see it all the time. Kari and I
An Open Letter to Site Visitors and Members: Hello readers. Ed Tittel here. Kari and I are making a big push to invest in more content, more often here at Win10.Guru. To help fund that exercise, and bring some new voices into the site, we could use your help. Hopefully, you’ll be inclined to click