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How to Block Windows 10 Updates for As Long As You Want

I don’t generally recommend putting off system updates for too long, but there are good reasons why you might want to be wary of major feature updates for Windows 10. Microsoft’s track record at delivering flawless updates that won’t bork your system is spotty (to put it nicely), and it’s worth giving major Windows…Read more… […]

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Microsoft Broke One of Its Most Useful Windows 10 Features With Its Latest Update

Correction: 6/16/20 11:38 a.m. ET: Thanks to a few astute Windows 10 version 2004 users, we’ve been able to verify that the Fresh Start feature is not actually gone, but rather moved to a totally different location within the Settings. It also looks like Microsoft updated its support page yesterday to reflect this…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Quickly Remove Windows 10’s New Cortana App

The new Windows 10 Version 2004 update is slowly rolling out to compatabile devices, though some users will be waiting for it a little longer. The update brings several new features to the OS, including an all-new version of Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, whether you like it or not.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Quickly Remove Windows 10’s New Cortana App

The new Windows 10 Version 2004 update is slowly rolling out to compatabile devices, though some users will be waiting for it a little longer. The update brings several new features to the OS, including an all-new version of Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, whether you like it or not.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update if It’s Missing

The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, but it might not be here for you. Yes, it’s another rollout. Yes, we typically recommend you hold off on installing major Windows 10 updates until plenty of other people have “tested” them to make sure you’re not about to get hit with a horrific, performance-draining bug—but […]

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How to Turn on DNS Over HTTPS For All Apps in Windows 10

Using DNS over HTTPS (DoH) can make your web browsing more secure by hiding the websites your computer is accessing from outsiders. We’ve covered turning on DoH in your browser, but the newest Windows Insider update adds a system-level DoH setting to Windows 10. It’s incredibly handy.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Install The Latest Windows 10 Patch to Block Two Serious Vulnerabilities

Downloading a Windows update can be a gamble these days, but this week’s Windows 10 “Update Tuesday” patch feels more important than most. The update includes plenty of important security fixes, including patches for two actively exploited vulnerabilities in the Windows Adobe Type Manager that affect all Windows 10…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Share Files Wirelessly Between Windows 10 and Your Samsung Phone

The latest Windows 10 Insider build now supports wireless file transfers between the Samsung Link to Windows app and Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10. This should make sending photos and other files between your PC and your Galaxy smartphones much easier, provided you meet all the requirements.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Blame This Windows 10 Bug for Your Recent VPN Issues

If you’re having network connectivity problems on your Windows desktop or laptop—and you’ve ruled out user error or a crappy wireless connection—there’s a small chance that Microsoft might be to blame. There’s a bug affecting users connecting with proxies or VPNs, and it’s serious enough to warrant Microsoft issuing…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Add a News Ticker to Your Desktop With the Windows News Bar

Keeping up with the news is important, but unless you’re rocking a news aggregation app, it can be hard to catch up on the most important news of the day without coming through multiple publications’ homepages. Luckily, Windows users can try out Microsoft’s new News Bar app for Windows 10, which continually updates…Read more… Continue […]

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If Your PC Is Struggling to Boot, Uninstall This Windows 10 Update

According to numerous user bug reports, Windows 10 update KB4535996 has several critical errors that are making it impossible for some users to use their PCs. Ironically (though predictably) the patch was released to fix bugs introduced in another update from earlier this year.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Can’t Windows 10 Find My Shared Network Folders?

Sharing folders between two computers on your network always feels like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. At least, there’s no guarantee that the process is going to go smoothly, and by the time you’ve troubleshot whatever’s going on, set up your share, and transferred files, well, you might as well have copied them…Read more… […]

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How to Remove Windows 10’s Annoying Ads Masquerading as ‘Suggestions’

In a perfect world, every new computer with Windows 10 on it—or every new installation of Windows 10—would arrive free of annoying applications and other bloatware that few people need. (Sorry, Candy Crush Saga.) It would also be free of annoying advertising. While that’s not to say that Microsoft is dropping big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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