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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices

    Windows 10’s cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will also affect the Windows 7 updates that Microsoft revamped this month. According to data published last month by LANDesk and refreshed by Computerworld with October’s numbers, Windows 10 cumulative updates for the...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    I don’t like being force-fed Windows 10

    I’m a Linux guy, but I kind of like Windows 10. However, its luster has been wearing thin. First, there was Cortana’s eavesdropping. Then there was the insanely buggy Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Adding insult to injury, Microsoft now force-feeds us updates and gives us only 10 days to roll...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Issues a Massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update Build for Insiders

    When you learned about the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 being released today for PCs and Mobile devices you should have had a small bit of déjà vu as you read this list of updates that arrived today for PCs: Windows Ink Experience Updated Start menu Full-screen All Apps list in Start...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Users want Microsoft to be more verbose with system update details

    Since the release of Windows 10 back on 29 July there have been five cumulative updates issued for the new operating system to remedy bugs and improve system performance. The last part of the above sentence, bug fixes and performance improvements, is also the level of detail Microsoft has...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Home users can now toggle automatic app updates in Windows Store

    Shortly after the release of Windows 10 Rod wrote about an issue on Windows 10 Home systems that had the automatic app update button in the Windows Store settings greyed out and unavailable. At the time Rod suspected it was either a feature and just another stage of mandatory updates for...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To: Hide Specific Updates from Windows 10

    List of available updates Choose the specific updates you want to hide until later. Windows 10 Home edition is the only version that is required to perform updates automatically in the background. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise both allow deferment of updates. If you're running...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Here's what's next for Windows 10

    Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. While millions are performing the upgrade this week, Microsoft is working hard on updates and fixes behind the scenes. Some of those patches have already started rolling out, but there are more to come. The first...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Not everyone will get Windows 10 on its July 29th release date

    Windows 10 comes out on July 29th, but you might have to wait until later to get it. Microsoft said today that it would be rolling out Windows 10 in waves, "slowly scaling up" the rollout as it sees how things are going. The intention seems to be playing it safe and making sure that Windows 10...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft To Deliver Updates Using Peer-To-Peer Technology

    Microsoft is planning to distribute future Windows 10 updates using a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol. While Microsoft has traditionally uses Windows Update to deliver OS and some application updates from a single source, the latest leaked build of Windows 10 reveals that the company is moving...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    A Couple Updates Releasing for Windows 10 Build 9926 Today

    As part of Microsoft's monthly patching cycle, Gabe Aul has promised on Twitter that a couple new updates will be available today for Windows 10 Build 9926. And, this coincides with the list we received of the full stack that will release today, with only a couple security bulletins affecting...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Issues Hotfix for Internet Explorer Slowdowns

    Having some trouble with your Web browser? Specifically, Internet Explorer? If you've noticed that your Microsoft browser has felt as if it's been crawling to a halt lately, then we have some good news for you: Microsoft knows about the issue and has recently issued a hotfix to correct it. If...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Is Finally Killing Support For Old Versions Of Internet Explorer

    Microsoft is planning to force Windows users onto the latest supported versions of Internet Explorer. The change will take effect on January 12th, 2016, meaning Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will need to be running Internet Explorer 11 to continue receiving updates. If Internet Explorer 12 or...
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