If you were born in the late 90s, you probably have never used the Windows File Manager, which was the Window's file management program before Windows Explorer. Originally included with Windows 3.x & then abandoned after Windows ME, you now have the opportunity to give it a try on Windows 7 and Windows 10 as it is now open source.
When using a search engine to search for software download links, be sure to go directly to the developer's site rather than clicking on an advertisement as you may not get what you are expecting. Such is the case with an advertisement currently being displayed in Bing for the search phrase "chrome download", which instead of bringin
With the imminent release of Windows 10 build 1803, also known as the Spring Creators Update, we may be seeing the end of the Disk Cleanup program. In this latest feature update a new Setting has been added called "Free up space now" that performs the same function as Disk Cleanup, but in my opinion, does a better job.
Three months after news first leaked, Microsoft officially announced today the launch of new anti-ransomware features for Office 365, the company's commercial subscription-based office tools suite.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17639 to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. As Redstone 4, otherwise known as the Spring Creators Update, is being prepped for distribution, we will only see new builds in the Redstone 5 change for the time being.
Yesterday, April 3, Microsoft released an emergency security update via Windows Update that fixes CVE-2018-0986, a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE).
Microsoft issued today an out-of-band security update for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17634 for PC to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. Now that Redstone 4 is in RTM to be released as Spring Creators Update, we will most likely only see new builds for Redstone 5 for the next few weeks.
Microsoft has released a tool on Monday to help Linux aficionados in porting their favorite Linux distro to run on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a Windows 10 component that sideloads Linux distros on modern Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft's Meltdown patch has opened an even bigger security hole on Windows 7, allowing any user-level application to read content from the operating system's kernel, and even write data to kernel memory.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17133 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. This build contains some minor bug fixes and Microsoft has stated that they are now checking in the final code in preparation for the Spring Creators Update being released.
Civil rights advocate Jonathan Corbett did us a favor and did something that most of us never do. He decided to read an updated Terms of Service agreement from Microsoft that he was sent via email and discovered some interesting changes.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17128 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. This build contains no new features, no bug fixes, and no list of issues. The only difference between this build and 17127 is that they removed the watermark at the bottom right of the desktop.
The Windows Remote Assistance tool that ships with all Windows distributions can be can be abused for clever hacks in targeted attacks.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17127 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. Like the previous build, they continue to iron out issues with Windows Mixed Reality, but also includes improvements to Cortana.
Microsoft said on Friday that the upcoming Windows 10 major feature upgrade —dubbed the Spring Creators Update— will take around 30 minutes to install, unlike previous variants that took between one and two hours to complete.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17123 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. While this release brings some bug fixes, it's main focus is the addition of the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) to Windows 10 and continuing to resolve bugs in Windows Mixed Reality.
With the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in October, Microsoft quietly slipped in the new Quick Assist program that many people I spoke to did not know about. Quick Assist is a remote assistance tool that allows Windows 10 users to receive and give assistance by taking control of a remote computer.
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it would be bundling Intel microcode (BIOS) updates meant to fix the graver version of the Spectre vulnerability as Windows Update packages made available via the Microsoft Update Catalog portal. Yesterday, Microsoft greatly expanded the number of such packages.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17120 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. While this release brings some bug fixes, but it's main focus is on improvements to Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Mixed Reality.