Category: os

RUNING OUT OF DRIVE LETTERS?

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MS-DOS onward are all built using drive letters. A: and B: historically were floppy disks and C: was the original assigned mount for a hard disk. D: and E: could be used with a SCSI card and additional hard disks. Today a super tower with front panel SATA boxes galore installed could easily run out …

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WINDOWS 10 OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE

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Microsoft has released the October 2020 update for Windows 10 users. There are lots of features available. Getting a new Windows PC? You will enjoy a cleaner, more personalized, out-of-box experience featuring a taskbar specifically curated for you—less clutter and more content that you’ll love. (This experience is limited to new account creation or first …

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FEATURE UPDATE 20H2

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The Feature Update for Windows 10 version 2004 and above and Windows Server version 2004 and above. Prior to being offered this update KB4579311 has to be installed. You also need to have the servicing stack updates so make sure all of the updates are installed. Then after you reboot your machine Windows update will …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004

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After spending quite a bit longer in the insider test rings, Windows 10 version 2004 has now been released. Windows Hello is now supported as Fast Identity Online 2 (FIDO2) authenticator across all major browsers including Chrome and Firefox. You can now enable passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device by going …

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WDDM 2.7

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Microsoft has rolled out a new version of WDDM in the latest insider builds. This new revision provides more performance over previous versions. This will be delivered in Windows 10 version 2004. It is being tested in the insider build 10.0.19041.84 and later. Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling Shader Model 6.5 DirectX 12 Raytracing Tier 1.1 DirectX …

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WINDOWS 7 NOW EOL

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With the updates today, it marks the end of extended support for Windows 7. Compared to Vista, Windows 7 was very popular and the outcome was a huge increase in the number of new computers sold. The one and only service pack was released on February 22, 2011. A platform update for SP1 was released …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 18361

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WIndows 10 build 18361 is a fast ring release for debugging. We fixed an issue preventing certain VMs from being able to install or update Windows Insider Preview builds – the VM would hang on the black screen with the Windows logo. We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing unexpected BitLocker prompts to …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 18358

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Windows 10 build 18358 is a fast ring version for debugging before general release. FOR GAMERS: We have addressed an issue with Game Mode that may degrade game streaming and recording quality. Here’s the latest on trying out our new Windows gaming technology: Still haven’t had a chance to get the game State of Decay …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 18356

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Windows 10 build 18356 is a fast and slow ring version for debugging. The new phone screen feature gives you easy access to your phone apps on your PC. Whether scheduling a ride to the airport or checking your social updates, do it with ease from the comfort of your PC without having to take …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 18353

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Windows 10 build 18353 is a fast ring test version for debugging. We’ve enabled microphone in Windows Sandbox, which among other things will improve several accessibility scenarios. We’ve added functionality to configure the audio input device via the Windows Sandbox config file. We’ve fixed an issue in which the Windows Sandbox time zone was not …

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