Category: Microsoft News

Windows 10 Updates Are Deleting Some Apps Without Notifying Users

If you’ve applied a major update to Windows 10 recently, you might notice that a couple of your apps have gone missing. It’s not a bug. Windows 10 is removing apps it considers incompatible or outdated. As tech site the How-To Geek points out, critical Windows 10 updates (like the big November update) sometimes remove apps from users computers. On my own machine, I found that system...
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Windows 10 Is Showing Ads On Your Lockscreen, Here's How to Turn Them Off

Windows 10's new Spotlight feature usually shows you neat photographs and fun facts when you first start your computer. Now, it’s started showing ads. Here’s how to turn it off. Tips site How-To Geek discovered that Windows Spotlight—which normally rotates between a selection of photographs—was being used to display an ad for Ubisoft’s Rise of the Tomb Raider. Understandably, most people...
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Windows 10 Will Be the Only Microsoft OS You Can Run on Some Future CPUs

If you thought the days of CPU—OS incompatibilities were behind you, think again. It’s quietly been announced that some future silicon will only allow you to run Windows 10 if you choose to opt for a Microsoft OS. In a blog post, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President for Windows and Devices Group explains:   Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest...
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Still running Windows 8? Time to upgrade, or else

Microsoft's support lifecycle for every Windows version is a generous 10 years from the date it was launched. That means even those still clinging to Windows Vista can count on more than a year of security updates, until April 11, 2017, and anyone running Windows 7 can do so with confidence until January 14, 2020. So Windows 8, which was released in October of 2012, should be supported until...
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9 And 10 To Lose Support On January 12

Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12, 2016. Going forward, the only version of Internet Explorer that will receive technical support and security updates on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is Internet Explorer 11. “Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and the most current version will continue to...
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