Microsoft separating Cortana & Search

Microsoft separating Cortana & Search

What? Microsoft is preparing major changes for the Cortana voice assistant in Windows 10. The software giant plans to separate the internal search and Cortana on the Windows 10 taskbar. This will allow voice requests to be processed separately by entering text in the corresponding search field for documents or files. When? This change will [...]
October Upgrade for Windows 10

October Upgrade for Windows 10

October 9th is the day of automatic availability for the October upgrade, also known as 1809, for Windows 10.  This is the final upgrade offered this year.  “If you already have a Windows 10 PC and have automatic updates enabled, the update will be delivered to you when it’s ready for your machine,” said Jennifer […]

Blue Screens Delay Spring Creators Windows 10 Update

Blue Screens Delay Spring Creators Windows 10 Update

Microsoft admitted recently that the reason it did not launch the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 on time was because of technical issues the company encountered with the supposed final release. More precisely, Microsoft says it encountered a higher percentage of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors on PCs, the company’s Insiders Program managers […]

Microsoft Delays Next Windows 10 Update

Microsoft Delays Next Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has postponed the release of the next Windows 10 feature upgrade for an unspecified period, saying that, among other things, the code harbored a bug that crippled some personal computers. “In certain cases, these reliability issues [we discovered] could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs,” wrote Dona Sarkar, the head […]

Over a Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Over a Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for people running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there’s still nothing stopping […]

Windows 10 Disables Antivirus Software

Windows 10 Disables Antivirus Software

Several users of Windows 10 have complained recently that the Operating System removed their antivirus software, most notably Kaspersky Labs products. Microsoft recently acknowledged these complaints and admitted that they did disable some third-party antivirus software for a short time. Kaspersky called Microsoft’s actions “underhand tactics” and took the case to the European Commission and […]

How To Get The Windows 10 Creators Update

How To Get The Windows 10 Creators Update

It’s April and the Windows 10 Creators Update is happening. Microsoft formally announced the release date for the Creators Update earlier this month and shed a little light on how the roll out will take place. As with the Anniversary Update, the roll out will be slow. Users on newer devices will get the update […]

Windows 10

Window 10 I upgraded my Windows 8.1 desktop to Windows 10 two weeks ago. I did have to make some minor adjustments to drivers and had to uninstall an older program but I think I like it. One big thing to do is if you have the clamshell start menu for Windows 8 that needs […]

Introducing Windows 10

On October 1, Microsoft announced the name of its’ next operating system, Windows 10. Windows 10 will be a combination of Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is designed to “run on the broadest types of devices.” The Metro, or “start” screen, will have the look of the traditional Windows start screen and the tiles […]