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Windows 10 21H1 is officially released!

Today marks the beginning of Windows 10, version 21H1 availability. As I noted when we first announced the May 2021 Update in February, we grounded this update on the needs expressed by you, our customers, over the past year of continued remote work, learning and play. The May 2021 Update is purposely scoped to deliver important features that improve security, remote access and quality—and...

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End of Service reminder for Windows 10 1809 and 1909

Multiple editions of Windows 10 versions 1803, 1809, and 1909 have reached their End of Service (EOS) on this month’s Patch Tuesday, as Microsoft reminded customers yesterday. Devices running Windows 10 editions that have reached EoS will no longer receive technical support nor monthly bug and security fixes to protect them from the latest discovered security threats. While usually, Redmond advises users of end of service products...

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Windows 10 to get a dedicated OEMDRIVERS folder

Microsoft is adding a dedicated OEMDRIVERS folder to Windows 10 that will be used to store third-party drivers. Since Windows Vista, the operating system has included a folder called %SystemRoot%\System32\DriverStore that is used to hold validated drivers for the operating system. To prevent tampering of hardware drivers, Windows only allows the installation of drivers located in the DriverStore. Before a driver is added to...

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Windows 10 21H1 introduced officially

Today, we are introducing the next feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1. As people continue to rely on Windows more than ever to work, learn and have fun, we understand the importance of providing the best possible update experience to help people and organizations stay protected and productive. It is a responsibility we do not take lightly and why for the first time...

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Windows 10 October 2020 aka 20H2 released!

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update has started to become available to customers as a free update. This year has continued to bring about change for many of us. Change in how we connect to one another, how we work, how we learn, even how we have fun. And that change is starting to feel more permanent, especially with kids going back to school...

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Windows 10 20H2 due in October 2020

Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 20H2, and it’ll begin rolling out to consumers in October. This new feature update comes with theme-aware Start Menu, Alt-Tab improvements, Chromium Edge pre-installed and bug fixes. It does not bring a major overall to Windows 10, but there are still a few important changes coming in the Windows...

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Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 released!

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has started to become available to customers around the world as a free update. Since the beginning of this year, we have seen the world significantly change all around us. People, families and businesses are adjusting to new ways of working, learning and connecting. For many, our dining rooms have become home offices, our living rooms have turned...

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Windows 10 will be getting a package manager WinGet

We are thrilled to announce the Windows Package Manager preview! Using a simple command, WinGet! If you’re already familiar with what a package manager is, feel free to skip this paragraph. If you’re still reading, you’re going to love this! A package manager is designed to help you save time and frustration. Essentially, it is a set of software tools that help you automate...

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Linux files integration in File Explorer coming to Windows 10

Linux files integration has appeared in a Windows 10 Insider build into the built-in File Explorer. Previously they revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. A new Linux icon will be available in the left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer, providing access to the root file system for any distros that are installed in Windows 10. The icon that will...

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Windows safer from malware than Macs

What do you think when you hear they found Windows safer than Mac? The Mac vs. PC debate isn’t nearly as intense as it was earlier in the 21st century, but a new malware report could stoke the flames a little bit for the first time in years. Antivirus company Malwarebytes released a big ol’ report about the prevalence of different types of malware...