How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10, when you open an image file, the image would no longer be viewed in the Windows Photo Viewer. Instead, you’ll be switched to the new Microsoft Photos, which is plagued with performance and reliability issues. While Windows Photo Viewer has been retired, it is still easy to use and lightweight program to […]

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Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced a new feature that allows Windows 10 users running Insider builds to launch their Android apps directly in Windows 10. This feature is only supported on select Samsung Galaxy devices and allows Android to stream apps to your Windows 10 devices. o use this feature, Samsung Galaxy users must first link their […]

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How to stop Microsoft Edge launching automatically on login

How to stop Microsoft Edge launching automatically on login

Microsoft shared info on how Edge users can prevent the web browser from launching automatically after they log into their Windows account by tweaking the system’s Sign-in setting for automatically restarting apps on logon. “If you don’t want Microsoft Edge to start when you sign in to Windows, you can change this in Windows Settings,” […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background. With […]

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Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft has released two out-of-band security updates to address remote code execution security vulnerabilities affecting the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library on several Windows 10 and Windows Server versions. The two vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457, the first one being rated as critical while the second received an important severity rating. Both desktop and server platforms affected In […]

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Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

A simple VBScript may be enough to allow users to gain administrative privileges and bypass UAC entirely on Windows 10. In a new report from a PwC UK security researcher Wietze Beukema, we learn that almost 300 Windows 10 executables are vulnerable to DLL hijacking. “It turns out nearly 300 executables in your System32 folder are vulnerable […]

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Windows 10 June 2020 updates cause forced reboots, LSASS crashes

Windows 10 June 2020 updates cause forced reboots, LSASS crashes

Microsoft acknowledged a new known issue leading to Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) critical system process crashes and forced reboots on some Windows 10 devices. LSASS is responsible for security policy enforcing on Windows systems and it is used by the system to add entries to the security log, as well as to handle […]

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Microsoft Reveals a New Design for the Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft Reveals a New Design for the Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft has unveiled its vision of a new Windows 10 Start Menu that utilizes a transparent background to showcase the new Fluent-based colorful icons. In the latest “#WindowsInsider Webcast“, Microsoft shared slides illustrating the changes they are exploring to the Windows 10 Start Menu. These changes include the new Windows 10 Fluent-based system icons that have begun […]

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Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Optional Update Experience

Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Optional Update Experience

Starting today, Microsoft will begin rolling out the new Windows 10 optional updates experience that allows users to pick and choose what non-security updates and drivers they wish to install. In September 2019, it was reported that Microsoft was introducing a new section to Windows Update called ‘Optional updates’ that contains all of the optional updates and […]

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Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 KB4524244 Issues and Pulls the Update

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 KB4524244 Issues and Pulls the Update

Microsoft pulled the standalone KB4524244 security update from February 15, 2020, from Windows Update after confirming user reports about freezes, boot problems, and installation issues since it was released on February 11. KB4524244 was designed to address “an issue in which a third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot manager might expose UEFI-enabled computers to a security vulnerability.” […]

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