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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Microsoft announces an all-new version of Windows

Microsoft announces an all-new version of Windows

Software giant Microsoft has announced a new version of its Windows 10 operating system Windows 10 designed for laptops with two screens. Called Windows 10X, this unique version of the operating system will be exclusive to dual-screen devices with displays larger than nine inches in diameter. The company paired the announcement off with a dual-screen […]

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Windows 7 usage finally starting to fall

Windows 7 usage finally starting to fall

Figures show solid rise for Windows 10 at the same time. As the Windows 7 end of life date draws closer, users are finally starting to move over to Windows 10 in greater numbers. According to the latest operating system market share figures from Net Applications Windows 7’s share of the overall market (which includes Apple’s operating […]

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WINDOWS 10 TO AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL FAULTY UPDATES

WINDOWS 10 TO AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL FAULTY UPDATES

The next iteration of Windows 10 will self-diagnose start-up failures and if necessary uninstall recent updates to get the PC up and running, Microsoft quietly announced in a support document earlier this week. “If Windows detects that your machine cannot start up successfully, it will try to diagnose and resolve failures due to disk issues, […]

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