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Windows 10 - 21H1 spring of 2021 update Revised: 05/18/21: Released on May 18th 2021
Not a major update but more than a monthly “Patch Tuesday” update.
Windows 10 This PC icon missing from desktop Here is how you can add the This PC icon to the desktop icons already displayed on your computer. The “This PC” icon has a lot of functions easily accessible when you “Right Click” or “Double Click” on the icon after you add it to your desktop.
How to disable the Meet Now function The Meet Now button is essentially a Skype fast / easy meeting setup feature displayed in the notification area of the taskbar in Windows 10. If you have no plans on using Meet than you can disable it as follows.
Windows 10 20H2 (the new naming convention for the Windows 10 bi-annual major updates) is the October 2020 major update. Note that Microsoft is rolling out this update on a metered basis and not everyone will get the update at the same time.
Windows 10 How to remove dark shadows from desktop icons On some displays desktop shortcut icon text names can be difficult to read due to the Windows default of applying a dark shadow around each letter. Here’s an easy way to make the text more readable.
Microsoft has made their new Edge browser available for Windows 7 user. Support for Windows 7 expired several months ago but Microsoft has made their latest version of Edge available when you run Windows Update.
Windows 7 shutdown bug prevents users from turning off their computer Some users have been reporting that they are receiving a popup window "You don't have permission to shut down this computer" every time they try shutting down or rebooting their PC.
Windows 7 black wallpaper January 2020 bug Revised Feb, 10th, 2020
If you installed the last / final windows set of updates available for Windows 7 and now find you have a black background If KB4534310 is installed, users who stretched their wallpaper may now have a black desktop because the Windows stretch feature has been broken.