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.
Windows 10 NVIDIA Control Panel error application not found You try to open the NVIDIA Control Panel for your graphics card and you get an error: Application not found. The icon is also missing (all white in color).
Windows 10 May 2019 update how to get it now Revised May 22nd Don’t wait in what may be a long line and weeks or months for the May 2019 update to be installed on your computer. Here is how you can get it now.
Windows 10 how to change mouse or touchpad pointer color or cursor size The April of 2019 (Spring) update (version 1903) of Windows 10 feature an improved means of customizing the mouse / Touchpad pointer and cursor size (bigger and brighter) and color making it easier to see against certain backgrounds. Read more ----->
Windows 10 new "Top apps" search box feature and Cortana March 6th, 2019
“Top apps” is in essence the replacement for Cortana which will have its own separate icon in the task bar starting with the spring / April 2019 update. Read more ----->
Cortana no longer part of the Search box and gets its own taskbar icon
The Spring or April 2019 / Version 1903 release of Windows 10 Microsoft will separate Cortana from the Search box and give it its own separate taskbar icon. Read more ----->
Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 - How to delete a write protected drive partition
Here is an easy way to delete a write protected partition on a disk drive Read More ----->
Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been re-released The patched version of the flawed original release has been re-released on November 13th.
How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update now Microsoft has released the October 2018 Update, but you could end up waiting many weeks before it is installed on your computer. Here is how you can get the update now.
New features in the Windows 10 October or late September of 2018 Update (version 1809) Are you ready for the next Microsoft Windows 10 major update (version 1809) and new features included in the late September or October of 2018 release of Windows 10.
Windows 10 External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting Trying to store data or create an image backup and before you can start the external USB drive disconnects and File Explorer closes. Then a short time later the USB drive connects and File Explorer opens.
Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators Update How to get it now
You may be in for a long wait before Windows Update makes it available for your computer. I’ll show you an easy way to install the update now without a lengthily wait before it is your turn as Microsoft will not make the update available to more than 500 million computers at the same time.
How long is my version of Windows 10 good for? Feb 4, 2018 – Originally when Windows 10 was first released as a free upgrade the end of support was listed by Microsoft as the year 2025, but this has all changed with each new major upgrade.
Here is how you can open the Control Panel in Windows 10 and make it easy to access when you need it. Read More ----->
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update How to get it now
You may be in for a long wait before Windows Update makes it available for your computer. I’ll show you an easy way to install the update now without a lengthily wait before it is your turn (Microsoft will not make the update to everyone at the same time). So I'll show you how to get Windows Update to do its job now and download and install the update. Read More ----->
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date Microsoft is planning to release its next major Windows 10 update on October 17th 2017. The version number is expected to be 1709. Read More ----->
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations -----> Aug. 10th 2017 By J W Stuart
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads.
Windows 10 S Features -----> Aug. 10th 2017 By J W Stuart
Windows 10 S is a limited version of Windows 10 that can only run apps or applications obtained from the Microsoft store.
Windows 10 Fall Creators update MS Paint is being depreciated -----> Aug. 9th 2017 By J W Stuart
Windows 10 Creators Update will not install ----->
How to get the Windows 10 Creators Update now ----->
I’ll show you an easy way to install the update now without a lengthily wait before it is your turn as Microsoft will not make the update to everyone at the same time. Here is how you how to get Windows Update to install the Creators Update now.
Windows 10 Creators Update is now available -----> By: J W Stuart April 5th, 2017
Here is how you can install the Windows 10 creators Update now and not wait until April 11th.
Windows 10 Creators Update coming April 11 -----> March 29th, 2017 J W Staurt
The Windows 10 Creators Update will begin to roll out to customers around the world on April 11 as a free update.
Windows 10 Creators Update version number is 1703 -----> March 12th, 2017 But wait there may be more than meets the eye. Version numbers are YYMM or 1703
Windows 10 Playable Ads -----> March 9th, 2017 A new means to acquire Users Who Love to Engage with Your App
Windows 10 Creators update - How to Snooze Windows Updates -----> March 4th, 2017
With the Creators Update you will have several new options for scheduling the timing of when Windows updates are installed.
Using Microsoft’s Windows 10 media creation tool to download an iso file -----> February 10th, 2017, Revised February 21st, 2017 Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool lets you download and create your own .ISO file. However there is one significant drawback as no hash code values are available to validate that you have a good .ISO file.
Windows 10 market share December 2016 January 2017 -----> January 12th, 2017 By: J. W. Stuart
Not much has changed since my last market shared report back in October of 2016. The expected surge from November December 2016 Christmas holiday sales never happened.
How to create a Windows 10 Local account -----> November 1st, 2016 By: J W Stuart
10 new features in the Windows 10 Creators Update and more -----> October 27th, 2016
Windows 10 market share October 2016 -----> October 6th, 2016
As of September 30th 2016, Windows 7 still has a whopping lead of 48.27% of the total market share. How much impact will Windows 10 have; after 14 months Windows 10 currently has a 22.53% share of the market down from the previous months 22.99%, but slightly better than Windows 7’s 22.31% 14 months after it was released. This nearly flat growth is Windows 10 is no doubt the result of the free upgrade offer coming to an end on July 29th 2016.
What happens when an Insider Preview build reaches its expiration date Revised: September 11th, 2016 The expiration dates for Windows 10 Insider builds may vary by build number.----->
How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Update now -----> August 17th, 2016 By: J W Stuart
Still waiting for the Anniversary Edition update to be installed but no update as of yet. Here an easy way to install the update now.
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update fails error code 0x80070057 -----> August 9th, 2016 By: J W Stuart
When you try to update Windows 10 to the anniversary edition using the Windows 10 Upgrade tool, it downloads, verifies OK then stops at 2% with an Error code of 0x80070057.
Can’t install the Windows 10 upgrade using Windows Update, then try the following ------> By: J W Stuart July 23rd, 2016
Windows 10 The free upgrade is rapidly coming to an end -----> By: J W Stuart Only 7 days remaining. Plus Windows 10 Aniversary Edition news. By: J W Stuart April 30th, 2016, Revised July 8th, 2016 and July 23rd, 2016
The latest news: June 29th, 2016
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Available August 2 The GWX Icon gets yet another update, what it should have been from the beginning Only 30 days remain to get the fee upgrade
As of May 2016, Windows 7 still has a whopping lead of 48.57% of the total market share. How much impact will Windows 10 have; after 10 months Windows 10 is currently has 17.43% up from 15.3%, slightly better than Windows 7’s 17.11% 10 months after it was released.
Microsoft has yet again released another version of the GWX icon----->
Closing the GWX pop up by clicking on the Red X per Microsoft “If you click on OK or on the red “X”, you’re all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do.” J W Stuart May 26th, 2016
Windows 10 how to make the command prompt text easier to read----->
If you use the command prompt to perform certain task and find the text is of not very high quality and may be hard to read on your display then here is how you can make it easier to read. J W Stuart May 16th, 2016
Windows 10 market share-----> J W Stuart May 10th, 2016
As of April 2016, Windows 7 still has a whopping lead of 47.8% of the total market share. How much impact will Windows 10 have; after 9 months Windows 10 is currently has 15.3% of the market share for all operating systems including Mac OS, with Windows 8 at 3.19% and 8.1 at 9.85%. Windows XP still has 10.6% and Vista only 1.4%.
Windows 10 - How to change the default application for file types -----> By J W Stuart May 3rd, 2016
Intel announces layoffs as PC sales drop due to hand held devices-----> April 29th, 2016
"We are evolving from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices," Intel’s chief executive Brian Krzanich declared.
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition -----> by J W Stuart April 2nd, 2016
We now know that the next major release of Windows 10 (Code name: Redstone) will be named the “Anniversary Edition”.
How to create an Image Backup of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to an External USB Drive -----> by J W Stuart March 16th, 2016
Upgrading to Windows 10; then create a disk and partition image backup, not to be confused with a “System Backup” of your current version of Windows before you do. The built in Windows 10 Roll Back / Restore previous version of Windows don’t always work leaving you with a nonfunctional or incomplete restoration of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 A disk and partition backup includes and will restore all the partitions on your drive and not just the Windows partition.
Windows 10 market share March 5th, 2016 by: J W Stuart
How much impact will Windows 10 have on Windows 7 total market share in the next 12 months. Unless the next major release of Windows 10 code named Redstone breaks the ice, Windows 10 may be doomed for a long slow ride to the market share leader. ----->
How to find your Windows 7 product key after upgrading to Windows 10 by J W Stuart February 27th, 2016
You upgraded your PC to Windows 10 and now you want to reinstall Windows 7 or Windows 8 key ----->
Windows 10 - How to extend the 30 day limit to go back to previous version of Windows by J W Stuart August 14th, 2015 Revised January 6th, 2016
If you have just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you will discover that you only have 30 days from the time you upgraded in which to recover your previous version of Windows.
Here is how you can go beyond 30 days and still go back ----->
Windows 10 version 1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 December 20th, 2015 By J W Stuart Windows 10 free upgrade still has many months remaining, what is not know is what will be the version number of the next major upgrade for Windows 10 users. ----->
Windows 10 Fall Update Threshold 2 November 6th, 2015 Revised November 12th, 2015
It’s here; the first major update to Windows 10 available to current Windows 10 users. Threshold 2 is called an “Update” as Microsoft no longer uses the name “Service Pack”. Please note that not everyone will be updated on day 1, it may take many days as there a currently more than 100 million users who upgraded to Windows 10 from July 30th until now. ----->
Windows 10 will soon be set to automatically download to your computer October 31st, 2015
Windows 10 will soon be set to automatically download to computers currently installed with Windows 7 or 8.1 without the computer users consent ----->
You can't install Windows 10 because your processor doesn't support CompareExchange128 October 13th, 2015
CompareExchange128 error, the problem is that while your CPU may support 64Bit code your hardware / motherboard or BIOS may not ----->
Upgrading to Windows 10 - Backup your current version of Windows before you do September 28th, 2015
For your protection be sure to back up your current version of Windows before you upgrade. Here is a low cost means of creating a backup. ----->
Windows 10 IT Professional Resources August 15th, 2015 Mainly for developers but may provide you some insight on what is going on behind the scenes with Windows 10 ----->
We couldn’t update the system reserved partition August 9th, 2015
In most cases this error message is unique to Windows 7 based computers (or systems that were upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 / 8.1) when attempting to upgrade to Windows 10. You may also get the following error code: 0x800F0922
As of July 2015 Windows 7 has slightly more than 60.9% of the total for all operating systems. How much impact will Windows 10 have----->
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10240 July 16th 2015
Microsoft released a series of new builds in less than two weeks for PCs releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ringindows 10 Insider Preview Builds 10158 10159 10162 and 10240 ----->
Microsoft removed and re-issued the Get Windows 10 from Windows Update-----> June 8th, 2015, Revised June 9th, 2015
Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10130 now available May 29th, 2015 Build 10130 is only available via Windows Update. The previous build (10122) never made it to the users on the "Slow" ring due to some bugs and with only a short time remaining Microsoft is stepping up the pace in order to beat the heat----->
Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10122 now available May 20th, 2015 Build 10122 is only available via Windows Update but it installs far quicker (less than half the time required to install previous builds). ----->
Windows 10 - Windows Update for Business May 18th, 2015
Windows Update for Business is available for Windows 10 Pro and higher versions. This leaves consumers who upgrade to the Windows 10 Home version with a much less effective means of controlling when Windows Updates are installed. ----->
Genuine Windows 10 May 18th, 2015
Pirates and unsuspecting customers will see a watermark on their display that will identify that the version of Windows 10 installed on their computer is not genuine. ----->
Windows 10 Editions May 17th, 2015
Here is the lineup for the summer 2015 release----->
Windows 10 Technical Preview - How to download the ISO file for build 10074 and create an Installation DVD or USB. April 30th, 2015 Download the appropriate .ISO file for build 10074 using the links listed here----->
Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10074 now available April 29, 2015
Today we have a new build available to both the Fast and Slow ring for Windows Insiders ----->
Windows 10 code name Redstone to be released sometime in 2016 April 7th 2015
Brad Sams at Neowin unearthed the existence of the Redstone codename on April 7, calling it the "next Windows update coming in 2016."Read the whole story here ----->
Windows 10 Release Date March 19th, 2015
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson (Executive Vice President) announced that Windows 10 would be released globally sometime "this summer". ----->
Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041 now available-----> March 18th, 2015 Microsoft is rolling out Build 10041 for PCs to the Fast ring
How to customize the Windows 10 Start Menu or Start Screen-----> March 2nd, 2015
A little known secrete is the ability to group your most often accessed Tiles and add a title.
To install the next build after 9926 be sure to install all Windows Updates -----> February 18th, 2015
How to recover your previous version of Windows using the Windows 10 Recovery or Rollback feature-----> January 27th, 2015
Windows 10 now supports a Recovery / Rollback feature that allows you to go back to the version of Windows installed on your PC prior to installing the latest build of Windows 10.
The .ISO file for the standard Windows 10 Tech. Preview build 9926 is now available. January 23rd, 2015
If you already have the previous build installed you can download and install from Within Windows 10.
You can also download the .ISO file and create your own installation media.
Windows 10 - New features announced at Microsoft’s January 21st live presentation-----> January 21st, 2015
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users -----> January 21st, 2015
Windows 10 Technical Preview - The latest news, for more information read all the details for past and current news here:----->>> Windows 10: The Next Chapter Join us right here on January 21 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time to learn about the next chapter for Windows 10: http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/
The only full upgrade paths currently supported are Win7 and newer. January 5th, 2015
December Update on the Windows Insider Program Posted on ... Blogging Windows, December 17th "We’ve been very hard at work putting together a great build for you that includes a bunch of new features and improvements."
Windows 10: The next chapter On Wednesday, January 21st Join us to hear about the next chapter of Windows 10 December 11, 2014 by Brandon LeBlanc
Windows 10 Device Drivers-----> December 20th, 2014
When Windows 10 is released late next year will it include all the drivers you need to upgrade or will Microsoft strip most of them out and leave it up to the computer, motherboard and graphics card manufactures to develop the drivers?
Windows 10 - Change the time when Windows 10 Updates are installed -----> November 12th, 2014
You may notice a delay when Windows Updates or new build are installed simply because the default time for the automated process named “the maintenance window” is set for 2:00 AM in the morning.
Also: How to speed up when new builds are installed.
Windows 10 Technical Preview - 10 things that need to be improved-----> October 19th, 2014
Windows 10 Early Sales Date set for this year's holiday shopping October 17th, 2014
Don’t be surprised if PC venders offer Windows 8.1 based laptops and desktops with a free or low cost upgrade to Windows 10 when it goes public next year. More details ----->
How to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10 Technical Preview-----> October 12th, 2014
Don’t upgrade Windows 7 to the Windows 10 preview on a PC you depend on for everyday use. A “Dual Boot” setup a far better choice. Just reboot to switch between Windows 7 and the Windows 10 preview. It's the best way to compare the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Windows 10 Technical Preview - First thoughts October 1st, 2014 Revised: October 3rd, 2014 (Screen shots and more)
In short if you use Windows 7 then Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been, try it but not on your everyday PC as this is still an early build (9841). ----->
It's official, Microsoft has skipped over the Windows 9 name and instead named the next version Windows 10 September 30th, 2014
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10
Excerpts from the Windows 10 Preview presented by Terry Myerson, Windows Chief.----->