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Microsoft is giving the Open With dialog a great new design in Windows 11

Many of the changes introduced in Windows 11 have divided opinion, from the central Start button to the non-moveable taskbar. An upcoming change that is sure to go down well, however, is Microsoft decision to give the Open With dialog…

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Windows 11 uptake remains slow

If you recall, two months ago we reported how Windows 11 growth was still glacially slow, as users appeared to be opting to stay with Windows 10, rather than upgrading to the new OS. Although it didn’t report on Windows…

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 25151 with useful fixes for annoying problems

Last week’s new Windows 11 flight for Insiders in the Dev Channel — Build 25145 — introduced a number of new features, including a OneDrive storage alert, subscription management in Settings, and a Local Administrator Password Solution (“LAPS”). Build 25151,…

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Microsoft performs Known Issue Rollback after Windows update breaks Edge

Microsoft issuing updates for Windows that result in unwanted side effects is far from unknown, and it has happened once again. With the release of the KB5014019 update for Windows 11, the KB5014021 update for Windows 10, and the KB5014023…

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Upgrade nag screens coming to Windows 8.1

Microsoft took a huge gamble with Windows 8, betting big that touch screens would replace the mouse as the primary way of interacting with the operating system. The company replaced the Start menu with a Start screen, which a LOT…

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Tips for securing Windows with PowerShell… courtesy of the NSA

The NSA might not be the first organization that you think of turning to for advice about how to secure your computer, but the agency has offered up various tips about how to use PowerShell to do just this. In…

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Microsoft releases KB5014668 update to fix game crashes and failed Windows 11 upgrades

It is the time of the month when Microsoft releases preview versions of the updates that will be released for Windows on the next Patch Tuesday. As such, the company has unleashed a non-security preview release (or “C” release) of…

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Microsoft brings Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distro support to Windows Server 2022 with KB5014678 update

Having previously only made the option available to “seekers”, Microsoft has now rolled out the ability to use WLS2 distros in Windows Server 2022 to anyone who is interested in the functionality. Last month, Microsoft released a preview of an…

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 25145 with new features and fixes

Sometimes new Windows 11 builds released to the Dev Channel introduce new features, and other times the focus is just on fixing problems. Today’s new Insider release, Build 25145, comes with both a selection of new features and also some…

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Sun Valley 2’s tabbed Explorer could help to speed up Windows 11

While there are many complaints about Windows 11, there are also many things to look forward to. There are, of course, plenty of things in development that we know nothing about, but there are also many that we are aware…

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