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How to Make Windows 10 Look and Act More Like Windows 7

October 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 but don’t love what you see, there are ways to make Windows 10 look and act like Windows 7. That way, you can get the familiar interface you love while still taking advantage of Windows 10’s other useful features. Read more: http://www.howtogeek.com/277448/how-to-make-windows-10-look-and-act-more-like-windows-7/

What’s New in Windows 10’s Creators Update, Arriving Spring 2017

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Windows 10 Creators Update–also known as Redstone 2–is due to hit PCs in Spring 2017. Like other updates to Windows 10, it’s free, and includes a host of new features. Read more: http://www.howtogeek.com/278132/whats-new-in-windows-10s-creators-update/

Windows 10 update and Surface Studio PC unveiled

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The firm also revealed a range of new virtual reality headsets to encourage users to interact with their creations. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37779983

Apple to “do a Windows 10” by pushing out macOS automatically

October 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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According to all-things-Apple commentator Jim Dalrymple, the Cupertino company is about to follow in Microsoft’s footsteps… …by “pre-downloading” the latest version of the company’s Mac operating system, macOS 10.12 Sierra, in the background. The idea is to make it more appealing to upgrade, because you won’t have a 5GB download to wait for first before […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use “Anti-Spying” Tools for Windows 10

September 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Since Windows 10’s release and the privacy controversy that followed, many “anti-spying” apps have sprung up. They promise to keep Windows 10 from tracking you–but often, they can cause more problems than they solve. We recommend changing privacy settings using the normal options in Windows. These invasive tools can break things and cause a variety of system problems […]

The Difference Between Basic, Enhanced, and Full Usage Data in Windows 10

September 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 includes a telemetry service that automatically sends diagnostic and usage data about your computer to Microsoft. These settings have caused a lot of controversy since Windows 10’s release, but what do they actually do? Today, we’ll look at what kind of data this actually sends to Microsoft. You can select your desired telemetry level–or […]

Windows 10 software condemned by Which?

September 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has been criticised over its Windows 10 software by consumer rights group Which?. The body said it had received hundreds of complaints about the upgrade, including lost files, emails no longer syncing and broken wi-fi and printing. In some cases, it said, users had had to pay for their computer to be repaired. Microsoft […]

10 Features Only Available in Windows 10 Enterprise (and Education)

September 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you want a stable version of Windows 10 that’s rock solid and isn’t constantly getting new feature updates–one that doesn’t even come with Cortana and the Windows Store–this is the version of Windows 10 to use. Unfortunately, you can’t get it as a normal Windows user. It’s only for the enterprise. Windows To Go Windows […]

How to Use All of Windows 10’s Backup and Recovery Tools

September 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 includes many different backup tools. Microsoft has restored the old Windows Backup tool removed from Windows 8.1, and File History is still around. But those are just the tip of the iceberg. The latest version of Windows also includes way to back up and restore system images, wipe your computer to its default state, store […]

How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it. Disable […]

How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft no longer lets you disable the lock screen using a group policy setting or registry hack. But there are still workarounds–for now. The group policy setting that disables the lock screen is still available, but it only works on Enterprise and Education editions of Windows. Even Windows 10 Professional users can’t use […]

Why Your PC Hasn’t Received Windows 10’s Anniversary Update Yet and How to Get It

September 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 is supposed to automatically update itself. But it might take weeks or longer for a big update like the Anniversary Update to reach your PC. Here’s why that happens–and how to skip the wait. You Recently Upgraded to Windows 10 or the November Update If you just recently upgraded your PC to Windows 10–or upgraded […]

10 Ways to Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Windows 10 finally brought back the Start menu, and it’s more customizable than ever. Here’s a quick rundown of all the different ways that you can make the Start menu your own. We’ve updated this article to show the new visuals and customisation features of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Organise, Edit, Delete, or Add […]

How to Cast Your Windows or Android Display to a Windows 10 PC

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update brings an interesting new feature: Any PC can now function as a wireless receiver for Miracast, allowing you to view the display from another Windows PC, an Android smartphone or tablet, or a Windows phone. How to Turn Your PC Into a Miracast Receiver To turn your PC into a Miracast receiver, just […]

How to Use a Dark Theme for (Almost) Everything in Windows 10

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft now offers a dark theme–known as “dark mode”. This option was previously hidden and could only be enabled with a registry hack. Now, it’s a simple toggle. There’s just one catch: it doesn’t apply to every Windows application. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to get your whole desktop (or […]

How to Use Windows 10’s “Quick Assist” to Remotely Troubleshoot a Friend’s PC

September 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update brings a new “Quick Assist” feature. Built into Windows 10, Quick Assist allows you to take remote control of another person’s computer so you can help them troubleshoot it. It works similarly to Remote Desktop, but is available on all editions of Windows 10. Quick Assist is really just the modern replacement […]

Everything You Need to Know About “Reset This PC” in Windows 8 and 10

August 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 includes a “Reset your PC” option that quickly restores Windows to its factory default configuration. It’s faster and more convenient than reinstalling Windows from scratch or using your manufacturer’s recovery partition. Windows 8 had separate “Refresh your PC” and “Reset your PC” options. Refresh kept all your files and personalization settings, but set your PC […]

How to Change the Windows 10 Lock Screen Timeout

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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By default, Windows 10’s lock screen times out and switches off your monitor after one minute. If you’d like it to stick around longer than that–say, if you have background picture you like looking at or you enjoy having Cortana handy–there’s a simple Registry hack that will add the setting to your power options. First, you’ll need […]

Windows 10 update stops webcams working

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Windows 10 update has stopped many popular webcams from working. The update, released earlier this month, stops many cameras being used for Skype or to broadcast and stream footage. The cause seems to be a change in the way Windows 10 handles video so it can be used by more than one program at […]

How to Stop Your Webcam From Freezing and Crashing on Windows 10

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update just broke millions of webcams. Microsoft supposedly has a fix coming in September, but there’s a registry hack you can use to fix the problem and get your webcam working properly today. Thanks to Rafael Rivera for discovering this registry hack. It’s nice to have a solution, but Microsoft should really […]

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