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Windows Creators Update to improve Defender’s detection and response

Windows Creators Update to improve Defender’s detection and response Along with Windows Firewall, Windows Defender is seen by many as the baseline of defense for a Windows-based PC.In the Creators Update, Microsoft will update its ability to detect memory and kernel intrusions, where typically attackers could hide from traditional detection methods.

Windows XP emulated to run on an iPhone 7 is fun, but hardly practical

Windows XP emulated to run on an iPhone 7 is fun, but hardly practical One developer has managed to get the outdated operating system running on a new iPhone 7 through emulation.Achieved by Youtuber Hacking Jules, Windows XP Professional was booted up on the iPhone 7 running iOS version 10.

Windows Vista support ends next month, upsetting almost no one

Windows Vista support ends next month, upsetting almost no one The outcry when Microsoft tried to end support for Windows XP was so great the company had to delay the shutdown multiple times.It’s unlikely Windows Vista will get the same treatment.

RIP Windows Vista: Microsoft is ending support on April 11

RIP Windows Vista: Microsoft is ending support on April 11 Should you continue to use Windows Vista after April 11, you’ll be much more susceptible to security threats, especially as Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported either.“Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows Vista,” said Microsoft in its announcement.

A new Windows 10 Creators Update build is available, but it’s just bug fixes

A new Windows 10 Creators Update build is available, but it’s just bug fixes While the latest update isn’t as massive as last summer’s Anniversary Update, it’s still going to bring some new features that will be welcome to Windows 10 users.In fact, you’ve likely noticed that Windows 10 Creators Update is feature complete at this point, with the latest Insider builds bringing mainly bug fixes.

Windows 10 customers can reserve a seat in the upcoming Creators Update rollout

Windows 10 customers can reserve a seat in the upcoming Creators Update rollout To find out how, users simply head into the Settings app and click on the Windows Update option.Keep in mind that as of this publication, Creators Update isn’t immediately available to install.

Microsoft finally releases Patch Tuesday update, fixing some well-known exploits

Microsoft finally releases Patch Tuesday update, fixing some well-known exploits Now that the update has been released, we can see that there was plenty to be patched.The update’s changelog is extensive, listing out a slew of updates to fix a number of security holes.

Latest Windows 10 preview build makes it even harder to dodge updates

Latest Windows 10 preview build makes it even harder to dodge updates One of Microsoft’s biggest ambitions for Windows 10 is to ensure that all Windows users are keeping pace with the latest updates.The build makes an important change to the Windows Update section of the Settings utility.

Let's all pour one out for Vista, the worst version of Windows

Let's all pour one out for Vista, the worst version of Windows If by some unfortunate twist of fate, you have the misfortune of still using a PC with Windows Vista, I have some bad news for you.At that time, the company will stop pushing security patches and other software updates and will end technical support of any kind.

Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems

Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems According to a Microsoft KB article published last Thursday, Microsoft may soon begin blocking systems running Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPUs from installing updates if they’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8.What makes this particularly confusing is that AMD itself has gone back and forth on the Windows 7/8.

Microsoft’s latest build of Windows 10 for Insiders fixes some remaining issues

Microsoft’s latest build of Windows 10 for Insiders fixes some remaining issues The latest build of Windows 10 is out for Fast Ring participants in the Windows Insider club, bringing the platform up to Build 15060 on the PC.That said, the team is polishing the platform for a general release to all Windows 10 users in April.

Latest Microsoft Surface Book rumor says it won’t be a 2-in-1 machine

Latest Microsoft Surface Book rumor says it won’t be a 2-in-1 machine One of the more pressing questions in PCs right now is what’s coming next in Microsoft’s Surface line.The Surface Studio was added in October 2016, and the Surface Book received its Performance Base refresh.

Windows 7, 8.1 users with newer Intel, AMD CPUs will soon lose Windows Update

Windows 7, 8.1 users with newer Intel, AMD CPUs will soon lose Windows Update It seems that Microsoft is preparing to implement a new strategy to convince PC users with systems that utilize certain processors to upgrade to Windows 10.1 that are fitted with newer CPUs will soon be unable to receive updates via Windows Update.

Microsoft releases second Windows Insider preview build in as many days

Microsoft releases second Windows Insider preview build in as many days With Windows 10 Creators Update just around the corner, the Windows Insider preview builds are starting to come hot and heavy.This time around, it’s Build 15061, and as expected for a feature-complete update, it’s full of nothing but bug fixes.

Windows 10 Cloud is on the way – but what is it, exactly?

Windows 10 Cloud is on the way – but what is it, exactly? We’ve been expecting a Microsoft announcement this year regarding a new version of Windows, called Windows 10 Cloud.More: Close to the Metal: Windows puts its head in the cloud The goals for Windows 10 cloud appear to be twofold.

Microsoft makes the Mac-to-Surface data migration easier with its free new tool

Microsoft makes the Mac-to-Surface data migration easier with its free new tool Prior to offering the new migration tool, Microsoft provided lengthy, step-by-step instructions on how to move photos, files, and mail from a Mac to its family of Surface-branded products.More: With Windows 10 Creators Update around the corner, Microsoft keeps fixing bugs Microsoft’s new tool is the company’s latest move to lure customers away from Apple.

Latest Windows 10 Insider preview build fixes Microsoft Edge bugs and others

Latest Windows 10 Insider preview build fixes Microsoft Edge bugs and others The next update for Windows 10 Insiders will help fix up a number of bugs that are faced by Windows users the world over.Available for anyone on the Fast Ring, Preview Build 15063 specifically shores up problems with Microsoft Edge and an outstanding issue with the.

Microsoft is currently experiencing issues with letting users log into its services

Microsoft is currently experiencing issues with letting users log into its services That’s particularly true for services that use a single login to access multiple services.The issues seem to be either very slow access to services or the inability to log back into services that need to be recovered.

Mouse’s facial recognition camera is a cost-effective way to use Windows Hello

Mouse’s facial recognition camera is a cost-effective way to use Windows Hello However, Japanese manufacturer Mouse Computers offers a camera that can do the job without breaking the bank.The company is fielding the Mouse facial recognition camera for Windows Hello, a cost-effective peripheral that is available on Amazon.

Latest AdDuplex data highlights a vibrant Windows 10 ecosystem

Latest AdDuplex data highlights a vibrant Windows 10 ecosystem The latest AdDuplex data, which assesses the machines that run Windows phone and Windows 10 apps utilizing that company’s ad network, provides some additional detail on how the Windows 10 market is shaking out.Specific emphasis was placed on how quickly users are upgrading their Windows 10 machines and which PCs are dominating the ecosystem.