Managing Windows 10 updates will always be a struggle for Microsoft Microsoft is overhauling how it delivers Windows 10 updates. But the almost infinite variation of PCs will make that an uphill struggle. When you set up a Windows 10 PC for the first time, you're required to create a user account that will serve as the administrator for the device. Depending on your Windows edition and network setup, you have a choice of up to four separate account types.On business editions (Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, and Education), the Windows Setup program asks you to choose whether you want to set the PC up for personal use or for use on a network managed by your organization, as shown below. If you choose the second option, you can set up the PC using an account in your Windows Active Directory domain or you can sign in using an Azure Active Directory account, such as the one associated with an Office 365 Business or Enterprise subscription.On Windows 10 Home, that choice isn't … [Read more...] about Windows 10 setup: Which user account type should you choose?
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Alongside fresh Windows Insider builds today, Microsoft is also pushing out a batch of cumulative updates for older versions of Windows 10. Specifically, PCs still on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and older will be treated to a fresh batch of fixes and security updates (via Neowin). Notably, the October 2018 Update, which is the latest public Windows 10 release, is absent from this round of updates. If you're on the April 2018 Update, you can snag KB4489894, which ticks the build number up to 17134.677. Here's a look at what's included: Addresses an issue with a Microsoft Access 97 database that stops a requested operation when a table or column has custom properties. Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Office updates from downloading from the Microsoft Store. Updates time zone information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Addresses an issue with Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications that fails to use the Japanese Era registry settings for dates in the Japanese … [Read more...] about Microsoft pushes fixes to Windows 10 April 2018 Update and older versions
Chrome developers are preparing a new feature for the desktop and mobile browser that will let users share a link that takes the recipient to the exact word the sender has selected. The incoming feature was spotted by Chrome Story and has been merged into Chromium source code for a future release. Dubbed 'Scroll-To-Text', it is the text equivalent of sharing a link to a YouTube video that jumps to a preselected time. As it is, there's no tool in Chrome for creating a link to a certain spot on a web page. Finding specific text is also difficult from a mobile browser using the fiddly 'Find in Page' feature, which apparently is rarely used in Chrome on mobile devices. The common answer to this problem is to take a screenshot of the relevant text and maybe share a link to the page it was from. Or you could send a link and tell the recipient to search for a word. David Bokan, the Chromium developer behind the feature, has posted a page on GitHub about the Scroll-To-Text … [Read more...] about Google Chrome users: You’ll soon be able to share links to specific words on websites
Along with Tuesday's monthly security patches, Microsoft has released new builds of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 for users on the April 2018 Update and the October 2018 Update releases. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or version 1809, has now been bumped up to build number 17763.316. It fixes several bugs but contains no new features. The update fixes a bug in Microsoft Edge that prevents the browser from connecting to a site using an IP address. It also fixes a bug that causes the Windows Hello for Business Hybrid Key Trust deployment sign-in to fail if Windows 2019 Server domain controllers (DC) are used for authentication. In addition, it fixed a security bug in Microsoft's HoloLens that allows users to bypass the lock screen in some circumstances. The build contains Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes that addressed 77 security flaws for all supported versions of Windows, including a handful affecting Windows 10. The security patches … [Read more...] about New Windows 10 updates: These are the bugs Microsoft just fixed
Today marks the second Tuesday of February, which means it's time for another batch of "Patch Tuesday" updates from Microsoft. The cumulative updates are now rolling out for Windows 10 PCs on the October 2018 Update and older, bringing along a healthy dose of bug and security fixes. Here's a look at what's fixed for PCs on the October 2018 Update with KB4487044 (build 17763.316): Addresses an issue that fails to set the LmCompatibilityLevel value correctly. LmCompatibilityLevel specifies the authentication mode and session security. Addresses an issue that may prevent applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format from opening. This issue occurs if the database has column names greater than 32 characters. The database fails to open with the error, "Unrecognized Database Format". Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Hello for Business Hybrid Key Trust deployment sign-in to fail if Windows 2019 Server domain controllers (DC) are used for … [Read more...] about February ‘Patch Tuesday’ updates now rolling out for Windows 10