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
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MICROSOFT has stopped the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update, after multiple reports that it was deleting users' files. The tech company will freeze the update until it has resolved the problem, and is currently advising people to "minimise" their use of affected computers and to contact Microsoft customer support directly. Microsoft released the update - version 1809 - last week, all with the promise of "empowering a new era of personal productivity". But despite enabling greater connectivity between users' various devices, some customers have complained that the update has deleted all the files in their Documents and Pictures folders. Microsoft is describing such reports as "isolated," and assure customers that they will provide an update on the situation once they continue rolling out version 1809. "Microsoft has paused the rollout of the update while we continue to investigate reports from some customers," a spokesperson for Microsoft told the Sun. Microsoft is also advising … [Read more...] about Microsoft kills Windows 10 update that ‘deleted’ users’ files – did you download THIS version?
The setup process to upgrade to Windows 10 from a previous release, or from a previous version (such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 7), usually does a pretty good job preserving your files. However, in some scenarios, unexpected behaviors may occur that will cause your documents, pictures, music, and videos to suddenly disappear after the installation. If this happens, not everything is lost just yet, as there are a number of ways to find and restore missing files. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through a few ways you can get back your documents, pictures, music, and videos after upgrading to the latest version of the OS. How to recover files removing temporary account Immediately after upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, you may notice that your files are no longer available, but this is because you're signed in using a temporary account. You can quickly check if you're using a temporary profile using these steps: Open Settings. Click on Accounts. Click on Sync your … [Read more...] about How to recover missing files after an upgrade on Windows 10
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Technology By Mike Brown @mikearildbrown 12/02/15 AT 1:04 PM Microsoft really wants people to upgrade to Windows 10. The company has released an update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users to ease the transition into what is expected to become the final version of Windows that will ever be released.Microsoft is offering Windows 10 for free to these users until July next year, and any hiccups along the way could tarnish the image of a smooth, hassle-free upgrade. Next year, Microsoft plans to upgrade some users without asking ahead of time, meaning the company needs to iron out the kinks now rather than later.The latest Windows 8.1 update also runs on Windows Server 2012 R2, while the Windows 7 update also runs on Windows Server 2008. "This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Upgrade Just Got Easier For Windows 7 And 8.1 Users
”We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella three years ago. At the time, Microsoft was unveiling more details about Windows 10, and surprising people with technologies like the HoloLens headset. It was an exciting time of opportunity and optimism that had Microsoft betting on people loving Windows so much that Windows 10 would be running on 1 billion devices within three years. Neither wager worked out — which is fine, because Windows as we know it is no longer critical to Microsoft’s future success. Microsoft announced a new reorganization yesterday. It’s the fourth major shuffle inside the company over the past five years, and the most significant of Nadella’s tenure. Microsoft is splitting Windows across the company, into different parts. Terry Myerson, a 21-year Microsoft veteran, is leaving the company and his role as Windows chief. The core … [Read more...] about Microsoft is ready for a world beyond Windows