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Microsoft will begin forced upgrades of Windows 10 for some users this month

Starting this month, Microsoft will begin forcing some users to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909 or version 2004 if they don’t update their PC manually. This is coming after Microsoft announced that it’s ending support for Windows 10 version 1903, including Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. If you’re on Windows 10 version 1903, you’ll be force upgraded to version 1909 later this month. If you’re on Windows 10 version...

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Apple M1 Macs may be able to run Windows 10 on ARM

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering gave an interesting interview to Arstechnica. It was a wide-ranging interview but was primarily focused on the new Apple M1 processor powered laptops – the Macbook Air and the 13-inch Macbook Pro. The new Apple powered hardware has been considered revolutionary because apart from freeing Apple from a dependency on Intel, it has allowed Apple to more tightly...

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Here’s a quick way to download any version of windows 10

Here’s an interesting new trick I found from Thurrott.com. Using a batch file, you can configure Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool to download any version of Windows 10, not just the latest version. The batch file is attributed to someone identified only as BAU, though there’s no link. Follow these steps First of all, download the batch file here. You can look at its source code as it’s a plain text file. Next, download the Media...

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How to get a free Windows 10 recovery image for your PC

There are times when your PC is acting up and you need to install a quick clean version of Windows 10. Using Windows 10 the process is relatively easy, thanks to the Media Creation Tool and a pretty simple activation process. (For details, see How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10.) Here’s the real issue – after you’re done with the clean install, you still have to go back and update drivers and utility...

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19645

Microsoft has released a new update for Insiders in the fast Ring Specifically this build is Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19645. The details: Updates for Insiders Your Phone app’s audio controls feature now rolling out to the public The audio controls functionality announced in April is now rolling out to the general public. This feature lets you control your music and audio apps from the Your Phone app. Now you can access and...

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19640

Microsoft has released a new update for Insiders in the fast Ring Specifically this build is Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19640. The details: General changes & improvements Based on feedback, if your Downloads folder is synced to a cloud provider, we are disabling the option to have Storage Sense automatically clear out your Downloads folder on a cycle. We updated our login logic, so if your PC is set up so you need to type in...

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19635

Microsoft has released a new update for Insiders in the fast Ring Specifically this build is Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635. The details: Fixes We fixed an issue resulting in the apostrophes in the Location not available dialog, Mount File dialog, and File Explorer folder options text not being displayed correctly. We fixed an issue where the Work or School account > Allow Windows Search to provide… toggle under Search...

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Download the Windows 10 version 2004 Media Creation Tool

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is almost here. Microsoft has started to publish documentation for the feature update. Processor requirements are updated, and hardware requirements have been updated to reflect that OEMs won’t be able to get 32-bit images of the OS anymore. Just today, a couple of Windows 10 lifecycle fact sheets were updated with today as the release date. The Windows 10 Version 2004 Media Creation Tool You can now...

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Microsoft Publishes the Build 2020 Agenda

This year’s Microsoft Build 2020 virtual event will be held live over two days, May 19 and 20. Today, Microsoft published the agenda. Here it is (Pacific Times noted). BUILD 2020 Day 1 – May 19, 2020 8:00 am. Microsoft Build digital event begins 8:20 am. Empowering every developer with Satya Nadella 8:40 am. Imagine Cup 9:00 am. Every developer is welcome with Scott Hanselman and guests 10:15 am. Azure for every...

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19624

Microsoft has released a new update for Insiders in the fast Ring Specifically this build is Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19624. The details General changes & improvements We’re temporarily turning off the new search box in the default apps Settings pages while we work on improving performance and reliability. We’re updating the VPN connection logic based on feedback, so that if you disconnect from a VPN network, it will...

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Reader feedback – Windows 10 unable to upgrade because of small hard drive

Today we have an interesting reader question/piece of feedback. This is from John M from Queensland Australia. He was writing in to ask about the difficulty of upgrading Windows 10 with a smaller hard drive. His email: Hi, Probably like many I made the mistake of buying a lap to with a 30Gb hard drive. By the time normal operating system and Microsoft 365 loaded there is not enough room to allow Windows 10 updates. Consequently I now...