Our favorite hero Bavo Luysterborg got into discussion of bringing back the Start Screen as you can see above. The point is whether this trick that worked for Build 9841 would work for 9926. He went ahead and tried it himself as follows: Bring back the pre-9926 start menu in 9924: HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedEnableXamlStartMenu – DWORD 0Continue reading “Bringing back the Start Screen in Windows 10 JTP”
Here is another gem from Windows 10 January Technical Preview for all of you Students out there to track your Study Schedules etc. It is a good place to start your day and make plans for your courses. You can enter Course, Assignments and Exams. You can link to Outlook Mail app, OneNote and yourContinue reading “New Windows 10 JTP App from Microsoft: Student Planner”
There is a new Support App in Windows 10 January Technical Preview to obtain support directly from Microsoft for Windows. This shows how serious Microsoft is about it’s business of converting Windows into a Service. There are lot of people that will be needing assistance understand this new Windows and understanding the new Service structure.
I was using OneNote a moment ago and I had noticed my new Windows 10 January Technical Preview has finished all updates after install and wants to reboot. So I finished my work, saved everything that needed to be saved and I restarted the machine.
Microsoft is about to reveal its true vision of Windows 10, in their Windows 10 event slated for January 21, 2015. We expect Microsoft will cover the updates to Windows 10 desktop since the last build release in November 2017, with Windows 10 build 9879. We also expect Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 for phonesContinue reading “Watch Windows 10 The Next Chapter Event Live!”
Here’s another subtle change in Windows 10 File Explorer before next week’s revelations. The ubiquitous Network Neighborhood node or ‘Network’ as it was shortened to in Windows 8 has now changed name again. You will be calling it ‘Computers and Devices’ forthwith; which is basically what you do with that node anyway. You use itContinue reading “Network now called ‘Computers and Devices’ in Win10”
There was a time we users were extremely frustrated because we were unable to install Windows 8.1 using any Windows 8.0 product key. This was a nonsensical decision by Microsoft because Windows 8.1 was a free upgrade to all Windows 8.0 users, and, furthermore, Windows 8.1 could be activated using a Windows 8.0 key. ButContinue reading “Install Windows 8.1 with your Windows 8.0 Key”
We have a quick public service announcement to let you all know that a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build is due in a few weeks. The information comes from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who works in the Windows Division to help make Windows 10 a reality. He notified one user via reply that a newContinue reading “PSA New Windows 10 Build in few Weeks”
Note: This article is about downloading Windows 8.1 without a product key. To install the OS, you will still need to provide your key during installation. If you have lost your copy of Windows 8.1 and need to reinstall Windows on your PC, the good news is that Microsoft now allows you to download theContinue reading “Download Windows 8.1 Without a Product Key”
In Windows 10, Microsoft seems to be extending the modern media playback controls to desktop apps. In Windows 8, if you changed your PC’s volume using a hardware volume button on you device or on the keyboard, you got an on-screen volume control display. If you had a modern (Windows Store) application playing a mediaContinue reading “Windows 10 Media Controls for Desktop Apps”
Windows 10 comes with an updated version of Internet Explorer that includes a new rendering engine, and in Build 9879, we can switch between the old and new rendering engines. Brad Sams from Neowin notes that, according to his sources, Internet Explorer in Windows 10 will ship with two different engines. One will be theContinue reading “Enable the New Engine in IE in Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879”
With Windows 10, Microsoft will bring dynamic context menus to the desktop. In Windows 8.x and earlier, context menus on the desktop and desktop apps are too small to tap with the finger comfortably. In modern apps in Windows 8.x, the context menus were large enough to tap, but some might have found it tooContinue reading “Windows 10 Will Bring Touch Friendly Context Menus to the Desktop”
You thought MS was done with Windows 10 this year? You’re wrong!
They are still sneaking features into the OS while were all busy feasting.
Windows 10 Build 98790 introduces some changes to the File Picker experience that modern apps have. In Windows 8.x, modern (WinRT) apps allowed users to open and save files and/or browse the file system through a modern (WinRT based) file browser, called the File Picker. This is going away in Windows 10, at least for traditionalContinue reading “Major Changes in Windows 10 File Picker in Build 9879”
After seeing a note on an MSDN article, we are assuming that the change in the Windows 10’s kernel version number of 10.0 is, indeed, real. I learned of this through Neowin’s post. Basically, until now, the NT kernel version number of Windows 10 was 6.4. Now, Microsoft is changing it to 10.0. Here’s whyContinue reading “Why I Think Windows 10 Kernel Version is Set to Become 10.0 Instead of 6.4”